DOING THE MOST GOOD, 1992 version

DOING THE MOST GOOD

A Theory of Ethics

Carl Farrington

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© 1992 CARL FARRINGTON – All Rights Reserved

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

1  INTRODUCTION https://dtmg.wordpress.com/about/dtmg1992/intro/

Comparison with Other Theories of Ethics https://dtmg.wordpress.com/about/dtmg1992/intro/comparison/

Aristotelian Ethics

Utilitarianism https://dtmg.wordpress.com/about/dtmg1992/intro/utilitarianism/

John Dewey’s https://dtmg.wordpress.com/about/dtmg1992/intro/dewey/

Self-Realization Theories https://dtmg.wordpress.com/about/dtmg1992/intro/self-realization/

2  AN OVERVIEW https://dtmg.wordpress.com/about/dtmg1992/overview/

3  A THEORY OF ABILITIES https://dtmg.wordpress.com/about/dtmg1992/abilities/ 

General Characteristics of Abilities

The Biological Perspective on Well-being

Dependency on Resources, Assistance, and Positions

Well-being and Abilities of Groups

Abilities and Actions

Structure and History of Development of Abilities

Acquiring Knowledge of Consequences and Taking Responsibil­ity

Appraisal of Situations https://dtmg.wordpress.com/about/dtmg1992/abilities/appraisal/

Acting https://dtmg.wordpress.com/about/dtmg1992/abilities/acting/

Planning, Designing and Composing https://dtmg.wordpress.com/about/dtmg1992/abilities/planning/

Knowledge and Belief

4  WELL-BEING AND DOING GOOD https://dtmg.wordpress.com/about/dtmg1992/wb/

Ecological, Economic and Societal Niches and their Interdependencies

Basic Well-being https://dtmg.wordpress.com/about/dtmg1992/wb/basic/

The Quality of Life

Functioning Fully https://dtmg.wordpress.com/about/dtmg1992/wb/function/

Doing Good https://dtmg.wordpress.com/about/dtmg1992/wb/doing-good/

5  ASPECTS OF GOOD AND EVIL https://dtmg.wordpress.com/about/dtmg1992/aspects/

Self-Disablement and Harming Others

Virtues http://www.dtmg.wordpress.com/about/dtmg1992/aspects/virtues/

Abilities for Conducting One’s Life https://dtmg.wordpress.com/about/dtmg1992/aspects/conduct/

The Validity of Assessments of Worth and Value

Emotion and Values https://dtmg.wordpress.com/about/dtmg1992/aspects/emotion/

6  APPLICATION TO CURRENT ETHICAL ISSUES https://dtmg.wordpress.com/about/dtmg1992/application/

Abortion

Conflicting Positions and Principles

Rival Goals and Values https://dtmg.wordpress.com/about/dtmg1992/application/rival/

Policies Consistent with the Aim of Doing the Most Good

Personal and Collective Loss https://dtmg.wordpress.com/about/dtmg1992/application/personal/

7  IMPLEMENTATION OF THE THEORY https://dtmg.wordpress.com/about/dtmg1992/implement/

Shared Consciousness of the Development of Abilities

The Transformation of Society https://dtmg.wordpress.com/about/dtmg1992/implement/transform/

The Role of the Arts

The Role of Religion

The Role of the Humanities and Social Sciences https://dtmg.wordpress.com/about/dtmg1992/implement/humanities/

The Role of Government

8  SUMMARY AND CONCLUSION https://dtmg.wordpress.com/about/dtmg1992/summary/

REFERENCES https://dtmg.wordpress.com/about/dtmg1992/references/

INDEX https://dtmg.wordpress.com/about/dtmg1992/index/

         

NEXT https://dtmg.wordpress.com/about/dtmg1992/intro/

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