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A Companion to Ethics.

By: Singer, Peter.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Blackwell Companions to Philosophy: Publisher: Oxford : Wiley, 2013Description: 1 online resource (850 p.).ISBN: 9781118724965.Subject(s): Ethics | Social ethicsGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: A Companion to EthicsDDC classification: 170 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover -- Contents -- Series Page -- Title Page -- Copyright -- Introduction -- Acknowledgements -- Contributors -- PART I: THE ROOTS -- 1 The origin of ethics -- i The search for justification -- ii The lure of egoism and the social contract -- iii Moral and factual arguments -- iv Dualistic fantasies -- v The advantages of ethology -- vi Two objections -- vii Sociability, conflict and the origins of morality -- viii The problem of partiality -- ix Is morality reversible? -- x Conclusion -- 2 Ethics in small-scale societies -- 3 Ancient ethics -- i Ethics in ancient Mesopotamia
ii Ethics in ancient Egypt -- iii Ethics in the Hebrew Scriptures -- PART II: THE GREAT ETHICAL TRADITIONS -- 4 Indian ethics -- i Brahmanical-Hindu ethics -- ii Jaina ethics -- iii Gandhian ethics -- iv Concluding remarks -- 5 Buddhist ethics -- i Introduction -- ii Ethical concerns in the Buddhist tradition -- iii The moral philosophy of Buddhism -- iv A Buddhist perspective on the place of knowledge and truth in ethics -- v Buddhism as an ethics of virtues and vices -- vi Buddhist social ethics -- vii Buddhist perspectives on practical ethics
viii Contributions to ethics in the later Buddhist traditions -- 6 Classical Chinese ethics -- i The positive Dao period: Confucius and Mozi -- ii The anti-language period: Yangzhu, Mencius and Laozi -- iii The schools of names: formal meta-ethics -- iv Zhuangzi: Daoist relativism -- v Xunzi: pragmatic Confucianism -- vi The Dark Ages: the end of the Hundred Schools -- vii The continuing impact of classical thought -- 7 Jewish ethics -- 8 Christian ethics -- i A survey of Christian faith and ethics -- ii Jesus -- iii St Paul -- iv Criticisms of Christian ethics -- 9 Islamic ethics
i Introduction -- ii Beginnings and development: foundational values -- iii The theological and traditionalist approaches -- iv Philosophical approaches -- v Ethics in the Shi'a tradition -- vi Sufi perspectives -- vii Muslim ethics in the contemporary world -- PART III: WESTERN PHILOSOPHICAL ETHICS: A SHORT HISTORY -- 10 Ethics in ancient Greece -- i Historical outline -- ii Themes and issues in Greek ethics -- 11 Medieval and Renaissance ethics -- i Introduction -- ii From the Church Fathers to the scholastics -- iii The golden age of scholasticism
iv Renaissance pluralism and the decline of scholasticism -- 12 Modern moral philosophy -- i Toward autonomy -- ii Autonomy and theory: pro and con -- iii New directions -- PART IV: HOW OUGHT I TO LIVE? -- 13 Natural law -- i Introduction -- ii A thumbnail history -- iii A theory of human rights -- iv Natural law and its modern rivals -- v A theory of human goods -- vi Conclusion -- 14 Kantian ethics -- i Introduction -- ii Kant's ethics: the critical background -- iii Kant's ethics: universal law and the construction of duty -- iv Kant's ethics: respect for persons
v Kant's ethics: the problems of freedom, religion and history
Summary: In this volume, some of today's most distinguished philosophers survey the whole field of ethics, from its origins, through the great ethical traditions, to theories of how we ought to live, arguments about specific ethical issues, and the nature of ethics itself. The book can be read straight through from beginning to end; yet the inclusion of a multi-layered index, coupled with a descriptive outline of contents and bibliographies of relevant literature, means that the volume also serves as a work of reference, both for those coming afresh to the study of ethics and for readers already famili
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Cover -- Contents -- Series Page -- Title Page -- Copyright -- Introduction -- Acknowledgements -- Contributors -- PART I: THE ROOTS -- 1 The origin of ethics -- i The search for justification -- ii The lure of egoism and the social contract -- iii Moral and factual arguments -- iv Dualistic fantasies -- v The advantages of ethology -- vi Two objections -- vii Sociability, conflict and the origins of morality -- viii The problem of partiality -- ix Is morality reversible? -- x Conclusion -- 2 Ethics in small-scale societies -- 3 Ancient ethics -- i Ethics in ancient Mesopotamia

