The Moral Philosophers: An Introduction to Ethics (2nd Revised edition)

The Moral Philosophers: An Introduction to Ethics (2nd Revised edition)

By: Richard Norman (author)Paperback

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The Moral Philosophers adopts a historical approach to moral philosophy, taking in chronological sequence some of the major ethical philosophers of the past. Richard Norman introduces the thought of each figure as a coherent and comprehensive ethical theory, exploring their richness and complexity. Each theory is critically examined and presented as an attempt to surmount some of the deficiencies of its predecessor; and through this critical process the book moves towards some concluding suggestions about the content of an acceptable ethical theory. This new edition includes four new chapters: one on Nietzsche, and three which provide substantially extended coverage of twentieth-century moral philosophy, including discussions of contemporary utilitarianism, rights-based ethical theories, contractarian ethics and virtue ethics, and recent debates between realism and anti-realism in ethics. The Moral Philosophers is designed for undergraduate students and the general reader, and is written in clear and non-technical language. It is intended for use as a basic text in an introductory course on ethics, with detailed recommended reading sections at the beginning of each chapter.

Contents

PART I: THE ANCIENTS; PART II: THE MODERNS; PART III: CONTEMPORARY THEMES

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780198752165
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 240
  • ID: 9780198752165
  • weight: 358
  • ISBN10: 0198752164
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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