Good Life: Options in Ethics Burton F. Porter

ISBN: 9781282496781

Published: April 12th 2010

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265 pages


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Good Life: Options in Ethics  by  Burton F. Porter

Good Life: Options in Ethics by Burton F. Porter
April 12th 2010 | ebook | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 265 pages | ISBN: 9781282496781 | 3.47 Mb

A primer in ethics focusing on ultimate aims in living as proposed throughout philosophic history. Preliminary chapters cover the relation between ethics and science, religion, and psychology, as well as the challenge of relativism and determinism.MoreA primer in ethics focusing on ultimate aims in living as proposed throughout philosophic history. Preliminary chapters cover the relation between ethics and science, religion, and psychology, as well as the challenge of relativism and determinism.

The central section explores the ethical theories of hedonism, from the Greeks to the Utilitarians- self-realization, both of the individual and of our humanness, naturalism, including the Stoics and Transcendentalists- evolutionism as presented by both Darwin and Spencer- the ethic of duty of Immanuel Kant- religious systems including Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and Buddhism- virtue ethics in traditional and feminist forms- and existentialism from Nietzsche to Sartre. At various points, key concepts are introduced such as egoism and altruism, hard and soft determinism, deontology vs.

teleology, and act and rule approaches to ethics. In addition, the standard of reasonableness is discussed as a means of evaluating the ethical options.



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