Moral Questions : Introduction to Ethics
This introductory text is aimed at students who are approaching philosophy for the first time. Nuttall focuses on a range of practical and topical questions, using these as a way of drawing the reader into the distinctive methods of philosophical analysis. The book starts with a discussion of values and judgements and develops this in later chapters on moral and religious education and punishment. Nuttall then looks at sexual morality, with related chapters on pornography, abortion, foetal research and children. Finally, he examines moral issues surrounding death: suicide, war and euthanasia. Here questions relating to the value and purpose of life are confronted. The issue of animal rights is used as an opportunity to explore the question of rights in general, and the book concludes with a chapter on moral theories. "Moral Questions" is intended for A'level and first year undergraduate philosophy students, and for introductory courses in practical methods and moral philsophy.
- Hardback | 240 pages
- 152 x 229 x 19.05mm | 453.59g
- 01 Mar 1993
- Polity Press
- Oxford, United Kingdom
Table of contents
Acknowledgements Preface 1. Applying Philosophy to Moral Issues 2. Giving Reasons and Making Judgements 3. Finding Grounds for Moral and Religious Education 4. Punishment and Responsibility 5. Sex and Morality 6. Pornography, Violence and Censorship 7. Abortion 8. Persons, Children and Embryos 9. Suicide and the Value of Life 10. Euthanasia 11. War, Terrorism and Protest 12. Animal Rights 13. Fitting Persons into Theories Bibliography Index.