A Handbook of Ethical Theory

George Stuart Fullerton

Series: Ethical Issues in the 21st Century
BISAC: PHI005000

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This book, originally published in 1921, was written to help students of ethics comprehend the significance of morals and ethical behavior. We are all amply provided with moral maxims that we hold with more or less confidence, but an insight into their significance is not attained without reflection and some serious effort. In a field in which there are so many differences of opinion, clearness of insight and breadth of view are eminently desirable.

Part 1. The Accepted Content of Morals

Chapter 1. Is There an Accepted Content?

Chapter 2. The Codes of Communities

Chapter 3. The Codes of the Moralists

Part 2. Ethics as Science

Chapter 4. The Awakening to Reflection

Chapter 5. Ethical Method

Chapter 6. The Materials of Ethics

Chapter 7. The Aim of Ethics as Science

Part 3. Man and His Environment

Chapter 8. Man's Nature

Chapter 9. Man's Material Environment

Chapter 10. Man's Social Environment

Part 4. The Realm of Ends

Chapter 11. Impulse, Desire, and Will

Chapter 12. The Permanent Will

Chapter 13. The Object in Desire and Will

Chapter 14. Intention and Motive

Chapter 15. Feeling as Motive

Chapter 16. Rationality and Will

Part 5. The Social Will

Chapter 17. Characteristics of the Social Will

Chapter 18. Expressions of the Social Will

Chapter 19. The Sharers in the Social Will

Part 6. The Real Social Will

Chapter 20. The Imperfect Social Will

Chapter 21. The Rational Social Will

Chapter 22. The Individual and the Social Will

Part 7. The Schools of the Moralists

Chapter 23. Intuitionism

Chapter 24. Egoism

Chapter 25. Utilitarianism

Chapter 26. Nature, Perfection, Self-Realization

Chapter 27. The Ethics of Evolution

Chapter 28. Pessimism

Chapter 29. Kant, Hegel and Nietzsche

Part 8. The Ethics of the Social Will

Chapter 30. Aspects of the Ethics of Reason

Chapter 31. The Moral Law and Moral Ideals

Chapter 32. The Moral Concepts

Chapter 33. The Ethics of the Individual

Chapter 34. The Ethics of the State

Chapter 35. International Ethics

Chapter 36. Ethics and Other Disciplines

Notes

Index

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