The Puzzle of Ethics

Author: Peter Vardy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131550295X

Category: Political Science

Page: 237

View: 5109

First Published in 1994. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an Informa company.

The Puzzle of Ethics

Author: Peter Vardy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315502968

Category: Political Science

Page: 237

View: 8375

First Published in 1994. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an Informa company.

The Puzzle of Ethics

Author: Peter Vardy,Paul Grosch

Publisher: M.E. Sharpe

ISBN: 9780765601643

Category: Philosophy

Page: 237

View: 2094

Is there such a thing as right and wrong? Are some codes of behavior more justifiable than others? Is it foolish to believe in moral principles? Are virtues just quaint Victorian notions? The Puzzle of Ethics tackles these formidable questions and many more in a clear and easy-to-understand manner without ever becoming superficial. The approaches of major philosophers are explained and specific issues are addressed, including Situation Ethics, Just War Theory, Abortion, Euthanasia, as well as Buddhist, Hindu, and Islamic ethics. This challenging book is of considerable contemporary relevance, dealing as it does with the central areas of ethical concern in today's world. It is the ideal introduction to the field for the general reader and the student.

The Puzzle of Christianity

Author: Peter Vardy

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 000820425X

Category: Religion

Page: 272

View: 9455

An excellent overview of Christianity, suitable for students (and teachers!) embarking on the new GCSE and ‘A’-Level Religious Studies specifications.

The Puzzle of Sex

Author: Peter Vardy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315502925

Category: Political Science

Page: 241

View: 5499

First Published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an Informa company.

The Puzzle of God

Author: Peter Vardy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317455037

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

View: 8931

First Published in 2015. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an Informa company.

Personal Identity and Applied Ethics

A Historical and Philosophical Introduction

Author: Andrea Sauchelli

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317288548

Category: Philosophy

Page: 244

View: 1875

'Soul', 'self', ‘substance’ and 'person' are just four of the terms often used to refer to the human individual. Cutting across metaphysics, ethics, and religion the nature of personal identity is a fundamental and long-standing puzzle in philosophy. Personal Identity and Applied Ethics introduces and examines different conceptions of the self, our nature, and personal identity and considers the implications of these for applied ethics. A key feature of the book is that it discusses a range of different approaches to personal identity; philosophical, religious and cross-cultural, including perspectives from non-Western traditions. Within this comparative framework, Andrea Sauchelli examines the following topics: Early views of the soul in Plato, Christianity and Descartes The Buddhist 'no-self' views and the self as a fiction Confucian ideas of our nature and the importance of self-cultivation as constitutive of the self Locke's theory of personal identity as continuity of consciousness and memory and objections by Butler and Reid as well as contemporary critics The theory of 'animalism' and arguments concerning embodied theories of personal identity Practical and narrative theories of personal identity and moral agency Personal identity and issues in applied ethics, including abortion, organ transplantation, and the idea of life after death Implications of life-extending technologies for personal identity. Throughout the book Sauchelli also considers the views of important recent philosophers such as Sydney Shoemaker, Bernard Williams, Derek Parfit, Marya Schechtman and Christine Korsgaard, placing these in helpful historical context. Chapter summaries, a glossary of key terms, and suggestions for further reading make this a refreshing, approachable introduction to personal identity and applied ethics. It is an ideal text for courses on personal identity that consider both western and non-western approaches and that apply theories of personal identity to ethical problems. It will also be of interest to those in related subjects such as religious studies and history of ideas.

Ethics Matters

Author: Charlotte Vardy

Publisher: Hymns Ancient and Modern Ltd

ISBN: 0334043913

Category: Religion

Page: 290

View: 4673

Peter Vardy is one of the leading moral educators in the UK. His books are on many reading lists for Sixth Formers and undergraduates. The 'Puzzle' books aim to make topics in Religious Studies, Philosophy and Ethics accessible to the schools, undergraduate and general markets. The Puzzle books are simply structured and clearly written and reflect students' needs with regard to exam specifications. Part I of The Puzzle of Moral Philosophy provides a comprehensive introduction to ethical theory and some of its key thinkers such as Plato, Kant, Bentham and Mill. Part II introduces a number of topics frequently studied on A level and undergraduate syllabuses including human relationships, law and justice and the ethics of death and dying.

Beyond the Pale

Reading Ethics from the Margins

Author: Miguel A. De La Torre,Stacey M. Floyd-Thomas

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 0664236804

Category: Religion

Page: 244

View: 4898

How should Augustine, Aquinas, Bonhoeffer, Kant, Nietzsche, and Plato be read today, in light of postcolonial theory and twenty-first-century understandings? This book offers a reader-friendly introduction to Christian liberationist ethics by having scholars "from the margins" explore how questions of race and gender should be brought to bear on twenty-four classic ethicists and philosophers. Each short chapter gives historical background for the thinker, describes that thinker's most important contributions, then raises issues of concern for women and persons of color. Contributors include George (Tink) Tinker, Asante U. Todd, Traci West, Darryl Trimiew, Ada María Isasi-Díaz, Robyn Henderson-Espinoza, and many others.

