What Is This Thing Called Ethics?

Author:   Christopher Bennett (University of Sheffield University of Sheffield, UK University of Sheffield, UK University of Sheffield, UK)
Publisher:   Routledge
Edition:   annotated edition
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9781282656369


Pages:   190
Publication Date:   21 June 2010
Format:   Electronic book text
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'This is an excellent introduction to ethics, and will be of great help and interest to undergraduate students, their tutors, and their lecturers ... It presents a very fair and balanced - not to mention comprehensive and subtle - examination of the subject ... The chapters are full of interesting and thought-provoking examples, and the writing is clear and engaging.' - Michael Brady, University of Glasgow, UK

What is morality? How do we define what is right and wrong? How does moral theory help us deal with ethical issues in the world around us?

This engaging introduction explores these central questions and more in a highly readable manner. Christopher Bennett eases the reader in with examples of contemporary and relevant ethical problems, before looking at the main theoretical approaches and key philosophers associated with them. Topics covered include:

  • life and death issues such as abortion and global poverty
  • the meaning of life
  • major moral theories such as Utilitarianism, Kantian Ethics and Virtue Ethics
  • critiques of morality from Marx and Nietzsche.

What is this thing called Ethics? contains many helpful student-friendly features. Each chapter concludes with a useful summary of the main ideas discussed, study questions, and annotated further reading. This is an ideal introduction to ethics not only for philosophy students but for anyone coming to the subject for the first time.

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Author:   Christopher Bennett (University of Sheffield University of Sheffield, UK University of Sheffield, UK University of Sheffield, UK)
Publisher:   Routledge
Imprint:   Routledge
Edition:   annotated edition
ISBN:  

9781282656369


ISBN 10:   1282656368
Pages:   190
Publication Date:   21 June 2010
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Electronic book text
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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