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Ethics

Ethics

The Fundamentals

  • Author: Julia Driver
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118697278
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 192
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Ethics: The Fundamentals explores core ideas and argumentsin moral theory by introducing students to different philosophicalapproaches to ethics, including virtue ethics, Kantian ethics,divine command theory, and feminist ethics. The first volume in the new Fundamentals of Philosophyseries. Presents lively, real-world examples and thoughtful discussionof key moral philosophers and their ideas. Constitutes an excellent resource for readers coming to thesubject of ethics for the first time.

Ethik für Dummies

Ethik für Dummies

  • Author: Christopher Panza,Adam Potthast
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 3527707107
  • Category: Ethics
  • Page: 324
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Was ist der Unterschied zwischen richtig und falsch? Was sagten Immanuel Kant, John Stuart Mill und Thomas Hobbes zu diesem Thema? Christopher Panza und Adam Potthast helfen Ihnen, sich diesen einfachen Fragen mit den furchtbar komplizierten Antworten zu nähern. Sie erklären, wie sich Wissenschaft und Religion zur Ethik verhalten, was es mit der Goldenen Regel auf sich hat und vieles mehr. So ist dieses Buch der perfekte Begleiter für Sie, wenn Sie sich systematisch der Ethik und den daraus entstehenden Fragen nähern wollen.

Fundamentals of Ethics

Fundamentals of Ethics

  • Author: John Finnis
  • Publisher: Georgetown University Press
  • ISBN: 9780878404087
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 163
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Are we entitled to be confident that our moral judgements can be objective? Can they express insights into aspects of reality, rather than mere feelings, tastes, desires, decisions, upbringing, or conventions? Why must we consider some of our choices to be free, and how do our free choices matter? How far should our moral judgements be based on assessments of expected consequences? Can utilitarianism, and other consequentialist or proportionalist theories, be anything more than the rationalization of positions taken on other grounds? The main theme of this book is the challenge to ethics from philosophical scepticism and from contemporary forms of consequentialism. But in seeking to meet this challenge, the book develops a sustained philosophical argument about many of the central questions of ethics. It reviews classical positions, and challenges some long-influential interpretations of those positions. It also reviews and participates in some recent developments and controversies in Anglo-American ethical theory. The activity of ethical theorizing itself is shown to be a matter of free and intelligent decision, in pursuit of intelligible good; it thus provides a test-case for any ethical theory.

Fundamentals of Ethics - An Introduction to Moral Philosophy

Fundamentals of Ethics - An Introduction to Moral Philosophy

  • Author: Marshall Urban Wilbur
  • Publisher: Fisher Press
  • ISBN: 1406707406
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 488
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PREFACE. THE Author of this very practical treatise on Scotch Loch - Fishing desires clearly that it may be of use to all who had it. He does not pretend to have written anything new, but to have attempted to put what he has to say in as readable a form as possible. Everything in the way of the history and habits of fish has been studiously avoided, and technicalities have been used as sparingly as possible. The writing of this book has afforded him pleasure in his leisure moments, and that pleasure would be much increased if he knew that the perusal of it would create any bond of sympathy between himself and the angling community in general. This section is interleaved with blank shects for the readers notes. The Author need hardly say that any suggestions addressed to the case of the publishers, will meet with consideration in a future edition. We do not pretend to write or enlarge upon a new subject. Much has been said and written-and well said and written too on the art of fishing but loch-fishing has been rather looked upon as a second-rate performance, and to dispel this idea is one of the objects for which this present treatise has been written. Far be it from us to say anything against fishing, lawfully practised in any form but many pent up in our large towns will bear us out when me say that, on the whole, a days loch-fishing is the most convenient. One great matter is, that the loch-fisher is depend- ent on nothing but enough wind to curl the water, -and on a large loch it is very seldom that a dead calm prevails all day, -and can make his arrangements for a day, weeks beforehand whereas the stream- fisher is dependent for a good take on the state of the water and however pleasant and easy it may be for one living near the banks of a good trout stream or river, it is quite another matter to arrange for a days river-fishing, if one is looking forward to a holiday at a date some weeks ahead. Providence may favour the expectant angler with a good day, and the water in order but experience has taught most of us that the good days are in the minority, and that, as is the case with our rapid running streams, -such as many of our northern streams are, -the water is either too large or too small, unless, as previously remarked, you live near at hand, and can catch it at its best. A common belief in regard to loch-fishing is, that the tyro and the experienced angler have nearly the same chance in fishing, -the one from the stern and the other from the bow of the same boat. Of all the absurd beliefs as to loch-fishing, this is one of the most absurd. Try it. Give the tyro either end of the boat he likes give him a cast of ally flies he may fancy, or even a cast similar to those which a crack may be using and if he catches one for every three the other has, he may consider himself very lucky. Of course there are lochs where the fish are not abundant, and a beginner may come across as many as an older fisher but we speak of lochs where there are fish to be caught, and where each has a fair chance. Again, it is said that the boatman has as much to do with catching trout in a loch as the angler. Well, we dont deny that. In an untried loch it is necessary to have the guidance of a good boatman but the same argument holds good as to stream-fishing...

