The story of ethics: fulfilling our human nature
This book provides readers with an excellent introduction to the history of ethics. The authors examine the ethical philosophies of prominent Western thinkers—from the ancients through the twentieth century—within the context of their views of human nature and human fulfillment. They do so in a way that is both accessible and engaging without sacrificing the profundity of the issues raised. A five-part organization covers the Homeric tradition, the Sophists, Plato, Aristotle, Christianity, Neoplatonism, Augustine, the Euthyphro problem, revolutions and reformations, Thomas Hobbes, David Hume, Immanuel Kant, Mary Wollstonecraft, Hegelianism and Materialism, Karl Marx, John Stuart Mill, Soren Kierkegaard, Darwinism, Friedrich Nietzsche, G. E. Moore, A.J. Ayer, Jean-Paul Sartre, Elizabeth Anscombe, John Rawls, Alasdair MacIntyre, Carol Gilligan, Richard Rorty, and a conclusion about human nature, morality & fulfillment. For individuals who want to better formulate their own answers and frame their own decisions, both large and small, within the all important context of what it means to flourish as a human being.
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Review: The Story of Ethics: Fulfilling Our Human NatureUser Review - Brett - Goodreads
This is a great introductory textbook for the history ethical thinking in the western tradition. It is concise with bite sized summaries of many of the major figures from the ancient philosophers ... Read full review
Review: The Story of Ethics: Fulfilling Our Human NatureUser Review - Goodreads
Interesting so far, it is the text for my philosophy class. I have learned something about Socrates, Plato and Aristotle so far. Enjoyed the ethics class and learned much about the various philosophers.