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The Ethics Toolkit A Compendium of Ethical Concepts and Methods,9781405132312

The Ethics Toolkit A Compendium of Ethical Concepts and Methods

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Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 8/13/2007
Publisher(s): Wiley-Blackwell
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Summary

The Ethics Toolkit provides an accessible and engaging compendium of concepts, theories, and strategies that encourage students and advanced readers to think critically about ethics so that they can engage intelligently in ethical study, thought, and debate. Written by the authors of the popular The Philosophers' Toolkit (Blackwell, 2001); Baggini is also a renowned print and broadcast journalist, and a prolific author of popular philosophy books Uses clear and accessible language appropriate for use both inside and beyond the classroom Enlivened through the use of real-world and hypothetical examples Cross-referencing of entries helps to connect and contrast ideas Features lists of prominent ethics organizations and useful websites Encourages readers to think critically about ethics and teaches them how to engage intelligently in ethical study, thought, and debate

Author Biography

Julian Baggini is editor and co-publisher of The Philosophers' Magazine. He is the author or co-author of over a dozen books on philosophy. His journalism also appears in newspapers and magazines such as the Guardian, Times Higher Education Supplement, and Times Educational Supplement. His PhD was awarded by University College London in 1996.

Peter S. Fosl is Professor of Philosophy at Transylvania University in Lexington, KY, and recipient of the 2006 Acorn Award for Kentucky's outstanding university teacher of the year. Educated at Bucknell University, Emory University, the London School of Economics, and the University of Edinburgh, Fosl is a contributing editor to The Philosophers' Magazine and co-editor of the Dictionary of Literary Biography volumes on British philosophers. He has published on Hume, skepticism, the philosophy of religion, and topics in the history of philosophy.

Table of Contents

The Grounds of Ethics
Aesthetics
Agency
Authority
Autonomy
Care
Character
Conscience
Evolution
Finitude
Flourishing
Harmony
Interest
Intuition
Merit
Natural Law
Need
Pain and Pleasure
Revelation
Rights
Sympathy
Tradition and History
Frameworks for Ethics
Consequentialism
Contractarianism
Cultural Critique
Deontological Ethics
Discourse Ethics
Divine Command
Egoism
Hedonism
Naturalism
Particularism
Perfectionism
Pragmatism
Rationalism
Relativism
Subjectivism
Virtue Ethics
Central Concepts in Ethics
Absolute/Relative
Act/Rule
Bad/Evil
Beneficence/Non-maleficence
Cause/Reason
Cognitivism/Non-cognitivism
Commission/Omission
Consent
Facts/Values
The Golden Mean
Honor/Shame
Individual/Collective
Injury
Intentions/Consequences
Internalism/Externalism
Intrinsic/Instrumental Value
Legal/Moral
Liberation/Oppression
Means/Ends
Metaethics/Normative Ethics
Moral Subjects/Moral Agents
Prudence
Public/Private
Stoic Cosmopolitanism
Assessment, Judgment and Critique
Alienation
Authenticity
Consistency
Counterexamples
Fairness
Fallacies
Impartiality and Objectivity
The "is/ought gap"
Justice and Lawfulness
Just War Theory
Paternalism
Proportionality
Reflective Equilibrium
Restoration
Sex and Gender
Speciesism
Thought Experiments
Universalizability
The Limits of Ethics
Akrasia
Amoralism
Bad Faith and Self-Deception
Casuistry and Rationalisation
Fallenness
False Consciousness
Free Will and Determinism
Moral Luck
Nihilism
Pluralism
Power
Radical Particularity
The Separateness of Persons
Skepticism
Standpoint
Supererogation
Tragedy
Appendix: Ethics
Resources
Name Index
Subject Index
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