The Puzzle of Evil

Author: Peter Vardy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317455061

Category: Political Science

Page: 205

View: 7960

First Published in 2015. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Trinitarian Self

The Key to the Puzzle of Violence

Author: Charles Bellinger

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630878383

Category: Religion

Page: 190

View: 8347

The Trinitarian Self argues that the insights of three key authors--Soren Kierkegaard, Eric Voegelin, and Rene Girard--can be synthesized to produce a Trinitarian theological anthropology. Their reflections on the deep roots of human behavior illuminate three structural dimensions of human existence: the temporal trajectory of selfhood, the vertical axis (God and nature), and the horizontal plane of cultural formation. An understanding of these dimensions and how they interrelate proves very fruitful in making sense of a wide variety of pathological forms of behavior that human beings have engaged in during the modern era. This work links together in thought-provoking ways various realms of thought, such as Trinitarian theology, a plea for a "New Copernican Revolution" that will result in a broadly held psychological understanding of violence, the ethics of war and peace, atonement theologies, and critical commentaries on terrorism and the war on terror. The interplay between these topics will likely prove very stimulating to a wide variety of readers.

Go and Do Likewise

Jesus and Ethics

Author: William Spohn

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1441190678

Category: Philosophy

Page: 240

View: 2849

What does Jesus have to do with ethics? There are two brief answers given by believers: "everything" and "not much." While evangelical or fundamentalist Christians would find authoritative guidance in the words and commands of Jesus as recorded in the New Testament, many mainstream Christian ethicists would say that Jesus is too concrete or narrowly particular to have any direct import for ethics.In this book, Williams Spohn takes a middle way, showing how Jesus is the "concrete universal" of Christian ethics. By forming a bridge from the lives of contemporary Christians to the words and deeds of Jesus, Jesus' story as a whole exemplifies moral perception, motivation and Christian identity.In addition, Spohn shows how the practices of Christian spirituality--specifically prayer, service, and community--train the imagination and reorient emotions to produce a character and a way of life consonant with Christian New Testament moral teaching.

An Introduction to Kierkegaard

Author: Peter Vardy

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 1441244069

Category: Religion

Page: 128

View: 9169

An Introduction to Kierkegaard is an accessible introduction to one of the most influential philosophers of the nineteenth century. Peter Vardy is an internationally known scholar with several bestselling titles. Søren Kierkegaard died in Copenhagen, Denmark, at the age of forty-two in 1855. His writings had little influence in his lifetime and after his death; even with the translation of some of his works into German, he was barely known. Yet today, he is internationally accepted as one of the world's greatest thinkers and is often considered the father of existentialism. The purposes of this book are very similar to Kierkegaard's own purposes, namely: • to help you think through the meaning and purpose of your life and what Christianity means today • to reintroduce Christianity into a world that has largely forgotten what the word means • to show the limitation of reason and modern philosophy Here, Peter Vardy makes Kierkegaard's often complex and difficult thinking accessible to a wide audience. He sketches a few of the central themes of Kierkegaard's thought and gives the reader a feeling for the way he approaches problems and some sense of the breadth of his work. This revised and expanded edition is an ideal introduction to Kierkegaard for both students and the general reader.

Sales Ethics

How To Sell Effectively While Doing the Right Thing

Author: Alberto Aleo,Alice Alessandri

Publisher: Business Expert Press

ISBN: 1606499270

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 212

View: 8000

Do ethics pay? In an attempt to answer this question, the authors analyze the economic theories that might rehabilitate ethics in the world of sales and turn them into an effective tool for conducting negotiations. This book proposes a “bottom-up” approach that starts from an analysis of sales activities to build a business style that, if adopted by an entire organization, can make the difference thus enhancing the company’s success. Italian culture provides a backdrop to the book; the authors reinterpret the particular nature of the country’s economic and social fabric and integrate this into an approach to business that can create authentic relationships, shared prosperity and quality of life across other cultures. Sale Ethics stimulates the development of a self-entrepreneurial mind-set that is useful in any field, and provides a simple and effective method of capitalizing on your own talents while respecting others and at the same time garnering the rewards of ethical behavior.

