Morality and the Good Life (And Society) 1st Edition

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ISBN-10: 0195105389
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"An excellent selection of essays on the most important topics of ethics and ethical theories..."--Ivan Boh, Ohio State University

"A wonderful selection of some of the great articles and short pieces on ethics."--William E. Hannaford, Jr., Champlain College

"This valuable reader is clearly organized, providing students with a comprehensive framework as well as comprehensible introductions to the discipline in general and individual moral philosophers in particular. The work is equally valuable as a primary text, supplemental reader, and/or reference source."--Harold Warlick, High Point University

"Excellent and accessible work. Introduction and summaries of articles quite lucid. Comprehensive in range and outlook. A positive contribution."--Ramesh Patel, Antioch College

About the Author

Paul K. Moser is Professor of Philosophy at Loyola University Chicago. His most recent books include The Severity of God: Religion and Philosophy Reconceived (Cambridge University Press, 2013); The Elusive God: Reorienting Religious Epistemology (Cambridge University Press, 2009); and The Evidence for God: Religious Knowledge Reexamined (Cambridge University Press, 2010). He is editor of Jesus and Philosophy: New Essays (Cambridge University Press, 2009), and co-editor of Divine Hiddenness (Cambridge University Press, 2002) and of The Wisdom of the Christian Faith (Cambridge University Press, 2012). Moser is the past Editor of the American Philosophical Quarterly.
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Product Details

  • Series: And Society
  • Paperback: 528 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1 edition (January 2, 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0195105389
  • ISBN-13: 978-0195105384
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 0.9 x 6.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.9 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,355,410 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Paul K. Moser is Professor of Philosophy at Loyola University Chicago and the past Editor of the American Philosophical Quarterly. His latest book is The Severity of God: Religion & Philosophy Reconceived (Cambridge University Press, 2013). He is also the author of The Evidence for God (Cambridge University Press, 2010). This book is a sequel to his book, The Elusive God (Cambridge University Press, 2008), which won the 2011 Alpha Sigma Nu Book Award for Philosophy. His co-edited collection The Wisdom of the Christian Faith was published by Cambridge University Press in 2012, and his edited collection Jesus and Philosophy was published by Cambridge University Press in 2009. He is also Co-Editor of the new Cambridge University Press book series, Cambridge Studies in Religion, Philosophy, and Society. His current book in progress is The Presence of God: Power and Experience in Religion.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By ctdreyer on May 16, 2004
Format: Hardcover
This is an interesting anthology, and a useful one. Many of the papers (or book excerpts) included here have been extremely influential; nearly all them are interesting and stimulating; and they're all worthy of serious study. So this is an anthology that is worth having--though I'm not sure it's worth the full retail price.
The book is divided into six sections, each on a distinct topic. The first topic is the nature of moral goodness (and, in particular, of the language we use to talk about moral goodness), and it includes both cognitivist and noncognitivist accounts. Indeed, the section centers around the debate between cognitivists and noncognitivists. And the selections included are all from heavy hitters: Moore, Firth, Ross, and Foot defend cognitivism (Foot and Ross by criticizing the forms of noncognitivism on display here), while Ayer, Hare, and Gibbard defend noncognitivism. The second topic is theories about what constitutes a good human life, and it includes readings on the three major views here--hedonism, desire-satisfaction theories, and objectivism. The topic of the third section is virtue ethics, and it includes classic work by Anscombe, Foot, and MacIntyre. The fourth is moral realism vs. moral anti-realism. This section begins with J. L. Mackie's classic defense of an error-theoretic account of morality, and it includes a non-naturalist realist response from John McDowell and a noncognitivist response from Simon Blackburn. It ends with Nicholas Sturgeon's defense of a naturalist form of realism in his "Moral Explanations," though, for whatever reason, the editors didn't include the work of Gilbert Harman's to which Sturgeon is explicitly responding in this paper.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By morgan on January 7, 2004
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This is a very good text for an advanced ethics class. I used it at the undergraduate level and was very challenged. The reading can be difficult, but after navigation through the terminology and jargon, useful life skills may be aquired.
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Morality has nothing to do with good life. Carson confuses prudence with morality. I have to threw the book away after couple of hours. I red Schopenhauer's morality and that is all we need. Deserves the lowest rating
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By Michigan Maiden on December 5, 2014
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Text book, interesting reading
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