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Good Life : Alternatives in Ethics - 3rd edition

Good Life : Alternatives in Ethics (ISBN10: 0742502015; ISBN13: 9780742502017)
ISBN13: 978-0742502017
ISBN10: 0742502015

Summary: The Good Life contains an exposition and critique of the various ideals in living that have been advocated by major philosophers and schools of thought. In addition, the ethical problems of egoism, determinism, and relativism are explained and evaluated in both their classic Greek form and in the deconstruction of post-modernism. The ideals that are discussed include hedonism as described by the Cyrenaics and Epicureans, and the Utilitarianism of Bentham and Mill; th ...show moree naturalistic ethic of the Stoics, the Transcendentalists, the evolutionists, and the back-to-nature movement; the biblical ethic of Judaism and Christianity as well as the Eastern religions of Confucianism and Buddhism; and the Kantian ideal of duty and virtue ethics, including feminist theory. To illuminate various conceptions of the good life, multiple examples are drawn from contemporary life, including the abortion issue, racism, capital punishment, and multiculturalism. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 3RD 01
Cover: Hardback
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub, Inc.
Published: 05/28/2001
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