Essays on Ethics and Method by Henry Sidgwick

Essays On Ethics And Method
  • Author : Henry Sidgwick
  • Publisher : Clarendon Press
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Categories : Philosophy
  • ISBN : 0198250231

'Essays on Ethics and Method' is a selection of shorter writings on the 19th century philosopher Henry Sidgewick. The essays develop further Sidgewick's ethical ideas and illuminate other aspects of his thought.

The Early Essays and Ethics of Robert Boyle by Robert Boyle

The Early Essays And Ethics Of Robert Boyle
  • Author : Robert Boyle
  • Publisher : SIU Press
  • Release Date : 1991
  • Categories : Philosophy
  • ISBN : 080931522X

The first major collection of Boyle's writings to be published since Thomas Birch's eighteenth-century edition of his works presents material hitherto available only in the archives of the Royal Society. This edition of Boyle's Aretology (the study of moral virtue) and other moral essays from the late 1640s offers the intellectual and religious origins of Boyle's most vital themes. John T. Harwood also includes two essays on moral topics, "Of Sin" and "Of Piety"; a sample of Boyle's private meditations, "Joseph's Mistress"; a short essay, "Of Time and Idleness"; and two guides to private meditation, "The Dayly Reflection" and "Of Thoughts." Harwood concludes the volume with a previously unpublished account of about seven hundred books in Boyle's library at the time of his death.

Essays on Ethics and Feminism by Sabina Lovibond

Essays On Ethics And Feminism
  • Author : Sabina Lovibond
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2015
  • Categories : Philosophy
  • ISBN : 9780198719625

"'Essays on Ethics and Feminism' brings together a selection of Sabina Lovibond's shorter writings from 1989 to 2014. ... The book as a whole is concerned with fundamental ethical questions, including, but not restricted to, questions of feminist ethics-- such as the nature of value and the good life; moral requirements and their associated epistemology; character-formation and the ideological critique of the processes by which this is carried out." --Back cover.

Essays in Ethical Theory by R. M. Hare

Essays In Ethical Theory
  • Author : R. M. Hare
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 1993
  • Categories : Philosophy
  • ISBN : 0198240716

In this volume, R. M. Hare has collected a number of essays which fill in the theoretical background of his thought and which together give an overall picture of his views on a variety of questions.Each essay is self-contained, and topics covered include the objectivity and rationality of moral thinking, the issue between the ethical realists and their opponents, the place in our moral thought of appeals to common convictions, and how to tell whether a feature of a situation is morally relevant. His central theme is the paradox that, if moral judgements were just statements of fact, relativism would be inescapable. We can treat moral thinking as a rational activity only because moraljudgements are more than this.

Moral Prejudices by Annette Baier

Moral Prejudices
  • Author : Annette Baier
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 1995
  • Categories : Philosophy
  • ISBN : 0674587162

Annette Baier delivers an appeal for our fundamental moral notions to be governed not by rules and codes but by trust: a moral prejudice. Along the way, she gives us the best feminist philosophy there is. Baier's topics range from violence to love, from cruelty to justice, and are linked by a preoccupation with vulnerability and inequality of vulnerability, with trust and distrust of equals, with cooperation and isolation. Throughout, she is concerned with the theme of women's roles. In this provocative exploration of the implications of trusting to trust rather than proscription, Baier interweaves anecdote and autobiography with readings of Hume and Kant to produce an entertaining, challenging, and highly readable book.

Essays on Aristotle s Ethics by Matina Souretis Horner Distinguished Professor Radcliffe College Professor of Philosophy Amelie Oksenberg Rorty

Essays On Aristotle S Ethics
  • Author : Matina Souretis Horner Distinguished Professor Radcliffe College Professor of Philosophy Amelie Oksenberg Rorty
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 1980
  • Categories : History
  • ISBN : 0520040414

"Uniformly distinguished. . . . The cream of the philosophical thinking that has been done by students of Aristotle in this country and in Britain in the last few years. This compilation will mark a high point of excellence in its genre."—Gregory Vlastos, University of California, Berkeley

Vulnerability by Catriona Mackenzie

  • Author : Catriona Mackenzie
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2014-02
  • Categories : Philosophy
  • ISBN : 9780199316656

This volume breaks new ground by investigating the ethics of vulnerability. Drawing on various ethical traditions, the contributors explore the nature of vulnerability, the responsibilities owed to the vulnerable, and by whom.

