Normative Ethics by Shelly KaganNormative Ethics by Shelly Kagan

Normative Ethics

byShelly KaganEditorKeith Lehrer

Paperback | November 13, 1997

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Providing a thorough introduction to current philosophical views on morality, Normative Ethics examines an act's rightness or wrongness in light of such factors as consequences, harm, and consent. Shelly Kagan offers a division between moral factors and theoretical foundations that reflects the actual working practices of contemporary moral philosophers.The first half of the book presents a systematic survey of the basic normative factors, focusing on controversial questions concerning the precise content of each factor, its scope and significance, and its relationship to other factors. The second half of the book then examines the competing theories about the foundations of normative ethics, theories that attempt to explain why the basic normative factors have the moral significance that they do.Intended for upper-level or graduate students of philosophy, this book should also appeal to the general reader looking for a clearly written overview of the basic principles of moral philosophy.
Shelly Kagan is professor of philosophy and Henry R. Luce Professor of Social Thought and Ethics at Yale University. He is the author of The Limits of Morality.
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Title:Normative EthicsFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:351 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.79 inShipping dimensions:9 × 6 × 0.79 inPublished:November 13, 1997Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0813308461

ISBN - 13:9780813308463

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NORMATIVE ETHICS examines an act's rightness or wrongness in light of such factors as consequences, harm, and consent. Intended for upper-level or graduate students of philosophy, this book should also appeal to the general reader looking for a clearly written overview of the basic principles of moral philosophy.