Philosophy for the Masses: Ethics (Free Download)


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Challenges to Ethics

Chapter 1: Brand Blanshard (1892-1987): A Determinist

Chapter 2: C.A. Campbell (1897-1974): An Indeterminist

Chapter 3: Baron d’Holbach (1723-1789): A Determinist and William James (1842-1910): A Defender of Free Will

Chapter 4: Walter T. Stace (1886-1967): I am Determined and Free

Chapter 5: Richard Taylor (1919-2003): Freedom and Determinism

Chapter 6: Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980): I Am Free

Chapter 7: M.J. Herskovits (1895-1963): An Ethical Relativist

Chapter 8: Walter T. Stace (1886-1967): A Critic of Ethical Relativism

Chapter 9: Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679): A Psychological Egoist and Joseph Butler (1692-1752): A Critic of Psychological Egoism

Chapter 10: David Bruce (born 1954): Three Kinds of Philosophical Arguing to Use Against Psychological Egoism

Chapter 11: Ethical Emotivism: Historical Antecedents

Chapter 12: A.J. Ayer (1910-1989): Advocate of Emotivism

Chapter 13: Brand Blanshard (1892-1987): Critic of Emotivism

Ethical Systems

Chapter 14: David Bruce (born 1954): Ethical Ways of Arguing

Chapter 15: Aristotle (384-322 B.C.E.): The Good Life

Chapter 16: Epicurus (341-270 B.C.E.): “Letter to Menoeceus”

Chapter 17: Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832) and John Stuart Mill (1806-1873): An Act is Right or Wrong According to Its Consequences

Chapter 18: Immanuel Kant (1724-1804): Moral Duty

Chapter 19: David Bruce (born 1954): Ethical Theories’ Strengths and Weaknesses

Chapter 20: Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900): The Relativity of Morality

Chapter 21: William Paley (1743-1805): An Act is Right if It Conforms to the Will of God

Chapter 22: Kai Nielsen (born 1926): Ethics Without Religion

Chapter 23: Paul Tillich (1886-1965): Moralisms and Morality: Theonomous Ethics 

Chapter 24: Emil Brunner (1889-1966): Situationalist Ethics

Chapter 25: Bernard Gert (1934-2011): Morality

Chapter 26: W.D. Ross (1877-1971): Prima Facie Duties

Chapter 27: Dorothy Emmet (1904-2000): The Moral Prism

Applied Ethics

Chapter 28: David Bruce (born 1954): Is It Ethical to Plagiarize?

Chapter 29: David Bruce (born 1954): Are Students Morally Obligated to Attend Class on a Regular Basis?

Chapter 30: David Bruce (born 1954): Are Students Morally Obligated to Show Up for Conferences?

Chapter 31: David Bruce (born 1954): Is Rape Ethical?

Chapter 32: David Bruce (born 1954): Sex and Lying

Chapter 33: David Bruce (born 1954): Harassment

Chapter 34: Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968): The Case for Civil Disobedience

Chapter 35: Peter Singer (born 1946): The Argument to Assist

Chapter 36: James F. Childress (born 1940): Scarce Life-Saving Medical Resources

Chapter 37: Richard T. DeGeorge: Truth-Telling in Advertising

Chapter 38: Charles E. Reagan and John O. Mingle: Corporate and Individual Responsibility

Chapter 39: Richard Brandt (1910-1997): Criminal Justice

Chapter 40: Sissela Bok (born 1934): Abortion

Chapter 41: David Bruce (born 1954): Animals


Appendix A: Some Books by David Bruce

Appendix B: About the Author

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