The theory of morals

by Janet, Paul

Publisher: C. Scribner"s sons in New York

Written in English
Published: Pages: 490 Downloads: 58
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Statementby Paul Janet. Tr. from the latest French edition.
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 490 p.
Number of Pages490
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Open LibraryOL22929536M

Examples of Morals in Literature. Keep in mind that examples of morals in a story are different from the moral of a story. Remember, morals are rules that govern a person's behavior. The moral of a story, however, is the overarching teaching the author is trying to present. Of course, the two can align but they are separate entities. DOWNLOAD NOW» Immanuel Kant’s Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals is one of the most important texts in the history of ethics. In it Kant searches for the supreme principle of morality and argues for a conception of the moral life that has made this work a continuing source of controversy and an object of reinterpretation for over two centuries. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for An Examination of the Utilitarian Theory of Morals by Beattie Robert (, Hardcover) at the best online prices at . A complete moral theory contains both a theory of the good and a theory of the right. "The good" is that which there is strongest reason to want or desire. "The right" is that which an actor ought to do (has strongest reason to do) in the circumstances of his or her action.

Literature and Moral Theory investigates how literature, in the past 30 years, has been used as a means for transforming the Anglo-American moral philosophical landscape, which until recently was dominated by certain ways of “doing theory”. It illuminates the unity of the overall agenda of the ethics/literature discussion in Anglo-American moral philosophy today, the affinities and. Read "The theory of morals" by Paul Janet available from Rakuten : Paul Janet.

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The Metaphysics of Morals (German: Die Metaphysik der Sitten) is a work of political and moral philosophy by Immanuel structure terms, it is divided into two sections: the Doctrine of Right, dealing with rights, and the Doctrine of Virtue, dealing with virtues.

Kant's development of his ethical theories in the work include an evolution of the "categorical imperative" concept and Author: Immanuel Kant.

Written for the general reader and the student of moral philosophy, this book provides a clear and unified treatment of Kant's theory of morals.

Bruce Aune takes into account all of Kant's principal writings on morality and presents them in a contemporary idiom. Originally published in /5. The foundation for a general system of morals, this work is a landmark in the history of moral and political thought.

Readers familiar with Adam Smith from The Wealth of Nations will find this earlier book a revelation. Although the author is often misrepresented as a calculating rationalist who advises the pursuit of self-interest in the marketplace, regardless of/5().

The book incorporates film summaries and study questions to draw students into ethical theory and then pairs them with classical philosophical texts. The students see how moral theories, dilemmas, and questions are represented in the given films and learn to apply these theories to the world they live in/5(3).

Michael Hand's book is the concise and dense result of fifteen years of thinking about moral education. It is one of the rare examples of an instant classic and will be a primary reference for debates about moral education in the coming years and decades.

Best known for his revolutionary free-market economics treatise The Wealth of Nations, Adam Smith was first and foremost a moral philosopher. In his first book, The Theory of Moral Sentiments, he investigated the flip side of economic self-interest: the interest of the greater good.

Smith's classic work advances ideas about conscience, moral judgement and virtue that have taken on renewed 5/5(1). Written for the general reader and the student of moral philosophy, this book provides a clear and unified treatment of Kant's theory of morals.

Bruce Aune takes into account all of Kant's principal writings on morality and presents them in a contemporary idiom. Originally published in Cited by: If I were to teach a course on Kant's ethics, this is the book I would use as a secondary source. If I were taking a course on Kant's ethics, this is the book I would rely on most, apart from Kant's own writings.

Advanced students and scholars will argue with many aspects of Sullivan's exposition, but no book on Kant enjoys universal by: This banner text can have markup.

web; books; video; audio; software; images; Toggle navigation. Read this book on Questia. In my Elements of Morals, published some years ago [], I sought to present such of the clearest and most useful results of moral science as would be accessible to all minds, especially those of the young.I avoided all delicate discussions and too abstruse researches.

In the volume which I now publish, and which has only a few pages in common with the other, I. The Theory of Morals | This is a reproduction of a book published before This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc.

that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. Moral Theory: An Introduction explores some of the most historically important and currently debated moral theories about the nature of the right and good. Providing an introduction to moral theory that explains and critically examines the theories of such classical moral philosophers as Aristotle, Aquinas, Kant, Bentham, Mill, and Ross, this book acquaints students with the work of.

