The Elements of Moral Philosophy

Author: James Rachels
Publisher:
ISBN: 0070525609
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Ethics

Firmly established as the standard text for undergraduate courses in ethics, this concise, lively book combines clear explanations of the main theories of ethics with discussions of interesting examples. Topics covered include famine relief, euthanasia, homosexuality, and the treatment of animals. The text's versatility allows it to be widely used not only in ethical theory courses, but also in applied ethics courses of all kinds.

Religion Violence and the Secular State

Author: John C. Caiazza
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781351588737
Release Date: 2017-09-07
Genre: Philosophy

Religion, Violence, and the Secular State assesses contemporary religious violence in the context of tensions between state secularism and religious ethics, and ultimately concludes that the West must reemphasize its own religious tradition in order to successfully combat the rise of a violent fundamentalism. The book presents an argument in three parts: first, an examination of the nature of religious violence; second, the effects of the present secularism of the American state on our ineffective ethical framework; and third, an advocacy for both the reasonableness of religious belief and the value of religiously based ethics (i.e., Jewish, Christian, and Muslim) as an influence within the modern state. The conclusion is that, with the arrival of violent Islam in the West, the presence of (traditional) religious influence in the United States needs to be reemphasized to combat religious terrorism. Islam represents a challenge to America and the West as a religious ideal that can only be successfully met by an energetic renewal of our own religious resources.

The Elements of Moral Science

Author: Noah Porter
Publisher: Applewood Books
ISBN: 9781429018012
Release Date: 2009-04-30
Genre: Philosophy

""With our American Philosophy and Religion series, Applewood reissues many primary sources published throughout American history. Through these books, scholars, interpreters, students, and non-academics alike can see the thoughts and beliefs of Americans who came before us.""

Scottish Philosophy in the Eighteenth Century Volume I

Author: Aaron Garrett
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780191043437
Release Date: 2015-03-05
Genre: Philosophy

A History of Scottish Philosophy is a series of collaborative studies by expert authors, each volume being devoted to a specific period. Together they provide a comprehensive account of the Scottish philosophical tradition, from the centuries that laid the foundation of the remarkable burst of intellectual fertility known as the Scottish Enlightenment, through the Victorian age and beyond, when it continued to exercise powerful intellectual influence at home and abroad. The books aim to be historically informative, while at the same time serving to renew philosophical interest in the problems with which the Scottish philosophers grappled, and in the solutions they proposed. This new history of Scottish philosophy will include two volumes that focus on the Scottish Enlightenment. In this volume a team of leading experts explore the ideas, intellectual context, and influence of Hutcheson, Hume, Smith, Reid, and many other thinkers, frame old issues in fresh ways, and introduce new topics and questions into debates about the philosophy of this remarkable period. The contributors explore the distinctively Scottish context of this philosophical flourishing, and juxtapose the work of canonical philosophers with contemporaries now very seldom read. The outcome is a broadening-out, and a filling-in of the detail, of the picture of the philosophical scene of Scotland in the eighteenth century. General Editor: Gordon Graham, Princeton Theological Seminary

Religion and Faction in Hume s Moral Philosophy

Author: Jennifer A. Herdt
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 052155442X
Release Date: 1997-10-23
Genre: Philosophy

An examination of David Hume's work, revising our understanding of the period in which he lived and wrote.

God Is Ethics

Author: Mitchell Frangadakis
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 9780615185491
Release Date: 2008-01
Genre: Religion

GOD IS ETHICS is an invitation to explore the perennial questions of philosophy, including the Socratic triad of: 1) What is knowledge? 2) How should I conduct myself? and 3) What is the best form of governance? Drawing from the philosophical traditions of both East and West, the reader is offered a variety of responses to these and other questions, and is ultimately invited to draw his or her own conclusions regarding the nature of truth and reality.

Kant Religion Within the Boundaries of Mere Reason

Author: Immanuel Kant
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521599644
Release Date: 1998-11-26
Genre: Philosophy

Religion within the Boundaries of Mere Reason is a key element of the system of philosophy which Kant introduced with his Critique of Pure Reason, and a work of major importance in the history of Western religious thought. It represents a great philosopher's attempt to spell out the form and content of a type of religion that would be grounded in moral reason and would meet the needs of ethical life. It includes sharply critical and boldly constructive discussions on topics not often treated by philosophers, including such traditional theological concepts as original sin and the salvation or 'justification' of a sinner, and the idea of the proper role of a church. This volume presents it and three short essays that illuminate it in new translations by Allen Wood and George di Giovanni, with an introduction by Robert Merrihew Adams that locates it in its historical and philosophical context.

Animals and World Religions

Author: Lisa Kemmerer
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199912551
Release Date: 2011-12-09
Genre: Religion

Despite increasing public attention to animal suffering, little seems to have changed: Human beings continue to exploit billions of animals in factory farms, medical laboratories, and elsewhere. In this wide-ranging and perceptive study, Lisa Kemmerer shows how spiritual writings and teachings in seven major religious traditions can help people to consider their ethical obligations toward other creatures. Dr. Kemmerer examines the role of nonhuman animals in scripture and myth, in the lives of religious exemplars, and by drawing on foundational philosophical and moral teachings. She begins with a study of indigenous traditions around the world, then focuses on the religions of India (Hindu, Buddhist, and Jain) and China (Daoism and Confucianism), and finally, religions of the Middle East (Judaism, Christianity, and Islam). At the end of each chapter, Kemmerer explores the inspiring lives and work of contemporary animal advocates who are motivated by a personal religious commitment. Animals and World Religions demonstrates that rethinking how we treat nonhuman animals is essential for anyone claiming one of the world's great religions.

The Scottish Philosophy

Author: James McCosh
Publisher: Applewood Books
ISBN: 9781429019712
Release Date: 2009-06-01
Genre: Philosophy

""With our American Philosophy and Religion series, Applewood reissues many primary sources published throughout American history. Through these books, scholars, interpreters, students, and non-academics alike can see the thoughts and beliefs of Americans who came before us.""