Reason and insight Western and Eastern perspectives on the pursuit of moral wisdom
Posted on 12. Feb, 2009 by James Miller
|Title||Reason and insight Western and Eastern perspectives on the pursuit of moral wisdom|
|Year of Publication||2002|
|Authors||Shanahan, Timothy., and Robin Wang|
|Publisher||Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic|
|Place Published||Princeton, N.J.|
[This book first] discusses a number of fundamental metaethical issues concerning the foundations of ethical inquiry. Topics discussed ... include the relationship between law and morality, the relationship between religion and morality, moral relativism, the problem of determinism, and ethical egoism. [The book then] introduces some of the most influential Western ethical perspectives: Greek virtue ethics, Christian natural law ethics, Kantian duty ethics, and utilitarianism. [It next] introduces the most influential Eastern ethical traditions: Confucianism, Daoism, Hinduism, and Buddhism. [Finally, the book] contains contemporary articles that apply the different ethical perspectives to a range of concrete moral issues: sex, abortion, suicide and euthanasia, the family, technology, the media, business, and the environment.-Pref.