1st Edition

Creative Morality

By Don MacNiven Copyright 1993

    Creative Morality is a philosophical study of moral dilemmas. Western moral thought has relied on two basic ethical perspectives - Utilitarianism and Kantianism - to resolve dilemmas. MacNiven argues that no real progress can be made with modern moral problems unless these tradtions are coherently synthesised. The book deals with diverse topics such as academic honesty, medical confidentiality, terrorism and euthanasia and the hypothetical dilemmas used are based on real life situations so that theory might be tested against reality. Yet the solutions are not definitive because, as MacNiven demonstrates, creativity is an intrinsic characteristic of moral thought.

    Preface; About the Authors; Abbreviations; Summary and Conclusions; Part One: Overview; 1. Introduction 2. The Road to Rio 3. The UNCED Outcome 4. Themes and Lessons 5. The Road from Rio; Part Two: The UNCED Agreements; 6. United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change 7. The United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity 8. The Rio Declaration on Environment and Development 9. Agenda 21 10. Forest Principles; Appendices


    Don MacNiven