Understanding Human Goods
a Theory of Ethics
Edited by T. D. J. Chappell
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Understanding Human Goods by T. D. J. Chappell
Book DescriptionThe human world is alive with different sorts of goods - the multifarious things we all see as worth achieving or celebrating by our action and in our living. Timothy Chappell argues that we can't live well, still less think well about ethics, if we don't properly understand these issues. Venturing into new ground, he surveys the central topics in philosophy, providing an historical and philosophical map of the major themes. From utilitarianism, Kantianism, virtue ethics, personal identity, Parfitian reductionism, animals, abortion and euthanasia, to free will and the meaning of life itself, he takes us on an original and thought-provoking journey through ethics.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780748610280
(234mm x 156mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Edinburgh University Press
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publish Date: 1-May-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author T. D. J. Chappell
Human Values, Hardback (October 2004)
In recent decades, the revival of natural law theory in modern moral philosophy has been an exciting and important development. Human Values brings together an international group of moral philosophers who in various respects share the aims and ideals of natural law ethics.
Understanding Human Goods, Hardback (May 1998)
Timothy Chappell surveys the central topics in philosophy, providing an historical and philosophical map of the major themes.
Philosophy of the Environment, Paperback (October 1997)
The essays in this welcome collection put environmental thinking into the broader context of philosophical thought.
Plato Reader, Paperback (March 1996)» View all books by T. D. J. Chappell
Forty-six key passages from Plato in an entirely new, modern translation. Arranged thematically, the main themes and contexts of the selections are introduced, while notes and cross-references aid reading of the individual passages.
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Author Biography - T. D. J. Chappell
T D J Chappell is Professor of Philosophy at The Open University Ethics Centre.
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