Philosophy: Ethics: Normative
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Animal Rights or Liberation
Living High and Letting Die, by Peter Unger
A radical "liberationist" account of ethics that argues that our ordinary intuitions about the moral status of charitable giving (and refraining from charitable giving), are radically wrong. An online book (with two chapters omitted).
Principles of Normative Ethics
Overview of normative ethical principles and theories.
The Golden Rule: Objections
Summarises some objections to the Golden Rule.
Consequentialism, Moralities of Concern, and Selfishness
Ted Honderich on only consequences making actions right (consequentialism), and the selfishness of agent-relative moralities (non-consequentialisms).
Compatibilism, Incompatibilism, and the Smart Aleck
Ted Honderich on how freedom and determinism are really related, with special attention to Richard Double's views.
Equality and Egalitarianism - What It Really Comes To
Ted Honderich's political philosophy on the true basis of the tradition of egalitarianism - The Principle of Equality.
Equality and Egalitarianism - What It is Not, Fortunately
Ted Honderich on the misunderstandings and deceptions surrounding egalitarianism.
Violence Begets Violence
A theory of ethics based on enlightened self-interest.
The view that normative properties depend only on consequences; from the Stanford Encyclopedia by Walter Sinnott-Armstrong.
Peace Love Kindness
Summaries of readings, personal experiences, book suggestions, and essays dedicated to ending human suffering.
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