The Elements of Moral Philosophy


  • Author : James Rachels
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1986
  • ISBN : 9780877224051
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Socrates said that moral philosophy deals with 'no small matter, but how we ought to live'. Beginning with a minimum conception of what morality is, the author offers discussions of the most important ethical theories. He includes treatments of such topics as cultural relativism, ethical subjectivism, psychological egoism, and ethical egoism.

The Elements of Moral Philosophy


  • Author : James Rachels
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1999
  • ISBN :
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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 Elements of Moral Philosophy


  • Author : James Rachels,Stuart Rachels
  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
  • Release : 2009-02-27
  • ISBN : 9780073386713
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Firmly established as the standard text for undergraduate courses in ethics, this concise, lively book takes the reader on an in-depth tour of the major moral theories, always illustrating abstract ideas with concrete examples. Separate, self-contained chapters examine such theories as Egoism, Kantianism, Utilitarianism, Virtue Ethics, and the Social Contract Theory. Through this conceptual framework, the text addresses timely and provocative issues, including abortion, racism, euthanasia, poverty, marijuana, homosexuality, the death penalty, and vegetarianism. The text's versatility makes it an ideal choice for use not only in ethical theory courses, but also in applied ethics courses of all kinds.

The Elements of Moral Philosophy


  • Author : James Rachels
  • Publisher : Random House (NY)
  • Release : 1986-01-01
  • ISBN : 9780394356082
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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.

Elements of Moral Philosophy


  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1825
  • ISBN :
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Elements of Moral Philosophy


  • Author : Daniel Dewar
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1826
  • ISBN :
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

The Elements of Ethics


  • Author : George Edward Moore
  • Publisher : Temple University Press
  • Release : 1991
  • ISBN : 9781592131945
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

This volume contains a series of ten unpublished lectures that were presented by Moore, one of the most prominent 20th century philosophers.

The Elements of Moral Philosophy, in Three Books with a Brief Account of the Nature, Progress, and Origin of Philosophy


  • Author : David Fordyce
  • Publisher : Natural Law and Enlightenment
  • Release : 2003
  • ISBN :
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Though little known today, David Fordyce was an important figure in the Scottish Enlightenment and closely associated with liberal Dissenters in England. His Elements of Moral Philosophy was a notable contribution to the curriculum in moral philosophy and a widely circulated text in moral philosophy in the second half of the eighteenth century. It was first published as part of a comprehensive textbook system in 1748 and as a separate book in 1754. It is the latter that is now being reissued. The significance of The Elements is evidenced by the fact that it was included practically verbatim in the first edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica (1771). A Brief Account, Fordyce’s opening lectures to his Marischal class of 1743/44, has never before been published. David Fordyce (1711-1751) taught at Marischal College, Aberdeen. Thomas D. Kennedy is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Valparaiso University. Knud Haakonssen is Professor of Intellectual History and Director of the Centre for Intellectual History at the University of Sussex, England.

Looseleaf for The Elements of Moral Philosophy


  • Author : Stuart Rachels,James Rachels
  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill Education
  • Release : 2018-03-19
  • ISBN : 9781260212969
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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 Legacy of Socrates


  • Author : Stuart Rachels
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release : 2007
  • ISBN : 9780231138444
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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 morality and reason, the duty to relieve both human and animal suffering, the independence of morality from religion, the rejection of relativism and egoism, and the role of ethics in a democratic society. Rachels offers an argument for vegetarianism, examines a controversial case involving a surrogate mother, and speculates on the ethics of political killing. Other essays range from Rachels's interpretation of Nietzsche's philosophy to his appreciation of movies. Rachels was a strong believer in the ability of moral philosophy to improve our lives. This collection, which brings these important works together for the first time, is a testament to both the value of moral philosophy in understanding our world and the richness of Rachels's contributions to this understanding.