The Elements of Moral Philosophy

The Elements of Moral Philosophy


  • Author: David Fordyce
  • Release Date : 2003-02-24
  • Genre: Philosophy
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Though little known today, David Fordyce was an important figure in the Scottish Enlightenment and closely associated with liberal Dissenters in England. His Elements of Moral Philosophy was a notable contribution to the curriculum in moral philosophy and a widely circulated text in moral philosophy in the second half of the eighteenth century. It was first published as part of a comprehensive textbook system in 1748 and as a separate book in 1754. It is the latter that is now being reissued. The significance of The Elements is evidenced by the fact that it was included practically verbatim in the first edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica (1771). A Brief Account, Fordyce’s opening lectures to his Marischal class of 1743/44, has never before bee...

Moral Theory

Moral Theory


  • Author: Mark Timmons
  • Release Date : 2012-11-29
  • Genre: Philosophy
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Moral Theory: An Introduction explores some of the most historically important and currently debated moral theories about the nature of the right and good. Providing an introduction to moral theory that explains and critically examines the theories of such classical moral philosophers as Aristotle, Aquinas, Kant, Bentham, Mill, and Ross, this book acquaints students with the work of contemporary moral philosophers. All of the book's chapters have been revised in light of recent work in moral theory. The second edition includes a new chapter on ethical egoism, an extensively revised chapter on moral particularism, and expanded coverage of divine command theory, moral relativism, and consequentialism. Additionally, this edition discusses recent work by...

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 :
  • 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
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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 Elements of Moral Philosophy

The Elements of Moral Philosophy


  • Author : James Rachels
  • Publisher : Random House (NY)
  • Release Date : 1986-01-01
  • Genre: Egoism
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 039435608X


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....

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....