Being Good

An Introduction to Ethics
Author: Simon Blackburn
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: N.A
Category: Philosophy
Page: 162
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In a companion volume to Think, a leading philosopher offers an eloquent study of ethics, discussing the philosophical arguments of Hume, Kant, Aristotle, and other thinkers regarding ethics and exploring its relevance in everyday human life.

Being Good

A Short Introduction to Ethics
Author: Simon Blackburn
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191647314
Category: Philosophy
Page: 172
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It is not only in our dark hours that scepticism, relativism, hypocrisy, and nihilism dog ethics. Whether it is a matter of giving to charity, or sticking to duty, or insisting on our rights, we can be confused, or be paralysed by the fear that our principles are groundless. Many are afraid that in a Godless world science has unmasked us as creatures fated by our genes to be selfish and tribalistic, or competitive and aggressive. Simon Blackburn, author of the best-selling Think, structures this short introduction around these and other threats to ethics. Confronting seven different objections to our self-image as moral, well-behaved creatures, he charts a course through the philosophical quicksands that often engulf us. Then, turning to problems of life and death, he shows how we should think about the meaning of life, and how we should mistrust the sound-bite sized absolutes that often dominate moral debates. Finally he offers a critical tour of the ways the philosophical tradition has tried to provide foundations for ethics, from Plato and Aristotle through to contemporary debates.

GOOD: an Introduction to Ethics in Graphic Design

Ethics of Graphic Design
Author: Lucienne Roberts
Publisher: AVA Publishing
ISBN: 2940373140
Category: Design
Page: 199
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Good: An Introduction to Ethics in Graphic Design is a detailed study of ethical practice in graphic design and other visual arts disciplines.

Denken

Die großen Fragen der Philosophie
Author: Simon Blackburn
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783863120511
Category:
Page: 260
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An Introduction to Kant's Ethics


Author: Roger J. Sullivan
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521467698
Category: Philosophy
Page: 183
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This is the most up-to-date, brief and accessible introduction to Kant's ethics available. It approaches the moral theory via the political philosophy, thus allowing the reader to appreciate why Kant argued that the legal structure for any civil society must have a moral basis. This approach also explains why Kant thought that our basic moral norms should serve as laws of conduct for everyone. The volume also includes a detailed commentary on Foundations of the Metaphysics of Morals, Kant's most widely studied work of moral philosophy.

Ethics

A Very Short Introduction
Author: Simon Blackburn
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0192804421
Category: Philosophy
Page: 139
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Our self-image as moral, well-behaved creatures is dogged by scepticism, relativism, hypocrisy, and nihilism, by the fear that in a Godless world science has unmasked us as creatures fated by our genes to be selfish and tribalistic, or competitive and aggressive. In this 'sparklingly clear' (Guardian) introduction to ethics Simon Blackburn tackles the major moral questions surrounding birth, death, happiness, desire and freedom, showing us how we should think about the meaning of life, and how we should mistrust the soundbite-sized absolutes that often dominate moral debates. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

An Introduction to Evolutionary Ethics


Author: Scott M. James
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444329529
Category: Philosophy
Page: 240
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Offering the first general introductory text to this subject, the timely Introduction to Evolutionary Ethics reflects the most up-to-date research and current issues being debated in both psychology and philosophy. The book presents students to the areas of cognitive psychology, normative ethics, and metaethics. The first general introduction to evolutionary ethics Provides a comprehensive survey of work in three distinct areas of research: cognitive psychology, normative ethics, and metaethics Presents the most up-to-date research available in both psychology and philosophy Written in an engaging and accessible style for undergraduates and the interested general reader Discusses the evolution of morality, broadening its relevance to those studying psychology

An Introduction to Buddhist Ethics

Foundations, Values and Issues
Author: Peter Harvey
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521556408
Category: Religion
Page: 478
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Systematic introduction to Buddhist ethics aimed at anyone interested in Buddhism.

An Introduction to Biblical Ethics

Walking in the Way of Wisdom
Author: Robertson McQuilkin,Paul Copan
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 0830828184
Category: Philosophy
Page: 669
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What should we do or not do? This comprehensive text on biblical ethics is completely revised, focusing on how we fulfill the purposes of God for our lives. New content includes discussions of living virtuously, ethical alternatives, bioethical issues, technology, helping the poor, animal rights, sexual ethics, and the media.

