Principles of Moral Philosophy: Classic and Contemporary Approaches by Steven M. CahnPrinciples of Moral Philosophy: Classic and Contemporary Approaches by Steven M. Cahn

Principles of Moral Philosophy: Classic and Contemporary Approaches

EditorSteven M. Cahn, Andrew T. Forcehimes

Paperback | February 29, 2016

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A balanced and inclusive reader on classic and contemporary writings, Principles of Moral Philosophy introduces students to an array of approaches to topics in normative ethics - as well as sections on applied ethics and metaethics - and features a wide selection of female authors to givestudents a rounded introduction to ethics.
Steven M. Cahn is Professor of Philosophy at The City University of New York Graduate Center. He is the author or editor of more than fifty books. Most recently, he coauthored Happiness and Goodness: Philosophical Reflections on Living Well (2015). Dr. Cahn is the editor of The World of Philosophy (OUP, 2015), Ethics, Sixth Edition (OU...
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Title:Principles of Moral Philosophy: Classic and Contemporary ApproachesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:592 pages, 9.25 × 7.5 × 0.68 inPublished:February 29, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Preface: Part 1: IntroductionAndrew T. Forcehimes: The Anatomy of Normative EthicsPart 2: RelativismRuth Benedict: Moral Relativism: A DefenseMary Midgley: Moral IsolationismPart 3: EgoismPlato: The RepublicJesse Kalin: In Defense of EgoismJames Rachels: Egoism and Moral SkepticismPart 4: Divine Command TheorySteven M. Cahn: God and MoralityRobert M. Adams: A Modified Divine Command Theory of Ethical WrongnessPart 5: Natural LawThomas Aquinas: Summa Contra GentilesJohn Finnis: Natural Law: A DefenseRuss Shafer-Landau: Natural Law: A CritiquePart 6: Kantian EthicsImmanuel Kant: Groundwork for the Metaphysics of MoralsShelly Kagan: KantianismBarbara Herman: On the Value of Acting on the Motive of DutyChristine Korsgaard: Kant's Formula of HumanityThomas Nagel: Moral LuckPart 7: ConsequentialismJeremy Bentham: An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and LegislationJohn Stuart Mill: UtilitarianismHenry Sidgwick: Methods of EthicsShelly Kagan: Well-BeingJulia Driver: Objective and Subjective ConsequentialismBrad Hooker: Act-consequentialism versus Rule-consequentialismBernard Williams: A Critique of UtilitarianismPart 8: PluralismW. D. Ross: The Right and the GoodDavid McNaughton: An Unconnected Heap of Duties?Walter Sinnott-Armstrong: How Strong is this Obligation?Part 9: Social Contract TheoryThomas Hobbes: LeviathanJohn Rawls: A Theory of JusticeDavid Gauthier: Why Contractarianism?T. M. Scanlon: What We Owe to Each OtherPhilip Pettit: Can Contract Theory Ground Morality?Part 10: Virtue EthicsAristotle: Nicomachean EthicsJulia Annas: Virtue EthicsRosalind Hursthouse: Normative Virtue EthicsRobert N. Johnson: Virtue and RightPart 11: The Ethics of CareCarol Gilligan: Moral Orientation and Moral DevelopmentMarilyn Friedman: Beyond Caring: The De-Moralization of GenderVirginia Held: The Ethics of CarePart 12: ParticularismJean-Paul Sartre: Existentialism is a HumanismShelly Kagan: Particularism, Universalism. and Commonsense MoralityPart 13: Applied EthicsJudith Jarvis Thomson: A Defense of AbortionDon Marquis: An Argument that Abortion is WrongRosalind Hursthouse: Virtue Theory and AbortionPeter Singer: Famine, Affluence, and MoralityTravis Timmerman: Reply to SingerJudith Jarvis Thomson: The Trolley ProblemSteven M. Cahn, Harry Brighouse, and Robert B. Talisse: The Altruism PuzzlePart 14: MetaethicsDavid Hume: A Treatise of Human NatureG. E. Moore: Principia EthicaGilbert Harman: Ethics and ObservationMichael Smith: RealismPhilippa Foot: Morality as a System of Hypothetical ImperativesThomas Nagel: The Last WordGlossaryIndex

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"I like that Principles of Moral Philosophy takes a pro/con approach to the different topics it addresses. It includes most of the standard primary source texts and contains some promising secondary articles on Kant and Aristotle." --Greg Lynch, North Central College