Practical Ethics

Author: Peter Singer

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139496891

Category: Philosophy

Page: N.A

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For thirty years, Peter Singer's Practical Ethics has been the classic introduction to applied ethics. For this third edition, the author has revised and updated all the chapters and added a new chapter addressing climate change, one of the most important ethical challenges of our generation. Some of the questions discussed in this book concern our daily lives. Is it ethical to buy luxuries when others do not have enough to eat? Should we buy meat from intensively reared animals? Am I doing something wrong if my carbon footprint is above the global average? Other questions confront us as concerned citizens: equality and discrimination on the grounds of race or sex; abortion, the use of embryos for research and euthanasia; political violence and terrorism; and the preservation of our planet's environment. This book's lucid style and provocative arguments make it an ideal text for university courses and for anyone willing to think about how she or he ought to live.

The Puzzle of Experience

Author: J. J. Valberg

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198242918

Category: Philosophy

Page: 227

View: 7898

If we reason in a certain way about our experience, we must conclude that the object of experience is not part of the world. If we simply open up to experience, all we find is the world. This book develops and explores a seemingly irresolvable puzzle about the object of experience.

The Trust Puzzle

How to Keep Your Company on the Ethical High Road

Author: Frank Bucaro

Publisher: Networlding Publishing

ISBN: 1944027025

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 146

View: 4544

The Trust Puzzle: How to Keep Your Company on the Ethical Highroad If you want to know more about how to keep your company on the ethical high ground, then stop reading this right now and download The Trust Puzzle: How to Keep Your Company on the Ethical Highroad! Over 30 years as a professional speaker and author have given Frank Bucaro the information necessary to compile a detailed list of insights, wisdoms, and applications to help guide you through value-based leadership development. It doesn’t matter if you have been in business for several years, or several days, ethics are a crucial part of any business and vital to its success. Ethics are the standard behavior that helps us to distinguish acceptable and unacceptable behavior in the workplace with a focus on leaders, managers, bosses and owners. Ethics start at the top of the business or company and then flow down, being accepted and followed through the examples that are set. Download The Trust Puzzle now to begin learning how you can create a better working environment for you, your employees and clients. Inside The Trust Puzzle you will discover and learn: Growing a Great Reputation and What This Means to Your BusinessBuilding Your Companies Trust and Loyalty and How to Implement ItHow to Develop a Moral Compass and What This Means to YouThe Process Behind Creating Accountable LeadershipThe Benefits Behind Practicing StewardshipHow to Proceed and much more!!! Through his experience in the business community, Frank Bucaro has gained many insights into the problems that are facing businesses and how to fix them. Narrowing these down to the five main points found inside the book will help keep companies, businesses and their employees on the ethical high road. This book is a definite “no nonsense” guide on how to create the ethics you need and build them into your business or company. If you want to take your business to the next level and ensure that it remains successful, then scroll back up to the top of this page and click BUY IT NOW! Containing over thirty years of industry experience and knowledge, you won’t be disappointed!

Knowledge and Lotteries

Author: John Hawthorne

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199269556

Category: Philosophy

Page: 205

View: 5215

This work is organized around an epistemological puzzle: in many cases, we seem consistently inclined to deny that we know a certain class of propositions while crediting ourselves with knowledge of propositions that imply them. The text explores questions on the nature and importance of knowledge.

Ayn Rand's Normative Ethics

The Virtuous Egoist

Author: Tara Smith

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139455109

Category: Philosophy

Page: N.A

View: 9269

Ayn Rand is well known for advocating egoism, but the substance of that instruction is rarely understood. Far from representing the rejection of morality, selfishness, in Rand's view, actually demands the practice of a systematic code of ethics. This book explains the fundamental virtues that Rand considers vital for a person to achieve his objective well-being: rationality, honesty, independence, justice, integrity, productiveness, and pride. Tracing Rand's account of the harmony of human beings' rational interests, Smith examines what each of these virtues consists of, why it is a virtue, and what it demands of a person in practice. Along the way she addresses the status of several conventional virtues within Rand's theory, considering traits such as kindness, charity, generosity, temperance, courage, forgiveness, and humility. Ayn Rand's Normative Ethics thus offers an in-depth exploration of several specific virtues and an illuminating integration of these with the broader theory of egoism.

The GCHQ Puzzle Book

Author: GCHQ

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0718185552

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 368

View: 1418

GCHQ is a top-secret intelligence and security agency which recruits some of the very brightest minds. Over the years, their codebreakers have helped keep our country safe, from the Bletchley Park breakthroughs of WWII to the modern-day threat of cyberattack. So it comes as no surprise that, even in their time off, the staff at GCHQ love a good puzzle. Whether they're recruiting new staff or challenging each other to the toughest Christmas quizzes and treasure hunts imaginable, puzzles are at the heart of what GCHQ does. Now they're opening up their archives of decades' worth of codes, puzzles and challenges for everyone to try.