Moral Choices: An Introduction to Ethics

Moral Choices: An Introduction to Ethics

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By (author) Scott B. Rae

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  • Publisher: ZONDERVAN
  • Format: Hardback | 384 pages
  • Dimensions: 193mm x 234mm x 33mm | 816g
  • Publication date: 5 August 2009
  • Publication City/Country: Grand Rapids
  • ISBN 10: 0310291097
  • ISBN 13: 9780310291091
  • Edition: 3, Revised
  • Edition statement: 3rd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 69,103

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With its unique union of theory and application and its well-organized, easy-to-use design, Moral Choices has earned its place as the standard text for college ethics courses. This third edition offers extensive updates, revisions, and brand new material, all designed to help students develop a sound and current basis for making ethical decisions in today's complex postmodern culture. Moral Choices outlines the distinctive elements of Christian ethics while avoiding undue dogmatism. The book also introduces other ethical systems and their key historical proponents, including Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, Thomas Aquinas, and Immanuel Kant. After describing a seven-step procedure for tackling ethical dilemmas, author Scott Rae uses case studies to address some of today s most pressing social issues. He guides students in thinking critically and biblically about: ? Abortion ? Reproductive Technologies ? Euthanasia ? Capital Punishment ? Sexual Ethics ? The Morality of War ? Genetic Technologies and Human Cloning ? NEW: Ethics and Economics NEW FEATURES Online resources for instructors, with test banks, PowerPoint(r) presentations, and more Chapter on ethics and economics covering global capitalism, environmental ethics, and business ethics Significant new material on bioethics and stem cell and embryo research Discussion questions at the end of each chapter Sidebars with case studies for discussion"

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With its unique union of theory and application and its well-organized, easy-to-use design, Moral Choices has earned its place as the standard text for college ethics courses. This third edition offers extensive updates, revisions, and brand new material, all designed to help students develop a sound and current basis for making ethical decisions in today's complex postmodern culture. Moral Choices outlines the distinctive elements of Christian ethics while avoiding undue dogmatism. The book also introduces other ethical systems and their key historical proponents, including Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, Thomas Aquinas, and Immanuel Kant. After describing a seven-step procedure for tackling ethical dilemmas, author Scott Rae uses case studies to address some of today's most pressing social issues. He guides students in thinking critically and biblically about: ? Abortion ? Reproductive Technologies ? Euthanasia ? Capital Punishment Sexual Ethics ? The Morality of War ? Genetic Technologies and Human Cloning ? NEW: Ethics and Economics NEW FEATURES * Online resources for instructors, with test banks, PowerPoint presentations, and more * Chapter on ethics and economics covering global capitalism, environmental ethics, and business ethics * Significant new material on bioethics and stem cell and embryo research * Discussion questions at the end of each chapter * Sidebars with case studies for discussion