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Introducing Ethics: For Here and Now

By James P. Sterba

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Feb 8, 2012

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Description

Students learn how traditional ethical theories can be applied to practical problems.

 

Introducing Ethics is a brief text that encourages students to determine how the common wisdom of traditional ethical theories can be applied to practical problems such as the distribution of income and wealth, torture, terrorism, and gay and lesbian rights.

 

The text begins by challenging students to think about whether or not ethics is useful for making choices. It poses three questions: 1) Is morality determined by religion rather than reason? 2) Is everything relative? 3) Is it better to be an egoist?

 

Then, after laying out Utilitarian ethics, Kantian ethics, and Aristotelian ethics, the author poses an additional three challenges focused on the traditional conceptions of ethics: the environmental challenge, the feminist challenge, and the multicultural challenge.

 

Learning Goals

Upon completing this book readers will be able to:

  • Answer the question: Do I make ethical or moral choices well?
  • Determine their own responses to ethical challenges

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Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction

 

Chapter 1 Religion and Morality

Chapter 2 The Challenge of Moral Relativism

Chapter 3 The Challenge of Egoism

Chapter 4 The Utilitarian Ethics

Chapter 5 The Kantian Ethics

Chapter 6 The Aristotelian Ethics

Taking-Stock Interlude

Chapter 7 The Environmental Challenge

Chapter 8 The Feminist Challenge

Chapter 9 The Multicultural Challenge

 

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