Human Values by D. Oderberg

Human Values
  • Author : D. Oderberg
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2004-10-14
  • Categories : Philosophy
  • ISBN : 9780230524149

In recent decades, the revival of natural law theory in modern moral philosophy has been an exciting and important development. Human Values brings together an international group of moral philosophers who in various respects share the aims and ideals of natural law ethics. In their diverse ways, these authors make distinctive and original contributions to the continuing project of developing natural law ethics as a comprehensive treatment of modern ethical theory and practice.

Essays on Ethics Social Behaviour and Scientific Explanation by J.C. Harsanyi

Essays On Ethics  Social Behaviour  And Scientific Explanation
  • Author : J.C. Harsanyi
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2012-12-06
  • Categories : Social Science
  • ISBN : 9789401093279

When John Harsanyi came to Stanford University as a candidate for the Ph.D., I asked him why he was bothering, since it was most un likely that he had anything to learn from us. He was already a known scho lar; in addition to some papers in economics, the first two papers in this vol ume had already been published and had dazzled me by their originality and their combination of philosophical insight and technical competence. However, I am very glad I did not discourage him; whether he learned any thing worthwhile I don't know, but we all learned much from him on the foundations of the theory of games and specifically on the outcome of bar gaining. The central focus of Harsanyi's work has continued to be in the theory of games, but especially on the foundations and conceptual problems. The theory of games, properly understood, is a very broad approach to social interaction based on individually rational behavior, and it connects closely with fundamental methodological and substantive issues in social science and in ethics. An indication of the range of Harsanyi's interest in game the ory can be found in the first paper of Part B -though in fact his owncontri butions are much broader-and in the second paper the applications to the methodology of social science. The remaining papers in that section show more specifically the richness of game theory in specific applications.

Essays on Moral Realism by Alfred Jules Ayer

Essays On Moral Realism
  • Author : Alfred Jules Ayer
  • Publisher : Cornell University Press
  • Release Date : 1988
  • Categories : Philosophy
  • ISBN : 0801495415

This collection of influential essays illustrates the range, depth, and importance of moral realism, the fundamental issues it raises, and the problems it faces.

Essays on Ethics in Business and the Professions by Jack N. Behrman

Essays On Ethics In Business And The Professions
  • Author : Jack N. Behrman
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1988
  • Categories : Business ethics
  • ISBN : UCSC:32106007950105

Identity Character and Morality by Owen J. Flanagan

Identity  Character  And Morality
  • Author : Owen J. Flanagan
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release Date : 1993
  • Categories : Philosophy
  • ISBN : 0262560747

the authors of these essays explore the interconnections between psychology and moral theory

Ethics in the Real World by Peter Singer

Ethics In The Real World
  • Author : Peter Singer
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2017-09-05
  • Categories : Philosophy
  • ISBN : 9781400888733

Provocative essays on real-world ethical questions from the world's most influential philosopher Peter Singer is often described as the world's most influential philosopher. He is also one of its most controversial. The author of important books such as Animal Liberation, Practical Ethics, Rethinking Life and Death, and The Life You Can Save, he helped launch the animal rights and effective altruism movements and contributed to the development of bioethics. Now, in Ethics in the Real World, Singer shows that he is also a master at dissecting important current events in a few hundred words. In this book of brief essays, he applies his controversial ways of thinking to issues like climate change, extreme poverty, animals, abortion, euthanasia, human genetic selection, sports doping, the sale of kidneys, the ethics of high-priced art, and ways of increasing happiness. Singer asks whether chimpanzees are people, smoking should be outlawed, or consensual sex between adult siblings should be decriminalized, and he reiterates his case against the idea that all human life is sacred, applying his arguments to some recent cases in the news. In addition, he explores, in an easily accessible form, some of the deepest philosophical questions, such as whether anything really matters and what is the value of the pale blue dot that is our planet. The collection also includes some more personal reflections, like Singer’s thoughts on one of his favorite activities, surfing, and an unusual suggestion for starting a family conversation over a holiday feast. Now with a new afterword by the author, this provocative and original book will challenge—and possibly change—your beliefs about many real-world ethical questions.

On Human Nature by Arthur Schopenhauer

On Human Nature
  • Author : Arthur Schopenhauer
  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Release Date : 2012-03-14
  • Categories : Philosophy
  • ISBN : 9780486147185

Drawn from Parerga and posthumously published works, these six essays offer an accessible approach to the author's philosophy. Topics include government, free will and fatalism, character, moral instinct, and ethics.

