New PDF release: An Introduction to Moral Philosophy and Moral Education

By Robin Barrow

ISBN-10: 0203946227

ISBN-13: 9780203946220

ISBN-10: 0415421020

ISBN-13: 9780415421027

This publication provides and argues for an ethical idea which attracts on many of the significant theoretical positions to some extent, however it additionally spells out the bounds and limits of an ethical concept. In doing so, it exposes a few universal confusions and misunderstandings approximately morality, and offers a robust argument for a few undeniable truths with regards to the ethical sphere. Divided into 4 elements, the ebook covers the major concerns inside ethical philosophy: part one offers a lucid and robust account of the character and bounds of ethical idea, sharply distinguishing it from faith part two outlines a good ethical concept via exploring the defining rules of morality and the explanations for being ethical part three distinguishes ethical values from others equivalent to ecological, health and wellbeing and protection and sexual values part four is anxious with the results of our ethical realizing for ethical schooling. whereas this e-book concentrates on argument and ideas, a remark to every bankruptcy presents old context and modern reference issues. it is going to turn out a useful source for college students of either schooling and Philosophy.

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It is also worth pointing out that the basic idea that morality is connected with living well in a broad sense is very Greek. ) is not idle or throwaway. I am suggesting that truly amoral people, that is those without any moral sentiment or conscience at all, are both very few in number and to be classified as some kind of clinical aberration (though not necessarily therefore to be forgiven). The point of interest is that the vast majority of us, for practical purposes people in general, notwithstanding the divergences in our moral behaviour or our moral failings, share a basic moral understanding.

We are all clearly better off if in some areas we have some rules; granted that means that sometimes in following the rule we cause more grief than we might have done, nonetheless overall we are better off. e. not conducive to satisfaction and contentment), not to mention the fact that whether people do or do not tell the truth would be entirely dependent on their assessment of the consequences of their choice, and every misinformed choice would of course contribute to a decrease in the sum of happiness.

Aristotle has some interesting things to say about friendship in the Nicomachean Ethics, while the argument I introduce to the effect that it doesn’t make sense to presume that it doesn’t matter if you break a promise is Kantian in spirit. C. Smart and Bernard Williams Utilitarianism: For and Against, and on happiness see Robin Barrow Happiness, Elizabeth Telfer Happiness, and Nel Noddings Happiness and Education. There are hints of social contract theory as early as Plato’s Republic, but the key texts remain those already cited in the Commentary on the Introduction above, particularly those of Rousseau and Rawls.

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