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The Possibility of Practical Reason
by J. David Velleman - University of Michigan Library , 2009
The Possibility of Practical Reason explores the foundational questions of moral psychology: How can any of our behavior qualify as acting for a reason? David Velleman argues that both possibilities depend on there being a constitutive aim of action.
Why I Am Not a Christian
by Bertrand Russell , 1957
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.
Philosophy for the Masses: Ethics
by David Bruce - Smashwords , 2013
This book consists of a number of philosophical arguments that I find interesting and that I think that some other people may find interesting. May you be struck by philosophical lightning. My series of books mainly consist of notes in essay form...
Ethics and Modern Thought
by Rudolf Eucken - G. P. Putnam's Sons , 1913
In our days morality has ceased to be a matter of unquestionable certainty, and has been drawn into the wave of disintegration which is passing over our minds. This text appeals less to students and philosophers than to the cultured public at large.
by Milton Valentine - Scott, Foresman & Co. , 1900
This volume's object is to furnish for students and general readers a compendious view of the ethical facts and principles as the author believes them to be established by the best accredited knowledge and thought of our times.
General Introduction to Ethics
by William Kelley Wright - The Macmillan Company , 1929
The aim of this book is to present a comprehensive view of the different fields of Ethics of most importance for the understanding of the moral outlook and problems of our own time. The volume accordingly begins with Comparative Ethics.
by Desiderius Erasmus - The Merrymount Press , 1907
War was shocking to Erasmus alike on every side of his remarkably complex and sensitive nature. It was impious; it was inhuman; it was ugly; it was in every sense of the word barbarous, to one who before all things was a lover of civilization.
The Metaphysical Elements of Ethics
by Immanuel Kant - Arc Manor LLC , 2008
If there exists on any subject a philosophy (a system of rational knowledge based on concepts), then there must also be for this philosophy a system of pure rational concepts, independent of any condition of intuition, in other words, a metaphysics.
by Aristotle - eBooks@Adelaide , 2006
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 Viscount Samuel - Oxford University Press , 1945
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?
A Problem in Modern Ethics
by John Addington Symonds , 1896
In this work, Symonds argues against the belief that homosexuality is acquired. The book includes an historical survey of homosexuality, various modern theories as to its cause, and a section dealing with suggested amendments in legislation.
A Modern Theory of Ethics: A study of the Relations of Ethics and Psychology
by W. Olaf Stapledon - eBooks@Adelaide , 2009
The author has chosen to examine certain modern ethical theories (which themselves seek to embody what is best in ancient thought about the good), and these he has considered in relation with other contemporary movements of the mind.
Fundamental Principles of the Metaphysic of Morals
by Immanuel Kant - eBooks@Adelaide , 2004
How should human beings behave toward one another? How must we behave? One of the most influential thinkers of the Western civilization, Immanuel Kant elaborates upon and defends his understanding of the logical underpinnings of all human morality.
The Foundations of Morality
by Henry Hazlitt - Von Mises Institute , 1994
A philosophical work, in which the author grounds a policy of private property and free markets in an ethic of classical utilitarianism. Hazlitt writes on the relationship between economics and the good of society in general.
Justice and the Human Genome Project
by Timothy F. Murphy, Marc A. Lappé - University of California Press , 1994
This book's nine essays probe the potential social uses and abuses of detailed genetic information. Lucid and wide-ranging, these contributions will provoke discussion among bioethicists, legal scholars, and policy makers.
by Benedict de Spinoza - eBooks@Adelaide , 2009
Spinoza uses the methods of Euclid to describe a single entity, properly called both 'God' and 'Nature'. From this follow the identity of mind and body, the necessary causation of events and actions, and the illusory nature of free will.
A Treatise of Human Nature
by David Hume - Project Gutenberg , 2003
Useful far beyond the small circle of scholarly experts. The Treatise has a fair claim to be the most important philosophical text ever written in English. After more than 250 years, Hume is still at the front line of philosophical inquiry.
Genethics: Moral Issues in the Creation of People
by David Heyd - University of California Press , 1994
Unprecedented advances in medicine, genetic engineering, and demographic forecasting raise new questions that strain the categories and assumptions of traditional ethical theories. Heyd's approach resolves many paradoxes in intergenerational justice.
Democracy and Moral Development
by David L. Norton - University of California Press , 1995
At a time when politics and virtue seem less compatible than oil and water, Democracy and Moral Development shows how to bring the two together. Philosopher David Norton applies classical concepts of virtue to the premises of modern democracy.
Aristotle on the Goals and Exactness of Ethics
by Georgios Anagnostopoulos - University of California Press , 1994
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.