The Fundamentals of Ethics

The Fundamentals of Ethics
Author: Russ Shafer-Landau
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2017-06-21
ISBN 10: 9780190631390
ISBN 13: 0190631392
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Fundamentals of Ethics Book Review:

In The Fundamentals of Ethics, Fourth Edition, author Russ Shafer-Landau employs a uniquely engaging writing style to introduce students to the essential ideas of moral philosophy. Offering more comprehensive coverage of the good life, normative ethics, and metaethics than any other text of its kind, this book also addresses issues that are often omitted from other texts, such as the doctrine of doing and allowing, the doctrine of double effect, ethical particularism, the desire-satisfaction theory of well-being, moral error theory, and Ross's theory of prima facie duties. Shafer-Landau carefully reconstructs and analyzes dozens of arguments in depth, at a level that is understandable to students with no prior philosophical background. Ideal for courses in introductory ethics and contemporary moral problems, this book can be used as a stand-alone text or with the author's companion reader, The Ethical Life: Fundamental Readings in Ethics and Moral Problems, Fourth Edition.

Living Ethics

Living Ethics
Author: Russ Shafer-Landau
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 720
Release: 2018
ISBN 10: 9780190272197
ISBN 13: 0190272198
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Living Ethics Book Review:

Living Ethics is an ideal all-in-one resource for courses in introduction to ethics and contemporary moral problems. In this hybrid textbook/reader, moral theory and contemporary moral issues are brought to life with a comprehensive and balanced set of readings, uniquely engaging explanations,and clear analysis of arguments.

A Concise Introduction to Ethics

A Concise Introduction to Ethics
Author: Russ Shafer-Landau
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2019-07-08
ISBN 10: 9780190058173
ISBN 13: 019005817X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


A Concise Introduction to Ethics Book Review:

A Concise Introduction to Ethics offers a condensed and exceptionally well-written introduction to the essential moral theories. Based on Russ Shafer-Landau's best-selling primer on ethical theory, The Fundamentals of Ethics, this briefer volume retains the longer one's content advantage over competing books by addressing issues that other texts omit, including the good life (value theory), natural law, and prima facie duties. It also incorporates discussion questions and case studies at the end of each chapter, giving students the opportunity to apply ethical theories to real-world moral problems. A perfect companion to Shafer-Landau's anthology, The Ethical Life, this volume's compact size and low price make A Concise Introduction to Ethics an ideal complement to any course where it is important that students understand moral theories.

The Ethical Life

The Ethical Life
Author: N.A
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2020
ISBN 10: 9780190058258
ISBN 13: 0190058250
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Ethical Life Book Review:

"A compact yet thorough collection of readings in ethical theory and contemporary moral problems - at the best price"--

The Ethical Life

The Ethical Life
Author: Russ Shafer-Landau
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 489
Release: 2014-06-30
ISBN 10: 9780199997275
ISBN 13: 0199997276
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Ethical Life Book Review:

This text is a collection of primary source materials in ethics covering the major themes of moral philosophy. Featuring forty classical and contemporary readings divided into four parts-Value Theory, Normative Ethics, Metaethics, and Moral Problems-it introduces students to ethical theory and a wide range of moral issues. Designed as a companion reader to Russ Shafer-Landau's textbook, The Fundamentals of Ethics, Third Edition, this volume is also comprehensive enough to be used on its own.

Sustaining Social Inclusion

Sustaining Social Inclusion
Author: Beth R. Crisp,Ann Taket
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 338
Release: 2020-04-23
ISBN 10: 1000057135
ISBN 13: 9781000057133
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Sustaining Social Inclusion Book Review:

Sustaining Social Inclusion is the third book in a series on social exclusion and social inclusion. It explores what different understandings of sustainability mean in respect of social inclusion in the variety of fields that deal with human health and well-being. The book is global in its scope, with chapters relating to socially inclusive health and social welfare practice internationally. This book is divided into seven parts: Introduction; Sustainable policies for promoting social inclusion; Sustaining programmes which support social inclusion; Sustaining organisations which promote social inclusion; Sustainable social inclusion outcomes; Sustainable social development; and Conclusions. It examines how social inclusion can be sustained in the long-term when funding tends to be time-limited. This research-based book is relevant to a wide range of different readerships globally. It addresses issues of concern for those engaged in debates about the provision of health, social welfare, and other public services. Sustaining Social Inclusion will be of interest to academics, policy makers, and practitioners in a wide range of fields, including public health, health promotion, health sciences, history, medicine, philosophy, disability studies, social work, social policy, sociology, and urban planning.

