Creative Morality is a philosophical study of moral dilemmas. Western moral thought has relied on two basic ethical perspectives - Utilitarianism and Kantianism - to resolve dilemmas. MacNiven argues that no real progress can be made with modern moral problems unless these tradtions are coherently synthesised. The book deals with diverse topics such as academic honesty, medical confidentiality, terrorism and euthanasia and the hypothetical dilemmas used are based on real life situations so that theory might be tested against reality. Yet the solutions are not definitive because, as MacNiven demonstrates, creativity is an intrinsic characteristic of moral thought.

chapter |7 pages


chapter Chapter 1|18 pages

Private spaces

chapter Chapter 2|27 pages

Western moral traditions

chapter Chapter 3|17 pages

Academic honesty

chapter Chapter 4|18 pages

Experimental ethics

chapter Chapter 5|19 pages

Urban terrorists

chapter Chapter 6|23 pages

Gentle exits

chapter Chapter 7|15 pages

Moral quandary

chapter Chapter 8|22 pages

Women's voices

chapter Chapter 9|20 pages

Global ethics

chapter Chapter 10|18 pages

The expanding moral universe