Taxonomy of Morals and Ethical Theories: Why We Do the Things We Do, and How Ought We to Do Them, Preliminary Edition

Author(s): Atina Knowles

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Copyright: 2023

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Preface                 

INTODUCTION 

PART I
Taxonomy of Morals 
     1. Morality v. Ethics. 
     2. What is Happiness?
     3. What is Life?
     4. What is Good and What Goods Are There? 
     5. Bad As the Opposite of Good
     6. Action, Forbearance, and Inaction
     7. Agency and Its Relevance to Action
     8. Action and Choice as Notions Distinct from the Will
     9. Reason, Volitions, Beliefs, Desires, Wishes, Urges, Impulses, Inclinations
     10. Freedom, Free Will and Libet-style Experiments
     11. Good Will and Duty
     12. Right and Wrong and Private and Civil Rights
     13. Justice 
     14. Justification of Property    
     15. Virtue and Its Relevance to Morality 
     16. Labor       
     17. Utility
     18. Happiness as Living a Good Life

Part II      
Major Ethical Theories
     1. Theory of Virtue
     2. Theory of Duty
     3. Theory of Utility
     4. Practical applications of Ethical Theories
     5. Recognized problems with such applications
     6. An all-encompassing Ethical Theory as a solution

Part III   
Why Ethical Theories matter

Atina Knowles

Preface                 

INTODUCTION 

PART I
Taxonomy of Morals 
     1. Morality v. Ethics. 
     2. What is Happiness?
     3. What is Life?
     4. What is Good and What Goods Are There? 
     5. Bad As the Opposite of Good
     6. Action, Forbearance, and Inaction
     7. Agency and Its Relevance to Action
     8. Action and Choice as Notions Distinct from the Will
     9. Reason, Volitions, Beliefs, Desires, Wishes, Urges, Impulses, Inclinations
     10. Freedom, Free Will and Libet-style Experiments
     11. Good Will and Duty
     12. Right and Wrong and Private and Civil Rights
     13. Justice 
     14. Justification of Property    
     15. Virtue and Its Relevance to Morality 
     16. Labor       
     17. Utility
     18. Happiness as Living a Good Life

Part II      
Major Ethical Theories
     1. Theory of Virtue
     2. Theory of Duty
     3. Theory of Utility
     4. Practical applications of Ethical Theories
     5. Recognized problems with such applications
     6. An all-encompassing Ethical Theory as a solution

Part III   
Why Ethical Theories matter

Atina Knowles