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The Moral Philosophers By Richard Norman (Professor of Moral Philosophy, Professor of Moral Philosophy, University of Kent at Canterbury)

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Adopting a historical approach to moral philosophy, this text introduces the thoughts of some of the major ethical philosophers of the past. It treats each as a coherent and comprehensive ethical theory, presented as an attempt to surmount some of the deficiencies of its predecessors.

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The Moral Philosophers: An Introduction to Ethics by Richard Norman (Professor of Moral Philosophy, Professor of Moral Philosophy, University of Kent at Canterbury)

The Moral Philosophers adopts a historical approach to moral philosophy, taking in chronological sequence some of the major ethical philosophers of the past. Richard Norman introduces the thought of each figure as a coherent and comprehensive ethical theory, exploring their richness and complexity. Each theory is critically examined and presented as an attempt to surmount some of the deficiencies of its predecessor; and through this critical process the book moves towards some concluding suggestions about the content of an acceptable ethical theory. This new edition includes four new chapters: one on Nietzsche, and three which provide substantially extended coverage of twentieth-century moral philosophy, including discussions of contemporary utilitarianism, rights-based ethical theories, contractarian ethics and virtue ethics, and recent debates between realism and anti-realism in ethics. The Moral Philosophers is designed for undergraduate students and the general reader, and is written in clear and non-technical language. It is intended for use as a basic text in an introductory course on ethics, with detailed recommended reading sections at the beginning of each chapter.

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The writing throughout is clear and pleasant to read. The factual information . . . is accurate; and the explanatory comments are apposite and illuminating. . . . All told, the main body of this book has a great deal to commend it. * W. D.Z Hudson, University of Exeter, Times Higher Education Supplement *

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PART I: THE ANCIENTS; PART II: THE MODERNS; PART III: CONTEMPORARY THEMES

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CIN000046486
The Moral Philosophers: An Introduction to Ethics by Richard Norman (Professor of Moral Philosophy, Professor of Moral Philosophy, University of Kent at Canterbury)
Richard Norman (Professor of Moral Philosophy, Professor of Moral Philosophy, University of Kent at Canterbury)
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Oxford University Press
1998-01-08
240
0198752164
9780198752165
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