An Introduction to Jean-Yves Lacoste


Author: Joeri Schrijvers
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317181654
Category: Philosophy
Page: 216
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Introducing the thought of philosopher and theologian Jean-Yves Lacoste, this book provides an overview spanning Lacoste's earliest works on sacramentality to his latest work Etre en Danger (2011) in which Lacoste opens up the liturgical experience onto a spiritual experience of life. Schrijvers unfolds the logic of what Lacoste calls 'the liturgical experience' from its violent variety in Expérience et Absolu to the logic of love and love's possibility as it is developed in the later works. Throughout the book, the focus is on Lacoste's dialogue with Heidegger and through this his attempt to widen the scope of phenomenology to include the phenomenality of the divine.

An Introduction to Ethics


Author: John Deigh
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 113948690X
Category: Philosophy
Page: N.A
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This book examines the central questions of ethics through a study of theories of right and wrong that are found in the great ethical works of Western philosophy. It focuses on theories that continue to have a significant presence in the field. The core chapters cover egoism, the eudaimonism of Plato and Aristotle, act and rule utilitarianism, modern natural law theory, Kant's moral theory, and existentialist ethics. Readers will be introduced not only to the main ideas of each theory but to contemporary developments and defenses of those ideas. A final chapter takes up topics in meta-ethics and moral psychology. The discussions throughout draw the reader into philosophical inquiry through argument and criticism that illuminate the profundity of the questions under examination. Students will find this book to be a very helpful guide to how philosophical inquiry is undertaken as well as to what the major theories in ethics hold.

An Introduction to Mill's Utilitarian Ethics


Author: Henry R. West
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521535410
Category: Philosophy
Page: 216
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John Stuart Mill was the leading British philosopher of the nineteenth century and his famous essay Utilitarianism is the most influential statement of the philosophy of utilitarianism: that actions, laws, policies and institutions are to be evaluated by their utility or contribution to good or bad consequences. Henry West has written the most up-to-date and user-friendly introduction to utilitarianism available. The book serves as both a commentary to and interpretation of the text. It also defends Mill against his critics. An appendix reviews in detail the structure and arguments of Utilitarianism. This book is primarily intended as a textbook for students in philosophy assigned to read Utilitarianism but it should also prove helpful to students and professionals in other fields such as political science, history and economics.

Why It's Hard to be Good

An Introduction to Ethical Theory
Author: N.A
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities Social
ISBN: 9780767424097
Category: Philosophy
Page: 422
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'Why It's Hard to Be Good' is a text for the ethical theory and ethical problems course. Ideal for instructor's using primary source readings this text provides a foundation and basic understanding of ethics. Through the use of cartoons and humor Donald P

An Introduction to Radiography E-Book


Author: Suzanne Easton
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0080982492
Category: Medical
Page: 376
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This book provides an overview of all aspects of radiography for the practitioner. It is written to address the areas of practice of assistant practitioners and practitioners within the clinical environment. Areas covered range from ethics and communication, through to the physics of radiography and x-ray production, and specialist techniques. Anatomy, physiology and pathology are also covered, ensuring the text is a complete introduction to radiography. Each chapter covers key points and provides revision questions (with answers) and recommended reading for exploring the chapter topic in more depth. Very structured text with clear headings and relevance to practice indicated throughout Chapter style will enable students to dip into text to find relevant information as an aid to revision Set of revision questions at end of each chapter All contributors currently teach Assistant Practitioners and student radiographers

Introduction to Ethical Theories

A Procedural Approach
Author: Douglas Birsch
Publisher: Waveland Press
ISBN: 1478611553
Category: Philosophy
Page: 246
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In this accessible and enlightening work, Birsch introduces the main ethical theories in Western philosophy using a procedural approach that enables readers to make ethical evaluations of cases and issues. This novel treatment provides a well-rounded overview of each theoretical approach and attempts to refute the widely held opinion that there are no correct solutions to moral problems.

An Introduction to Business Ethics


Author: George D. Chryssides,John H. Kaler
Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA
ISBN: 9781861523563
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 585
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An Introduction to Business Ethics explores the issues of individual and corporate responsibility in business, and integrates many contemporary and classic readings with the text. The book has a cross-cultural approach and case studies are used throughout.

An Introduction to Biblical Ethics


Author: David W. Jones
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
ISBN: 1433669692
Category: Religion
Page: 226
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An introductory text explaining the nature, relevancy, coherency, and structure of the moral law as revealed throughout the Bible, with discussion of the Ten Commandments as a moral rubric and a subsequent application of each commandment to Christian living.