The Ethics of Aristotle Illustrated with Essays and Notes by Alexander Grant by Aristotle

The Ethics Of Aristotle Illustrated With Essays And Notes By Alexander Grant
  • Author : Aristotle
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1874
  • Categories : Ethics
  • ISBN : IBNR:CR102001302

Pleasure of Fools by Jure Gantar

Pleasure Of Fools
  • Author : Jure Gantar
  • Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Categories : Humor
  • ISBN : 077352892X

"Men cannot laugh heartily without showing their teeth," quipped Samuel Butler. From St Paul to Descartes to Adorno, scholars and writers have questioned the ethics of laughter - any laughter. In The Pleasure of Fools, Jure Gantar wrestles with our moral right to laugh and the limitations of contemporary critical approaches.The crucial question is not whether or not there is offensive laughter but whether or not all laughter offends. Almost everyone has felt the bitter stab of malicious laughter and knows that laughter can be cruel, but it is more difficult to decide if there is also laughter that can never insult. Through a reading of Aristophanes, Rabelais, Molière, Fielding, and Rostand, Victorian nonsense poetry, and the philosophical texts of Plato, Dante, and More, Gantar explores the reasons for critics' prejudice against comedy, the specific position of laughter in various utopian societies, and self-deprecating laughter and role of the comedian as its primary producer. His conclusions contradict basic postmodern thought and contribute to current debates on the epistemological nature of criticism.

Principles by Thomas Hurka

  • Author : Thomas Hurka
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1999-02-01
  • Categories : Ethics
  • ISBN : 0774736348

Fact and Value by Judith Jarvis Thomson

Fact And Value
  • Author : Judith Jarvis Thomson
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Categories : Philosophy
  • ISBN : 0262024985

A diverse collection of essays, which reflect the breadth of Judith Jarvis Thomson's philosophical work. The diversity of topics discussed in this book reflects the breadth of Judith Jarvis Thomson's philosophical work. Throughout her long career at MIT, Thomson's straightforward approach and emphasis on problem-solving have shaped philosophy in significant ways. Some of the book's contributions discuss specific moral and political issues such as abortion, self-defense, the rights and obligations of prospective fathers, and political campaign finance. Other contributions concern the foundations of moral theory, focusing on hedonism, virtue ethics, the nature of nonconsequentialism, and the objectivity of moral claims. Finally, contributions in metaphysics and epistemology discuss the existence of sets, the structures reflected in conditional statements, and the commitments of testimony. Contributors Jonathan Bennett, Richard L. Cartwright, Joshua Cohen, N. Ann Davis, Catherine Z. Elgin, Gilbert Harman, Barbara Herman, Frances Myrna Kamm, Claudia Mills, T.M. Scanlon, Ernest Sosa


  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2013-10
  • Categories : Law
  • ISBN : 9781304570185

George William Warvelle, 1852-1940, was a legal paragon in his time; a Professor of Law in Chicago; a prominent legal scholar; and the author of many law volumes still in print and found in law offices and libraries today. This book was first published in 1902 in an era of no radio, no TV, or other electronic wastelands; an era when man communicated with conversation, reading and writing. The book is by a lawyer and was aimed at the then law students and practicing lawyers; however, the lessons therein are of historical interest to any lawyer or scholarly person today.

Ethics and Danger by Arleen B. Dallery

Ethics And Danger
  • Author : Arleen B. Dallery
  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Release Date : 1992-07-01
  • Categories : Philosophy
  • ISBN : 0791409848

Ethics and Danger examines Heidegger’s association with German National Socialism and attempts to understand both the question of politics in Heidegger’s thought and the thought that gives rise to that question. It explores the contribution of Heidegger’s work to issues of ethics, technology, and social theory, as well as his relationship to other thinkers such as Parmenides, Aristotle, Hegel, Husserl, Benjamin, Levinas, Rorty, Foucault, and Derrida. Finally, it addresses the more general question of the future of ethical thought within continental philosophy. In order to engage the ethical issues surrounding Heidegger’s life and thought, the authors speak of dangers such as facism and the facile, self-congratulatory moral stance that Heidegger exemplifies. The question of how to speak in the wake of Heidegger’s thought takes many forms, and the answers represent a diversity of viewpoints from both American and continental thinkers.