Can Ethics Provide Answers?

And Other Essays in Moral Philosophy

By (author) James Rachels

Publication date:

19 December 1996

Length of book:

240 pages


Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN-13: 9780847683475

Esteemed moral philosopher James Rachels here collects fifteen essays, some classic and others extensively revised, on the nature and limits of moral reasoning. Rachels argues that, rather than simply expressing societal conventions, moral philosophy can subvert received opinion and replace it with something better. Combining a concern for ethical theory with a discussion of practical moral issues such as euthanasia, the rights of animals, privacy, and affirmative action. Can Ethics Provide Answers is an excellent collection for students, scholars, and anyone concerned with the degree to which our principles can guide our policies.
...An excellent collection of articles...Rachels is among the very best applied ethicists around...In a prose style that makes the volume both very accessible and enormously readable, Rachels carefully presents and sifts arguments in the best philosophical manner.