The Fundamentals of Ethics

Author: Russ Shafer-Landau

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190631390

Category: Philosophy

Page: 400

View: 9284


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.

Fundamentals of Ethics

Author: John Finnis

Publisher: Georgetown University Press

ISBN: 9780878404087

Category: Philosophy

Page: 163

View: 8960


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.

Willensfreiheit und Wissenschaft

Ein Dialog

Author: Alfred R. Mele

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3518754564

Category: Philosophy

Page: 162

View: 7346


Ist unser Denken und Handeln so frei, wie wir für gewöhnlich glauben? Diese alte Frage beschäftigt und verwirrt Philosophen wie Laien und seit einiger Zeit auch die Naturwissenschaft. Nun bringt uns der renommierte Philosoph Alfred R. Mele das Problem auf neue und unterhaltsame Art näher: in Form eines Gesprächs unter Studierenden. Nach und nach zeigt sich darin, was wir unter Willensfreiheit verstehen sollten und wie den Herausforderungen insbesondere von Hirnforschern und Psychologen wie Benjamin Libet oder Stanley Milgram begegnet werden kann. Eine perfekte Einführung in die Willensfreiheitsdebatte und die damit verbundenen Grundfragen der Philosophie.

Analytische Einführung in die Ethik

Author: Dieter Birnbacher

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 311031570X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 477

View: 6766


Analytical Introduction to Ethics is the second volume in the series of “analytical introductions” to the disciplines of philosophy. It gives an overview of the problems in moral philosophy and of the ethical answers to questions of essence, functions, and content of morality.


The Fundamentals

Author: Julia Driver

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118697278

Category: Philosophy

Page: 192

View: 2179


Ethics: The Fundamentals explores core ideas and arguments in moral theory by introducing students to different philosophical approaches to ethics, including virtue ethics, Kantian ethics, divine command theory, and feminist ethics. The first volume in the new Fundamentals of Philosophy series. Presents lively, real-world examples and thoughtful discussion of key moral philosophers and their ideas. Constitutes an excellent resource for readers coming to the subject of ethics for the first time.

Ethik für Dummies

Author: Christopher Panza,Adam Potthast

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527707107

Category: Ethics

Page: 324

View: 5809


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.

The Ethical Life

Fundamental Readings in Ethics and Contemporary Moral Problems

Author: Russ Shafer-Landau

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190631314

Category: Philosophy

Page: 544

View: 1503


This collection of primary source materials covering the major themes of moral philosophy features forty-two classical and contemporary readings divided into four parts--The Good Life, Normative Ethics, Metaethics, and Moral Problems. Comprehensive yet concise, it introduces students toethical theory and a wide range of moral issues.


Klassische Texte

Author: Bert Heinrichs,Jan-Hendrik Heinrichs

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783518297575


Page: 500

View: 5253


CIMA Official Learning System Fundamentals of Ethics, Corporate Governance and Business Law

Author: David Sagar,Larry Mead,Kevin Bampton

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1856177874

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 529

View: 4820


CIMA Official Learning Systems are the only coursebooks recommended by CIMA. Written by a team of experts that include past and present CIMA examiners and markers, they contain everything you need to know. Each book maps to the syllabus chapter by chapter to help you learn effectively and reinforce learning with features including: - comprehensive coverage of the whole syllabus - step by step coverage directly linked to CIMA's Learning Outcomes - up to date examples and case studies - practice questions to test knowledge and understanding- - integrated readings to increase understanding of key theories- colour used throughout to highlight key learning points * The Official Learning systems are the only study materials endorsed by CIMA * Key sections written by former examiners for the most accurate, up-to-date guidance towards exam success * Complete integrated package incorporating syllabus guidance, full text, recommended articles, revision guides and extensive question practice

Scientology: The Fundamentals of Thought

Author: L. Ron Hubbard

Publisher: Bridge Publications, Inc.

ISBN: 1403144206

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 241

View: 9207


Describes Scientology principles to overcome personal problems and find greater happiness.

The Fundamentals of Marketing

Author: Edward Russell

Publisher: AVA Publishing

ISBN: 2940373728

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 191

View: 8761


The Fundamentals of Marketing by Edward Russell is a guide to the essentials of marketing communications. This book teaches students how marketing organisations successfully move from product concept through to successful brand and the tools used to make brands as strong as they can be. It is fully illustrated with examples and case studies, including Amazon, Bling H20 and Tap'd NY, Petstages, Red Bull and Wal-Mart.

Living Ethics

An Introduction with Readings

Author: Russ Shafer-Landau

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190272197

Category: Philosophy

Page: 736

View: 5856


Living Ethics: An Introduction with Readings is an ideal all-in-one resource for courses in introduction to ethics and contemporary moral problems. In this hybrid textbook/reader, Russ Shafer-Landau brings moral theory and contemporary moral issues to life with a comprehensive and balanced set of readings, uniquely engaging explanations, and clear analysis of arguments.

The Fundamentals of Illustration Second Edition

Author: Lawrence Zeegen

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 2940411484

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 208

View: 858


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.