ii Ethics in ancient Egypt -- iii Ethics in the Hebrew Scriptures -- PART II: THE GREAT ETHICAL TRADITIONS -- 4 Indian ethics -- i Brahmanical-Hindu ethics -- ii Jaina ethics -- iii Gandhian ethics -- iv Concluding remarks -- 5 Buddhist ethics -- i Introduction -- ii Ethical concerns in the Buddhist tradition -- iii The moral philosophy of Buddhism -- iv A Buddhist perspective on the place of knowledge and truth in ethics -- v Buddhism as an ethics of virtues and vices -- vi Buddhist social ethics -- vii Buddhist perspectives on practical ethics

viii Contributions to ethics in the later Buddhist traditions -- 6 Classical Chinese ethics -- i The positive Dao period: Confucius and Mozi -- ii The anti-language period: Yangzhu, Mencius and Laozi -- iii The schools of names: formal meta-ethics -- iv Zhuangzi: Daoist relativism -- v Xunzi: pragmatic Confucianism -- vi The Dark Ages: the end of the Hundred Schools -- vii The continuing impact of classical thought -- 7 Jewish ethics -- 8 Christian ethics -- i A survey of Christian faith and ethics -- ii Jesus -- iii St Paul -- iv Criticisms of Christian ethics -- 9 Islamic ethics

i Introduction -- ii Beginnings and development: foundational values -- iii The theological and traditionalist approaches -- iv Philosophical approaches -- v Ethics in the Shi'a tradition -- vi Sufi perspectives -- vii Muslim ethics in the contemporary world -- PART III: WESTERN PHILOSOPHICAL ETHICS: A SHORT HISTORY -- 10 Ethics in ancient Greece -- i Historical outline -- ii Themes and issues in Greek ethics -- 11 Medieval and Renaissance ethics -- i Introduction -- ii From the Church Fathers to the scholastics -- iii The golden age of scholasticism

iv Renaissance pluralism and the decline of scholasticism -- 12 Modern moral philosophy -- i Toward autonomy -- ii Autonomy and theory: pro and con -- iii New directions -- PART IV: HOW OUGHT I TO LIVE? -- 13 Natural law -- i Introduction -- ii A thumbnail history -- iii A theory of human rights -- iv Natural law and its modern rivals -- v A theory of human goods -- vi Conclusion -- 14 Kantian ethics -- i Introduction -- ii Kant's ethics: the critical background -- iii Kant's ethics: universal law and the construction of duty -- iv Kant's ethics: respect for persons

v Kant's ethics: the problems of freedom, religion and history

In this volume, some of today's most distinguished philosophers survey the whole field of ethics, from its origins, through the great ethical traditions, to theories of how we ought to live, arguments about specific ethical issues, and the nature of ethics itself. The book can be read straight through from beginning to end; yet the inclusion of a multi-layered index, coupled with a descriptive outline of contents and bibliographies of relevant literature, means that the volume also serves as a work of reference, both for those coming afresh to the study of ethics and for readers already famili

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This book covers the field of ethics with more depth and thoroughness than any comparable anthology, dictionary, or encyclopedia devoted to ethics. Peter Singer has persuaded many of the foremost names in the field to contribute 47 original essays to this collection, and in a sense the book represents state-of-the-art thinking in ethics. The book is arranged into six parts. The first three are largely historical and span a wide range of both space and time; there are, for example, articles on Islamic and classical Chinese ethics, alongside the usual discussions of ancient Greek and medieval Christian ethics. The fourth and sixth parts are devoted to theoretical issues such as the acceptability of moral relativism, while the contributors to Part 5 discuss various areas of applied ethics such as business ethics, environmental ethics, and the moral status of animals. Most of the papers are written from what might be described loosely as the analytic viewpoint, but this does not mean that they are overly technical, only very clear and precise. These essays are accessible to undergraduates, but graduate students and faculty members not familiar with the issues would profit from them as well. This is an invaluable book that should be available in all college libraries.-M. A. Michael, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

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<p> Peter Singer is Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics at the University Center for Human Values, Princeton University. He is the author of Animal Liberation , first published in 1975, and is widely credited with triggering the modern animal-rights movement. His Practical Ethics is one of the most widely used texts in applied ethics, and Rethinking Life and Death received the 1995 National Book Council's Banjo Award for non-fiction. He was the foundation president of the International Association of Bioethics.</p>

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