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DISCOURSES: Ethical Theories

1st Edition
Publication Date: Feb 28, 2018
ISBN:1260516288 / 9781260516289
Language: English
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Discourses: Ethical Theories by Donald C. Abel contains readings specifically culled from our Discourses Collection, which includes widely used topical selections on ethical theory and important and timely issues in applied ethics.

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Discourses: Ethical Theories

Unit 1. Cultural Relativism                                                            
1. Melville J. Herskovits, Cultural Relativism and Cultural Values (selection)
2. Mary Midgley, Trying Out One's New Sword (complete)
3. James Rachels, The Elements of Moral Philosophy (selection 2)
4. Steven Pinker, The Moral Instinct (selection)

Unit 2. Psychological and Ethical Egoism                                                            
5. Friedrich Nietzsche, Human, All Too Human (selection)
6. Tara Smith, Viable Values: A Study of Life as the Root and Reward of Morality (selection)
7. James Rachels and Stuart Rachels, The Elements of Moral Philosophy (selection 3)

Unit 3. Utilitarianism                                                                              
8. David Hume, An Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals (selection)
9. Jeremy Bentham, An Introduction to the Principles of Morals (selection)
10. John Stuart Mill, Utilitarianism (selection)
11. Henry Sidgwick, The Methods of Ethics (selection)

Unit 4. Deontology                                                                                  
12. Immanuel Kant, Fundamental Principles of Metaphysics of Morals (selection)
13. Immanuel Kant, Concerning a Pretended Right to Lie (selection)
14. Immanuel Kant, The Metaphysics of Morals (selection)

Unit 5. Natural Law Ethics                                                                          
15. Marcus Tullius Cicero, On Laws (selection)
16. Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologiae (selection 2)

Unit 6. Virtue Ethics                                                                               
17. Plato, The Republic (selection 2)
18. Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics (selection 1)
19. Lucius Annaeus Seneca, On the Happy Life (selection)
20. Augustine, The Way of Life of the Catholic Church (selection)
21. Adam Smith, The Theory of Moral Sentiments (selection)

Unit 7. Intuitionism                                                                                
22. H. A. Prichard, Does Moral Philosophy Rest on a Mistake? (selection)
23. William H. Gass, The Case of the Obliging Stranger (selection)

Unit 8. Feminism and Ethics                                                                         
24. Annette C. Baier, What Do Women Want in a Moral Theory? (selection)
25. Virginia Held, Feminism and Moral Theory (selection)
26. Rita Manning, Just Caring (complete)
27. Hilde Lindemann, An Invitation to Feminist Ethics (selection)

Unit 9. Metaethics                                                                                  
28. Søren Kierkegaard, Fear and Trembling (selection)
29. Friedrich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil (selection)
30. G. E. Moore, Principia Ethica (selection)
31. A. J. Ayer, Language, Truth, and Logic (selection)
32. G. Frankfurt, Alternate Possibilities and Moral Responsibility (selection)

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