Fundamentals of Philosophy

Fundamentals of Philosophy

  • Author: John Shand
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134588313
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 464
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Fundamentals of Philosophy is a comprehensive and accessible introduction to philosophy. Based on the well-known series of the same name, this textbook brings together specially commissioned articles by leading philosophers of philosophy's key topics. Each chapter provides an authoritative overview of topics commonly taught at undergraduate level, focusing on the major issues that typically arise when studying the subject. Discussions are up to date and written in an engaging manner so as to provide students with the core building blocks of their degree course. Fundamentals of Philosophy is an ideal starting point for those coming to philosophy for the first time and will be a useful complement to the primary texts studied at undergraduate level. Ideally suited to novice philosophy students, it will also be of interest to those in related subjects across the humanities and social sciences.

The Fundamentals of Ethics

The Fundamentals of Ethics

  • Author: Russ Shafer-Landau
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 9780190631390
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 400
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In The Fundamentals of Ethics, Fourth Edition, author Russ Shafer-Landau employs a uniquely engaging writing style to introduce students to the essential ideas of moral philosophy. Offering more comprehensive coverage of the good life, normative ethics, and metaethics than any other text of its kind, this book also addresses issues that are often omitted from other texts, such as the doctrine of doing and allowing, the doctrine of double effect, ethical particularism, the desire-satisfaction theory of well-being, moral error theory, and Ross's theory of prima facie duties. Shafer-Landau carefully reconstructs and analyzes dozens of arguments in depth, at a level that is understandable to students with no prior philosophical background. Ideal for courses in introductory ethics and contemporary moral problems, this book can be used as a stand-alone text or with the author's companion reader, The Ethical Life: Fundamental Readings in Ethics and Moral Problems, Fourth Edition.

Ethics

Ethics

  • Author: Dr Piers Benn,Piers Benn
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135365342
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 240
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This introduction to ethics judiciously combines moral theory with applied ethics to give an opportunity for students to develop acute thinking About Ethical Matters.; The Author Begins Motivating A Concern For moral discourse by dispelling often met objections over relativism and subjectivity. interweaving normative and meta-ethical considerations, a convincing modern account of moral thinking emerges.; Moral theories - consequentialism, Kantianism, contractualism - are explained and illustrated in a way that holds the reader's attention, and students of ethics will take away a perceptive and practical understanding of the nature of moral reasoning and an ability, on such matters, to think afresh for themselves.

Fundamentals of Western Philosophy

Fundamentals of Western Philosophy

  • Author: M. James Ziccardi
  • Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
  • ISBN: 1105213706
  • Category: History
  • Page: N.A
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Fundamentals of Western Philosophy is a comprehensive review of the principles underlying the four primary disciplines of Western Philosophy: Metaphysics, Epistemology, Ethics, and Political Philosophy. This work includes detailed examinations of the ideas put forth by such influential thinkers as Plato, Aristotle, Descartes, Spinoza, Leibniz, George Berkeley, John Locke, David Hume, Immanuel Kant, Arthur Schopenhauer, Bertrand Russell, Machiavelli, Thomas Hobbes, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, John Stuart Mill, and Alexis de Tocqueville.

Leben retten

Leben retten

Wie sich Armut abschaffen lässt - und warum wir es nicht tun.

