Eight Theories of Ethics

Routledge/Taylor and Francis Group (2004)

Gordon Graham
Durham University
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 * Religion The author brings often abstract issues to life by drawing on examples from the great moral philosophers, including Plato, Aristotle, Hume, Mill, Nietzsche, Kant and Sartre. Contemporary examples, such as Darwinism, debates over human nature, the environment and citizenship are given
Keywords Ethics
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Call number BJ1025.G675 2004
ISBN(s) 0415315891   0415315883   9780415315883   9780415315890  
DOI 10.1007/s10677-005-9005-3
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