Roboethics

Roboethics
Author: Spyros G. Tzafestas
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 204
Release: 2015-07-27
ISBN 10: 3319217143
ISBN 13: 9783319217147
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Roboethics Book Review:

This volume explores the ethical questions that arise in the development, creation and use of robots that are capable of semiautonomous or autonomous decision making and human-like action. It examines how ethical and moral theories can and must be applied to address the complex and critical issues of the application of these intelligent robots in society. Coverage first presents fundamental concepts and provides a general overview of ethics, artificial intelligence and robotics. Next, the book studies all principal ethical applications of robots, namely medical, assistive, socialized and war roboethics. It looks at such issues as robotic surgery, children-robot and elderly-robot therapeutical/social interactions and the use of robots, especially autonomous lethal ones, in warfare. In addition, a chapter also considers Japanese roboethics as well as key intercultural and robot legislation issues. Overall, readers are provided with a thorough investigation into the moral responsibility (if any) of autonomous robots when doing harm. This volume will serve as an ideal educational source in engineering and robotics courses as well as an introductory reference for researchers in the field.

Ethics

Ethics
Author: Julia Driver
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2013-05-20
ISBN 10: 1118697278
ISBN 13: 9781118697276
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Ethics Book Review:

Ethics: The Fundamentals explores core ideas and argumentsin moral theory by introducing students to different philosophicalapproaches to ethics, including virtue ethics, Kantian ethics,divine command theory, and feminist ethics. The first volume in the new Fundamentals of Philosophyseries. Presents lively, real-world examples and thoughtful discussionof key moral philosophers and their ideas. Constitutes an excellent resource for readers coming to thesubject of ethics for the first time.

Whatever Happened to Good and Evil?

Whatever Happened to Good and Evil?
Author: Russ Shafer-Landau
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 150
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 9780195168730
ISBN 13: 0195168739
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Whatever Happened to Good and Evil? Book Review:

This is a brief introduction to ethics, with a point of view. The book addresses "meta-ethical" questions that go beyond what most introductory ethics books address, which are "normative" theories (egoism, utilitarianism, etc.) and "applied" ethics (abortion, capital punishment, etc.).

Doing Philosophy

Doing Philosophy
Author: Joel Feinberg,Russ Shafer-Landau
Publsiher: Nelson Education
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2007-03-06
ISBN 10: 1111799962
ISBN 13: 9781111799960
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Doing Philosophy Book Review:

Clear and concise, this brief text is designed to assist introductory philosophy students who have no prior experience in writing philosophy papers. Contents include topic selection, outlines, drafts, proper and improper quotation, argument development and evaluation, principles of good writing, style, criteria for grading student papers, and a review of common grammatical and dictional errors. In addition, the book devotes several chapters to basic concepts in logic, which have proven invaluable for philosophy students in the course of critically considering and writing about the ideas and arguments they encounter. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Autonomy, Rationality, and Contemporary Bioethics

Autonomy, Rationality, and Contemporary Bioethics
Author: Jonathan Pugh
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2020-04
ISBN 10: 0198858582
ISBN 13: 9780198858584
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Autonomy, Rationality, and Contemporary Bioethics Book Review:

