Ethical Theory 1: The Question of Objectivity

Paperback | March 1, 1998

EditorJames Rachels

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The aim of this series is to bring together important recent writings in major areas of philosophical inquiry, selected from a variety of sources, mostly periodicals, which may not be conveniently available to the university student or the general reader. The editor of each volume contributesan introductory essay on the items chosen and on the questions with which they deal. A selective bibliography is appended as a guide to further reading. Ethical Theory 1: The Question of Objectivity deals with the question of objectivity in ethics and the viability of moral realism, focusing on what moral judgments mean, whether morality can be objective, and whether there are any such things as moral facts. It includes a clearly written,substantial, and critical introduction guiding the beginner through the intricacies of the subject. Ethical Theory Volumes 1 and 2 together provide an overview of contemporary moral philosophy, reprinting classic and contemporary articles, many of which are not otherwise readily available.

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The aim of this series is to bring together important recent writings in major areas of philosophical inquiry, selected from a variety of sources, mostly periodicals, which may not be conveniently available to the university student or the general reader. The editor of each volume contributesan introductory essay on the items chosen an...

James Rachels is University Professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He is the author of Moral Problems (1990), Created for Animals: The Moral Implications of Darwinism (1991), and The Elements of Moral Philosophy (1993).

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 7.99 × 5.31 × 0.63 inPublished:March 1, 1998Publisher:Oxford University Press

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James Rachels: Introduction1. Bertrand Russell: Science and Ethics2. G. E. Moore: The Conception of Intrinsic Value3. Charles L. Stevenson: The Nature of Ethical Disagreement4. R. M. Hare: A Moral Argument5. John Searle: How to Derive Ought from Is6. J. L. Mackie: The Subjectivity of Values7. Gilbert Harman: Ethics and Observation8. Thomas Nagel: Value9. David Wiggins: Truth, Invention, and the Meaning of Life10. Bernard Williams: Ethics and the Fabric of the World11. Nicholas Sturgeon: Moral Explanations12. John McDowell: Values and Secondary Qualities13. Jonathan Dancy: Two Conceptions of Moral RealismNotes on the ContibutorsSelect BibliographyIndex