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Philosophical Ethics : An Historical And Contemporary Introduction - Stephen L. Darwall

Philosophical Ethics

An Historical And Contemporary Introduction

Paperback Published: 1st February 1998
ISBN: 9780813378602
Number Of Pages: 268

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Why is ethics part of philosophy? Stephen Darwall's "Philosophical Ethics" introduces students to ethics from a distinctively philosophical perspective, one that weaves together central ethical questions such as "What has value?" and "What are our moral obligations?" with fundamental philosophical issues such as "What is value?" and "What can a moral obligation consist in?"With one eye on contemporary discussions and another on classical texts, "Philosophical Ethics" shows how Hobbes, Mill, Kant, Aristotle, and Nietzsche all did ethical philosophy--how, for example, they sought to gain insight into what has value through understanding what value itself is. After an introductory section, and one on main approaches to metaethics, chapters discuss "modern" philosophical moralists--Hobbes, Mill, and Kant--and pre- and postmodern philosophical approaches to ethics in Aristotle, Nietzsche, and the ethics of care.Throughout, the reader is invited to do--rather than just read about--philosophical ethics and, in doing so, to think through questions that face all thoughtful human beings. Themes include the nature of value and moral obligation, freedom and choice, human flourishing, excellence and merit, radical critiques of morality, and the importance of relationships for human life.

Prefacep. xv
Introductionp. 1
What Is Philosophical Ethics?p. 3
Metaethicsp. 15
Metaethics: The Basic Questionsp. 26
Naturalismp. 38
Theological Voluntarismp. 47
Rational Intuitionismp. 54
The Ideal Judgment Theoryp. 61
The Error Theory And Ethical Relativismp. 70
Noncognitivismp. 79
Interludep. 81
Philosophical Moralistsp. 85
Hobbes Ip. 87
Hobbes IIp. 108
Mill Ip. 109
Mill IIp. 138
Kant Ip. 139
Kant IIp. 172
Philosophical Ethics Without Morality?p. 175
Nietzschep. 189
Aristotle Ip. 191
Aristotle IIp. 215
Ethics of Carep. 228
Notesp. 229
Glossaryp. 233
Indexp. 245
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ISBN: 9780813378602
ISBN-10: 0813378605
Series: Dimensions of Philosophy
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 268
Published: 1st February 1998
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.22 x 14.48  x 1.42
Weight (kg): 0.37
Edition Number: 1

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