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Ethical Reasoning

Theory and Application

Andrew Kernohan (author)

ISBN: 9781554814411

Publication Date: Oct 2020

Format: Paperback

Guides the reader through the basics of moral theories, showing their strengths and weaknesses and emphasizing the ways in which competing moral reasons can be collectively employed to guide decision-making. Throughout, the focus is on practical applications and on how each theory can play a role in solving problems and addressing issues.
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The philosophical tradition has given rise to many competing moral theories. Virtue ethics encourages the flourishing of the person, theories of justice and rights tell us to act according to principles, and consequentialist theories advise that we seek to bring about good ends. These varied theories highlight the morally relevant features of the problems that we encounter both in everyday personal interactions and on a broader social scale. When used together, they allow us to address moral conflicts by balancing a plurality of reasons in order to reach nuanced ethical decisions. In Ethical Reasoning: Theory and Application, Andrew Kernohan guides the reader through the basics of these moral theories, showing their strengths and weaknesses and emphasizing the ways in which competing moral reasons can be collectively employed to guide decision-making. Throughout, the focus is on practical applications and on how each theory can play a role in solving problems and addressing issues. Numerous questions and exercises are provided to encourage active reflection and retention of information.
Illustrations -8
Pages 168
Dimensions 229 x 152
Date Published 30 Oct 2020
Publisher Broadview Press
Subject/s Ethics & moral philosophy  
  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1: The Role of Moral Theory
  • 1.1 Cooperation, Reason, and Emotion
  • 1.2 Universalizability, Reason-Giving, Ought-Implies-Can, and the Is-Ought Gap
  • 1.3 Ethical Relativism
  • 1.4 Ethical Decision-Making
  • 1.5 Identity, Principle, and Consequence
  • Chapter 2: Being a Good Person
  • 2.1 Virtue Ethics
  • 2.2 Virtue, Cooperation, and Community Membership
  • 2.3 Wisdom and Virtue
  • 2.4 The Ethics of Care
  • 2.5 Justice and Virtue
  • Chapter 3: Acting on Principle
  • 3.1 Duties
  • 3.2 Moral Rights
  • 3.3 Justifying Moral Rights
  • 3.4 Justice and Moral Equality
  • 3.5 Distributive Justice
  • Chapter 4: Creating Good Consequences
  • 4.1 Egoism and Contractarianism
  • 4.2 Experience-Based Utilitarianism
  • 4.3 Preference-Satisfaction Utilitarianism
  • 4.4 Economic Utilitarianism
  • 4.5 Indirect Utilitarianism
  • 4.6 Teleological and Holistic Ethics
  • Chapter 5: Who is Responsible? Who Counts?
  • 5.1 Moral Agency
  • 5.2 Causal Responsibility
  • 5.3 Moral Accountability
  • 5.4 Autonomy
  • 5.5 Moral Standing
  • Chapter 6: Resolving Conflicts Between Moral Reasons
  • 6.1 Ethical Pluralism
  • 6.2 Combining Moral Reasons
  • 6.3 Balancing Moral Reasons
  • 6.4 Fallible Moral Reasoning
Andrew Kernohan is an Adjunct of the Faculty of Graduate Studies at Dalhousie University and author of Environmental Ethics: An Interactive Introduction and Business Ethics: An Interactive Introduction.

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