How Should We Live?: An Introduction To Ethics

How Should We Live?: An Introduction To Ethics

How Should We Live?: An Introduction to Ethics

Louis Pojman's new HOW SHOULD WE LIVE? is a concise and engaging text that offers a provocative discussion of the central questions and theories in moral philosophy. Crafted by one of contemporary philosophy's most gifted teachers, it begins with a poignant meditation on Golding's LORD OF THE FLIES, a starting point for an eye-opening examination of central metaethical concepts such as relativism, objectivism, egoism, and whether or not religion is a necessity for morality. From there Pojman presents with even-handed consideration and in a readily accessible style the three most seminal ethical theories: utilitarianism, deontology, and virtue-based ethics. The book's discussion culminates with a very timely exploration of the grounds for human rights in today's increasingly global society.

Review
Preface. Word to the Student. 1. Why do We Need Morality? 2. Why Should I Be Moral? Is the Good Good for you? 3. Who's to Judge? Ethical Relativism. 4. The Case for Ethical Objectivism. 5. Religion and Ethics. 6. Utilitarianism. 7. Deontological Ethics: Intuitionism and Kantian Ethics. 8. Virtue-Based Ethical Theory. 9. Human Rights. Conclusion: How Should We Live?

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