The Cambridge Companion to Utilitarianism (Cambridge by Ben Eggleston,Dale Miller

By Ben Eggleston,Dale Miller

Utilitarianism, the method of ethics in accordance with the maximization of total wellbeing and fitness, maintains to have nice traction in ethical philosophy and political proposal. This better half bargains a scientific exploration of its historical past, subject matters, and purposes. First, it lines the origins and improvement of utilitarianism through the paintings of Jeremy Bentham, John Stuart Mill, Henry Sidgwick, and others. the quantity then explores matters within the formula of utilitarianism, together with act as opposed to rule utilitarianism, real as opposed to anticipated results, and goal as opposed to subjective theories of wellbeing and fitness. subsequent, utilitarianism is situated when it comes to Kantianism and advantage ethics, and the opportunity of clash among utilitarianism and equity is taken into account. ultimately, the quantity explores the trendy relevance of utilitarianism via contemplating its functional implications for modern controversies corresponding to army clash and international warming. the amount could be a huge source for all these learning ethical philosophy, political philosophy, political thought, and background of ideas.

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Ethical Leadership (Jossey-Bass Leadership Library in by Robert J. Starratt

By Robert J. Starratt

In Ethical Leadership, Robert Starratt—one of the top thinkers concerning ethics and education—shows academic leaders tips on how to circulation past mere technical potency within the supply and function of studying. He demanding situations educators to turn into moral leaders who comprehend the educational approach as a profoundly ethical task that engages the total humanity of the college neighborhood. Starratt explains that academic management calls for an ethical dedication to top of the range studying for all students—a dedication in line with 3 crucial virtues: proactive responsibility; own authenticity; and an asserting, serious, and permitting presence to the staff and the paintings enthusiastic about educating and studying. He clarifies how crucial those virtues are for management within the pressure-cooker of high-stakes schooling.  He offers brilliant representation by means of starting and finishing the ebook with a "morality play," the narrative of a important who struggles to do the proper factor for his scholars and academics, as they're pressured—and frequently punished—by kingdom mandated tests.  Starratt concludes by way of supplying sensible feedback for operating leaders in addition to preservice and inservice classes in academic management.

This e-book is a quantity within the Jossey-Bass management Library in Education—a sequence designed to satisfy the call for for brand new principles and insights approximately management in schools.

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Aristotle's Ethics: Critical Essays (Critical Essays on the by Nancy Sherman,J L. Ackrill,Julia Annas,M F. Burnyeat,John M.

By Nancy Sherman,J L. Ackrill,Julia Annas,M F. Burnyeat,John M. Cooper,Marcia L. Homiak,Rosalind Hursthouse,T H. Irwin,L A. Kosman,Richard Kraut,John McDowell,Alfred R. Mele,Martha C. Nussbaum

The ethics of Aristotle (384-322 B.C.), and advantage ethics more often than not, have noticeable a resurgence of curiosity during the last few a long time. not do utilitarianism and Kantian ethics all alone dominate the ethical panorama. additionally, Aristotelian topics fill out that panorama, with such concerns because the significance of friendship and feelings in a great lifestyles, the function of ethical conception in clever selection, the character of happiness and its structure, ethical schooling and habituation, discovering a solid domestic in modern ethical debate. The essays during this quantity signify the easiest of that discuss. Taken jointly, they supply a detailed research of valuable arguments in Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics. yet they do greater than that. each one exhibits the iconic curiosity of the questions Aristotle himself subtly and complexly increases within the context of his personal modern discussions.

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Thinking Aloud: Reflections on Ethical Leadership by Charles Weinstein

By Charles Weinstein

moral leaders empower others to enhance the area. moral management is not just the province of remarkable contributors; it is a workforce recreation open to someone with a wish to play.

"Thinking Aloud" is a suite of essays meant that can assist you increase as a good, moral chief. This book’s singular aim is to motivate and stimulate you to imagine, and thereby to develop as a leader.

