Cengage Advantage Ethics: Discovering Right and Wrong

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Cengage Learning, Jan 1, 2016 - Education - 272 pages
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ETHICS: DISCOVERING RIGHT AND WRONG, 8E is a conversational and non-dogmatic overview of ethical theory. Written by one of contemporary philosophy's top teachers and revised by a best selling author, this textbook even-handedly raises important ethical questions and challenges readers to develop their own moral theories by applying them. This revision also presents an even broader presentation of various positions, featuring more feminist and multicultural perspectives as well. ETHICS: DISCOVERING RIGHT AND WRONG, 8E begins with easy to read chapters that introduce questions of meta-ethics and major moral theories. Later chapters address special topics in personal and religious ethics as well as the most recent developments in moral theory, including a new chapter on Biology and Ethics. Study questions for each chapter, along with useful bibliographies, make grasping the material more accessible than ever.
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Contents

What Is Ethics?
1
Ethical Relativism
13
Moral Objectivism
28
Value and the Quest for the Good
44
Social Contract Theory and the Motive to Be Moral
61
Egoism SelfInterest and Altruism
77
Utilitarianism
93
Kant and Deontological Theories
113
Biology and Ethics
155
Gender and Ethics
175
Religion and Ethics
194
The FactValue Problem
212
Moral Realism and the Challenge of Skepticism
232
How to Read and Write a Philosophy Paper
247
Glossary
251
Index
255

Virtue Theory
135

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