The Elements of Moral Philosophy (The Heritage Series in Philosophy) by James Rachels
The Elements of Moral Philosophy (The Heritage Series in Philosophy)
Author: James Rachels
Title: The Elements of Moral Philosophy (The Heritage Series in Philosophy)
ISBN10: 0070510989
ISBN13: 978-0070510982
Format: .PDF .EPUB .FB2
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Publisher: Mcgraw-Hill College; 2nd edition (January 1994)
Language: English
Size pdf: 1437 kb
Size epub: 1251 kb
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"The Elements of Moral Philosophy", 2/e, offers an introduction to the major philosophical theories of morality, explaining why each theory has been accepted by some thinkers but rejected by others. To illustrate the theories, and to reveal their implications, important issues such as abortion, euthanasia, the treatment of non-human animals and famine relief are discussed in depth. With the second edition comes a new chapter on virtue ethics, a section on the Prisoner's Dilemma in the chapter on social contrast theory, and an updated case study on Baby Jane Doe.