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    DescriptionIs it possible to study ethics objectively, or are moral judgements inevitably subjective? Are ancient theories of ethics of any contemporary relevance? Which ethical theory offers the most convincing explanation of how best to live one's life? Eight Theories of Ethics is a comprehensive introduction to the theories of ethics encountered by first-time students. Gordon Graham introduces the fundamental concepts that underpin ethics, such as relativism and objectivity, and then devotes his attention to each of the eight major theories of ethics: * egoism * hedonism * naturalism and virtue theory * existentialism * Kantianism * utilitarianism * contractualism * religion. Throughout the book, Gordon Graham draws on examples from great moral philosophers such as Aristotle, Kant and Mill, and also from contemporary debates over human nature, the environment and citizenship. Eight Theories of Ethics is written in an engaging and student-friendly style, with detailed suggestions for further reading at the end of each chapter - including original sources and contemporary discussions. It is ideal for anyone coming to this area of philosophy for the first time, and for those studying ethics in related disciplines such as politics, law, nursing and medicine.

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    Eight Theories of Ethics
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Gordon Graham
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 221
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 17 mm
    Weight: 372 g
    ISBN 13: 9780415315890
    ISBN 10: 0415315891

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    BIC E4L: PHI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S2.1
    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    BISAC V2.8: PHI005000
    BIC subject category V2: HPQ
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
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    B&T General Subject: 610
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    DC22: 171
    Abridged Dewey: 171
    LC classification: BJ1025 \.G675 2004, BJ1025 .G675 2004
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    New edition
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
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    Publication date
    22 April 2004
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    Author Information
    Gordon Graham is Regius Professor of Moral Philosophy at the University of Aberdeen. His books include 'Philosophy of the Arts, second edition' (Routledge 2000), 'Genes' (Routledge 2002), 'Ethics and International Relations' (1996) and 'INternet: A Philosophical Inquiry' (Routledge 1999).
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    ..."a fine job of fleshing out some of the major ethical theories and of highlighting those that are often neglected by other writers in the field....very accessible style and I am sure that undergraduates and scholars alike will benefit from it."-Jason Hill, DePaul University
    Table of contents
    1. Ethics, Truth and Reason; 2. Egoism; 3. Hedonism; 4. Naturalism and Virtue Theory; 5. Existentialism; 6. Kantianism; 7. Utilitarianism; 8. Contractualism; 9. Religion and the Meaning of Life