Understanding Ethics: An Introduction to Moral Theory
Understanding Ethics: An Introduction to Moral Theory
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Edinburgh University Press

Understanding Ethics: An Introduction to Moral Theory

Torbjorn Tannsjo

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9780748682256

 

How can we find true or reasonable moral principles to live our everyday lives by? Torbjörn Tännsjö presents 7 radically different moral theories, each of which attempts to provide the ultimate answer to the question of what we ought to do and why. He carefully describes each theory, showing how it works in practice, critically assessing it and putting it into its historical perspective.

 

Contents:

 

1. Practical and normative ethics

2. Utilitarianism

3. Egoism and contractualism

4. Deontological ethics

5. Moral rights

6. Virtue ethics

7. Feminist ethics

8. Environmental ethics

9. What are we to believe?