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Ethics or Moral Philosophy

Fløistad, Guttorm (Ed.)

2014, VIII, 221 p.

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  • Considers the idea of a universal system of ethics  
  • Includes coverage of a new type of ethics called Eco-ethica  
  • Scrutinizes the relationship between ethics and cultural tradition​

This volume examines a variety of philosophical approaches that seek to formulate practical guidelines or norms for human actions and behavior in different areas of society, including politics, cultural traditions, the environment, business management, architecture, and medicine.  

Written by a team of international authors, this volume features thirteen surveys. It begins with an exploration of ethics in politics and cultural traditions. From genocide to the unequal distribution of wealth, it examines many of the harms that currently affect societies throughout the world and considers a way that those in politics can follow to provide better care for all their populations. Next, the book looks at the relation between ethics and cultural traditions. It features a paper that examines the tension that often exists between the past and the present, with a special focus on the history of India. This volume also considers the idea of a universal system of ethics, presents a practical approach to value-based management in private and public organizations, and examines ethics in medicine.  

In addition, this volume includes coverage of a new type of ethics called Eco-ethica, proposed by the Japanese philosopher Tomonobu Imamichi, which seeks to answer the question of how men and women can “live better” or “live together with each other” in a systematized, technological age.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Architectural Ethics - Indian Ethics - Liberal Politics and Morality - Naturalism in Indian Ethics - Value-Based Managed in Private and Public Organizations - Values in Globalization

Related subjects » Applied Ethics & Social Responsibility - Political Science

Table of contents 

Preface.-Introduction; Guttorm Fløistad.- Éthique et mutualité. Le Care, l’indifférence et la relation fiduciaire ; Jean-Godefroy Bidima.- The Immanent and the Transcenden in Indian Ethics; Bhuvan Chandel.- Naturalism in Indian Ethics: Sāmkhya, Jainism And Buddhism; D. P. Chattopadhyaya.- Traditional Values in the Time of Globalization; Marietta Stepanyants.- What Ought I not to Do?; Abdusalam A. Guseynov.- Communicative Source of Moral Normativity of Moral Normativity; Ruben Apressyan.- Approaches to Ethics, Approaches in Ethics and the Idea of a “Universal Ethics”; Ioanna Kuçuradi.- Learning to Listen or Why Morality Calls for Liberal Politics; Herta Nagl-Docekal.- The Human Sciences and Moral Judgment; Jure Zovko.- Eco-Ethica after Fukushima in Japan; Noriko Hashimoto.- Values That Work. A Practical Approach to Value-Based Management in Private and Public Organizations; Tor Dahl.- Architectural Ethics:A Phenomenological Prespective; Beata Sirowy.- Médecine et philosophie morale (1990-2010) ; Valérie Gateau & Anne Fagot-Largeault.- Index. ​

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