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"The Ethics Toolkit" provides an accessible and engaging compendium of concepts, theories, and strategies that encourage students and advanced readers to think critically about ethics so that they can engage intelligently in ethical study, thought, and debate. ^Written by the authors of the popular "The Philosophers' Toolkit" (Blackwell, 2001); Baggini is also a renowned print and broadcast journalist, and a prolific author of popular philosophy books ^Uses clear and accessible language appropriate for use both inside and beyond the classroom ^Enlivened through the use of real-world and hypothetical examples ^Cross-referencing of entries helps to connect and contrast ideas ^Features lists of prominent ethics organizations and useful websites ^Encourages readers to think critically about ethics and teaches them how to engage intelligently in ethical study, thought, and debate
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Acknowledgements. INTRODUCTION. I The Grounds of Ethics. 1.1 Aesthetics. 1.2 Agency. 1.3 Authority. 1.4 Autonomy. 1.5 Care. 1.6 Character. 1.7 Conscience. 1.8 Evolution. 1.9 Finitude. 1.10 Flourishing. 1.11 Harmony. 1.12 Interest. 1.13 Intuition. 1.14 Merit. 1.15 Natural Law. 1.16 Need. 1.17 Pain and pleasure. 1.18 Revelation. 1.19 Rights. 1.20 Sympathy. 1.21 Tradition and history. II Frameworks for Ethics. 2.1 Consequentialism. 2.2 Contractarianism. 2.3 Cultural critique. 2.4 Deontological ethics. 2.5 Discourse Ethics. 2.6 Divine command. 2.7 Egoism. 2.8 Hedonism. 2.9 Naturalism. 2.10 Particularism. 2.11 Perfectionism. 2.12 Pragmatism. 2.13 Rationalism. 2.14 Relativism. 2.15 Subjectivism. 2.16 Virtue ethics. III Central Concepts in Ethics. 3.1 Absolute/Relative. 3.2 Act/Rule. 3.3 Bad/evil. 3.4 Beneficence/non-maleficence. 3.5 Cause/reason. 3.6 Cognitivism/non-cognitivism. 3.7 Commission/omission. 3.8 Consent. 3.9 Facts/values. 3.10 The Golden Mean. 3.11 Honour/shame. 3.12 Individual/collective. 3.13 Injury. 3.14 Intentions/consequences. 3.15 Internalism/externalism. 3.16 Intrinsic/instrumental Value. 3.17 Legal/moral. 3.18 Liberation/oppression. 3.19 Means/ends. 3.20 Metaethics/normative ethics. 3.21 Moral subjects/moral agents. 3.22 Prudence. 3.23 Public and private. 3.24 Stoic cosmopolitanism. IV Assessment, Judgement & Critique. 4.1 Alienation. 4.2 Authenticity. 4.3 Consistency. 4.4 Counterexamples. 4.5 Fairness. 4.6 Fallacies. 4.7 Impartiality and Objectivity. 4.8 The 'is/ought' gap. 4.9 Justice and lawfulness. 4.10 Just war theory. 4.11 Paternalism. 4.12 Proportionality. 4.13 Reflective equilibrium. 4.14 Restoration. 4.15 Sex and gender. 4.16 Speciesism. 4.17 Thought Experiments. 4.18 Universalisability. V The Limits of Ethics. 5.1 Akrasia. 5.2 Amoralism. 5.3 Bad faith and self-deception. 5.4 Casuistry and Rationalisation. 5.5 Fallenness. 5.6 False consciousness. 5.7 Free Will and Determinism. 5.8 Moral Luck. 5.9 Nihilism. 5.10 Pluralism. 5.11 Power. 5.12 Radical particularity. 5.13 Scepticism. 5.14 The Separateness of Persons. 5.15 Standpoint. 5.16 Supererogation. 5.17 Tragedy
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Acknowledgements Introduction Part I: The Grounds of Ethics 1.1. Aesthetics 1.2. Agency 1.3. Authority 1.4. Autonomy 1.5. Care 1.6. Character 1.7. Conscience 1.8. Evolution 1.9. Finitude 1.10. Flourishing 1.11. Harmony 1.12. Interest 1.13. Intuition 1.14. Merit 1.15. Natural Law 1.16. Need 1.17. Pain and Pleasure 1.18. Revelation 1.19. Rights 1.20. Sympathy 1.21. Tradition and History Part II: Frameworks for Ethics 2.1. Consequentialism 2.2. Contractarianism 2.3. Cultural Critique 2.4. Deontological Ethics 2.5. Discourse Ethics 2.6. Divine Command 2.7. Egoism 2.8. Hedonism 2.9. Naturalism 2.10. Particularism 2.11. Perfectionism 2.12. Pragmatism 2.13. Rationalism 2.14. Relativism 2.15. Subjectivism 2.16. Virtue Ethics Part III: Central Concepts in Ethics 3.1. Absolute/Relative 3.2. Act/Rule 3.3. Bad/Evil 3.4. Beneficence/Non-maleficence 3.5. Cause/Reason 3.6. Cognitivism/Non-cognitivism 3.7. Commission/Omission 3.8. Consent 3.9. Facts/Values 3.10. The Golden Mean 3.11. Honor/Shame 3.12. Individual/Collective 3.13. Injury 3.14. Intentions/Consequences 3.15. Internalism/Externalism 3.16. Intrinsic/Instrumental Value 3.17. Legal/Moral 3.18. Liberation/Oppression 3.19. Means/Ends 3.20. Metaethics/Normative Ethics 3.21. Moral Subjects/Moral Agents 3.22. Prudence 3.23. Public/Private 3.24. Stoic Cosmopolitanism Part IV: Assessment, Judgment and Critique 4.1. Alienation 4.2. Authenticity 4.3. Consistency 4.4. Counterexamples 4.5. Fairness 4.6. Fallacies 4.7. Impartiality and Objectivity 4.8. The "is/ought gap" 4.9. Justice and Lawfulness 4.10. Just War Theory 4.11. Paternalism 4.12. Proportionality 4.13. Reflective Equilibrium 4.14. Restoration 4.15. Sex and Gender 4.16. Speciesism 4.17. Thought Experiments 4.18. Universalizability Part V: The Limits of Ethics 5.1. Akrasia 5.2. Amoralism 5.3. Bad Faith and Self-Deception 5.4. Casuistry and Rationalisation 5.5. Fallenness 5.6. False Consciousness 5.7. Free Will and Determinism 5.8. Moral Luck 5.9. Nihilism 5.10. Pluralism 5.11. Power 5.12. Radical Particularity 5.13. The Separateness of Persons 5.14. Skepticism 5.15. Standpoint 5.16. Supererogation 5.17. Tragedy Appendix: Ethics Resources Name Index Subject Index
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Julian Baggini

