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The Moral Philosophers

An Introduction to Ethics



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The Moral Philosophers adopts a historical approach to moral philosophy, taking in chronological sequence some of the major ethical philosophers of the past. Richard Norman introduces the thought of each figure as a coherent and comprehensive ethical theory, exploring their richness and complexity. Each theory is critically examined and presented as an attempt to surmount some of the deficiencies of its predecessor; and through this critical process the book moves towards some concluding suggestions about the content of an acceptable ethical theory. This new edition includes four new chapters: one on Nietzsche, and three which provide substantially extended coverage of twentieth-century moral philosophy, including discussions of contemporary utilitarianism, rights-based ethical theories, contractarian ethics and virtue ethics, and recent debates between realism and anti-realism in ethics. The Moral Philosophers is designed for undergraduate students and the general reader, and is written in clear and non-technical language. It is intended for use as a basic text in an introductory course on ethics, with detailed recommended reading sections at the beginning of each chapter.

Product code: 9780198752165

ISBN 9780198752165
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H234xW156xS13
No. Of Pages 240
Publisher Oxford University Press
Edition 2nd Revised edition
This edition of The Moral Philosophers has been completely revised and updated, with a new chapter on Nietzsche and an entirely new part III covering contemporary utilitarianism and rights-based ethical theories.