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Ethical Theory 2 : Theories about How We Should Live

Ethical Theory 2 : Theories about How We Should Live - 98 edition

ISBN13: 978-0198751861

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ISBN13: 978-0198751861
ISBN10: 0198751869
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 98
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Published: 1998
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Ethical Theory 2 : Theories about How We Should Live - 98 edition

ISBN13: 978-0198751861

James Ed. Rachels

ISBN13: 978-0198751861
ISBN10: 0198751869
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 98
Publisher: Oxford University Press

Published: 1998
International: No
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.

Author Bio

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).

Table of Contents

Introduction


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


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