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Theories of ethics

W. R. Werkmeister

Theories of ethics

a study in moral obligation.

by W. R. Werkmeister

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Published by Johnsen in Lincoln (Nebraska) .
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This book works well as an introduction into contemporary normative ethics and some meta-ethics (it's debates, theories, etc). My only criticism is that it seemed to be lacking on virtue ethics (this is probably intentional as perhaps the editor, a proponent of virtue ethics Cited by: Gordon Graham introduces the fundamental concepts that underpin ethics, such as relativism and objectivity, and then devotes his attention to each of the eight major theories of ethics: * egoism * hedonism * naturalism and virtue theory * existentialism * Kantianism * utilitarianism * contractualism * by: Theories of Ethics book.

Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. Theories of ethics book important essays Theories of ethics book leading thinkers center around two principal /5. ETHICAL THEORIES- A Book of Readings Edited by A.

MELDEN. Preface: MY ASSUMPTION, in preparing this volume of readings, has been that the most effective way in which an understanding of ethics or moral philosophy can be promoted is through a reading of the original source materials essays written by outstanding and representative : A.

Melden. About The Ethics of Theory. In The Ethics of Theory, Robert Doran offers the first broad assessment of the ethical challenges of Critical Theory across the Theories of ethics book and social sciences, calling into question the sharp dichotomy typically drawn between the theoretical and the ethical, the analytical and the prescriptive.

theories of ethics are all inherently flawed; ethics requires thoughtful evaluation, at least regarding underlying theories of reality. Another major polarity in ethical theories is universalism versus relativism.

Are there rules and values of ethics that universally apply to all humans, across all of history and all cultures?File Size: KB.

About Aristotle's Ethics. About Aristotle's. Ethics. Introduction. The Nicomachean Ethics, Aristotle's most important study of personal morality and the ends of human life, has for many centuries been a widely-read and influential book. Though written more than 2, years Theories of ethics book, it offers the modern reader many valuable insights into human needs and conduct.

Introduction to Ethics In the world today, “we are in the throes of a giant ethical leap that is essen- formal theories, approaches, and codes of conduct, such as codes that are devel-oped for professions and religions.

Ethics is an active process rather than a static In this book, some effort has been made to distinguish the words. Virtue ethics states that character matters above all else. Living an ethical life, or acting rightly, requires developing and demonstrating the virtues of courage, compassion, wisdom, and Theories of ethics book.

It also requires the avoidance of vices like greed, jealousy, and selfishness. Publisher’s Theories of ethics book Ethics: History, Theory, and Contemporary Issues, Sixth Edition, features fifty-nine selections organized into three parts, providing instructors with great flexibility in designing and teaching a variety of courses in moral philosophy.

Spanning 2, years of ethical theory, the first part, Historical Sources, ranges from ancient Greece to the twentieth century. Virtue ethics names a type of ethical theory that takes virtues of character, rather than individual actions or rules, as the most fundamental ethical concepts.

Moral virtues like honesty, courage, integrity, temperance and generosity are taken to be inherently good Theories of ethics book, then actions are evaluated based on whether they express those virtues.

SLIDE 3 – FORMS OF ETHICAL THEORIES For individuals, the ethical theory they employ for decision making guidance emphasizes aspects of an ethical dilemma important to them and leads them to the most ethically correct resolution according to the guidelines within the ethical theory itself.

Four broad categories of ethical theory include deontology, utilitarianism, rights, File Size: KB. However, the book covers only 4 major ethical theories: utilitarianism, deontology, virtue theory and natural law theory.

So, it misses social contractarianism, divine command theory, ethical relativism, and ethical egoism/5(4). Eight Theories Of Ethics book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. Is it possible to study ethics objectively, or are moral judgemen /5.

A BRIEF SUMMARY OF HISTORY OF ETHICS (Summarized from Short History of Ethics by Rogers, R.A.P., Mac Millan Books Firsted. Edinburgh) SHORT HISTORY OF ETHICS. The known history of pure ethics or ethics (moral) theories begin with ancient Greek philosophers (Sophists, Socrates, Socratic schools, Plato, Aristotle,File Size: 39KB.

Introduction to Ethical Studies An Open Source Reader Lee Archie John G. Archie. Ethics, How to Achieve Happiness. Ethics is the most important part of the Epicurus philosophy. Philosophy, says Epicurus, has to help man find happiness. And happiness is. Eight Theories of Ethics is a comprehensive introduction to the fundamental theories of ethics.

Gordon Graham begins by introducing fundamental issues that underpin the concept of ethics, such as relativism and objectivity, before introducing eight major theories: * Egoism * Hedonism * Naturalism and Virtue Theory * Existentialism * Kantianism * Utilitarianism * Contractualism * Authors: Gordon Graham, Durham University.

