& Ethical Theory
and Ethics : Essays at the Intersection (Cambridge Studies in
Philosophy and the Arts) by Jerrold Levinson
This major collection of new essays stands at
the border of aesthetics and ethics and deals with charged
issues of practical import: art and morality, the ethics of
taste, censorship. Prominent philosophers in both aesthetics and
ethics tackle a wide array of issues. As such its potential
interest is by no means confined to professional philosophers;
it should also appeal to art historians and critics, literary
theorists, and students of film...
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Edited by Lawrence M. Hinman. Ethics Updates is
designed primarily to be used by ethics instructors and their students. It is intended to
provide updates on current literature, both popular and professional, that relates to
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Essay by Ted Honderich
(1) Non-Consequentialism and Consequentialism are best
identified ostensively, by giving two groups of reasons for the rightness
of actions. Concentration on Utilitarianism distorts understanding of the
second group. (2) Traditional causal conceptions of the two groups are
inadequate and unenlightening. Conceptions are inadequate if they do not
cover all the reasons of only one group. They are unenlightening if they
do not convey the supposed general recommendation of each group of
reasons. (3) Reasons of the second group are in fact best understood in
terms of the satisfaction and frustration of desires, and giving a strict
priority to reducing frustration. They come from moralities of concern.
Reasons of the first group either do not have to do with satisfaction and
frustration at all, or do not give a strict priority to reducing
frustration. (4) Reasons of the first group, including agent-relative
reasons, cannot be defended by collapsing the question of right action
into that of the goodness of an agent. (5) Reasons of the first group, if
taken as not involving satisfaction and frustration at all, are in fact
not reasons for action and hence not reasons for the rightness of action.
(6) Reasons of this group, if taken as involving satisfaction and
frustration, face a judgment of selfishness.
Honderich's Online Essays:
This World Wide Web server is dedicated to
providing access to Internet resources throughout the world which pertain to or
focus on environmental ethics and environmental philosophy.
By Yvanka B. Raynova.
Philosophical and interdisciplinary Value Inquiry with the following focal points: 1) Classical and
contemporary theories of values, 2)Values in Sex-Gender Context, 3) Hermeneutics of Religion and
Culture, 4) Present process of transformation: Identity, Democracy, Globalization
and Justice, 5) Values and Praxis. Publication of
Labyrinth, an International Journal for
Philosophy, Feminist Theory and Cultural Hermeneutics.
The essays at this site range from the fully annotated and
technical to more informal and discursive discussions, often written for undergraduate
classes. Many items therefore should be intelligible to those not familiar with all the
arcana of academic philosophy. Such a range of submissions is acceptable and desired,
since the trend, by which academic philosophy has obscured and esotericized itself, and
mostly dropped out of popular and literate culture, should be resisted.
Ethics page inlcudes:
This is a page of extensive links to STS Related Websites
from NC State University.
Brian Tissue maintains
this hypermedia page in the Department of Chemistry,
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
This Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical
Conduct for Research Involving Humans describes the policies of the Medical Research
Council (MRC), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), and the
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). The document replaces SSHRC's Ethics
Guidelines for Research with Human Subjects, MRC's Guidelines on Research Involving
Humans, and MRC's Guidelines for Research on Somatic Cell Gene Therapy in Humans.
By Moris Polanco
A web site for the course on Ethical Theories, taught at
the University Francisco Marroquín (Guatemala). In Spanish.