Ethical theory: classical and contemporary readings

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Wadsworth Pub. Co., 1995 - Philosophy - 727 pages
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Learn how philosophy relates to every area of life. ETHICAL THEORY: CLASSICAL AND CONTEMPORARY READINGS cuts through the confusion and delivers a clearly understandable selection of the most influential classic and contemporary philosopher's major writings. It's all set up in a pro and con format, so you can watch the debate unfold before your eyes. Get the philosophy you need to know without the confusion with ETHICAL THEORY: CLASSICAL AND CONTEMPORARY READINGS.

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Contents

PartI What Is Ethics?
1
Ethical Relativism
15
Ethical Egoism Altruism and Evolution
49
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Louis P. Pojman (1935-2005) was Professor of Philosophy, Emeritus, at the United States Military Academy and a Life Member of Clare Hall, Cambridge University. He received an M.A. and Ph.D. from Union Theological Seminary/Columbia University. He was a Fulbright Fellow at the University of Copenhagen and a Rockefeller Fellow at Hamburg University. He received his D.Phil. in Philosophy from Oxford University in 1997.His first position was at the University of Notre Dame, after which he taught at the University of Texas at Dallas. Later, at the University of Mississippi, he served for three years as Chair of the Department of Philosophy and Religion. In 1995, he became Professor of Philosophy at the United States Military Academy at West Point. He most recently was Visiting Professor at Brigham Young University in Utah and Visiting Fellow at Clare Hall, Oxford University. Pojman won several research and teaching awards, including the Burlington Northern Award for Outstanding Teaching and Scholarship (1988) and the Outstanding Scholar/Teacher in the Humanities at the University of Mississippi (1994). He wrote in the areas of philosophy of religion, epistemology, ethics, and political philosophy and authored or edited more than 30 books and 100 articles. Pojman passed away in 2005.

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