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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.

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 Philosophy

Fundamentals of Philosophy

  • Author: David Stewart,H. Gene Blocker
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780130308962
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 500
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Fundamentals of Philosophy offers a balance of expository text and readings. It organizes readings topically in a wide range of philosophical areas: Logic, metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, social and political philosophy, philosophy of religion, esthetics, and non-western philosophy. It features a good blend of ancient, modern, and contemporary readings carefully edited for substance, length and readability. It includes study aids: suggestions for further reading, questions for discussion, and an extensive glossary. It also discusses the way non-western philosophies approach some basic problems. New to this edition: a chapter on the history of philosophy and a selection on critical thinking.

The Philosophy of Law

The Philosophy of Law

An Exposition of the Fundamental Principles of Jurisprudence as the Science of Right

  • Author: Immanuel Kant
  • Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.
  • ISBN: 1584771313
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 265
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Kant's Master Work Published in 1797, The Philosophy of Law [Rechtslehre] stands as one of the most significant late works by the great Prussian philosopher. Though he lived in an atmosphere of political and social repression, it is evident that Kant was sensitive to the revolutionary spirit that was spreading throughout Europe in the wake of Napoleon's armies. Claiming that man is born with reason and an innate desire for freedom, he argued that the union of these natural gifts could bring about a new sense of order and harmony in future generations. This edition also reprints Kant's later Supplementary Explanations (1797), which was added to the second edition (1798). Immanuel Kant [1724-1804] was the foremost thinker of the late Enlightenment and one of the greatest figures in the history of Western philosophy. Concerned principally with epistemology, ethics and aesthetics, his work synthesized trends initiated by Rationalism and Empiricism; it has been a significant influence in the subsequent development of philosophy, religion and law.

The Fundamentals of Ethics

The Fundamentals of Ethics

  • Author: Russ Shafer-Landau
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 9780199997237
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 341
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This text carefully reconstructs and analyzes dozens of arguments in depth, and introduces 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, and more. 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, Third Edition.

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.

Consequentialism

Consequentialism

  • Author: Julia Driver
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136514511
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 192
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Consequentialism is the view that the rightness or wrongness of actions depend solely on their consequences. It is one of the most influential, and controversial, of all ethical theories. In this book, Julia Driver introduces and critically assesses consequentialism in all its forms. After a brief historical introduction to the problem, Driver examines utilitarianism, and the arguments of its most famous exponents, John Stuart Mill and Jeremy Bentham, and explains the fundamental questions underlying utilitarian theory: what value is to be specified and how it is to be maximized. Driver also discusses indirect forms of consequentialism, the important theories of motive consequentialism and virtue consequentialism, and explains why the distinction between subjective and objective consequentialism is so important. Including helpful features such as a glossary, chapter summaries, and annotated further reading at the end of each chapter, Consequentialism is ideal for students seeking an authoritative and clearly explained survey of this important problem.

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.

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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The Ontology and Function of Money

The Ontology and Function of Money

The Philosophical Fundamentals of Monetary Institutions

  • Author: Leonidas Zelmanovitz
  • Publisher: Lexington Books
  • ISBN: 0739195123
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 488
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The central thesis of the book is that in order to evaluate monetary policy, one should have a clear idea about the characteristics and functions of money as it evolved and in its current form. That is to say that without an understanding about how money evolved as a social institution, what it is today, and what is possible to know about monetary phenomena, it is not possible to develop a meaningful ethics for money; or, to put it differently, to find what kind of institutional arrangements may be deemed good money for the kind of society we are in. And without that, one faces severe limitations in offering a normative position about monetary policy. The project is, consequently, an interdisciplinary one. Its main thread is an inquiry of moral philosophy and its foundations, as applied to money, in order to create tools to evaluate public policy in regard to money, banking, and public finance; and the views of different schools on those topics are discussed. The book is organized in parts on metaphysics, epistemology, ethics and politics of money to facilitate the presentation of all the subjects discussed to an educated readership (and not necessarily just one with a background in economics).