"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.
Series: The Heritage Series in Philosophy. A system contains elements, in this case, an group of morals accepted into the system. Some subset of the moral group may allow a common principle of action to emerge under analysis
Series: The Heritage Series in Philosophy. Paperback: 208 pages. Some subset of the moral group may allow a common principle of action to emerge under analysis. The morality system may also start from a principle a priori from which separate morals then can be derived.
STUART RACHELS is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University .
STUART RACHELS is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Alabama. Stuart won the United States Chess Championship in 1989, at the age of 20, and he is a Bronze Life Master at bridge.
The Elements of Moral Philosophy is a 1986 ethics textbook by the philosophers James Rachels and Stuart Rachels
The Elements of Moral Philosophy is a 1986 ethics textbook by the philosophers James Rachels and Stuart Rachels. It explains a number of moral theories and topics, including cultural relativism, subjectivism, divine command theory, ethical egoism, social contract theory, utilitarianism, Kantian ethics, and deontology. The book uses real-life examples in explaining the theories.
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He revised the book three The Elements of Moral Philosophy, James Rachels, Stuart Rachels The Elements of Moral Philosophy, by James Rachels and Stuart Rachels, is an ethics textbook. He immediatly recommended The Elements of Moral Philosophy, legitimating his choice by saying it's a great start-off book for those who want to think more about such important problems and I read this when I had a quite deep interest in philosophy and ethics - why should I or shouldn't I think or act this or that way.
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). Bibliografische Informationen. The Elements of Moral Philosophy The heritage series in philosophy.
James Rachels and Stuart Rachels. The Elements of Moral Philosophy by James Rachels and Stuart Rachels is a best-selling text for undergraduate courses in ethics. Thirteen thought-provoking chapters introduce readers to major moral concepts and theories in philosophy through clear, understandable explanations and compelling discussions.
He revised the book three times, adding a chapter on "The Ethics of Virtue" in 1993 and a chapter on "Feminism and the Ethics of Care" in 1999.
Rachels is a sharp philosopher, as well as an interesting and lucid writer. to illustrate the theories he discusses. If you are teaching ethics at the college level and are looking for an introductory level text, suitable for students with no previous exposure to philosophy, this is the one - I know of none better.