Ethics: A Pluralistic Approach to Moral Theory
ETHICS: A PLURALISTIC APPROACH TO MORAL THEORY, FIFTH EDITION provides a comprehensive yet clear introduction to the main traditions in ethical thought, including virtue ethics, utilitarianism, and deontology. Additionally, the book presents a conceptual framework of ethical pluralism to help readers understand the relationship among various theories. Lawrence Hinman, one of the most respected and accomplished professionals in ethics and philosophy education today, presents a text that gives readers plentiful opportunities to explore ethical theory and their own responses to them, using fascinating features such as the "Ethical Inventory" sections that appear at the beginning and the end of the text. End-of-chapter discussion questions, and the use of current issues and movies help students retain what they've learn and truly comprehend the subject matter.
Out of ideas for the holidays?
Visit our Gift Guides and find our recommendations on what to get friends and family during the holiday season. Shop now .
- Paperback | 384 pages
- 189 x 246 x 20mm | 498.95g
- 31 Jan 2012
- Cengage Learning, Inc
- Wadsworth Publishing Co Inc
- Belmont, CA, United States
- 5th Revised edition
Looking for beautiful books?
Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. Shop now .
Table of contents
1. The Moral Point of View. 2. Moral Conflict. 3. The Ethics of Divine Commands: Religious Moralities. 4. The Ethics of Selfishness: Egoism. 5. The Ethics of Consequences: Utilitarianism. 6. The Ethics of Duty: Immanuel Kant. 7. The Ethics of Rights: Contemporary Theories. 8. The Ethics of Justice: From Plato to Rawls. 9. The Ethics of Character: Aristotle and Our Contemporaries. 10. The Ethics of Diversity: Gender. 11. The Ethics of Diversity: Race, Ethnicity, and Multiculturalism. 12. Ethics in the 21st Century.
"Quite frankly, in the 42 years that I have been teaching Philosophy, this is the best ethics textbook I have ever seen." "Provides broad coverage, is engaging without being overly simplistic, and has outstanding web resources." "The Hinman offers a diverse array of moral theories in introductory fashion, without sacrificing complexity."
About Lawrence M. Hinman
Lawrence M. Hinman is a Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Values Institute at the University of San Diego. In addition to numerous articles in philosophy, he is the author of ETHICS: A PLURALISTIC APPROACH TO MORAL THEORY (Wadsworth) and CONTEMPORARY MORAL ISSUES (McGraw-Hill).