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1st Edition

The Nature of Moral Thinking

ISBN 9780415755467
Published April 22, 2014 by Routledge
196 Pages

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Book Description

The Nature of Moral Thinking is an introductory text to the questions of ethics, offering a solid philosophical and historical basis for understanding the central issues. Francis Snare discusses in detail the classical philosophical arguments of Plato and Butler in relation to relativism and subjectivism and treats Marx and Nietzsche in regard to the origins and explanation of morality.

Table of Contents

1 Moral thinking and philosophical questions 2 Authoritarian ethics and subjectivist ethics 3 Some classic ethical theories 4 Psychological egoism and hedonism 5 Meta-ethical theories 6 Hume’s gap and the naturalistic fallacy 7 Relativism in general 8 Descriptive relativism and meta-ethical subjectivism 9 Genetic accounts which debunk morality 10 Descriptive relativism and varieties of normative relativism 11 Whether meta-ethical subjectivism has practical Consequences 12 Methods of justifying a normative ethical theory

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Francis Snare (Author)