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The Resource Good and evil : a new direction

Good and evil : a new direction

Label
Good and evil : a new direction
Title
Good and evil
Title remainder
a new direction
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Cataloging source
DLC
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1919-2003
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Taylor, Richard
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Ethics
  • Good and evil
Label
Good and evil : a new direction
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Part I: The background: reason and will -- 1. Ethics and human nature -- The importance of our question -- Three traditional answers -- The Greeks and the idea of what is good for man -- Human goodness and reason -- Rationalism vs. voluntarism -- Moral rationalism -- Modal voluntarism -- 2. Nature vs. convention -- True morality -- What is and what ought to be -- The emergence of ethics in Greek philosophy -- Nature vs. convention -- The problem of morality in sophistic philosophy -- Thrasymachus and the will of the strong -- Glaucon and Adiemantus -- Polus and the rewards of injustice -- 3. The issue joined: true vs. pragmatic morality -- The true morality according to Callicles -- Protagoras and the doctrine of pragmatism -- Protagorean ethics -- The Socratic questions -- The significance of Protagoras -- 4. Socratic ethics -- The character of Socrates' thought -- Some Socratic questions -- Vulgar vs. philosophical virtue -- The involuntary character of wickedness -- Virtue as knowledge -- What power is -- Virtue and happiness -- Justice as a state of the soul --
  • 5. Is justice good for its own sake? -- The test -- Is there a natural justice? -- 6. Hedonism, the doctrine of pleasure -- Moral empiricism -- Empiricism and the doctrine of pleasure -- Epicurean empiricism -- Pleasure as the natural good -- The problem of ethics -- The Cyrenaic philosophy -- The Epicurean modifications -- The moderation of desires -- The sources of goodness -- Justice and duty -- The significance of Epicurus -- 7. A modern version of hedonism -- J.S. Mill's hedonism -- The greatest happiness principle -- Duty and motive -- The quality of pleasure -- The presuppositions of hedonism -- The double meanings of pleasure and pain -- Pleasure and happiness -- 8. Kantian morality -- The background of Kantian morality -- The basic ideas of conventional morality -- Laws -- Justice -- Kantian morality -- Duty and law -- The good will -- The categorical imperative -- Rational nature as an end -- The significance of Kant --
  • Part II: Good and evil -- 9. good and evil -- Men as conative beings -- Conation as the precondition of good and evil -- The emergence of good and evil -- The emergence of right and wrong -- Right and wrong as relative to rules -- The world as it is -- 10. The common good -- Conflicts of aims -- The nature of the common good -- The moral evaluation of institutions -- The assessment of aims -- 11. Some fundamental questions revisited -- Nature vs. convention -- Justice -- Can virtue be taught? -- Two shortcomings --
  • Part III: Human goodness -- 12. Casuistry -- The futility of justifying conduct -- Samples of casuistry -- The significance of these examples -- The function of principles -- 13. Judicial casuistry -- Moralists as lawmakers -- Examples -- Judicial decision by persuasive definition -- Moral and judicial casuistry compared -- 14. The incentives of action -- The incentive to justice -- The incentive of compassion -- The incentive of malice -- Egoism -- The moral neutrality of egoism -- The ugliness of egoism -- Four possible incentives -- Self-hatred as an incentive -- 15. The virtue of compassion -- Malice: the first class of actions -- Compassion: the second class of actions -- The significance of these stories -- The scope of compassion -- Incentives and consequences -- Compassion and justice -- 16. Love and friendship -- Varieties of love and friendship -- Philia, or friendship -- Friendship in Aristotelian ethics -- Eros, or the love of the sexes -- Absolute love -- 17. The love of man -- Some varieties of love and hate as passions -- Absolute love and hatred -- Possessive love -- Love as a duty -- Love as a blessing -- Moral rules and aspirations -- Love as aspiration -- 18. The meaning of life -- Meaningless existence -- The meaninglessness of life -- The meaning of life
Control code
88438
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xiii, 268 pages
Lccn
70099116
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)512211
Label
Good and evil : a new direction
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Part I: The background: reason and will -- 1. Ethics and human nature -- The importance of our question -- Three traditional answers -- The Greeks and the idea of what is good for man -- Human goodness and reason -- Rationalism vs. voluntarism -- Moral rationalism -- Modal voluntarism -- 2. Nature vs. convention -- True morality -- What is and what ought to be -- The emergence of ethics in Greek philosophy -- Nature vs. convention -- The problem of morality in sophistic philosophy -- Thrasymachus and the will of the strong -- Glaucon and Adiemantus -- Polus and the rewards of injustice -- 3. The issue joined: true vs. pragmatic morality -- The true morality according to Callicles -- Protagoras and the doctrine of pragmatism -- Protagorean ethics -- The Socratic questions -- The significance of Protagoras -- 4. Socratic ethics -- The character of Socrates' thought -- Some Socratic questions -- Vulgar vs. philosophical virtue -- The involuntary character of wickedness -- Virtue as knowledge -- What power is -- Virtue and happiness -- Justice as a state of the soul --
  • 5. Is justice good for its own sake? -- The test -- Is there a natural justice? -- 6. Hedonism, the doctrine of pleasure -- Moral empiricism -- Empiricism and the doctrine of pleasure -- Epicurean empiricism -- Pleasure as the natural good -- The problem of ethics -- The Cyrenaic philosophy -- The Epicurean modifications -- The moderation of desires -- The sources of goodness -- Justice and duty -- The significance of Epicurus -- 7. A modern version of hedonism -- J.S. Mill's hedonism -- The greatest happiness principle -- Duty and motive -- The quality of pleasure -- The presuppositions of hedonism -- The double meanings of pleasure and pain -- Pleasure and happiness -- 8. Kantian morality -- The background of Kantian morality -- The basic ideas of conventional morality -- Laws -- Justice -- Kantian morality -- Duty and law -- The good will -- The categorical imperative -- Rational nature as an end -- The significance of Kant --
  • Part II: Good and evil -- 9. good and evil -- Men as conative beings -- Conation as the precondition of good and evil -- The emergence of good and evil -- The emergence of right and wrong -- Right and wrong as relative to rules -- The world as it is -- 10. The common good -- Conflicts of aims -- The nature of the common good -- The moral evaluation of institutions -- The assessment of aims -- 11. Some fundamental questions revisited -- Nature vs. convention -- Justice -- Can virtue be taught? -- Two shortcomings --
  • Part III: Human goodness -- 12. Casuistry -- The futility of justifying conduct -- Samples of casuistry -- The significance of these examples -- The function of principles -- 13. Judicial casuistry -- Moralists as lawmakers -- Examples -- Judicial decision by persuasive definition -- Moral and judicial casuistry compared -- 14. The incentives of action -- The incentive to justice -- The incentive of compassion -- The incentive of malice -- Egoism -- The moral neutrality of egoism -- The ugliness of egoism -- Four possible incentives -- Self-hatred as an incentive -- 15. The virtue of compassion -- Malice: the first class of actions -- Compassion: the second class of actions -- The significance of these stories -- The scope of compassion -- Incentives and consequences -- Compassion and justice -- 16. Love and friendship -- Varieties of love and friendship -- Philia, or friendship -- Friendship in Aristotelian ethics -- Eros, or the love of the sexes -- Absolute love -- 17. The love of man -- Some varieties of love and hate as passions -- Absolute love and hatred -- Possessive love -- Love as a duty -- Love as a blessing -- Moral rules and aspirations -- Love as aspiration -- 18. The meaning of life -- Meaningless existence -- The meaninglessness of life -- The meaning of life
Control code
88438
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xiii, 268 pages
Lccn
70099116
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)512211

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