Fundamentals of Ethics Paperback

by J.M. Finnis;

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Fundamentals of Ethics

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The main theme of this book is the challenge to ethics from philosophical scepticism and from contemporary forms of consequentialism. But in seeking to meet this challenge, the book develops a sustained philosophical argument about many of the central questions of ethics. It reviews classical positions, and challenges some long-influential interpretations of those positions. It also revies and participates in some recent developments and controversies in Anglo-American ethical theory. The activity of ethical theorizing itself is shown to be a matter of free and intelligent decision, in pursuit of an intelligible good; it thus provides a test case for any ethical theory.

Many people have questions they need to find answers for and this book explores some fundamental questions such as;

- Are we entitled to be confident that our moral judgments can be objective?
- Can they express insights into aspects of reality, rather than mere feelings, tastes, desires, decisions, upbringing, or conventions?
- Why must we consider some of our choices to be free, and how do our free choices matter?
- How far should our moral judgments be based on assessments of expected consequences?
- Can utilitarianism, and other consequentialist or proportionalist theories, be anything more than the rationalization of positions taken on other grounds?

Fundamentals of Ethics by J.M. Finnis was published by Georgetown University Press in December 1983 and is our 56104th best seller. The ISBN for Fundamentals of Ethics is 9780878404087.

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Details for Fundamentals of Ethics

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherGeorgetown University Press (December 1983)
Number of Pages173
Thickness13 mm
Height216 mm
Width140 mm
Product Code1197718
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