An Introduction to Moral Philosophy and Moral Education
By (author) Robin Barrow
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Introduction to Moral Philosophy and Moral Education by Robin Barrow
Book DescriptionThis book presents and argues for a moral theory which draws on most of the major theoretical positions to some degree, but it also spells out the limits and boundaries of a moral theory. In doing so, it exposes a number of common confusions and misunderstandings about morality, and presents a strong argument for some indisputable truths in relation to the moral sphere. Divided into four parts, the book covers the key issues within moral philosophy: * part one provides a lucid and powerful account of the nature and limits of moral theory, sharply distinguishing it from religion * part two outlines a positive moral theory by exploring the defining principles of morality and the reasons for being moral * part three distinguishes moral values from others such as ecological, health and safety and sexual values * part four is concerned with the implications of our moral understanding for moral education. While this book concentrates on argument and ideas, a commentary to each chapter provides historical context and contemporary reference points. It will prove an invaluable resource for students of both Education and Philosophy.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415421034
(216mm x 138mm x mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 13-Jul-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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In this book, first published in 1991, the author Dr Robin Barrow adopts the view that utilitarianism is the most coherent and persuasive ethical theory we have and argues in favour of a specific form of rule-utilitarianism. This book will be of interest to students of philosophy.
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