Ethics

Ethics : Theory and Practice

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For freshman/sophomore-level courses in Introduction to Ethics. Using a clear, jargon-free style and a flexible organization, this text introduces students with little or no background in philosophy or ethics to traditional and contemporary ethical theory. An abundance of examples and case studies illustrates for students how to set up their own systematic, rational ethics and how to apply ethical theories to traditional and contemporary moral issues.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 560 pages
  • 178.3 x 236.7 x 25.1mm | 762.05g
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • Prentice-Hall
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • Revised
  • 7th Revised edition
  • 0130314080
  • 9780130314086

Table of contents

1. What Is Morality? 2. Consequentialist (Teleological) Theories of Morality. 3. Nonconsequentialist (Deontological) Theories of Morality and Virtue Ethics. 4. Absolutism versus Relativism. 5. Freedom versus Determinism. 6. Reward and Punishment. 7. Setting Up a Moral System: Basic Assumptions and Basic Principles. 8. The Taking of Human Life. 9. Allowing Someone to Die, Mercy Death, and Mercy Killing. 10. Abortion. 11. Lying, Cheating, Breaking Promises, and Stealing. 12. Morality, Marriage, and Human Sexuality. 13. Bioethics-Ethical Issues in Medicine. 14. Business and Media Ethics. 15. Environmental Ethics. Appendixes. Glossary. Index.show more

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