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Ethical Theory: An Anthology (Blackwell Philosophy Anthologies)

Ethical Theory: An Anthology (Blackwell Philosophy Anthologies) [Kindle Edition]

Russ Shafer-Landau
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This is a rich, wide–ranging, and nicely accessible collection of many of moral philosophy’s greatest hits, updated to include an excellent new section in feminist ethics. A must–have for anyone interested in ethics.   Hilde Lindemann, Michigan State University     Praise for the First Edition:   This collection is a very welcome addition. It is remarkable for the breadth of issues discussed and the diversity of positions represented. Throughout, the selections have been chosen with a keen eye for excellence and accessibility. Taken together, they provide a vivid panorama of ethical theory today. Peter Railton, University of Michigan   It is a wonderfully comprehensive collection that manages to bring together well–chosen papers on a number of significant areas in moral theory. Geoff Sayre–McCord, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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The second edition of Ethical Theory: An Anthology features a comprehensive collection of more than 80 essays from classic and contemporary philosophers that address questions at the heart of moral philosophy.
  • Brings together 82 classic and contemporary pieces by renowned philosophers, from seminal works by Hume and Kant to contemporary views by Derek Parfit, Susan Wolf, Judith Jarvis Thomson, and many more
  • Features updates and the inclusion of a new section on feminist ethics, along with a general introduction and section introductions by Russ Shafer-Landau
  • Guides readers through key areas in ethical theory including consequentialism, deontology, contractarianism, and virtue ethics
  • Includes underrepresented topics such as moral knowledge, moral standing, moral
    responsibility, and ethical particularism

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2308 KB
  • Print Length: 817 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0470671602
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; 2 edition (20 Jun 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008H3TZXK
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
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This is another academic book used in conjunction with Oxford University and is recommended by them as their choice of material. Also available on kindle books.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must! 6 Sep 2014
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Bargain price on Amazon as it cost a fortune in bookstores. Excellent book, a must have if you are studying philosophy.
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1.0 out of 5 stars mediocre anthology, awful kindle version 23 Jan 2014
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This anthology is extremely rich in content, but is sadly narrow in its conception of what counts as ethical theory. It should be called an anthology of analytical moral philosophy, or something like that. I find it extremely disappointing that in such a long anthology (82 chapters) only one type and tradition of ethical theorising is considered: the contemporary Anglo-American analytical tradition. There are some occasional token appearances of past philosophers, and, surprise surprise, they are obviously the usual suspects: Plato, Aristotle, Hobbes, Hume, Kant and Mill. It would be difficult to put together an anthology less surprising, less conventional and more parochial than this. That in such a long anthology you do not find Epicurus, Seneca and Cicero, that there is no trace of medieval or Christian ethics, that Montaigne, Lipsius, Spinoza, Mandeville, Adam Smith, Diderot and Rousseau do not find a place, that Hegel, Nietzsche, Kierkegaard, Bradley are not worth being included, that Santayana, Westermark, Spencer, Dewey and Unamuno have nothing to tell us, that no surprise awaits us (Durkheim? Gandhi? Simone Weil? Albert Schweitzer? Walter Kaufmann?), that traditions like phenomenology (Brentano, Scheler, Levinas), existentialism (Heidegger, Sartre), marxism and critical theory (Habermas, Apel, Honneth) are completely ignored… Well taken individually all these omissions are understandable and acceptable, but taken together they show a narrow-mindedness that I find worrying.
On top of this the Kindle version is quite simply crap. How on hearth is it possible that an expert publisher like Blackwell produces a Kindle version of an anthology like this, where the table of contents does not even mention the authors of the excerpts! And this is only the most absurd feature of the Kindle version. Whoever is responsible for having produced it should be fired as thoroughly incompetent.
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Ordered for oldest daughter and it came in a timely fashion and did the trick! Life of a college student!
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5.0 out of 5 stars good text book. 9 Aug 2013
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Its needed to have in for my class. Its amazing book to enhance your knowledge in ethical class. Its good to be your reference.
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4.0 out of 5 stars not bad 18 Feb 2013
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it is almost new and I did not find anything wrong now so so so s s s s s .
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