  • Author: Peter Singer
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 3037900075
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 272
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Täglich sterben 27000 Kinder unter fünf Jahren, weil sie in Armut leben. Dieses Buch zeigt auf, wie Sie mindestens einem dieser Kinder das Leben retten könnten - und es erklärt Ihnen, warum Sie es nicht tun. Peter Singer rechnet vor, wie wir die Armut abschaffen könnten, indem jeder Einzelne, der nicht in Armut lebt, einen kaum spürbaren Teil seines Besitzes abgibt. Und er geht nüchtern der Frage nach, warum es uns so unendlich schwerfällt, diesen kleinen, aber alles verändernden Schritt zu machen. Ein Experiment: Einer Gruppe (A) wird in Aussicht gestellt, dass sie mit einer Spende einem Kind das Leben könnte. Einer zweiten Gruppe (B) wird ebenfalls in Aussicht gestellt, mit einer Spende Leben retten zu können - und zwar nicht nur von einem, sondern von acht Kindern. Ergebnis: Gruppe B spendet deutlich weniger als Gruppe A. Anhand dieses und vieler weiterer Experimente zeigt Peter Singer auf, welche psychologischen Faktoren uns davon abhalten, trotz rationaler Einsicht tatkräftig zur Lösung eines der größten Probleme der Menschheit beizutragen. Am Ende steht dabei weder eine Anklage noch eine moralische Entlastung - sondern ein konkreter Sieben-Punkte-Plan, mit dem die Armut auf der Welt abgeschafft werden kann.

Fundamentals of Ethics

Fundamentals of Ethics

  • Author: Emerita Quito
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Ethics
  • Page: 187
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Environmental Ethics

Environmental Ethics

An Introduction with Readings

  • Author: John Benson
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317972554
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 304
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Presupposing no prior knowledge of philosophy, John Benson introduces the fundamentals of environmental ethics by asking whether a concern with human well-being is an adequate basis for environmental ethics. He encourages the reader to explore this question, considering techniques used to value the environment and critically examining 'light green' to 'deep green' environmentalism. Each chapter is linked to a reading from a key thinker such as J.S. Mill and E.O. Wilson. Key features include activities and exercises, enabling readers to monitor their progress throughout the book, chapter summaries and guides to further reading.

The Moral Philosophy of Judaism

The Moral Philosophy of Judaism

A Study of Fundamentals

  • Author: Martin Sicker
  • Publisher: iUniverse
  • ISBN: 1450228232
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 192
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The concern of The Moral Philosophy of Judaism is with the first principles that underlie the approach of Judaic ethics to the manifold issues confronting mankind generally and adherents of Judaism in particular in the contemporary world. The book explores the fundamental biblical concept of mans moral autonomy and its implications, the meaning and significance of the fundamental biblical doctrine of man being created in the image of God, the nature of an individuals moral judgment, the complex issue of the relationship between natural morality and law and between law and justice in Judaism, the concept of imitatio Dei and its implications, the meaning of good and evil from a Judaic perspective, and biblical formulation of the Golden Rule and the reasons for its reformulation in later rabbinic literature as a general guide to the establishment of a socially harmonious moral and just society.

The Foundations of Socratic Ethics

The Foundations of Socratic Ethics

  • Author: Alfonso Gómez-Lobo
  • Publisher: Hackett Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780872202368
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 149
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Although generally regarded as the founder of Western moral philosophy, Socrates himself wrote nothing. We know about his life and his thought only through the writings of others, notably Plato, who made Socrates the central character in many of his most important dialogues. However, Plato's portrait of Socrates (and the philosophical views he presents) changed appreciably during Plato's development as a writer. In this provocative new work, Alfonso Gomez-Lobo proposes that the earliest Platonic writings, in particular Apology, Crito, and sections of Gorgias, contain an underlying moral philosophy that can be attributed to Socrates with some degree of assurance. His aim is to show that Socratic moral philosophy is a reasonably systematic construction generated by a small number of principles or axioms. He argues that some well known Socratic maxims, such as "it is better to suffer wrong than to do wrong," can be rationally justified by appeal to those principles.

