Summary: This second volume of Ethical Theory deals with philosophical theories about how we ought to live, including utilitarianism, social contract theory, rights theory, virtue theory, and the New Kantianism.
Edition/Copyright:98 Cover: Hardcover Publisher:Oxford University Press Published: 08/28/1998 International: No
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Rachels, James (Ed.) : University of Alabama at Birmingham
James Rachels is University Professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He is the author of Moral Problems (1990), Created for Animals: The Moral Implications of Darwinism (1991), and The Elements of Moral Philosophy (1993).
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1. What Makes Action Right?, W. D. Ross
2. Extreme and Restricted Utilitarianism, J. J. C. Smart
3. Motive Utilitarianism, Robert M. Adams
4. On Consequentialism, James Cargile
5. Justice as Fairness, John Rawls
6. Contractualism and Utilitarianism, T. M. Scanlon
7. Why Contractarianism?, David Gauthier
8. Can There be a Right-Based Moral Theory?, J. L. Mackie
9. Later Selves and Moral Principles, Derek Parfit
10. Persons, Character, and Morality, Bernard Williams
11. Quandary Ethics, Edmund Pincoffs
12. Supererogation, Wrongdoing, and Vice, Gregory W. Trianosky
13. Alienation, Consequentialism, and the Demands of Morality, Peter Railton
14. Consistency in Action, Onora O'Neill
15. The Right to Lie: Kant on Dealing with Evil, Christine M. Korsgaard
16. The Fragmentation of Value, Thomas Nagel
Notes on the Contributors Select Bibliography Index
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