Ethical Theory: An Anthology

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Russ Shafer-Landau
John Wiley & Sons, 30 Tem 2007 - 796 sayfa
Ethical Theory: An Anthology is an authoritative collection of key essays by top scholars in the field, addressing core issues including consequentialism, deontology, and virtue ethics, as well as traditionally underrepresented topics such as moral knowledge and moral responsibility.

  • Brings together seventy-six classic and contemporary pieces by renowned philosophers, from classic writing by Hume and Kant to contemporary writing by Derek Parfit, Susan Wolf, and Judith Jarvis Thomson
  • Guides students through key areas in the field, among them consequentialism, deontology, contractarianism, and virtue ethics
  • Includes coverage of metaethics, normative ethics, and practical ethics
  • Reaches beyond traditional texts by also including important, but usually
    underrepresented, topics such as moral knowledge, moral standing, moral
    responsibility, and ethical particularism
  • Raises questions about the status and rational authority of morality
 

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Preface
Of the Influencing Motives of the Will and Moral Distinctions
The Subjectivity of Values 25
Moral Relativism Defended 41
Trying Out Ones New Sword 58
Realism 72
Introduction 79
But I Could Be Wrong 94
All Animals are Equal 397
Ill CONTENTS
On Being Morally Considerable 418
Abortion and Infanticide 428
An Argument that Abortion is Wrong 439
Introduction 453
The Consequentialist Perspective 463
Extreme and Restricted Utilitarianism 475

Proof 103
Moral Knowledge and Ethical Pluralism 111
Coherentism and the Justification of Moral Beliefs 123
Introduction 143
Morality as a System of Hypothetical Imperatives 153
The Reconciliation Project 160
Moral Rationalism 174
Psychological Egoism 183
Flourishing Egoism 196
Ethical Egoism 213
Moral Saints 221
Introduction 237
A Debate 248
God and the Moral Order 258
God and Morality 267
Introduction 281
The Experience Machine 292
The Informed Desire Account 306
Desire and the Human Good 315
What Things are Good? 324
Introduction 337
The Impossibility of Moral Responsibility 344
Moral Luck 355
Sanity and the Metaphysics of Responsibility 363
Freedom and Resentment 374
Introduction 391
RuleConsequentialism 482
What is Wrong with Slavery 496
Famine Affluence and Morality 505
The Survival Lottery 513
Introduction 521
Kants Formula of Universal Law 540
Kantian Approaches to Some Famine Problems 553
The Rationality of Side Constraints 565
The Problem of Abortion and the Doctrine of the Double Effect 582
Killing Letting Die and the Trolley Problem 590
Introduction 603
Why Contractarianism? 620
A Theory of Justice 631
Contractualism and Utilitarianism 644
Introduction 663
An Aristotelian Approach 684
Normative Virtue Ethics 701
AgentBased Virtue Ethics 710
A Virtue Ethical Account of Right Action 722
Being Virtuous and Doing the Right Thing 735
Introduction 749
An Unconnected Heap of Duties? 761
An Unprincipled Morality 771
Unprincipled Ethics 785
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Russ Shafer-Landau is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Wisconsin. He is author of Whatever Happened to Good and Evil? (2003) and Moral Realism: A Defence (2005). He is editor of Oxford Studies in Metaethics, and co-editor of Foundations of Ethics: An Anthology (with Terence Cuneo, Blackwell 2006).

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