This book shows how traditional problems of philosophy can be understood more clearly when considered in terms of law, economics, and political science. The discussion is divided into four sections. The first offers a new version of legal positivism and an original theory of legal rights.

The second critically evaluates the economic approach to law, while the third considers the relationship. Publisher’s description: Ethics: History, Theory, and Contemporary Issues, Sixth Edition, features fifty-nine selections organized into three parts, providing instructors with great flexibility in designing and teaching a variety of courses in moral philosophy.

Spanning 2, years of ethical theory, the first part, Historical Sources, ranges from ancient Greece to the twentieth century and.

Written for the general reader and the student of moral philosophy, this book provides a clear and unified treatment of Kant's theory of morals.

Bruce Aune takes into account all of Kant's principal writings on morality and presents them in a contemporary idiom. Originally published in Author: Bruce Aune.

A theory is a structured set of statements used to explain (or predict) a set of facts or concepts.Ý A moral theory, then, explains why a certain action is wrong -- or why we ought to act in certain ways.ÝÝ In short, it is a theory of how we determine right and wrong conduct.Ý Also, moral theories provide the framework upon which we think.

theory for politics, one that subordinated philosophy to politics and placed the emphasis of the political action in the realm of what is instead of what ought to be. This new moral theory differentiates between the theoretical truth and the effective truth or the truth that produce good results.

The divine command theory[br]is an attractive view precisely because it can explain our sense that morality transcends any earthly law or social understanding. Still, that doesn't show that morality is the same thing as God's commands, in the sense that if there were no divine commands, then nothing[br]would be right or wrong.

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Originally published in   In this lecture from my Fall Ethics class at Marist College, we discuss Plato's Republic bk 2., specifically Egoist and Contractarian moral theories, the practical reasoning characteristic of.

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Carritt, E. (Edgar Frederick), Theory of morals. London: Oxford University Press: H. Milford, []. Kant's Theory of Morals Bruce Aune Published by Princeton University Press Aune, Bruce. Kant's Theory of Morals.

Course Book ed. Princeton University Press, Cited by:   His goal in writing this book was "to present a 'unified theory' of law, morals and manners" which could be logically explained and defended in the light of modern economics and the principles of' jurisprudence.

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Theory of morals. London: Elek Books, [] (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors. Of all the questions raised by philosophy those about duty are, I think, the most natural to ordinary men.

It is easy to live, and even to live an intellectual life, without ever asking what truth is or how we come to know it; and only the born metaphysician is apt unstimulated to observe that behind the results, and behind even the ideals of science, there lurks a problem as to the ultimate.

Effectively laying the groundwork for his later work in economics, Smith in The Theory of Moral Sentiments sets forth a theory of how we come to be moral, of how this morality functions on both individual and societal levels, and of what forces are likely to corrupt our sense of morality.

The main point that Smith makes is that our sense of morality is derived from our capacity to sympathize. The Theory of Moral Sentiments was published inand The Wealth of Nations inthe same year as the Declaration of Independence.

Amartya Sen is a Nobel Prize-winning economist, known for his work on the way economics affects the well-being of humans/5(K). Moral philosophy is the branch of philosophy that contemplates what is right and wrong.

It explores the nature of morality and examines how people should live their lives in relation to others. Moral philosophy has three branches. One branch, meta-ethics, investigates big picture questions such as, “What is morality?” “What is justice?” “Is there truth?” [ ].

On The Genealogy of Morals is made up of three essays, all of which question and critique the value of our moral judgments based on a genealogical method whereby Nietzsche examines the origins and meanings of our different moral concepts.

The first essay, "'Good and Evil,' 'Good and Bad'" contrasts what Nietzsche calls "master morality" and "slave morality.".

Jeremy Bentham was a philosopher, economist, jurist, and legal reformer and the founder of modern utilitarianism, an ethical theory holding that actions are morally right if they tend to promote happiness or pleasure (and morally wrong if they tend to promote unhappiness or pain) among all .A summary of First Essay, Sections in Friedrich Nietzsche's Genealogy of Morals.

Learn exactly what happened in this chapter, scene, or section of Genealogy of Morals and what it means. Perfect for acing essays, tests, and quizzes, as well as for writing lesson plans.Providing an introduction to moral theory that explains and critically examines the theories of such classical moral philosophers as Aristotle, Aquinas, Kant, Bentham, Mill, and Ross, this book acquaints students with the work of contemporary moral philosophers.

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