Julian Baggini is a British philosopher and writer. He is the author of Welcome to Everytown and The Pig that Wants to be Eaten and is a co-founder and editor of The Philosophers' Magazine. He has written for The Guardian, The Independent and many other publications, and is a regular guest on BBC Radio 4.

  • :acknowledgements. <p>introduction.</p> <p><b>i The Grounds Of Ethics.</b></p> <p>1.1 Aesthetics.</p> <p>1.2 Agency.</p> <p>1.3 Authority.</p> <p>1.4 Autonomy.</p> <p>1.5 Care.</p> <p>1.6 Character.</p> <p>1.7 Conscience.</p> <p>1.8 Evolution.</p> <p>1.9 Finitude.</p> <p>1.10 Flourishing.</p> <p>1.11 Harmony.</p> <p>1.12 Interest.</p> <p>1.13 Intuition.</p> <p>1.14 Merit.</p> <p>1.15 Natural Law.</p> <p>1.16 Need.</p> <p>1.17 Pain And Pleasure.</p> <p>1.18 Revelation.</p> <p>1.19 Rights.</p> <p>1.20 Sympathy.</p> <p>1.21 Tradition And History.</p> <p><b>ii Frameworks For Ethics</b>.</p> <p>2.1 Consequentialism.</p> <p>2.2 Contractarianism.</p> <p>2.3 Cultural Critique.</p> <p>2.4 Deontological Ethics.</p> <p>2.5 Discourse Ethics.</p> <p>2.6 Divine Command.</p> <p>2.7 Egoism.</p> <p>2.8 Hedonism.</p> <p>2.9 Naturalism.</p> <p>2.10 Particularism.</p> <p>2.11 Perfectionism.</p> <p>2.12 Pragmatism.</p> <p>2.13 Rationalism.</p> <p>2.14 Relativism.</p> <p>2.15 Subjectivism.</p> <p>2.16 Virtue Ethics.</p> <p><b>iii Central Concepts In Ethics</b>.</p> <p>3.1 Absolute/relative.</p> <p>3.2 Act/rule.</p> <p>3.3 Bad/evil.</p> <p>3.4 Beneficence/non-maleficence.</p> <p>3.5 Cause/reason.</p> <p>3.6 Cognitivism/non-cognitivism.</p> <p>3.7 Commission/omission.</p> <p>3.8 Consent.</p> <p>3.9 Facts/values.</p> <p>3.10 The Golden Mean.</p> <p>3.11 Honour/shame.</p> <p>3.12 Individual/collective.</p> <p>3.13 Injury.</p> <p>3.14 Intentions/consequences.</p> <p>3.15 Internalism/externalism.</p> <p>3.16 Intrinsic/instrumental Value.</p> <p>3.17 Legal/moral.</p> <p>3.18 Liberation/oppression.</p> <p>3.19 Means/ends.</p> <p>3.20 Metaethics/normative Ethics.</p> <p>3.21 Moral Subjects/moral Agents.</p> <p>3.22 Prudence.</p> <p>3.23 Public And Private.</p> <p>3.24 Stoic Cosmopolitanism.</p> <p><b>iv Assessment, Judgement &amp; Critique</b>.</p> <p>4.1 Alienation.</p> <p>4.2 Authenticity.</p> <p>4.3 Consistency.</p> <p>4.4 Counterexamples.</p> <p>4.5 Fairness.</p> <p>4.6 Fallacies.</p> <p>4.7 Impartiality And Objectivity.</p> <p>4.8 The ?is/ought? Gap.</p> <p>4.9 Justice And Lawfulness.</p> <p>4.10 Just War Theory.</p> <p>4.11 Paternalism.</p> <p>4.12 Proportionality.</p> <p>4.13 Reflective Equilibrium.</p> <p>4.14 Restoration.</p> <p>4.15 Sex And Gender.</p> <p>4.16 Speciesism.</p> <p>4.17 Thought Experiments.</p> <p>4.18 Universalisability.</p> <p><b>v The Limits Of Ethics.</b></p> <p>5.1 Akrasia.</p> <p>5.2 Amoralism.</p> <p>5.3 Bad Faith And Self-deception.</p> <p>5.4 Casuistry And Rationalisation.</p> <p>5.5 Fallenness.</p> <p>5.6 False Consciousness.</p> <p>5.7 Free Will And Determinism.</p> <p>5.8 Moral Luck.</p> <p>5.9 Nihilism.</p> <p>5.10 Pluralism.</p> <p>5.11 Power.</p> <p>5.12 Radical Particularity.</p> <p>5.13 Scepticism.</p> <p>5.14 The Separateness Of Persons.</p> <p>5.15 Standpoint.</p> <p>5.16 Supererogation.</p> <p>5.17 Tragedy</p>

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