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The Ethical Project

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ISBN 9780674284289

Publication Date: 03/31/2014

Text

432 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

2 tables

World

  • Introduction
      • 1. The Shape of Things to Come
      • 2. Methodological Preliminaries
  • I. An Analytical History
    • 1. The Springs of Sympathy
      • 3. Psychological Altruism: Basics
      • 4. The Varieties of Altruistic Reactions
      • 5. Some Dimensions of Altruism
      • 6. Maternal Concern
      • 7. Broader Forms of Altruism?
      • 8. Possibilities of Evolutionary Explanation
      • 9. The Coalition Game
    • 2. Normative Guidance
      • 10. The Limits of Altruism
      • 11. Following Orders
      • 12. Punishment
      • 13. Conscience
      • 14. Social Embedding
    • 3. Experiments of Living
      • 15. From There to Here
      • 16. Cultural Competition
      • 17. The Unseen Enforcer
      • 18. Some Dots to Be Connected
      • 19. Divisions of Labor
      • 20. Roles, Rules, and Institutions
      • 21. Altruism Expanded
    • 4. One Thing after Another?
      • 22. Mere Change?
      • 23. Three Ancient Examples
      • 24. Second-Sex Citizens
      • 25. Repudiating Chattel Slavery
      • 26. The Withering of Vice
      • 27. The Divine Commander
  • II. A Metaethical Perspective
    • 5. Troubles with Truth
      • 28. Taking Stock
      • 29. Prima Facie Problems
      • 30. Truth, Realism and Constructivism
      • 31. The Sources of the Troubles
    • 6. Possibilities of Progress
      • 32. The Centrality of Ethical Progress
      • 33. Generalizations from History
      • 34. Problems, Functions and Progress
      • 35. Modes of Refinement
      • 36. Functional Generation
      • 37. Local and Global Progress
      • 38. Ethical Truth Revisited
      • 39. Residual Concerns
    • 7. Naturalistic Fallacies?
      • 40. Hume’s Challenge
      • 41. Authority Undermined?
      • 42. Troublesome Characters
      • 43. Settling Disputes
  • III. A Normative Stance
    • 8. Progress, Equality, and the Good
      • 44. Two Visions of Normative Ethics
      • 45. Dynamic Consequentialism
      • 46. Failures and Successes
      • 47. From the Local Community to the Human Population
      • 48. Equality and the Good Life
      • 49. Population Size
      • 50. Aspects of the Good Life
    • 9. Method in Ethics
      • 51. Varieties of Ethical Change
      • 52. Method and the Good
      • 53. Mutual Engagement
      • 54. Ethical Debate
      • 55. Dissent and the Limits of Tolerance
      • 56. The Challenger Revisited
    • 10. Renewing the Project
      • 57. Philosophical Midwifery
      • 58. Scarce Resources
      • 59. Habits and Their Limits
      • 60. Conflicting Roles
      • 61. Ethically Insulated Spheres
      • 62. Maintaining Equality
      • 63. The Challenges of Technology
  • Conclusion
      • 64. Summing Up
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

Awards & Accolades

  • A Choice Outstanding Academic Title of 2012
  • 2011 Association of American Publishers PROSE Award for Excellence, Philosophy Category
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