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Story of Ethics, The: Fulfilling Our Human Nature, 1st edition

  • Kelly James Clark
  • Anne Poortenga

Published by Pearson (June 28th 2002) - Copyright © 2003

1st edition

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ISBN-13: 9780130978400

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Overview

This brief introduction to the history of ethics engages readers in a compelling, refreshing study of the question, "Why be moral?" Kelly James Clark and Anne Poortenga situate the study of ethics within the context of more fundamental questions: "What kind of persons are human beings?" and "What kind of life should we live to fulfill ourselves as persons?" Clark and Poortenga trace the philosophic history of how these questions have been answered, beginning with Plato and Aristotle and extending to contemporary thinkers, such as Carol Gilligan, Alasdair MacIntyre, and Richard Rorty.

Features of The Story of Ethics:
  • Engaging writing style
  • Historical overviews of major ethical theories
  • Focused attention on key ethical theorists, including Aristotle, Aquinas, Hume, Mill, and Nietzsche, among others
  • Written as a coherent whole, which nevertheless can be broken into separate, easily assignable sections.

Table of contents

I. THE ANCIENT WORLD.

 1. The Homeric Tradition.

 2. The Sophists.

 3. Socrates.

 4. Plato.

 5. Aristotle.

II. THE MEDIEVAL WORLD.

 6. Christianity.

 7. Neoplatonism.

 8. Augustine.

 9. The Euthyphro Problem.

10. Thomas Aquinas.

III. THE MODERN WORLD.

11. Revolutions and Reformations.

12. Thomas Hobbes.

13. David Hume.

14. Immanuel Kant.

15. Mary Wollstonecraft.

IV. THE LATE MODERN WORLD.

16. Hegelianism and Materialism.

17. Karl Marx.

18. John Stuart Mill.

19. Kierkegaard.

20. Darwinism.

21. Friedrich Nietzsche.

V. THE POSTMODERN WORLD.

22. G. E. Moore.

23. A. J. Ayer.

24. Jean-Paul Sartre.

25. Elizabeth Anscombe.

26. John Rawls.

27. R. M. Hare.

28. Alasdair MacIntyre.

29. Carol Gilligan.

30. Richard Rorty.

Conclusion: Human Nature, Human Morality, and Human Fulfillment?

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