The Elements of Moral Philosophy

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9780071198769: The Elements of Moral Philosophy

Firmly established as the standard text for undergraduate courses in ethics, this concise, lively book combines clear explanations of the main theories of ethics with discussions of interesting examples. Topics covered include: famine relief, homosexuality, and the treatment of animals. The text's versatility allows it to be widely used not only in ethical theory courses, but also in applied ethics courses of all kinds.

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A lucid, lively introduction of the major philosophical theories of morality and one acknowledged for its clarity in explaining ethical theory to students
Explains why each theory has been accepted by some thinkers but rejected by others
Important current issues such as abortion, euthanasia, the treatment of non-human animals, and famine relief are discussed in depth to illustrate the theories, and to reveal their implications.
Also widely used in Applied Ethics courses as a brief, affordable text for the ethical theory portion of those courses
New and updated examples, including a new discussion of the recent conjoined twins case in Britain and updated account of the Tracy Latimer case.
New coverage of absolute moral rules and indirect utilitarianism
A new section further elaborates "what a satisfactory moral theory would be like."

About the Author:

James Rachels is University Professor of Philosophy at the University of Alabama at Birminghamand is widely respected in the field of moral philosophy. He is also the author of THE END OF LIFE: Euthanasia and Morality and CREATED FROM ANIMALS: The Moral Implications of Darwinism.

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