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Title:
Ethics : contemporary readings
Author:
Gensler, Harry J., 1945-
Publication Information:
New York : Routledge, [2004]

©2004
Physical Description:
ix, 314 pages ; 24 cm.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780415256803

9780415256810
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Book

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Ethics: Contemporary Readingsis designed to lead any student into the subject, through carefully selected classic and contemporary articles. The book includes articles by the leading figures in the field and provides an excellent entry to the topic. The book complements Harry Gensler's Ethics: A Contemporary Introduction(Routledge, 1998).


Table of Contents

Part 1 Initial Approaches to Morality
Cultural Relativism 'Defending Cultural Relativism'Ruth Benedict
'Against Cultural Relativism'Harry J. Gensler and Mary Grace Tomenko
Subjectivism 'Ethical Claims Describe Feelings'David Hume
'Ethical Claims are Objective'Thomas Nagel
Supernaturalism 'The Moral Law is from God'C. S. Lewis
'Love of God and Neighbor'The Bible
Part 2 Further Approaches to Morality
Institutionism 'Irreducible Ethical Truths'G. E. Moore
'Objective Prima Facie Duties'W. D. Ross
Emotivism 'Ethical Claims Express Feelings'A. J. Ayer
'Values are Subjective'J. L Mackie
Precscriptivism 'Universal Prescriptions'R. M Hare
'An Existentialist Ethics'Jean-Paul Sartre
Part 3 Ethical Methodology
Justifying Moral Claims 'Moral Justification'William K. Frankena
'Discourse Ethics'Jurgen Habermas
'Ethics Based on Reason'Immanuel Kant
The Golden Rule 'The Golden Rule and Society'Joyce Hertzler
'The Golden Rule and Religion'Paul Ricoeur
'Master and Slave Morality'Friedrich Nietzsche
Two Applications 'Racial Segregation'Martin Luther King
'Moral Education'Lawrence Kohlberg
Part 4 Normative Theory
Consequentialism 'Utilitarianism'John Stuart Mill
'Defending Utilitarianism'J. C. Smart
'Against Utilitarianism'Bernard Williams
'Rule Utilitarianism'Richard B. Brandt Nonconsequentialism and Virtue
'Goods and Absolutes'John Finnis
'A Theory of Justice' (selections)John Rawls
'Justice and Goods'Robert Nozick
Part 5 Applied Ethics
Abortion 'Defense of Abortion'Judith Jarvis Thomson
'Pro-life Feminism'Sydney Callahan
Animal and Environment 'Animal Liberation'Peter Singer
'A Kantian Approach to Famine Relief'Onora O'Neill
'The Land Ethic'Baird Callicott