Moral Theory: An Introduction

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Providing an introduction to moral theory that explains and critically examines the theories of such classical moral philosophers as Aristotle, Aquinas, Kant, Bentham, Mill, and Ross, this book acquaints students with the work of contemporary moral philosophers.

All of the book's chapters have been revised in light of recent work in moral by: Moral Theory: An Introduction explores some of the most historically important and currently debated moral theories about the nature of the right and good.

Providing an introduction to moral theory that explains and critically examines the theories of such classical moral philosophers as Aristotle, Aquinas, Kant, Bentham, Mill, and Ross, this book acquaints students with the work.

Providing an introduction to moral theory that explains and critically examines the theories of such classical moral philosophers as Aristotle, Aquinas, Kant, Bentham, Mill, and Ross, this book acquaints students with the work of contemporary moral philosophers.

All of the book's chapters have been revised in light Moral Theory: An Introduction book recent work in moral theory/5(17). A relatively exhaustive, engaging, and approachable introduction to moral theory. I found Timmons' discussions often illuminating, though at times I disagreed with the conclusions he reached.

Overall I feel much more prepared to delve into more advanced and specific studies in morality after this read and as such I found the book was rather /5. Providing an introduction to moral theory that explains and critically examines the theories of such classical moral philosophers as Aristotle, Aquinas, Kant, Bentham, Mill, and Ross, this book acquaints students with the work of contemporary moral philosophers.

All of the book's chapters have been revised in light of recent work in moral theory. After introducing students in the first chapter to some of Moral Theory: An Introduction book main aims and methods of evaluating a moral theory, the remaining chapters are devoted to an examination of various moral theories including the divine command theory, moral relativism, natural law theory, Kant\'s moral theory, moral pluralism, virtue ethics, and moral particularism.

Providing an introduction to moral theory that explains and critically examines the theories of such classical moral philosophers as Aristotle, Aquinas, Kant, Bentham, Mill, and Ross, this book acquaints students with the work of contemporary moral philosophers.

Moral Theory covers eight theories of right conduct: divine command theory, relativism, natural law theory, utilitarianism, Kantianism, Rossianism, virtue ethics, and particularism. Ethical egoism and social contract theory – two approaches commonly covered in ethics textbooks – receive no treatment.

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After introducing students in the first chapter to some of the main aims and methods of evaluating a moral theory, the remaining chapters are devoted to an examination of various moral theories including the divine command theory, Authors: Mark Timmons, University of Arizona. Providing an introduction to moral theory that explains and critically examines the theories of such classical moral philosophers as Aristotle, Aquinas, Kant, Bentham, Mill, and Ross, this book acquaints students with the work of contemporary moral philosophers.

All of the book's chapters have been revised in light of recent work in moral theory/5(15). Moral Theory: An Introduction explores some of the most historically important and currently debated moral theories about the nature of the right and good.

Providing an introduction to ng may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. pages. "Moral Theory: An Introduction" by Mark Timmons is an introduction to normative ethics. After explaining what makes for a good moral theory, Timmons covers the divine command theory, moral relativism, the natural law theory, utilitarianism, Kant's moral theory, moral pluralism, virtue ethics and moral by:   Providing an introduction to moral theory that explains and critically examines the theories of such classical moral philosophers as Aristotle, Aquinas, Kant, Bentham, Mill, and Ross, this book acquaints students with the work of contemporary moral philosophers.

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What is a substantive moral theory. The chapter begins with an answer to this question—one that requires us to distinguish between different kinds of justification in ethics.

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A criticism of consequentialist theory is that it is so concerned with ends that it may overlook the moral importance of means - the ways in which the ends or goals are achieved. Deontological theory uses rules rather than consequences to justify an action or policy. The best-known deontological theory is that of Immanuel Kant in the 18th Size: 36KB.

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