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A concise, yet engaging introduction to the field of ethics, this volume offers a systematic study of the foundations of moral responsibility. Montague Brown guides the reader on an examination of a wide range of ethical positions, including relativism, emotivism, egoism, utilitarianism, Kantian formalsim, and natural law. The discussion progresses from the weakest relativA concise, yet engaging introduction to the field of ethics, this volume offers a systematic study of the foundations of moral responsibility. Montague Brown guides the reader on an examination of a wide range of ethical positions, including relativism, emotivism, egoism, utilitarianism, Kantian formalsim, and natural law. The discussion progresses from the weakest relativistic positions to the strongest absolutist postions, weighing the merits of each and ultimately arguing in favor of an absolute morality based on natural law. The book incorporates the voices of the major moral philosophers, from ancient to contemporary. It explains not only the history behind the development of each position, but also the roles science, democracy, and religion play in moral thinking today. Students and teachers of philosophy, ethics, and religion, as well as the general reader, will find that The Quest for Moral Foundations tackles the serious issues, yet offers an accessible introduction to the study of ethics....

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ISBN : 9780878406135
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 192 Pages
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  • Emily Murphy
    2019-05-04 21:22

    All numerical values are on a 1-10 scale.Quality of Writing: 8Well constructed sentences and fairly easy to follow language, but it occasionally lost me in a sea of theoretical words.Pace: 8A lot faster paced than you would think a novel on ethics would be, but is still slow to read.Plot Development: 9Very well organized and structured; never was I unsure of where I was in the argument.Enjoyability: 7While it was fun discovering philosophy/ethics for the first time, it wasn't overall pleasure reading.Insightfulness: 10Again, this is the first philosophy/ethics book I've read. So naturally, I learned so much by reading it.Ease of reading: 3But that doesn't mean it's a terrible book - you just have to be in a quiet room with a tolerably large vocabulary and intellect to understand it.This all averages out to a 7.5, which is a 3.25 on a five scale, resulting in the rating of 3.