This is an open access title available under the terms of a CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 International licence. It is free to read at Oxford Scholarship Online and offered as a free PDF download from OUP and selected open access locations. Personal autonomy is often lauded as a key value in contemporary Western bioethics. Though the claim that there is an important relationship between autonomy and rationality is often treated as uncontroversial in this sphere, there is also considerable disagreement about how we should cash out the relationship. In particular, it is unclear whether a rationalist view of autonomy can be compatible with legal judgments that enshrine a patient's right to refuse medical treatment, regardless of whether the reasons underpinning the choice are known and rational, or indeed whether they even exist. Jonathan Pugh brings recent philosophical work on the nature of rationality to bear on the question of how we should understand personal autonomy in contemporary bioethics. In doing so, he develops a new framework for thinking about the concept of autonomy, one that is grounded in an understanding of the different roles that rational beliefs and rational desires have to play in it. Pugh's account allows for a deeper understanding of d the relationship between our freedom to act and our capacity to decide autonomously. His rationalist perspective is contrasted with other prominent accounts of autonomy in bioethics, and the revisionary implications it has for practical questions in biomedicine are also outlined.

The Rejection of Consequentialism

The Rejection of Consequentialism
Author: Samuel Scheffler
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1994-08-11
ISBN 10: 0191040169
ISBN 13: 9780191040160
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Rejection of Consequentialism Book Review:

In contemporary philosophy, substantive moral theories are typically classified as either consequentialist or deontological. Standard consequentialist theories insist, roughly, that agents must always act so as to produce the best available outcomes overall. Standard deontological theories, by contrast, maintain that there are some circumstances where one is permitted but not required to produce the best overall results, and still other circumstances in which one is positively forbidden to do so. Classical utilitarianism is the most familiar consequentialist view, but it is widely regarded as an inadequate account of morality. Although Professor Scheffler agrees with this assessment, he also believes that consequentialism seems initially plausible, and that there is a persistent air of paradox surrounding typical deontological views. In this book, therefore, he undertakes to reconsider the rejection of consequentialism. He argues that it is possible to provide a rationale for the view that agents need not always produce the best possible overall outcomes, and this motivates one departure from consequentialism; but he shows that it is surprisingly difficult to provide a satisfactory rationale for the view that there are times when agents must not produce the best possible overall outcomes. He goes on to argue for a hitherto neglected type of moral conception, according to which agents are always permitted, but not always required, to produce the best outcomes.

Whatever Happened to Good and Evil?

Whatever Happened to Good and Evil?
Author: Russ Shafer-Landau
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 150
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 9780195168730
ISBN 13: 0195168739
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Whatever Happened to Good and Evil? Book Review:

This is a brief introduction to ethics, with a point of view. The book addresses "meta-ethical" questions that go beyond what most introductory ethics books address, which are "normative" theories (egoism, utilitarianism, etc.) and "applied" ethics (abortion, capital punishment, etc.).

Utilitarianism

Utilitarianism
Author: John Stuart Mill
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 149
Release: 1887
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105020092826
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Utilitarianism Book Review:

Moral Uncertainty

Moral Uncertainty
Author: William MacAskill,Krister Bykvist,Toby Ord
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2020-03-12
ISBN 10: 0198722273
ISBN 13: 9780198722274
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Moral Uncertainty Book Review:

How should we make decisions when we're uncertain about what we ought, morally, to do? Decision-making in the face of fundamental moral uncertainty is underexplored terrain: MacAskill, Bykvist, and Ord argue that there are distinctive norms by which it is governed, and which depend on the nature of one's moral beliefs.

Roboethics

Roboethics
Author: Spyros G. Tzafestas
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 204
Release: 2015-07-27
ISBN 10: 3319217143
ISBN 13: 9783319217147
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Roboethics Book Review:

This volume explores the ethical questions that arise in the development, creation and use of robots that are capable of semiautonomous or autonomous decision making and human-like action. It examines how ethical and moral theories can and must be applied to address the complex and critical issues of the application of these intelligent robots in society. Coverage first presents fundamental concepts and provides a general overview of ethics, artificial intelligence and robotics. Next, the book studies all principal ethical applications of robots, namely medical, assistive, socialized and war roboethics. It looks at such issues as robotic surgery, children-robot and elderly-robot therapeutical/social interactions and the use of robots, especially autonomous lethal ones, in warfare. In addition, a chapter also considers Japanese roboethics as well as key intercultural and robot legislation issues. Overall, readers are provided with a thorough investigation into the moral responsibility (if any) of autonomous robots when doing harm. This volume will serve as an ideal educational source in engineering and robotics courses as well as an introductory reference for researchers in the field.

