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History of Ethics

History of Ethics

Daniel Star (Editor), Roger Crisp

ISBN: 978-1-405-19387-0 April 2019 Wiley-Blackwell 496 Pages




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Part I: Ancient and Medieval Ethics

1. Plato I, Gorgias and Republic (The Authority of Morality) 

2. Plato II, Republic cont. (Justice and Virtue) 

3. Plato III, Republic cont. (The Good) 

4. Aristotle I, Nicomachean Ethics (The Good Life) 

5. Aristotle II, Nicomachean Ethics cont. (The Nature of Virtue) 

6. Aristotle III, Nicomachean Ethics cont. (Responsibility and Practical Wisdom) 

7. Epicurus, Letter to Menoeceus and Leading Doctrines 

8. Epictetus, Discourses and Enchiridion 

9. Augustine, Enchiridion 

10. Aquinas, Summa Contra Gentiles and Summa Theologica 

Part II: Modern Ethics

1. Hobbes, Leviathan 

2. Butler, Fifteen Sermons and a Dissertation upon the Nature of Virtue 

3. Hume I, A Treatise of Human Nature (Reason and the Passions) 

4. Hume II, an Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals (Virtue and Utility) 

5. Adam Smith, the Theory of Moral Sentiments 

6. Kant I, Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Moral and the Metaphysics of Morals (Reason and the Good Will) 

7. Kant II, Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals cont. (The Categorical Imperative) 

8. Bentham, an Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation 

9. Mill, Utilitarianism and the Subjection of Women 

10. Nietzsche, the Genealogy of Morals 

11. Sidgwick, the Methods of Ethics

Part III: Foundations of Contemporary Ethics

1. Moore, Principia Ethica

2. Ross, the Right and the Good 

3. Ayer, Language, Truth and Logic 

4. Frankena, “The Naturalistic Fallacy” 

5. Anscombe, “Modern Moral Philosophy” 

6. Foot, “The Problem of Abortion and the Doctrine of Double Effect” 

7. Mackie, Ethics: Inventing Right and Wrong 

8. Rawls, a Theory of Justice 

9. Hare, “Ethical Theory and Utilitarianism”