By (author) Shelly Kagan
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Normative Ethics by Shelly Kagan
Book DescriptionProviding a thorough introduction to current philosophical views on morality, Normative Ethics examines an act's rightness or wrongness in light of such factors as consequences, harm, and consent. Shelly Kagan offers a division between moral factors and theoretical foundations that reflects the actual working practices of contemporary moral philosophers.The first half of the book presents a systematic survey of the basic normative factors, focusing on controversial questions concerning the precise content of each factor, its scope and significance, and its relationship to other factors. The second half of the book then examines the competing theories about the foundations of normative ethics, theories that attempt to explain why the basic normative factors have the moral significance that they do.Intended for upper-level or graduate students of philosophy, this book should also appeal to the general reader looking for a clearly written overview of the basic principles of moral philosophy.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780813308463
(229mm x 152mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Westview Press Inc
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 24-Oct-1997
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Shelly Kagan
Death, Paperback (May 2012)
There is one thing we can be sure of: we are all going to die. But once we accept that fact, the questions begin. This book examines the myriad questions that arise when we confront the meaning of mortality. Do we have reason to believe in the existence of immortal souls? Can we make sense of the idea of surviving the death of one's body?
Limits of Morality, Paperback (April 1991)» View all books by Shelly Kagan
Basing itself on the premise that there are limits to the sacrifices that morality can demand on individuals, and also that certain types of acts are simply forbidden, this book argues that attempts to defend these sorts of moral limits are inadequate.
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Author Biography - Shelly Kagan
Shelly Kagan is professor of philosophy and Henry R. Luce Professor of Social Thought and Ethics at Yale University. He is the author of The Limits of Morality.
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