The Fundamentals of Ethics

Author: Russ Shafer-Landau

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190631390

Category: Philosophy

Page: 400

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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.

The Ethical Life

Fundamental Readings in Ethics and Moral Problems

Author: Russ Shafer-Landau

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199997275

Category: Philosophy

Page: 489

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This text is a collection of primary source materials in ethics covering the major themes of moral philosophy. Featuring forty classical and contemporary readings divided into four parts-Value Theory, Normative Ethics, Metaethics, and Moral Problems-it introduces students to ethical theory and a wide range of moral issues. Designed as a companion reader to Russ Shafer-Landau's textbook, The Fundamentals of Ethics, Third Edition, this volume is also comprehensive enough to be used on its own.

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.

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 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.

Foundations of Ethics

An Anthology

Author: Russ Shafer-Landau,Terence Cuneo

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9781405129527

Category: Philosophy

Page: 520

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A substantial collection of seminal articles, Foundations of Ethics covers all of the major issues in metaethics. Covers all of the major issues in metaethics including moral metaphysics, epistemology, moral psychology, and philosophy of language. Provides an unparalleled offering of primary sources and expert commentary for students of ethical theory. Includes seminal essays by ethicists such as G.E. Moore, Simon Blackburn, Gilbert Harman, Christine Korsgaard, Michael Smith, Bernard Williams, Jonathan Dancy, and many other leading figures of ethical theory.

An Introduction to Ethics

Author: John Deigh

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 052177246X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 241

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This book examines the central questions of ethics through a study of the great ethical works of Western philosophy.

The Fundamentals of Marketing

Author: Edward Russell

Publisher: AVA Publishing

ISBN: 2940373728

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 191

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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.

Fundamentals of the Stem Cell Debate

The Scientific, Religious, Ethical, and Political Issues

Author: Kristen Renwick Monroe,Ronald Miller,Jerome Tobis

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520252128

Category: Medical

Page: 218

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"What the editors have managed to accomplish with Fundamentals of the Stem Cell Debate is very significant. The book is well-informed, sophisticated, and attends to the moral and scientific complexities of stem cell research, rather than sweeping them under the rug. This book encompasses the complexities without sacrificing the other main virtue of the collection: to definitively illuminate the debate for all."—Jason Scott Robert, author of Embryology, Epigenesis, & Evolution: Taking Development Seriously

Ethical Theory

An Anthology

Author: Russ Shafer-Landau

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405133198

Category: Philosophy

Page: 796

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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

The Fundamentals of Fashion Management

Author: Susan Dillon

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 2940411581

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 184

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The Fundamentals of Fashion Management provides a guide to how the fashion industry works, examining the processes, roles and objectives that make up this multifaceted industry.

Ethics in Context

The Art of Dealing with Serious Questions

Author: Gernot Böhme

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0745692621

Category: Philosophy

Page: 248

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In this clear and accessible book, Gernot Bohme places philosophical ethics in the context of our individual and social lives. Arguing against the conception of ethics as a body of knowledge, Bohme defines morality as a matter of 'serious questions'. In the case of an individual, a serious question is one that determines that person's mode of living. In the case of society, a serious question is one that shapes our social norms. In Ethics in Context, Bohme explores the key areas of moral living and moral discourse. He examines some of the urgent issues affecting society today, such as the moral implications of reproductive technology, man's mastery over nature and the right of citizenship. This book is a lucid and engaging guide to ethics, which will be of great interest to students of philosophy and, indeed, to all those interested in the subject.

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 Branding

Author: Melissa Davis

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350034614

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 184

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Branding is a discipline that has emerged over the last century to become a ubiquitous force in marketing. The Fundamentals of Branding offers an overview of the foundations of building, developing and maintaining brands. It provides insight into key aspects such as targeting audiences, trends, brand structures and brand architecture, and examines the fundamental client/agency relationship. It also places branding in a global context and discusses its relation to business practice as well as other creative disciplines.

The Ethic of Honesty

The Fundamental Rule of Psychoanalysis

Author: M. Guy Thompson

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789042011182

Category: Honesty

Page: 169

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Rarely do we come across a book that has the force and cogency to provoke us to reevaluate the most fundamental tenets of psychoanalysis. One of the most brilliant psychoanalytic scholars of our time, M. Guy Thompson revolutionizes our understanding of the axiomatic principles upon which psychoanalysis is based. Through a careful exegesis of Freud's texts, he persuasively shows how the fundamental rule of psychoanalysis is not merely a vehicle for free association but, more importantly, a pledge to honesty. Contextualized in the subjective lived experience each analyst faces, Thompson demonstrates how Freud's technical mandates are nothing less than ethical imperatives by which to live, authentically. This fascinating exploration into the philosophical dimensions of psychoanalysis offers a compelling contribution to the clinical application of psychoanalytic doctrine that will be of interest to psychoanalytic practitioners of all persuasions. (Jon Mills)

