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Introduction to Ethics, An

By Kevin Gibson

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Aug 26, 2013

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Provides a lively and accessible introduction to ethical theory

 

An Introduction to Ethics provides readers with the guiding critical questions needed to be considered in our decision making. Students learn about the principles we apply to direct our behavior. The text enhances readers’ abilities to form arguments and conclusions, developing a systematic and coherent ethical view of their own.

 

 

Table of Contents

In this Section:

1) Brief Table of Contents

2) Detailed Table of Contents 


BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS:

 

Chapter 1: Philosophy and Ethics

Chapter 2: Moral Foundations

Chapter 3: Egoism

Chapter 4: Relativism

Chapter 5: The Authentic Self

Chapter 6: Utilitarianism

Chapter 7: Duty-Based Ethics–Deontology

Chapter 8: Virtue-Based Ethics

Chapter 9: Rights and Justice

Chapter 10: Feminist Insights

Chapter 11: Postmodern Critiques

Chapter 12: Non-Western Ethics

  


DETAILED TABLE OF CONTENTS:

 

Chapter 1: Philosophy and Ethics

What Is Philosophy?

What Is Ethics?

What are the Different Senses of Ethics?

Can Ethics Give Us Answers?

 

Chapter 2: Moral Foundations

Ethics and the Law

Ethics and Religion

The Nature of Conscience

Ethical Projects

Varieties of Philosophical Ethics

Recent Challenges to Ethical Theory

 

Chapter 3: Egoism and Hedonism

Self Interest of Cooperation?

Machiavelli

Hobbes

Rand

Strategic Ethics–Game Theory

Challenges

Hedonism

 

Chapter 4: Relativism

The Case of Edward Downes

Challenges to Relativism

Relativism v. Absolutism

Moral Imperialism

Moral Imagination

 

Chapter 5: The Authentic Self

Summerhill

Rousseau

Nietzche

Sartre

Buber

 

Chapter 6: Utilitarianism

The Vaccination Case

Utilitarian Approaches

Bentham

Mill

Act and Rule Utilitarianism

Contemporary Utilitarianism

Singer

Challenges

The Expanding Sphere of Moral Concern

 

Chapter 7: Duty-Based Ethics - Doentology

Case–The Study Of Aids

Kant

Moral Luck

W.D. Ross

The Doctrine of Double Effect

Challenges

 

Chapter 8: Virtue-Based Ethics

Case–Booker T. Washington

Virtue-Based Ethics

Aristotle

Alasdair Macintyre and “After Virtue”

Challenges

 

Chapter 9: Rights and Justice

Case–E-Waste in China

Rights

NonHuman Rights

Challenges to Rights

Justice

Retributive and Restorative Justice

Distributive Justice

Libertarianism

Egalitarianism

Challenges

 

Chapter 10: Feminist Insights

Case–Margaret Hossack

Essentialism and Equality

Ethics of Care

Ethics and Patriarchy

Separatist Feminism

Challenges

 

Chapter 11: Postmodern Critiques

The Herald Disaster

Modernist Ethics

Habermas

Foucault

Rorty

Levinas

Challenges

 

Chapter 12: Non-Western Ethics

Case–Spitting On The Buddha

Confucianism

Tetsuro Watsuji

Taoism

Buddhism

Africana Ethics

Summary–Non-Western Ethics

 

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