Cengage Advantage Books: Ethics: Discovering Right and Wrong

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Cengage Learning, Jan 25, 2011 - Education - 272 pages
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The classic ethics text written by one of contemporary philosophy's most skilled, ardent teachers, Louis P. Pojman, is now revised by best-selling author and editor of the INTERNET ENCYCLOPEDIA OF PHILOSOPHY, James Fieser. ETHICS: DISCOVERING RIGHT AND WRONG, Seventh Edition, offers a concise yet comprehensive overview of the fundamental objectives and outlooks of ethical theory. Written with Pojman's hallmark engaging, conversational manner with strong supporting pedagogy, this book challenges students to develop their own moral theories and to reason through ethical problems for themselves. The text even-handedly raises critical questions and fosters independent thinking within a rigorous presentation that draws numerous examples from both classical and contemporary sources. This edition maintains the text's clarity and strengths with its non-dogmatic style and generous presentation of various positions. This revision includes more feminist and multicultural ethical perspectives. The book clearly and logically guides your students from initial chapters that discuss general concerns about meta-ethics to presentations of major moral theories. Later chapters address special topics in personal and religious ethics as well as the most recent developments in moral theory. Study questions for each chapter and useful bibliographies further assist students delving deeper into philosophy. A companion website offers additional support with material on Divine Command theory and how to write ethics papers (found previously as appendices in the book) as well as essay questions and numerous interactive learning aids. An alternate edition of this text with key readings from Aristotle, Kant, and Mill bound into the back is also available.
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Contents

What Is Ethics?
1
Ethical Relativism
14
Moral Objectivism
30
Value and the Quest for the Good
46
Social Contract Theory and the Motive to Be Moral
64
Egoism SelfInterest and Altruism
81
Utilitarianism
100
Kant and Deontological Theories
121
Gender and Ethics
167
Religion and Ethics
187
The FactValue Problem
206
Moral Realism and the Challenge of Skepticism
227
How to Read and Write a Philosophy Paper
243
Glossary
247
Index
251
Copyright

Virtue Theory
146

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