Human Values: New Essays on Ethics and Natural Law

Human Values: New Essays on Ethics and Natural Law

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Overview

In recent decades, the revival of natural law theory in modern moral philosophy has been an exciting and important development. Human Values brings together an international group of moral philosophers who in various respects share the aims and ideals of natural law ethics. In their diverse ways, these authors make distinctive and original contributions to the continuing project of developing natural law ethics as a comprehensive treatment of modern ethical theory and practice.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781349513925
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 10/20/2004
Edition description: 1st ed. 2004
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.02(d)

About the Author

JOHN COTTINGHAM Professor of Philosophy, University of Reading, UK
CHRISTOPHER TOLLEFSEN Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of South Carolina, USA
CHRISTOPHER MARTIN Lecturer, University of St Thomas, Houston, USA
HENRY S. RICHARDSON Professor of Philosophy, Georgetown University, USA
SUZANNE UNIACKE Reader in Applied Ethics, University of Hull, UK
JACQUELINE LAING Senior Lecturer in Law, London Metropolitan University, UK
GERARD J. HUGHES Master of Campion Hall, University of Oxford, UK
HELEN WATT Director of the Linacre Centre for Healthcare Ethics, London, UK
MARK C. MURPHY Professor of Philosophy, Georgetown University, USA

Table of Contents

Our natural guide...: Conscience, 'Nature', and Moral Experience; J.Cottingham Basic Goods, Practical Insight, and External Reasons; C.Tollefsen The Fact/Value Distinction; C.Martin Incommensurability and Basic Goods: A Tension in the New Natural Law Theory; H.S.Richardson The Polymorphy of Practical Reason; T.Chappell The Structure and Content of the Good; D.S.Oderberg Harming and Wronging: The Importance of Normative Context; S.Uniacke Law, Liberalism, and the Common Good; J.Laing 'Double Effect' or Practical Wisdom?; G.J.Hughes Beyond Double Effect: Side Effects and Bodily Harm; H.Watt Intention, Foresight, and Success; M.C.Murphy

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