By Gordon Graham
Theories of Ethics deals a entire survey of the key colleges and figures in ethical philosophy, from Socrates to the current day. Written fullyyt in non-technical language, it goals to be introductory with out being user-friendly, in order that readers may well quick have interaction with chosen readings from vintage assets. The writings of significant philosophers are defined in a based exploration of often vital matters approximately correct and unsuitable, sturdy and evil, social kinfolk and non secular which means.
This e-book is a thorough revision of Gordon Graham’s Eight Theories of Ethics (Routledge 2004). a trademark of the recent version is the incorporation of basic readings into the textual content itself, making the publication appropriate as a stand-alone ebook for any ethics direction or for someone eager to understand the background and arguments or ethical philosophy. basic resources comprise extracts from Aristotle, Camus, Hume, Kant, Locke, Mill, Nietzsche, Plato, Reid, and Sartre, in addition to Aldo Leopold and James Lovelock. the recent variation additionally deals prolonged remedy of the objective/subjective debate, social agreement concept, Nietzsche on morality, fresh interpretations of Kant, the relation among morality and the life of God, and an entire bankruptcy on environmental ethics.