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Normative Ethics : Dimensions of Philosophy - Shelly Kagan

Normative Ethics

Dimensions of Philosophy

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Published: 14th November 1997
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Providing a thorough introduction to current philosophical views on morality, "Normative Ethics" examines an act's rightness or wrongness in light of such factors as consequences, harm, and consent. Shelly Kagan offers a division between moral factors and theoretical foundations that reflects the actual working practices of contemporary moral philosophers.The first half of the book presents a systematic survey of the basic normative factors, focusing on controversial questions concerning the precise content of each factor, its scope and significance, and its relationship to other factors. The second half of the book then examines the competing theories about the foundations of normative ethics, theories that attempt to explain why the basic normative factors have the moral significance that they do.Intended for upper-level or graduate students of philosophy, this book should also appeal to the general reader looking for a clearly written overview of the basic principles of moral philosophy.

Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Preliminariesp. 1
Factorsp. 23
The Godp. 25
Doing Harmp. 70
Other Constraintsp. 106
Further Factorsp. 153
Foundationsp. 187
Teleological Foundationsp. 189
Deontological Foundationsp. 240
Suggested Readingsp. 305
Referencesp. 321
About the Book And Authorp. 329
Indexp. 331
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ISBN: 9780813308463
ISBN-10: 0813308461
Series: Dimensions of Philosophy
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 351
Published: 14th November 1997
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.48
Edition Number: 1