Ethics: Theory and Practice (7th Edition)

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9780130314086: Ethics: Theory and Practice (7th Edition)

For freshman/sophomore-level courses in Introduction to Ethics. Using a clear, jargon-free style and a flexible organization, this text introduces students with little or no background in philosophy or ethics to traditional and contemporary ethical theory. An abundance of examples and case studies illustrates for students how to set up their own systematic, rational ethics and how to apply ethical theories to traditional and contemporary moral issues.

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Evenly balanced between theory and applications, this text shows students how to establish an ethical theory and how to apply it to a range of specific moral issues. Using many recent cases and examples, the text examines ethical problems in such areas as mercy killing, personal relations, business, sexuality, medicine, and the environment.

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  • The information it contains is very accessible because the language is clear and free from jargon.
  • Every chapter has objectives stated at the beginning and a summary at the end.
  • Chapters on theory have review and discussion questions.
  • Chapters on practice include cases for each of the ethical problems discussed as well as discussion questions.
  • There is a pivotal chapter between the theory and practice chapters that encourages students to establish their own ethical systems; it shows them how to do this by presenting assumptions about ethical systems and what an ethical system should contain.
  • It presents the author's own ethical system and explains how he arrived at what he believes; the author encourages critical evaluation of his ethical system by instructors and students.
  • There are appendices that show how the author has applied his own ethics to specific ethical problems, again encouraging critical evaluation of his applications.
  • The author encourages further study by including supplemental readings at the end of each chapter.
  • There is a glossary at the end of the book.

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Thiroux, Jacques P.
Published by Prentice Hall (2000)
ISBN 10: 0130314080 ISBN 13: 9780130314086
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