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A Contemporary Introduction

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ISBN 9780415156240
Published September 21, 1998 by Routledge
224 Pages

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Book Description

Ethics introduces the issues and controversies of contemporary moral philosophy to undergraduate students who have already done an introductory course in philosophy. It will help students to think more clearly about how to form their moral beliefs in the wisest and most rational way. The basic approaches to metaethics and normative ethics are related to specific issues, particularly those of racism, education, and abortion. Written in a clear and concise way by an experienced textbook author, Ethics will also be of interest to the general reader.
Unique features of the textbook:
* boxed key ideas
* Glossary of philosophical terms
* Chapter summaries and study questions
* Annotated further reading and Internet Web resources
There is an associated website for teachers and students at



Harry J. Gensler is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Scranton. He is the author of Logic: Analyzing and Appraising Arguments (1989), Symbolic Logic: Classical and Advanced Systems(1990) and Formal Ethics (1996)


'I liked this book. It is written in an interactive manner that relates ethical concepts and ideas to real life issues. Moral philosophy can often appear overtly abstract and removed from the reality of everyday living, but this author has presented it in an a creative, accessible and entertaining format.' - Nursing Ethics

`An outstanding introduction to ethics...short, structured, very readable, argumentatively a very clear and convincing introduction. German publishing houses could take this introductory series as an example for themselves.' - Dieter Schoenecker, Berliner Tagesspiegel