Elements of Ethics

Stanford University Press (2003)
  Copy   BIBTEX

Abstract

This work renews the basic questions and principles of philosophical ethics and provides a thorough account of how being oneself presupposes freedom and responsibility. _Elements of Ethics_ focuses on the descriptive and conceptual analysis of the experiences through which human lives become aware of themselves and shows how we are provoked to respond appropriately to the various dimensions and phenomena of the universe. Operating on the provocative thesis that "if the ethical is real, it cannot be proved, because it is either nothing at all or an irreducible origin," this book pursues the question that defines ethics: "How should I live?" After setting out a preliminary definition of terms, _Elements of Ethics_ gives insight into the relation of human individuals and the world by showing that the traditional separation between "is" and "ought" overlooks their profound coincidence, and by clarifying the determining, though often overlooked, role of _affectivity _ and _katharsis_ in all ethical experiences

Links

PhilArchive



    Upload a copy of this work     Papers currently archived: 74,174

External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library

Similar books and articles

Adriaan T. Peperzak, Elements of Ethics Reviewed By.Edvard Lorkovic - 2004 - Philosophy in Review 24 (4):283-285.
Holiness.Jacqueline Mariña - 2010 - In Charles Taliaferro, Paul Draper & Phil Quinn (eds.), A Companion to the Philosophy of Religion. Wiley-Blackwell.
Cosmogony and the Winter Dance: Native American Ethics in Transition.John A. Grim - 1992 - Journal of Religious Ethics 20 (2):389 - 413.
Euclid’s Elements in the Czech Lands.Martina Bečvářová - 2005 - NTM Zeitschrift für Geschichte der Wissenschaften, Technik und Medizin 13 (3):156-167.
Sportsmanship.Diana Abad - 2010 - Sport, Ethics and Philosophy 4 (1):27 – 41.
On Relativistic Elements of Reality.Louis Marchildon - 2008 - Foundations of Physics 38 (9):804-817.

Analytics

Added to PP
2014-02-06

Downloads
4 (#1,230,357)

6 months
1 (#413,740)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?