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Ethical Choices : An Introduction to Moral Philosophy With Cases (Paperback) (Richard Burnor & Yvonne

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Ideal for students with little or no background in philosophy, Ethical Choices: An Introduction to Moral Philosophy with Cases, Second Edition, provides a concise, balanced, and highly accessible introduction to ethics. Featuring an especially lucid and engaging writing style, the text surveys a wide range of ethical theories and perspectives including consequentialist ethics, deontological ethics, natural and virtue ethics, the ethics of care, and ethics and religion.Each chapter includes compelling case studies that are carefully matched with the theoretical material. Many of these cases address issues that students can relate directly to their own lives: the drinking age, student credit card debt, zero tolerance policies, grade inflation, and video games. Other cases discuss current topics like living wills, obesity, human trafficking, torture "lite," universal health care, and just-war theory. The cases provide students with practice in addressing real-life moral choices, as well as opportunities to evaluate the usefulness and applicability of each ethical theory. Every case study concludes with a set of "Thought Questions" to guide students as they reflect upon the issues raised by that case.
Number of Pages: 354
Genre: Philosophy
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr
Author: Richard Burnor & Yvonne Raley
Language: English
Street Date: June 26, 2017
TCIN: 52736324
UPC: 9780190464509
Item Number (DPCI): 248-47-3736
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