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Can Ethics Provide Answers?
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 245

Can Ethics Provide Answers?

Esteemed moral philosopher James Rachels here collects fifteen essays, some classic and others extensively revised, on the nature and limits of moral reasoning. Rachels argues that, rather than simply expressing societal conventions, moral philosophy can subvert received opinion and replace it with something better. Combining a concern for ethical theory with a discussion of practical moral issues such as euthanasia, the rights of animals, privacy, and affirmative action. Can Ethics Provide Answers is an excellent collection for students, scholars, and anyone concerned with the degree to which our principles can guide our policies.

Created from Animals
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 245

Created from Animals

Argues for the replacement of traditional ideas of human superiority with a more enlightened ethic regarding the value of non-human life, and discusses suicide, euthanasia, and animal rights

The Elements of Moral Philosophy
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 224

The Elements of Moral Philosophy

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2018-03-20
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  • Publisher: Unknown

The Elements of Moral Philosophy 9e by James Rachels and Stuart Rachels is a best-selling text for undergraduate courses in ethics. Thirteen thought-provoking chapters introduce readers to major moral concepts and theories in philosophy through clear, understandable explanations and compelling discussions. Chapters are written so that they may be read independently of one another thus providing greater flexibility for students and instructors.

The Elements of Moral Philosophy
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 232

The Elements of Moral Philosophy

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1999
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  • Publisher: Unknown

Firmly established as the standard text for undergraduate courses in ethics, this concise, lively book combines clear explanations of the main theories of ethics with discussions of interesting examples. Topics covered include famine relief, euthanasia, homosexuality, and the treatment of animals. The text's versatility allows it to be widely used not only in ethical theory courses, but also in applied ethics courses of all kinds.

The Truth about the World
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 302

The Truth about the World

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The Legacy of Socrates
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 248

The Legacy of Socrates

James Rachels's philosophical writings address key questions of contemporary life and the classic dilemmas of moral philosophy. A leading figure in the development of applied ethics, James Rachels became an influential and sometimes controversial thinker on issues concerning animal rights, euthanasia, bioethics, and moral objectivity. This final collection of James Rachels's work brings together fourteen essays that best summarize Rachels's philosophical positions. The essays also shed new light on the depth and breadth of Rachels's work and its importance for contemporary philosophy. Written in Rachels's characteristically lucid, literary prose, these essays address the relationship between...

The Right thing to do
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 277

The Right thing to do

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The Right Thing to Do
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 336

The Right Thing to Do

This collection of readings in moral theory and moral issues from major Western philosophers is the ideal companion reader for James Rachels' text The Elements of Moral Philosophy. The anthology explores further the theories and issues introduced in that volume, in their original and classic formulations. The collection can stand on its own as the text for a course in moral philosophy, or it can be used to supplement any introductory text. . .This fifth edition contains new essays about prostitution, monogamy, date rape, terrorism, torture, genetic engineering, and the atomic bombings of Japan..

Problems from Philosophy
  • Language: en
Moral problems
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 507

Moral problems

The moral claims and arguments of contemporary philosophers regarding human rights, criminal punishment, and violence are documented