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Rachels's two-volume Ethical Theory provides a comprehensive overview of contemporary moral philosophy, reprinting classic and contemporary articles, including many that are not otherwise readily available. Each volume contains a clearly written, substantial introduction that guides the beginner through the intricacies of the subject. Ethical Theory 1 deals with the question of objectivity in ethics and the viability of moral realism, focusing on what moral judgments mean, whether morality can be objective, and whether there are any such things as moral facts. It includes a clearly written, substantial, and critical introduction guiding the beginner through the intricacies of the subject.

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Rachels's two-volume Ethical Theory provides a comprehensive overview of contemporary moral philosophy, reprinting classic and contemporary articles, including many that are not otherwise readily available. Each volume contains a clearly written, substantial introduction that guides the beginner through the intricacies of the subject.

About the Author

James Rachels is University Professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He is the author of Moral Problems (1990), Created for Animals: The Moral Implications of Darwinism (1991), and The Elements of Moral Philosophy (1993).

Table of Contents

Introduction, James Rachels

1. Science and Ethics, Bertrand Russell

2. The Conception of Intrinsic Value, G. E. Moore

3. The Nature of Ethical Disagreement, Charles L. Stevenson

4. A Moral Argument, R. M. Hare

5. How to Derive Ought from Is, John Searle

6. The Subjectivity of Values, J. L. Mackie

7. Ethics and Observation, Gilbert Harman

8. Value, Thomas Nagel

9. Truth, Invention, and the Meaning of Life, David Wiggins

10. Ethics and the Fabric of the World, Bernard Williams

11. Moral Explanations, Nicholas Sturgeon

12. Values and Secondary Qualities, John McDowell

13. Two Conceptions of Moral Realism, Jonathan Dancy

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780198751922
Editor:
Rachels, James
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Editor:
Rachels, James
Author:
Rachels, James
Author:
null, James
Subject:
Ethics & Moral Philosophy
Subject:
Ethics
Subject:
Philosophy | Ethics
Subject:
Moral Philosophy
Subject:
Philosophy | Ethics and Moral Philosophy
Subject:
PHILOSOPHY / Ethics & Moral Philosophy
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Oxford Readings in Philosophy (Paperback)
Series Volume:
2-Part Volume: Part
Publication Date:
19980831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
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Language:
English
Illustrations:
84 halftones and line illus.
Pages:
256
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7.92x5.28x.58 in. .69 lbs.

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