Ethics: Theory and Contemporary Issues by Barbara MacKinnon, Andrew Fiala

By Barbara MacKinnon, Andrew Fiala

Discover the foremost views in moral thought and a huge variety of latest ethical debates utilizing MacKinnon/Fiala's acclaimed ETHICS: thought AND modern matters, 8th variation. Illuminating overviews and a variety of readings from conventional and modern assets make even advanced philosophical options reader-friendly. accomplished, clear-sighted introductions to basic and particular parts of moral debate hide influential moral theories, together with faith and worldwide ethics, utilitarianism and deontology, usual legislation ethics, advantage ethics, and feminist and care ethics. modern ethical concerns mentioned comprise euthanasia, sexual morality, monetary justice, animal ethics, conflict, violence, and globalization. A broader diversity of voices and philosophical traditions during this version contains continental and non-Western philosophers, with new readings from admired ethicists reminiscent of Kwame Anthony Appiah, Angela Y. Davis, Mohandas Gandhi, and Richard Rorty. elevated insurance of up to date dilemmas highlights problems with common curiosity, corresponding to same-sex marriage, structural racism, manufacturing facility farming, pacifism, and worldwide distributive justice.

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The Complete Book of Greed - The Strange and Amazing History by M. Hirsh Goldberg

By M. Hirsh Goldberg

A fanciful reference documenting humankind's endless fascination with, and lust for, funds bargains a historic research of human avarice and conspicuous intake, from the pyramids of the pharaohs to Imelda Marco's notorious shoe assortment. 35,000 first printing.

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Making Mortal Choices: Three Exercises in Moral Casuistry by Hugo Adam Bedau

By Hugo Adam Bedau

Bedau demonstrates the usefulness of 'casuistry', or 'the approach to situations' in arriving at ethical judgements. He examines recognized situations that compel us to contemplate questions on who should continue to exist whilst no longer all can. via doing so, we examine whatever approximately how we really cause referring to such existence and dying events, in addition to approximately how we should cause if we want either to be constant and correctly appreciate human existence.

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Morality without Foundations: A Defense of Ethical by Mark Timmons

By Mark Timmons

During this e-book Timmons defends a metaethical view that exploits convinced contextualist topics in philosophy of language and epistemology. He advances what he calls assertoric non-descriptivism, a view that employs semantic contextualism in giving an account of ethical discourse. This view, which like conventional non-descriptivist perspectives stresses the sensible, action-guiding functionality of ethical concept and discourse, additionally permits that ethical sentences, as in general used, make actual assertions. Timmons then defends a contextualist ethical epistemology therefore finishing his total software of contextualism in ethics.

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Roots of the Human Condition (Library of Traditional Wisdom) by Frithjof Schuon

By Frithjof Schuon

Schuon writes on a large choice of topics, treating each one with either geometric stability and musical profundity. comprises chapters on: the Divine female; a critique of relativity conception; the enigma of a number of subjectivity; ethical and non secular dimensions of the human vocation

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Morality, Leadership, and Public Policy: On Experimentalism by Eric Thomas Weber

By Eric Thomas Weber

Informed via the pragmatism of John Dewey, this ebook argues the sensible advantages for public coverage of a rigorous experimentalist method of employing ethical theory.

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In Morality, management and Public Policy, Eric Weber argues for an experimentalist method of ethical concept in addressing functional difficulties in public coverage. The experimentalist method starts ethical inquiry by way of analyzing public difficulties after which uses the instruments of philosophy and clever inquiry to relieve them.

Part I surveys the makes use of of sensible philosophy and solutions criticisms - together with spiritual demanding situations - of the process, offering a few parts within which philosophers' highbrow efforts can end up priceless for resolving public conflicts.

Part II offers a brand new method of experimentalism in ethical concept, according to the insights of John Dewey's pragmatism. targeting the weather of fine public inquiry and the experimentalist perspective, Weber discusses methods of puzzling over the powerful building and reconstruction of specific difficulties, together with useful difficulties of public coverage prioritization.
Finally, partly III the publication examines real-world examples within which the experimentalist method of ethics proves important, together with situations of "bandwidth robbery" and the controversies surrounding activist judges within the US splendid Court.

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The virtue of selfishness : a new concept of egoism by Ayn Rand

By Ayn Rand

The objectivist ethics, Ayn Rand (1961) -- psychological overall healthiness as opposed to mysticism and self-sacrifice, Nathaniel Branden (1963) -- The ethics of emergencies, Ayn Rand (1963) -- The 'conflicts' of men's pursuits, Ayn Rand (1962) -- isn't really everybody selfish?, Nathaniel Branden (1962) -- The psychology of delight, Nathaniel Branden (1964) -- does not lifestyles require compromise?, Ayn Rand (1962) -- How does one lead a rational lifestyles in an irrational society?, Ayn Rand (1962) -- The cult of ethical grayness, Ayn Rand (1964) -- Collectivized ethics, Ayn Rand (1963) -- The monument developers, Ayn Rand (1962) -- Man's rights, Ayn Rand (1963) -- Collectivized 'rights,' Ayn Rand (1963) -- the character of presidency, Ayn Rand (1963) -- executive financing in a loose society, Ayn Rand (1964) -- The divine correct of stagnation, Nathaniel Branden (1963) -- Racism, Ayn Rand (1963) -- Counterfeit individualism, Nathaniel Branden (1962) -- The argument from intimidation, Ayn Rand (1964)

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Plural Action: Essays in Philosophy and Social Science by Hans Bernhard Schmid (eds.)

By Hans Bernhard Schmid (eds.)

Collective Intentionality is a comparatively new label for a uncomplicated social truth: the sharing of attitudes resembling intentions, ideals and feelings. This quantity contributes to present examine on collective intentionality through pursuing 3 goals. First, many of the major conceptual difficulties within the bought literature are brought, and a few new insights into uncomplicated questions within the philosophy of collective intentionality are constructed (part 1). moment, examples are given for using the research of collective intentionality within the thought and philosophy of the social sciences (part 2). 3rd, it really is proven that this line of analysis opens up new views on classical themes within the heritage of social philosophy and social technological know-how, and that, conversely, an inquiry into the historical past of rules may end up in extra refinement of our conceptual instruments within the research of collective intentionality (part 3).

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Technoscientific Angst: Ethics + Responsibility by Raphael Sassower

By Raphael Sassower

What accountability do the new york undertaking scientists have for the atomic devastation of Hiroshima? Krupps scientists for the crematoriums at Auschwitz? Is there no option to revisit the beliefs of technological know-how as soon as dedicated to making a extra moderate and open society unfastened from prejudices? worrying questions like those are on the middle of this sobering exploration of clinical and highbrow accountability .

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