The Elements of Moral Philosophy

The Elements of Moral Philosophy


  • Author : James Rachels
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2018-03-20
  • Genre: Ethics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1260091678


The Elements of Moral Philosophy Book Description :

The Elements of Moral Philosophy 9e by James Rachels and Stuart Rachels is a best-selling text for undergraduate courses in ethics. Thirteen thought-provoking chapters introduce readers to major moral concepts and theories in philosophy through clear, understandable explanations and compelling discussions. Chapters are written so that they may be read independently of one another thus providing greater flexibility for students and instructors....

The Elements of Moral Philosophy
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The Elements of Moral Philosophy


  • Author : James Rachels
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Genre: Ethics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015054247393


The Elements of Moral Philosophy Book Description :

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....

The Elements of Moral Philosophy

The Elements of Moral Philosophy


  • Author : James Rachels
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1986
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0877224056


The Elements of Moral Philosophy Book Description :

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
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The Elements of Moral Philosophy


  • Author : James Rachels
  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
  • Release Date : 2009-02-27
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0073386715


The Elements of Moral Philosophy Book Description :

Firmly established as the standard text for undergraduate courses in ethics, this concise, lively book takes the reader on an in-depth tour of the major moral theories, always illustrating abstract ideas with concrete examples. Separate, self-contained chapters examine such theories as Egoism, Kantianism, Utilitarianism, Virtue Ethics, and the Social Contract Theory. Through this conceptual framework, the text addresses timely and provocative issues, including abortion, racism, euthanasia, poverty, marijuana, homosexuality, the death penalty, and vegetarianism. The text's versatility makes it an ideal choice for use not only in ethical theory courses, but also in applied ethics courses of all kinds....

The Legacy of Socrates

The Legacy of Socrates


  • Author : Stuart Rachels
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 023113844X


The Legacy of Socrates Book Description :

James Rachels's philosophical writings address key questions of contemporary life and the classic dilemmas of moral philosophy. A leading figure in the development of applied ethics, James Rachels became an influential and sometimes controversial thinker on issues concerning animal rights, euthanasia, bioethics, and moral objectivity. This final collection of James Rachels's work brings together fourteen essays that best summarize Rachels's philosophical positions. The essays also shed new light on the depth and breadth of Rachels's work and its importance for contemporary philosophy. Written in Rachels's characteristically lucid, literary prose, these essays address the relationship between morality and reason, the duty to relieve both human and ani...

The Elements of Moral Philosophy

The Elements of Moral Philosophy


  • Author : James Rachels
  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Release Date : 2014-10-07
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780077824914


The Elements of Moral Philosophy Book Description :

The Elements of Moral Philosophy by James Rachels and Stuart Rachels is a best-selling text for undergraduate courses in ethics. Thirteen thought-provoking chapters introduce readers to major moral concepts and theories in philosophy through clear, understandable explanations and compelling discussions....

Looseleaf for The Elements of Moral Philosophy

Looseleaf for The Elements of Moral Philosophy


  • Author : Stuart Rachels
  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill Education
  • Release Date : 2018-03-19
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1260212963


Looseleaf for The Elements of Moral Philosophy Book Description :

The Elements of Moral Philosophy 9e by James Rachels and Stuart Rachels is a best-selling text for undergraduate courses in ethics. Thirteen thought-provoking chapters introduce readers to major moral concepts and theories in philosophy through clear, understandable explanations and compelling discussions. Chapters are written so that they may be read independently of one another thus providing greater flexibility for students and instructors....

Can Ethics Provide Answers

Can Ethics Provide Answers


  • Author : James Rachels
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 1997-01-01
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0847683486


Can Ethics Provide Answers Book Description :

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....