The Foundations of Morality
by Henry Hazlitt
Publisher: Von Mises Institute 1994
Number of pages: 414
Here is Hazlitt's major philosophical work, in which he grounds a policy of private property and free markets in an ethic of classical utilitarianism, understood in the way Mises understood that term. In writing this book, Hazlitt is reviving an 18th and 19th century tradition in which economists wrote not only about strictly economic issues but also on the relationship between economics and the good of society in general.
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by Aristotle - eBooks@Adelaide
Nicomachean Ethics is the name given to the well-known work by Aristotle on virtue and moral character. It plays a prominent role in defining Aristotelian ethics. It consists of ten books based on notes said to be from his lectures at the Lyceum.
by Georgios Anagnostopoulos - University of California Press
The book offers the systematic critical examination of Aristotle's views on the exactness of ethics. The author gives form to Aristotle's belief that knowledge of matters of conduct can never be free of certain kinds of inexactness.
by Viscount Samuel - Oxford University Press
Ethics seeks to answer two questions: What is to be regarded as right and as wrong? Why should people do what is right and not do what is wrong? In other words, the questions are What is the content of morality? What is the sanction for morality?
by Bertrand Russell
This is a famous but very controversial piece by Bertrand Russell. He examines several highly regarded arguments for the existence (or necessity) of God. His main point however is the possibility of morality based on another principle than God.