Ethical Theory: An Anthology

ISBN: 9781405133203
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Edition: 1
Publication Date: 2007-08-07
Number of pages: 816
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Ethical Theory: An Anthology is an authoritative collection of key essays by top scholars in the field, addressing core issues including consequentialism, deontology, and virtue ethics, as well as traditionally underrepresented topics such as moral knowledge and moral responsibility.

Brings together seventy-six classic and contemporary pieces by renowned philosophers, from classic writing by Hume and Kant to contemporary writing by Derek Parfit, Susan Wolf, and Judith Jarvis Thomson
Guides students through key areas in the field, among them consequentialism, deontology, contractarianism, and virtue ethics
Includes coverage of metaethics, normative ethics, and practical ethics
Reaches beyond traditional texts by also including important, but usually
underrepresented, topics such as moral knowledge, moral standing, moral
responsibility, and ethical particularism
Raises questions about the status and rational authority of morality

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