"Dr. Weinstein is uniquely capable of flow the ideas of enhanced ethics and ideal personality from concept to perform. His strategy generates readability and self assurance for people and organizations." - Matt Bostrom, Ramsey County Sheriff

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Ethical Habits: A Peircean Perspective (American Philosophy by Aaron Massecar

By Aaron Massecar

Previous makes an attempt to establish an Ethics in accordance with the writings of Charles S. Peirce have usually began and ended with the 1898 lecture, Philosophy and the behavior of existence. It used to be in that lecture that Peirce famously argued that concept and perform may be saved specified. during this ebook, Aaron Massecar argues that this lecture opens up a uniquely Peircean Ethics that brings thought into perform via an ethics of intelligently shaped conduct.

This argument is first in line with a re-reading of the 1898 lecture, then turns to the evolution of Peirce’s Normative Sciences, in particular near to the function of Ethics as a Normative technological know-how. Peirce at the start leaves Ethics outdoors the sciences, asserting that it truly is too functional, yet he later alterations his brain and starts to determine the centrality of Ethics for picking out correct behavior established an appreciation of the beliefs of behavior from Aesthetics. the result's a idea of Ethics as severe self-discipline that unifies the sciences below one normal objective, as dictated by way of Peirce’s uncomplicated version and his thought of inquiry: the elimination of assets of inflammation and doubt.

The subsequent step is to examine the items of serious strength of will. For that, Massecar appears to be like to Peirce’s paintings on conduct: conduct functionality because the bridging element among thought and perform. The ebook describes how conduct might be introduced less than severe strength of will via an lively strategy of deliberative, considerate mirrored image. the result is an outline of intelligently shaped conduct that not just responds to critics of the 1898 lecture yet that opens up a spot for a uniquely Peircean Ethics.

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Public Morality and Liberal Society: Essays on Decency, Law, by Harry M. Clor

By Harry M. Clor

the difficulty of public morality, so usually on the middle of heated debates approximately pornography, narcotics, public indecency, violent leisure, "family values," et cetera, is instantaneously a continual truth and a continual limitation in our liberal society. With Public Morality and Liberal Society, Harry M. Clor makes an incredible contribution to this perennial and very debated subject by means of contemplating how public morality will be justified in concept and accommodated in perform inside a liberal society. /// Clor develops his argument in 5 elements. bankruptcy 1 offers an outline of a few of the controversies and ambiguities approximately public morality in American lifestyles and public opinion. In bankruptcy 2 Clor offers the case for a public ordinary of morality and defends it opposed to the main power objections. bankruptcy three covers the various topics popular in fresh remedies of the topic of public morality, and bankruptcy four significantly analyzes the 2 theoretically dominant liberal orientations of contemporary many years, the libertarian and egalitarian perspectives. In bankruptcy five Clor compares the normal moral indictment of pornography with the present feminist indictment.

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Constructivism in Ethics by Carla Bagnoli

By Carla Bagnoli

Are there things like ethical truths? How can we be aware of what we must always do? And does it topic? Constructivism states that ethical truths are neither invented nor came across, yet particularly are built by means of rational brokers on the way to remedy sensible difficulties. whereas constructivism has turn into the point of interest of many philosophical debates in normative ethics, meta-ethics and motion conception, its significance remains to be to be totally preferred. those new essays written through best students outline and verify this new technique in ethics, addressing such questions because the nature of constructivism, how constructivism improves our knowing of ethical tasks, the way it debts for the improvement of normative practices, even if ethical truths swap through the years, and lots of different themes. the quantity could be priceless for complex scholars and students of ethics and all who're drawn to questions about the root of morality.

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Ethiek voor Dummies (Dutch Edition) by Christopher Panza,Adam Potthast,Hessel Leistra,Geeske

By Christopher Panza,Adam Potthast,Hessel Leistra,Geeske Bouman,Fred Hendriks

Ontdek de principes van de ethiek en hoe je ze in het dagelijks leven toepast. Wat is het verschil tussen goed en fout? Weet je wie John Stuart Mill en Thomas Hobbes zijn? Ethiek voor Dummies laat je snel en effectief kennismaken met de eeuwenoude studie van de ethische filosofie. In heldere taal krijg je uitgebreide uitleg over ethiek, over de geschriften en theorieën van grote denkers en nog veel meer.

Christopher Panza is docent filosofie aan Drury collage, Missouri, Verenigde Staten. Adam Potthast is wetenschappelijk medewerker filosofie aan de Missouri college of technological know-how and expertise, Verenigde Staten.

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