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Unique among multicultural-minded introduction to ethics textbooks, WORLD ETHICS is first and foremost an introduction to ethical theory, not to applied ethics. And unique among introduction to ethical theory textbooks, WORLD ETHICS is firmly committed to exploring ethical theories of the World, not just those of the European philosophical mainstream. Consisting of sixty primary source readings from a variety of world philosophical traditions, this text will enable instructors, majors, and non-majors to engage the fundamental questions of ethics amidst a much more diverse array of standpoints than is typically featured in an introduction to ethics textbook. The coverage of the European tradition in this volume alone is richer than most introductory ethics anthologies. Inasmuch as WORLD ETHICS provides not only this traditional coverage, but also equally exceptional treatment of Asian, Feminist, and a number of other contemporary cultural theoretical perspectives, this title is bound to be of landmark and lasting value to the teaching of ethics.
1. Socrates. Selections from Plato''s EUTHYPHRO.
2. Plato. Selections from REPUBLIC, Books I, II, IV, VI, VII, IX.
3. Aristotle. Selections from NICOMACHEAN ETHICS, Books I, II, IX.
4. Epicurus. "Letter to Menoceus".
5. Epictetus. Selections from THE DISCOURSES.
6. Augustine. Selections from CITY OF GOD, Books XII and XIX.
7. Moses Maimonides. Selections from GUIDE FOR THE PERPLEXED, Part 1, Chapter 2.
8. Thomas Aquinas. Selections from SUMMA THEOLOGICA, Volume 2, Part I.
9. David Hume. Selections from AN ENQUIRY CONCERNING THE PRINCIPLES OF MORALS, Sections I, II, III and V.
10. Immanuel Kant. Selections from FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES OF THE METAPHYSIC OF MORALS, Sections 1 and 2.
11. John Stuart Mill. Selections from "What Utilitarianism is".
12. SØren Kierkegaard. Selections from EITHER/OR. Selections from FEAR AND TREMBLING.
13. Karl Marx. Selections from ECONOMIC AND PHILOSOPHICAL MANUSCRIPTS, First and Third Manuscripts.
14. Friedrich Nietzsche. Selections from "What is Noble?"
15. G.E. Moore. Selections from "The Subject-Matter of Ethics".
16. Martin Buber. Selections from I AND THOU, First, Second, and Third Parts.
17. Ruth Benedict. Selections from "Anthropology and the Abnormal".
18. A.J. Ayer. Selections from "Critique of Ethics and Theology".
19. Jean Paul Sartre. Selections from EXISTENTIALISM AND HUMAN EMOTIONS.
20. Ayn Rand. Selections from THE VIRTUE OF SELFISHNESS.
21. John Rawls. Selections from A THEORY OF JUSTICE.
22. Emmanuel Levinas. Selections from "The Face" and "Responsibility for the Other".
23. Alasdair McIntyre. Selections from "The Virtues, the Unity of a Human Life and the Concept of a Tradition".
Part II: THE ASIAN TRADITIONS.
24. Lao Tzu. Selections from TAO TEH CHING.
25. The Bhagavad Gita. Selections from the BHAGAVAD GITA, Chapters 2, 3, 4, 5, and 18.
26. The Buddha. Selections from "The First Sermon" and "Synopsis of Truth".
27. Confucius. Selections from the ANALECTS, Books I, II, IV, VII, VIII, XII, XIV, XV, and XX.
28. Mencius. Selections from THE BOOK OF MENCIUS.
29. Hsün Tzu. Selections from "The Nature of Man is Evil".
30. The Dhammapada. Selections from the DHAMMAPADA.
31. Santideva. Selections from the BODHICARYAVATARA, Chapters 1, 3, 8, and 10.
32. Al-Ghazali. "The Ways of Mysticism".
33. Mohandas Gandhi. Selections from GANDHI ON NON-VIOLENCE, Sections 1 and 2.
34. Thich Nhat Hanh. Selections from "The Sun in My Heart".
Part III: CONTEMPORARY CULTURAL PERSPECTIVES.
35. Kwame Nkrumah. Selections from "Consciencism".
36. Léopold Sédar Senghor. Selections from "Negritude: A Humanism of the Twentieth Century".
37. Paul Mbuya Akoko. Selections from Henry Odera Oruka''s SAGE PHILOSOPHY.
38. Oruka Rang''inya. Selections from Henry Odera Oruka''s SAGE PHILOSOPHY.
39. W.E.B. Du Bois. Selections from "The Development of a People".
40. Martin Luther King, Jr. Selections from "Letter from a Birmingham Jail".
41. Malcolm X. Selections from "The Black Revolution".
42. Angela Davis. Selections from "Radical Perspectives on Empowerment for Afro-American Women: Lessons for the 1980s".
43. Cornel West. Selections from "The Pitfalls of Racial Reasoning".
44. Aimé Césaire. Selections from "Discourse on Colonialism".
45. Frantz Fanon. Selections from "Racism and Culture".
46. Paulo Freire. Selections from PEDAGOGY OF THE OPPRESSED.
47. Enrique Dussel. Selections from "Prevailing Social Morality: The Babylon Principle".
48. Black Elk. "The Offering of the Pipe".
Part IV: CONTEMPORARY FEMINIST PHILOSOPHERS.
49. Simone de Beauvoir. Selections from THE SECOND SEX, "Introduction".
50. Carol Gilligan. Selections from "In a Different Voice: Women''s Conceptions of Self and of Morality". 51. Mary Daly. Selections from "The Metapatriarchal Journey of Exorcism and Ecstasy".
52. Luce Irigaray. Selections from "An Ethics of Sexual Difference".
53. María Lugones and Elizabeth Spelman. Selections from "Have We Got a Theory for You!: Feminist Theory, Cultural Imperialism, and the Demand for a ''Woman''s Voice''".
54. Nel Noddings. Selections from CARING: A FEMININE APPROACH TO ETHICS AND MORAL EDUCATION, "Introduction".
55. Annette Baier. Selections from "What Do Women Want in a Moral Theory?"
56. Bell Hooks. Selections from "Feminism: A Transformational Politic".
57. Alison Jaggar. Selections from "Feminist Ethics: Projects, Problems, Prospects".
58. Sarah Lucia Hoagland. Selections from "Why Lesbian Ethics?".
59. Sara Ruddick. Selections from "From Maternal Thinking to Peace Politics".
60. Rosemary Radford Ruether. Selections from "Ecofeminism: Symbolic and Social Connections of the Oppression of Women and the Domination of Nature".