He was a member of the University of Michigan 's department of philosophy for 41 years — , and chair of the department for 14 years — Frankena's father and mother immigrated to the U. William Frankena was the middle of three children. In primary school, his given name, Wiebe, was Anglicized to William. Throughout his life, his family and friends called him Bill. His mother died when he was nine years old.
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Return to Book Page. Preview — Ethics by William K. Ethics Foundations of Philosophy by William K. An introduction to the standard material of ethics. Get A Copy. Paperback , 2nd , pages. Published November 11th by Pearson first published More Details Original Title. Other Editions 7. Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Ethics , please sign up.
Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 3. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of Ethics Foundations of Philosophy. May 16, M. Azhaari Shah Sulaiman rated it really liked it Shelves: owned-books , bibliofiliacarpelibrum , pbakl Tertarik dengan ulasan salah seorang pembaca, " don't read this book unless you have to".
Apa itu morality? Apa itu etika? Apa itu Intrinsic value? Atas premis apa etika dan morality harus dipandang? Secara kesimpulannya, buku ini memuaskan. Pembahasan soal etika dan morality menurut pandangan falsafah dikupas dengan begitu panjang lebar. Termasuk pandangan tokoh dari aliran utilitarianisme, deontologis. Dec 30, Franz rated it really liked it. Solid general introduction to ethics.
Somewhat out of date. Frankena offers a sketch of his own ethical theory that place the principles of beneficence and justice as the foundation.
Interesting arguments throughout. His approach is balanced and gives ethical views he opposes a fair hearing. May 09, Richard Mounce rated it liked it. Jan 27, Belle Meade School marked it as philosophy. Jul 19, Rob rated it liked it. Frankena is quite fair in this introduction to normative ethics and meta-ethics.
He encourages his readers to listen to his arguments but also to reason out the subject matter for themselves; he tries to avoid dogmatism. For the most part, he clearly defines his terms and occasionally repeats the points of previous chapters, thus making the book tie together well.
This book has challenged me about the connection between metaphysics and ethics in that Frankena seems to argue that ethics is not r Frankena is quite fair in this introduction to normative ethics and meta-ethics. This book has challenged me about the connection between metaphysics and ethics in that Frankena seems to argue that ethics is not rooted in the nature of things although Frankena does discuss the question of whether humans are free or determined, a metaphysical concern.
I, however, tend to lean toward the notion that God as Creator has given humans their nature and determines what is good and evil for us. Specifically, as humans are made in the image of God, it is good for us to be like God e. It seems that many moral laws can be derived by considering human nature and society and what preserves human life.
For example, we ought to feed the hungry because humans as made in the image of God have intrinsic value for they are lesser goods made in the image of the supreme good ; but because we as humans can reason, act freely, and know our own nature, we have extra moral responsibility. Thus, in some cases the death penalty for murder may be appropriate, especially if the murderer has no remorse.
On another note, is it humane to institutionalize someone? Some after extended solitary confinement can no longer stand society and thus turn to crime or suicide to take themselves back out of society. Even so, I have much to learn about the study of normative ethics and meta-ethics. But I still prefer metaphysics. Jun 09, Alex rated it it was ok Shelves: didn-t-finish.
I read portions of it for a course I took on Ethics. It helped to provide introductory framework and arguments for further study. At the time, I did not know who William Frankena was.
This peaked my interests in the views that Frankena might hold. I don't know, maybe I will return to this book one day. Sep 29, Sadra Hashemi rated it it was amazing.
Jan 21, AJ rated it it was ok Shelves: school. Not bad, but not really great either. Fair to midland I guess. Much of Frankena's language is difficult to follow, but his points are good. I would say don't read it unless you have to Dec 15, John rated it did not like it.
Rated: F. Sep 23, Lisa rated it really liked it. Nice overview. Jan 15, Steve rated it did not like it. Don't read this book if you want to learn about ethics.
It's dry, very dense, and our professor basically wrote the book into an easier outline format, so I did't read beyond the first two chapters. View 1 comment. Pratik Gautam rated it really liked it Dec 08, Amirhossein rated it liked it Aug 26, Kasia rated it it was amazing May 17, Samson Blackwell rated it really liked it Dec 23, Charles rated it liked it Jul 27, Dave rated it liked it Jul 21, Zahratorabi rated it it was amazing Apr 16, Siddhesh Ambhire rated it really liked it Dec 03, Gordon Schultz rated it it was amazing Mar 12, Rachel Hecht rated it liked it Jan 03, Sarmila rated it it was amazing Nov 30, Zach rated it liked it May 26, Sharabenab rated it really liked it Jul 30, Elmo rated it it was ok Mar 12,
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