An Introduction to Moral Philosophy and Moral Education by Robin Barrow

By Robin Barrow

This e-book offers and argues for an ethical concept which pulls on lots of the significant theoretical positions to a point, however it additionally spells out the boundaries and bounds of an ethical idea. In doing so, it exposes a couple of universal confusions and misunderstandings approximately morality, and offers a robust argument for a few undeniable truths on the subject of the ethical sphere. Divided into 4 components, the e-book covers the foremost concerns inside of ethical philosophy: part one offers a lucid and strong account of the character and boundaries of ethical idea, sharply distinguishing it from faith part two outlines a favorable ethical idea by means of exploring the defining rules of morality and the explanations for being ethical part three distinguishes ethical values from others similar to ecological, wellbeing and fitness and protection and sexual values part four is anxious with the consequences of our ethical knowing for ethical schooling. whereas this publication concentrates on argument and ideas, a statement to every bankruptcy presents old context and modern reference issues. it's going to turn out a useful source for college students of either schooling and Philosophy.

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We are all clearly better off if in some areas we have some rules; granted that means that sometimes in following the rule we cause more grief than we might have done, nonetheless overall we are better off. e. not conducive to satisfaction and contentment), not to mention the fact that whether people do or do not tell the truth would be entirely dependent on their assessment of the consequences of their choice, and every misinformed choice would of course contribute to a decrease in the sum of happiness.

Several months later, impoverished, ruined, and alone, the war now being over, he happened to pass his two jailers on the street, talking and laughing cheerfully and looking in the pink of health. They were never called to account either for their treatment of him or for any other of their grotesque and brutal acts during the war. The point of telling this story, merely one of thousands that can be told about man’s inhumanity to man, is to highlight the question of how anyone in the world in which we live is supposed to sustain any faith in a moral universe.

The language of rights is always problematic; but the notion that some rights are natural in the sense of given in nature clearly begs the question. It would be nice to think that we all have a natural right to freedom, but to claim that we do, meaning that nature has somehow dictated that we ought to be free, makes no discernible sense. ) My premise is that the world seems to be a random one. Our problem is to come to terms with the random nature of events. We seek to impose order on our collective behaviour because we need to, partly (probably) because it is in our nature to do so, and partly (certainly) because it would be foolish not to.

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