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Moral Theory : An Introduction - Mark Timmons

Moral Theory

An Introduction

Hardcover Published: 29th November 2012
ISBN: 9780742564916
Number Of Pages: 380
For Ages: 18+ years old

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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 moral psychologists that is making an impact on moral theory.

Mark Timmons' Moral Theory: An Introduction provides sympathetic examinations of a comprehensive range of ethical theories, balanced by judicious critical arguments. Adding a valuable chapter on ethical egoism, the second edition updates the discussions and extremely useful lists of further readings. The addition of "empirical readings" is especially welcome. Clearly written and peppered with contemporary examples, Moral Theory is an excellent resource for students and instructors alike. -- Holly Smith, Rutgers University
The second edition of the textbook by Mark Timmons on normative ethics constitutes a significant improvement on what was already a superb achievement. Timmons discusses the basic ideas and new developments in moral theory, and he presents arguments in such a clear fashion that advanced undergraduates will love the text. This edition is the best upper-level textbook on moral theory of any I have seen. -- Brad Hooker, University of Reading (UK)

Preface Chapter 1. An Introduction to Moral Theory Chapter 2. Divine Command Theory Chapter 3. Moral Relativism Chapter 4. Natural Law Theory Chapter 5. Consequentialism 1: Classical Utilitarianism Chapter 6. Consequentialism 2: Contemporary Developments Chapter 7. Ethical Egoism Chapter 8. Kant's Moral Theory Chapter 9. Moral Pluralism Chapter 10. Virtue Ethics Chapter 11. Moral Particularism Chapter 12. Conclusion Appendix: Standards for Evaluating Moral Theories Glossary References Index About the Author

ISBN: 9780742564916
ISBN-10: 0742564916
Series: Elements of Philosophy
Audience: General
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 380
Published: 29th November 2012
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.1 x 16.51  x 3.4
Weight (kg): 0.69
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised

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