By Stephen Darwall
Why is ethics a part of philosophy? Stephen Darwall’s Philosophical Ethics introduces scholars to ethics from a distinctively philosophical viewpoint, one who weaves jointly important moral questions resembling What has value?” and What are our ethical obligations?” with basic philosophical matters resembling What is value?” and What can an ethical legal responsibility consist in?”With one eye on modern discussions and one other on classical texts, Philosophical Ethics indicates how Hobbes, Mill, Kant, Aristotle, and Nietzsche all did moral philosophyhow, for instance, they sought to realize perception into what has price via knowing what price itself is. After an introductory part, and one on major methods to metaethics, chapters talk about modern” philosophical moralistsHobbes, Mill, and Kantand pre- and postmodern philosophical ways to ethics in Aristotle, Nietzsche, and the ethics of care.Throughout, the reader is invited to dorather than simply learn aboutphilosophical ethics and, in doing so, to imagine via questions that face all considerate people. issues comprise the character of worth and ethical legal responsibility, freedom and selection, human flourishing, excellence and benefit, radical evaluations of morality, and the significance of relationships for human life.</Div>
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Philosophical Ethics: An Historical And Contemporary Introduction (Dimensions of Philosophy) by Stephen Darwall