Normative Ethics

Author: Shelly Kagan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429978286

Category: Philosophy

Page: 352

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Providing a thorough introduction to current philosophical views on morality, Normative Ethics examines an acts rightness or wrongness in terms of such factors as consequences, harm, and consent. Shelly Kagan offers a division between moral factors and theoretical foundations that reflects the actual working practices of contemporary moral philosophers.Intended for upper-level or graduate students of philosophy, this book should also appeal to the general reader looking for a clearly written overview of the basic principles of moral philosophy. }Providing a thorough introduction to current philosophical views on morality, Normative Ethics examines an acts rightness or wrongness in light of such factors as consequences, harm, and consent. Shelly Kagan offers a division between moral factors and theoretical foundations that reflects the actual working practices of contemporary moral philosophers. The first half of the book presents a systematic survey of the basic normative factors, focusing on controversial questions concerning the precise content of each factor, its scope and significance, and its relationship to other factors. The second half of the book then examines the competing theories about the foundations of normative ethics, theories that attempt to explain why the basic normative factors have the moral significance that they do.Intended for upper-level or graduate students of philosophy, this book should also appeal to the general reader looking for a clearly written overview of the basic principles of moral philosophy.

Fundamentals of Law Office Management

Author: Pamela Everett-Nollkamper

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1285687175

Category: Law

Page: 640

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FUNDAMENTALS OF LAW OFFICE MANAGEMENT, Fifth Edition delivers the skills and knowledge you need to keep a law office running smoothly. In addition to an overview of the legal industry and the many roles paralegals play, the book takes an in-depth look at how legal environments differ from other businesses, including the ethical issues you may face. Discussions on law-specific office functions, such as managing the client funds account, timekeeping, docketing, and maintaining a law library help you understand the scope of a legal practice, while chapters on technology, client relations, and billing reveal the business side. Practical and skills-focused, FUNDAMENTALS OF LAW OFFICE MANAGEMENT, Fifth Editiont provides ample, in-text learning features, such as key words, ethics alerts, side bars, tech tips, and the latest Web references, along with supplemental, online tools for hands-on practice. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Fundamental Aspects of Legal, Ethical and Professional Issues in Nursing 2nd Edition

Author: Sally Carvalho,Maggie Reeves,Jacquie Orford

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 1856424464

Category: Law

Page: 105

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This popular title from the Fundamental Aspects of Nursing series has been revised and updated to reflect the advances in the field. Vital reading for all student nurses to help them develop an understanding of the myriad of dilemmas in professional practice and ensure they meet professional standards. This book will outline the implications and application of the relevant recent legislation that relates to nursing practice. Professionally, this book will look at the demands and requirements of nursing, as it moves to an all graduate profession, and the subsequent legal and ethical implications. It will also be helpful for qualified nurses as a refresher text & for those undertaking Overseas Nurses' Programmes. With the new Nursing and Midwifery Council's proposals, there is a greater emphasis on nurses' awareness and ability to use, and be assessed in, legal, ethical and professional issues in their clinical practice.

Fundamental Ethics

A Liberationist Approach

Author: Patricia McAuliffe

Publisher: Georgetown University Press

ISBN: 9780878405411

Category: Religion

Page: 249

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In this stimulating rethinking of the basic foundations of ethics, Patricia McAuliffe derives a fundamental ethic from liberation theology. She asserts that the experience of resisting suffering, especially oppressive social suffering, must be brought from the fringe to the very center of ethics. Arguing for the conceptual priority of ethics over religion, McAuliffe defines an innovative ethic based on experience and practice. Ethics precedes religion and theology because experience and practice precede theory and interpretation, which are the human activities of religion and theology--knowledge is based on experience. She proposes that ethics can be independent of religion, but that while her liberationist ethic can be either Christian or universal, finally the poor and oppressed are the paradigm source of the disclosure of God and of final salvation. In rethinking the basic foundations of ethics, she compares a liberationist ethic, including Latin American and women's liberation theology, with various classical ethics, and examines and critiques the works of Edward Schillebeeckx, Juan Luis Segundo, Dorothee Soelle, James Gustafson, and George Lindbeck. McAuliffe offers a flexible ethic that balances the absolute and the relative, the particular and the universal, personal and social, creativity and conditioning, practice and theory, and the ethical and religious. Combining superior scholarship with an original and creative approach to ethics, this book is likely to create debate in the fields of fundamental ethics, theology, and philosophy.

Scientology: The Fundamentals of Thought

Author: L. Ron Hubbard

Publisher: Bridge Publications, Inc.

ISBN: 1403144206

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 241

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