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Ethics: The Fundamentals

Ethics: The Fundamentals

Julia Driver

ISBN: 978-1-118-69727-6

May 2013

192 pages

$27.99

Description

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.
Acknowledgments.

Introduction.

1. The Challenge to Moral Universalism.

2. God and Human Nature.

3. Classical Utilitarianism.

4. Contemporary Consequentialism.

5. Kantian Ethics.

6. Social Contract Theory.

7. Intuitionism.

8. Virtue Ethics.

9. Feminist Ethics.

10. Moral Nihilism.

Index

""Students looking for a readable introduction to ethics will find it here."" (Pacific Journal of Baptist Research, 2007)

  • Introduces students to different philosophical approaches to ethics, including moral relativism, virtue ethics, Kantian ethics, divine command theory, and feminist ethics.
  • Presents lively, everyday 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.