An Introduction to Moral Thought
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First published in 2003. Living Philosophy: An introduction to moral thought, Third edition is a thoroughly revised and updated version of its highly successful and popular predecessor. Incorporating several brand new case studies and discussion points, the book introduces central questions in ethical theory to the student and assumes no previous knowledge of philosophy.
Table of Contents
General Theory of Ethics; Chapter 1 What is Philosophy?; Chapter 2 The Scope of Ethics; Chapter 3 Facts and Values; Chapter 4 Our Knowledge of Right and Wrong; Approaches to Ethical Theory; Chapter 5 Ends and Means I; Chapter 6 Ends and Means Ii; Chapter 7 Existentialism and Ethics; Chapter 8 Free Will and Determinism; Issues in Moral and Practical Philosophy; Chapter 9 Morality and Religion; Chapter 10 Eastern Religion and Cultural Relativism; Chapter 11 Ethics and Politics; Chapter 12 Environmental Ethics and Bioethics; Chapter 13 Ethics and Education; The Moral Agent; Chapter 14 Moral Maturity; Chapter 15 Phi Beta Kappa;
Ray Billington was Principal Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of the West of England, and is the author of Understanding Eastern Philosophy (Routledge1997), Religion Without God (Routledge 2002) and East of Existentialism (1990).