Author: John Stuart Mill
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486111814
Size: 36.69 MB
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A landmark of moral philosophy and an ideal introduction to ethics, this famous work balances the claims of individuals and society, declaring that actions should produce the greatest happiness overall.

Killing Happy Animals Explorations In Utilitarian Ethics

Author: Tatjana Višak
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 113728627X
Size: 33.28 MB
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Is it acceptable to kill an animal that has been granted a pleasant life? This book rigorously explores the moral basis of the ideal of animal-friendly animal husbandry and sheds new light on utilitarian moral theory by pointing out the assumptions and implications of two different versions of utilitarianism, with surprising conclusions.


Author: Richard H. Corrigan
Publisher: Progressive Frontiers Pubs.
ISBN: 0956328822
Size: 15.31 MB
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This book may be read continuously from start to finish and will, in itself, provide the reader with a comprehensive guide to the study of ethics. However, it can also be read as individual chapters that stand in isolation from the remainder of the book. In this way, it is possible to 'pick and choose' those areas that are pertinent to one's particular needs at the time of reading. Undergraduates can therefore use it as a resource to support their lectures, assist essay writing and term papers and point them towards further reading materials. Written by experts, it covers the following areas: The History of Ethics, Animal Ethics, Business Ethics, Ethics of Care, Contractualism, Egoism, Enivonmental Ethics, Global Ethics, Kantian Ethics, Law and Rights, Normative Ethics, Utilitarian Ethics, Virtue Ethics and Ethics and Wellbeing.

The Bhishma Way

Author: N Balasubramanian
Publisher: Random House India
ISBN: 8184007787
Size: 46.35 MB
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Contemporary dilemmas, whether in business or politics, bear an uncanny resemblance to the predicaments witnessed in the ever-timely epic, the Mahabharata. Who else but Bhishma Pitamah then to the rescue of the modern-day manager, politician or bureaucrat! In the epic, Bhishma is the upholder of truth and dharma, his life shaped by the difficult choices he makes. He isn’t always infallible, but even where his decisions are questionable, he serves as a role model. Prof. N. Balasubramanian uses this powerful figure and his selfless values as a guide to make the right choices in The Bhishma Way. He discusses the importance of values, dharma, truth, justice and governance in businesses and governments. Analyses of real-life cases—among them, Union Carbide and the Bhopal gas tragedy, James Hardie and asbestos in Australia, and Ok Tedi in Papua New Guinea—complement the mythological stories and insightful anecdotes in this illuminating and thought-provoking book. This serves as an instructive read for anyone striving for a higher moral code in day-to-day decision-making and leadership.

Utilitarianism A Guide For The Perplexed

Author: Krister Bykvist
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1441158669
Size: 26.60 MB
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Utilitarianism is the ethical theory advanced by Jeremy Bentham, J.S. Mill, and Henry Sidgwick and has contributed significantly to contemporary moral and political philosophy. Yet it is not without controversy and is a subject that students can often find particularly perplexing. Utilitarianism: A Guide for the Perplexed offers a concise, yet fully comprehensive introduction to utilitarianism, its historical roots, key themes, and current debates. Krister Bykvist provides a survey of the modern debate about utilitarianism and goes on to evaluate utilitarianism in comparison with other theories, in particular virtue ethics and Kantianism. Bykvist offers a critical examination of utilitarianism, distinguishing problems that are unique to utilitarianism from those that are shared by other moral theories. Focusing on the problems unique to utilitarianism, the book provides a well-balanced assessment of where the theory goes astray and is in need of revision. Geared towards the specific requirements of students who need to reach a sound understanding of utilitarianism, this book serves as an ideal companion to study of this influential and challenging of philosophical concepts.

Game Of Thrones And Philosophy

Author: Henry Jacoby
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118206053
Size: 37.84 MB
Format: PDF
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An in-depth look at the philosophical issues behind HBO's Game of Thrones television series and the books that inspired it George R.R. Martin's New York Times bestselling epic fantasy book series, A Song of Ice and Fire, and the HBO television show adapted from it, have earned critical acclaim and inspired fanatic devotion. This book delves into the many philosophical questions that arise in this complex, character-driven series, including: Is it right for a "good" king to usurp the throne of a "bad" one and murder his family? How far should you go to protect your family and its secrets? In a fantasy universe with medieval mores and ethics, can female characters reflect modern feminist ideals? Timed for the premiere of the second season of the HBO Game of Thrones series Gives new perspectives on the characters, storylines, and themes of Game of Thrones Draws on great philosophers from ancient Greece to modern America to explore intriguing topics such as the strange creatures of Westeros, the incestuous relationship of Jaime and Cersei Lannister, and what the kings of Westeros can show us about virtue and honor (or the lack thereof) as they play their game of thrones Essential reading for fans, Game of Thrones and Philosophy will enrich your experience of your favorite medieval fantasy series.