Applying Moral Theories, 5th Edition
- C.E. Harris Texas A & M University
- ISBN-10: 0495007056 | ISBN-13: 9780495007050
- 200 Pages
- Previous Editions: 2002, 1997, 1992
- © 2007 | Published
- College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $116.25
APPLYING MORAL THEORIES is a unique introduction to the application of major ethical theories to practical concerns. Examining egoism, natural law, utilitarianism, respect for persons, and virtue ethics, the book offers insights into the advantages and difficulties associated with the application of each theory. Putting forth a critical method that encourages students to break down ethical deliberations into four classes of concerns-factual, conceptual, application, and moral-the book's driving claim is that "common morality," or the stock of moral ideas that most people in our culture share, cannot be captured in a single moral theory, but that each of these theories highlights an important aspect of common morality. Thus, it is often useful to look at the complex moral problem from the standpoint of several theories.
1. What Is Ethics?
2. Morality: Subjective or Objective?
3. Moral Theories.
4. The Ethics of Self-Interest.
5. The Ethics of Natural Law.
6. The Ethics of Utilitarianism.
7. The Ethics of Respect for Persons.
8. Virtue Ethics.
Appendix I: Applying the Moral Theories.
Appendix II: Cases for Analysis.