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Theories of ethics

Graham, Gordon

Theories of ethics

an introduction to moral philosophy with a selection of classic readings

by Graham, Gordon

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Published by Routledge in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Ethics

  • Edition Notes

    StatementGordon Graham
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBJ1025 .G69 2011
    The Physical Object
    Paginationx, 388 p. ;
    Number of Pages388
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24902618M
    ISBN 109780415999465, 9780415999472, 9780203835128
    LC Control Number2010024808

    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.


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Theories of ethics by Graham, Gordon Download PDF EPUB FB2

Theories of Ethics offers a comprehensive survey of the major schools and figures in moral philosophy, from Socrates to the present day. Written entirely in non-technical language, it aims to be introductory without being elementary, so that readers may quickly engage with selected readings from classic by: 1.

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. These important essays by 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 humanities 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 ago, 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 temperance. It also requires the avoidance of vices like greed, jealousy, and selfishness. Publisher’s description: 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 first, 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.