Foundations of Ethics

Foundations of Ethics
Author: Russ Shafer-Landau,Terence Cuneo
Publsiher: Wiley-Blackwell
Total Pages: 520
Release: 2006-10-02
ISBN 10: 9781405129527
ISBN 13: 1405129522
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Foundations of Ethics Book Review:

A substantial collection of seminal articles, Foundations of Ethics covers all of the major issues in metaethics. Covers all of the major issues in metaethics including moral metaphysics, epistemology, moral psychology, and philosophy of language. Provides an unparalleled offering of primary sources and expert commentary for students of ethical theory. Includes seminal essays by ethicists such as G.E. Moore, Simon Blackburn, Gilbert Harman, Christine Korsgaard, Michael Smith, Bernard Williams, Jonathan Dancy, and many other leading figures of ethical theory.

The Elements of Moral Philosophy

The Elements of Moral Philosophy
Author: James Rachels
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 169
Release: 1986
ISBN 10: 9780877224051
ISBN 13: 0877224056
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Elements of Moral Philosophy Book Review:

Socrates said that moral philosophy deals with 'no small matter, but how we ought to live'. Beginning with a minimum conception of what morality is, the author offers discussions of the most important ethical theories. He includes treatments of such topics as cultural relativism, ethical subjectivism, psychological egoism, and ethical egoism.

The Morality of Defensive Force

The Morality of Defensive Force
Author: Jonathan Quong
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2020-03-05
ISBN 10: 0198851103
ISBN 13: 9780198851103
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Morality of Defensive Force Book Review:

When is it morally permissible to engage in self-defense or the defense of others? Jonathan Quong defends a variety of novel ideas in this book about the morality of defensive force, providing an original philosophical account of the central moral principles that should regulate its use. We cannot understand the morality of defensive force, he reasons, until we ask and answer deeper questions about how the use of defensive force fits with a more general account of justice and moral rights. In developing this stance, Quong presents new views on liability, proportionality, and necessity. He argues that self-defense can sometimes be justified on the basis of an agent-relative prerogative to give greater weight to one's own life and interests, contrary to the dominant view in the literature. Additionally Quong develops a novel conception of individual rights against harm. Unlike some, who believe that our rights against harm are fact-relative, he argues that our rights against being harmed by others must, in certain respects, be sensitive to the evidence that others can reasonably be expected to possess. The book concludes with Quong's extended defense of the means principle, a principle that prohibits harmfully using other persons' bodies or other rightful property unless those persons are duty bound to permit this use or have otherwise waived their claims against such use.

Would You Eat Your Cat?: Key Ethical Conundrums and What They Tell You About Yourself

Would You Eat Your Cat?: Key Ethical Conundrums and What They Tell You About Yourself
Author: Jeremy Stangroom
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2012-11-19
ISBN 10: 0393344622
ISBN 13: 9780393344622
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Would You Eat Your Cat?: Key Ethical Conundrums and What They Tell You About Yourself Book Review:

Are you authoritarian or libertarian? Are we morally obligated to end the world? And just what’s wrong with eating your cat? Would You Eat Your Cat? challenges you to examine these and many other philosophical questions. This unique collection of classic and modern problems and paradoxes is guaranteed to test your preconceptions. Jeremy Stangroom creates contemporary versions of famous dilemmas that explore the morality of suicide and the ethics of retribution. He then delves into the background of each conundrum in detail and helps you discover what your responses reveal about yourself with a unique morality barometer. Are you ready to have your best ideas confronted and your ethical foundations shaken? If so, then Would You Eat Your Cat? is the book for you.