This book does a terrific job of explaining ethical dilemmas and various theories for solving supposed ethical conflicts. The Moral Quest: Foundations of Christian Ethics by Stanley Grenz. This is probably my favorite ethics text because it explains both the history of ancient approaches to ethics as well as introducing readers to the various.

Ethics is the branch of philosophy that deals with morality and how it shapes behavior. Different branches of the study of ethics look at where our views of morality come from and how they shape our everyday lives. There are four major ethical theories: deontology (or duty), utilitarianism, rights, and virtue.

W e suggest that including ethical theories in ethical decision making is an essential element of the process. We want to introduce Western ethical theories first and discuss how they may be applied to a counseling ethical dilemma.

The five Western theories that are addressed include virtue, natural law, utilitarian, respect for persons, and feminism/feminist ethics. Ethical theories Two types of ethical theories (i) Teleological theories Value based theories = An act is morally right if it promotes the good or what has value.

(a) Consequentialism (and utilitarianism) Whether an act is morally right depends solely on consequences or the goodness of consequences.

(b) Virtue ethics. Deontology brings together some of the most significant philosophical work on ethics, presenting canonical essays on core questions in moral philosophy. Edited and introduced by Stephen Darwall, these readings are essential for anyone interested in normative theory. With a helpful introduction by Stephen Darwall, examines key topics in deontological moral theory/5(3).

What are ethical theories. Different ways of determing right or wrong actions and way of thinking about ethical issues. Represents moral perspectives. Consequential theories.

Based on the outcomes of actions. Nonconsequential theories. Focuses on the reason & motives behind an action. The behavior is important, not what result it will produce. Traditionally, ethics referred to the philosophical study of morality, the latter being a more or less systematic set of beliefs, usually held in common by a group, about how people should also referred to particular philosophical theories of morality.

Later the term was applied to particular (and narrower) moral codes or value systems. Gordon Graham introduces the fundamental concepts that underpin ethics, such as relativism and objectivity, and then devotes his attention to each of the eight major theories of ethics:* egoism* hedonism* naturalism and virtue theory* existentialism* Kantianism* utilitarianism* contractualism* hout the book, Gordon Graham draws.

The text covers all relevant ethical areas and theories. It provides also a vast number of cases as examples of the theories explained.

Each chapter has theory and cases, making it very easy to use. Within the text, there is also links to other articles and videos. it is properly indexed and its organization is clear and intuitive/5(2).

The three competing approaches to ethical analysis are consequentialism, deontology, and virtue eth- In consequentialist ethics, the moral content of an action is determined by the real and.

Ethics or moral philosophy is a branch of philosophy that "involves systematizing, defending, and recommending concepts of right and wrong behavior." The field of ethics, along with aesthetics, concerns matters of value, and thus comprises the branch of philosophy called axiology.

Ethics seeks to resolve questions of human morality by defining concepts such as good and evil, right. Ethical Theories book. Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. This anthology features essays written by outstanding and represent 4/5. Theories of ethics. [W H Werkmeister] Book: All Authors / Contributors: W H Werkmeister.

Find more information about: OCLC Number: The emotive theory of ethics -- Emotive theory and disagreement in attitude -- Part II. Cognitive interpretations of moral phenomena -- Section 1 Teleological theories -- Introduction -- Psychological.

A Theory of Justice is a work of political philosophy and ethics by the philosopher John Rawls, in which the author addresses the problem of distributive justice (the socially just distribution of goods in a society). The theory uses an updated form of Kantian philosophy and a variant form of conventional social contract theory.

Rawls's theory of justice is fully a political theory Author: John Rawls. The main article for this category is Ethics. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Ethical theories. Pages in this category should be moved to subcategories where applicable.

This category may require frequent maintenance to avoid becoming too large. It should directly contain very few, if any, pages and should mainly contain subcategories. Aristotle was a Greek philosopher who lived around B.C.E.

He published Nicomachean Ethics, a series of books to present his ideas on ethics. Unlike the teleological ethics perspective that the. Moral Theory: An Introduction explores some of the most historically important and currently debated moral theories about the nature of the right and good.

Providing an introduction to moral theory that explains and critically examines the theories of such classical moral philosophers as Aristotle, Aquinas, Kant, Bentham, Mill, and Ross, this book acquaints.

Search the world's most comprehensive index of full-text books. My library. This book offers a comprehensive virtue ethics that breaks from the tradition of eudaimonistic virtue ethics. In developing a pluralistic view, it shows how different 'modes of moral response Author: Sarah Jane Banks.

Get this from a library. Theories of ethics. [Philippa Foot] -- The articles reprinted here centre round two topics [:] the nature of moral judgement, and the part played by social utility in determining right and wrong.-Introduction.

Deontological ethics is commonly contrasted to consequentialism, virtue ethics, and pragmatic ethics. In this terminology, action is more important than the consequences. The term "deontological" was first used to describe the current, specialised definition by C.

Broad in his book, Five Types of Ethical Theory. [4].