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Ethics




ISBN 9781857284539
Published December 18, 1997 by Routledge
240 Pages

 
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This introduction to ethics judiciously combines moral theory with applied ethics to give an opportunity for students to develop acute thinking About Ethical Matters.; The Author Begins Motivating A Concern For moral discourse by dispelling often met objections over relativism and subjectivity. interweaving normative and meta-ethical considerations, a convincing modern account of moral thinking emerges.; Moral theories - consequentialism, Kantianism, contractualism - are explained and illustrated in a way that holds the reader's attention, and students of ethics will take away a perceptive and practical understanding of the nature of moral reasoning and an ability, on such matters, to think afresh for themselves.

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Ambitiously offers at once an introduction to ethics and a substantive argument, an attractive alternative to standardly 'neutral' textbook approaches. - Philosophical Quarterly

An admirable introductory ethics textbook. - Philosophical Books