Challenges to morality / edited, with an introduction, notes, and bibliography by Jonathan Harrison

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Subjects: Ethics--Controversial literature
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: New York : Macmillan Pub. Co. ; Toronto : Maxwell Macmillan Canada, c1993
Series: Philosophical topics
Philosophical topics (New York, N.Y.)
LC Classification: B, BJ
Physical Description: xiii, 297 p. ; 24 cm
Table of Contents: Acknowledgments
Introduction 1
Pt. I. The Impossibility of Altruism
1. The Disguised Selfishness of Man / Francois, Duc De La Rochefoucauld 42
2. Men Made for One Another / Joseph Butler 46
Pt. II. Virtue Does Not Pay
3. Whether It Is Better to Be or Seem Just / Plato 56
4. It Is Better for Princes to Seem Just / Niccolo Machiavelli 62
5. The Choice Between Duty and Interest Must Be an Irrational One / Paul W. Taylor 66
Pt. III. Virtue Not Within Man's Power
6. Of Liberty and Necessity / David Hume 84
7. We Are Not Responsible for What We Do / Paul Ree 96
8. A Defense of Fatalism / Richard Taylor 116
9. God, The Arch-Hypnotist / Jonathan Harrison 130
Pt. IV. Goodness Not Demanded by God
10. The Moral Inefficiency of Theism / Pierre Bayle 138
11. The Psychopathology of Theism / Sigmund Freud 148
12. The Abandonment of Man by God / Jean-Paul Sartre 153
13. God and Evil / P. T. Geach 161
14. Morality Without Religion / A. J. Ayer 174
Pt. V. Being Good Involves Being the Dupe of Someone Else
15. Virtue the Interest of the Stronger? / Plato 180
16. Virtue the Offspring of Flattery Begat upon Pride / Bernard Mandeville 188
17. Against Morality / Friedrich Nietzsche 196
18. Marxism and Morality / Steven Lukes 204
Pt. VI. Moral Beliefs: The Irrational Products of Evolution
19. Against Evolutionary Morality / Thomas Huxley 210
20. Ethics and Sociobiology / E. O. Wilson 216
21. Evolution and Moral Skepticism / Michael Ruse 222
22. You Scratch My Back, and I'll Ride on Yours / Richard Dawkins 230
Pt. VII. Moral Beliefs Impossible to Justify
23. Critique of Ethics / A. J. Ayer 240
24. Ethics in a New Key / R. M. Hare 251
25. Is There an Absolute Good? / Bertrand Russell 254
26. A Refutation of Morals / J. L. Mackie 257
27. A Refutation of Mackie / Jonathan Harrison 268
28. Taboo Epistemology / Alasdair MacIntyre 288
Bibliography 291
Additional Authors: Harrison, Jonathan
Notes: LCCN: 92026225
ISBN: 0023505915
Includes bibliographical references (p. 291-297)
OCLC Number: 26255948
ISBN/ISSN: 0023505915