1. Introduction

2. Ethical arguments

3. What makes morality possible

4. Moral language

5. Plato and the quest for justice

6. Aristotle and happiness

7. Aquinas and natural law

8. On what should morality be based?

9. Utilitarianism

10. Kant and moral choice

11. Morality and power

12. An existentialist approach

13. Situation ethics

14. Religion and ethics

15. Conscience

16. Virtue ethics

Postscript: Where do we go from here?




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Ethical TheoryEthical Theory

Thousands of students have successfully used the previous editions of this book. I have now self-published a new edition to make it available for everyone in a smaller format and a bargain price. It retains the same basic text, so that it may be used alongside of the previous edition.

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This title provides an overview of the major ethical theories found in Western Philosophy, with quotations from original sources, and examples of how the theories may be applied to a range of contemporary moral issues.

It aims to give students and others a sound background in ethical theory from which they can go on to deal with issues in applied ethics, with advice on what makes a good and persuasive ethical argument.

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