The Elements of Moral Philosophy

The Elements of Moral Philosophy

  • Publisher :
  • Author : James Rachels
  • ISBN-10 : 0877224056
  • Release : 1986
  • Genre: Philosophy
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Socrates said that moral philosophy deals with 'no small matter, but how we ought to live'. Beginning with a minimum conception of what morality is, the author offers discussions of the most important ethical theories. He includes treatments of such topics as cultural relativism, ethical subjectivism, psychological egoism, and ethical egoism.

The Elements of Moral Philosophy

The Elements of Moral Philosophy

  • Publisher :
  • Author : James Rachels
  • ISBN-10 : UOM:39015054247393
  • Release : 1999
  • Genre: Ethics
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Firmly established as the standard text for undergraduate courses in ethics, this concise, lively book combines clear explanations of the main theories of ethics with discussions of interesting examples. Topics covered include famine relief, euthanasia, homosexuality, and the treatment of animals. The text's versatility allows it to be widely used not only in ethical theory courses, but also in applied ethics courses of all kinds.

Can Ethics Provide Answers

Can Ethics Provide Answers

  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Author : James Rachels
  • ISBN-10 : 0847683486
  • Release : 1997
  • Genre: Philosophy
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Esteemed moral philosopher James Rachels here collects fifteen essays, some classic and others extensively revised, on the nature and limits of moral reasoning. Rachels argues that, rather than simply expressing societal conventions, moral philosophy can subvert received opinion and replace it with something better. Combining a concern for ethical theory with a discussion of practical moral issues such as euthanasia, the rights of animals, privacy, and affirmative action. Can Ethics Provide Answers is an excellent collection for students, scholars, and anyone concerned with the degree to which our principles can guide our policies.

Ethical Theory  The question of objectivity

Ethical Theory The question of objectivity

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
  • Author : James Rachels
  • ISBN-10 : 0198751923
  • Release : 1998
  • Genre: Philosophy
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This is the first of two new volumes in the successful Oxford Readings in Philosophy series which together provide a fascinating, accessible selection of the most important work in contemporary moral philosophy.Ethical Theory 1: The Question of Objectivity deals with the question of objectivity in ethics and the viability of 'moral realism', focusing on what moral judgements mean, whether morality can be objective, and whether there are any such things as 'moral facts'. Like Ethical Theory 2: Theories About How We Should Live, this volume gathers together classic and contemporary articles, many of which are not otherwise readily available, and includes a clearly written,substantial, critical introduction guiding the beginner through the intricacies of the subject.

The Right Thing to Do

The Right Thing to Do

  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages
  • Author : James Rachels
  • ISBN-10 : 0072476915
  • Release : 2003
  • Genre: Philosophy
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THE RIGHT THING TO DO is a collection of readings in moral theory and moral issues from major Western philosophers. It is the successful companion reader for Rachels' text, THE ELEMENTS OF MORAL PHILOSOPHY. This anthology explores further the theories and issues introduced in that volume, in their original and classic formulations. The collection can stand on its own as the text for a course in moral philosophy, or it can be used to supplement any introductory text.

Problems from Philosophy

Problems from Philosophy

  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
  • Author : James Rachels
  • ISBN-10 : 007338660X
  • Release : 2008-03-21
  • Genre: Philosophy
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"This [text] is an introduction to some of the main problems of philosophy—the existence of God, the nature of the mind, human freedom, the limits of knowledge, and the truth about ethics. The chapters may be read independently of one another, but when read in order, they tell a more or less continuous story. We begin with some reflections on the life of Socrates and then go on to the existence of God, which is the most basic philosophical question, because our answer to it affects everything else. This leads naturally to a discussion of death and the soul, and then to more modern ideas about the nature of persons. The later chapters are about whether we can have objective knowledge in either science or ethics." -from the Preface Problems from Philosophy represents the final work of author and philosopher James Rachels. In it, he brings the same liveliness and clarity to the introduction of philosophy that he brings to his best-selling ethics text, The Elements of Moral Philosophy. This second edition has been revised by Rachels' son Stuart, who carefully has carefully refined his father's work to further strengthen its clarity and accessibility.

Moral Problems

Moral Problems

  • Publisher : HarperCollins Publishers
  • Author : James Rachels
  • ISBN-10 : UCSC:32106001011813
  • Release : 1971
  • Genre: Social ethics
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Abortion: The morality of abortion, by P. Ramsey. The problem of abortion and the doctrine of double effect, by P. Foot. Whatever the consequences, by J. Bennett.--Sex: Sexual perversion, by T. Nagel. On sexual morality, by S. Ruddick.--Human rights and civil disobedience: Rights, human rights, and racial discrimination, by R. Wasserstrom. The justification of civil disobedience, by J. Rawls. Law and civil disobedience, by R.M. Dworkin.--Criminal punishment: The responsibility of criminals, by W. Kneale. Murder and the principles of punishment, England and the United States, by H.L.A. Hart. Or else, by J.R. Lucas.--Violence and pacifism: What violence is, by N. Garver. Pacifism, a philosophical analysis, by J. Narveson.--War: War and murder, by G.E.M. Anscombe. On the morality of war, a preliminary inquiry, by R. Wasserstrom. Peace, by R.M. Hare.--Suicide and death: Suicide, by R.F. Holland. Death, by T. Nagel. Death, by M. Mothersill.--Bibliography (p. 386-390).