The Fundamentals of Bioethics: Legal Perspectives and Ethical Aproches

The Fundamentals of Bioethics: Legal Perspectives and Ethical Aproches

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Scaria Kanniyakonil
  • ISBN: 9788188456284
  • Category: Bioethics
  • Page: 366
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Bioethics

Bioethics

A Return to Fundamentals

  • Author: Bernard Gert,Charles M. Culver,K. Danner Clouser
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 9780199722051
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 384
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An updated and expanded successor to Culver and Gert's Philosophy in Medicine, this book integrates moral philosophy with clinical medicine to present a comprehensive summary of the theory, concepts, and lines of reasoning underlying the field of bioethics. Rather than concentrating narrowly on bioethics and investigating moral philosophy only marginally, the authors provide an explicit account of common morality and show how it applies to and is modified by the realities of clinical medicine. Such broader knowledge finds its specific practical application when one attempts to resolve the more complex and difficult cases. This book does not attempt to settle all controversial matters, but rather provides an ethical framework that various parties to the dispute can accept and use as a basis for reaching agreement. Thus, the authors' main goal is to facilitate ethical discussion. Their detailed analyses of death and disease maintain the theoretical objectivity of these concepts while recognizing their central role in social and medical practices. They also provide in-depth discussions of the central concepts and issues in bioethics: competence, consent, justification for moral rule violations, and confidentiality. Paternalism, one of the most pervasive problems in clinical medicine, is accorded special attention. All these concepts have been integrated and systematically grounded within common morality. The book is richly illustrated with discussions of clinical cases. The authors explicitly compare their position with other accounts of bioethics such as principlism, casuistry, and virtue theory. Their discussion of euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide clarifies and evaluates the recent legal decisions on these topics. The arguments throughout the volume stand out with characteristic clarity and cogency. A fresh and all-encompassing approach to bioethics that does not shy away from controversy, Bioethics: A Return to Fundamentals will interest not only students in philosophy of medicine and medical ethics courses, but also moral philosophers and bioethicists, as well as doctors, nurses, and other health care professionals.

Ethical Issues in Biotechnology

Ethical Issues in Biotechnology

  • Author: Richard Sherlock,John D. Morrey
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 9780742513778
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 643
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Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship

Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship

  • Author: H. NANDAN
  • Publisher: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.
  • ISBN: 8120347501
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 280
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The new edition of this compact text continues to serve as an essential guide to students and entrepreneurs for establishing a new venture. The book shows the reader, in an easy to understand style, how to mobilize resources, how to tap market opportunities, how to conduct feasibility studies, and how to promote new ventures. Besides, the book discusses in detail the various techniques of product and process development and the method of product pricing. The book is intended primarily as a text for undergraduate students of commerce and undergraduate and postgraduate students of management. It would equally be useful for students pursuing diploma courses in entrepreneurial development. In addition, the book should prove extremely valuable and handy to anyone who wishes to launch his career as an entrepreneur. New to This Edition • One exclusive chapter (Chapter 10) on Business Location and its importance. • New sections added in Chapter 1. Salient Features • Provides study questions at the end of each chapter. • Gives in, Appendices, detailed information on venture capital funds, offices of Small Industries Services Institute (SISI) as well as patent offices, trademark offices, etc., in various states. • Acquaints the reader with global organizations, e.g. World Trade Organization (WTO) and World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

The Fundamentals of Illustration Second Edition

The Fundamentals of Illustration Second Edition

  • Author: Lawrence Zeegen
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 2940411484
  • Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Page: 208
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A fresh introduction to the important elements of the discipline that takes the reader step-by-step through the key processes, themes and applications in illustration.

Biomedical ethics

Biomedical ethics

  • Author: Walter Glannon
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 176
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A brief philosophical introduction to the most important ethical questions and arguments in six areas of biomedicine. The topics cover both perennial ethical issues in medicine and recent and emerging ethical issues in scientific innovation and capture the historical, contemporary and future-oriented flavour of these areas.

Robo- and Informationethics

Robo- and Informationethics

Some Fundamentals

  • Author: Michael Decker
  • Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
  • ISBN: 3643902085
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 257
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Robo- and Informationethics is a new field of applied ethics, which currently undergoes some fascinating and fundamental transformations: the emergence of new types of robotic technologies, such as autonomous systems and artificial agents, which generate serious threats to the understanding of human beings as the only strictly autonomously acting entities. This book focuses on some of the most pressing methodological, ethical, and technique-philosophical questions that are connected with the concept of artificial autonomous systems. (Series: Hermeneutics and Anthropology / Hermeneutik und Anthropologie - Vol. 3)