The Elements of Moral Philosophy: With Dictionary of Philosophical Terms

3.62 avg rating
( 1,246 ratings by GoodReads )
 
9780072825749: The Elements of Moral Philosophy: With Dictionary of Philosophical Terms

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.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From the Publisher:

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.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Rachels, James
Published by McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages (2002)
ISBN 10: 007282574X ISBN 13: 9780072825749
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Book Deals
(Lewiston, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages, 2002. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service!. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_007282574X

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
21.46
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Rachels, James
Published by McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages (2002)
ISBN 10: 007282574X ISBN 13: 9780072825749
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 007282574X

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
21.49
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Rachels, James
Published by McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages (2002)
ISBN 10: 007282574X ISBN 13: 9780072825749
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 4. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX007282574X

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
18.74
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.22
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Rachels, James
ISBN 10: 007282574X ISBN 13: 9780072825749
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Castle Rock
(Pittsford, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 97800728257491.0

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
25.04
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.22
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Rachels, James
Published by McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages (2002)
ISBN 10: 007282574X ISBN 13: 9780072825749
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Booked Again
(Summit, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New item. Bookseller Inventory # QX-004-X4-4850004

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
33.77
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 8.07
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Rachels, James
Published by The McGraw-Hill Company
ISBN 10: 007282574X ISBN 13: 9780072825749
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Majestic Books
(London, ,, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description The McGraw-Hill Company. Book Condition: New. pp. 256. Bookseller Inventory # 4694087

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
42.51
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 5.50
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Rachels, James
Published by McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social (2002)
ISBN 10: 007282574X ISBN 13: 9780072825749
New Paperback Quantity Available: 3
Seller
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P11007282574X

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
46.46
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.41
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds