The point of view of the universe : Sidgwick and contemporary ethics / Katarzyna de Lazari-Radek and Peter Singer
- Lazari-Radek, Katarzyna de
- Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2014.
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource
- Additional Creators:
- Singer, Peter, 1946-
- Oxford scholarship online: ezaccess.libraries.psu.edu
- Machine generated contents note: 1.What is Ethics? -- 2.Reason and Action -- 3.Intuition and the Morality of Common Sense -- 4.Justification in Ethics -- 5.The Axioms of Ethics -- 6.The Profoundest Problem of Ethics -- 7.The Origins of Ethics and the Unity of Practical Reason -- 8.Ultimate Good, Part I: Perfectionism and Desire-Based Theory -- 9.Ultimate Good, Part II: Hedonism -- 10.Rules -- 11.Demandingness -- 12.Distribution.
- What does the idea of taking 'the point of view of the universe' tell us about ethics? Lazari-Radek and Singer defend objectivism in ethics, and hedonistic utilitarianism, following Henry Sidgwick's lead. They explore how to justify an ethical theory; conflicts of self-interest and universal benevolence; and whether we should discount the future.
- 9780191781834 (ebook)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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