An Introduction to Ethics: Five Central Problems of Moral Judgement

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Hackett Publishing, 1993 - Philosophy - 220 pages
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A comprehensive yet concise introduction to central topics, debates, and techniques of moral philosophy in the analytic tradition, this volume combines a thematic, issue-oriented format with rigorous standards of clarity and precision. Thomas introduces fundamental concepts and terms, proceeding through a step-by-step exploration of five general areas of debate: the specification of moral judgment; moral judgment and the moral standard; the justification of moral judgment; logic, reasoning, and moral judgment; and moral judgment and moral responsibility. Key historical and contemporary figures in moral philosophy, including Plato, Aristotle, Kant, Hume, Mill, Hare, Ross, Nagel, Foot, Stevenson, and Dancy, are used effectively as a means of examining the topics themselves.

 

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Contents

The Specification of Moral Judgement
30
Moral Judgement and The Moral Standard
64
The Justification of Moral Judgement
111
Logic Reasoning and Moral Judgement
153
Moral Judgement and Moral Responsibility
179
Endnote
200
Index
215
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