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Doing ethics : moral reasoning and contemporary issues

Author: Lewis Vaughn
Publisher: New York : W. W. Norton & Co., ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Presents a comprehensible introduction to ethical theory. This title helps to apply critical thinking skills to contemporary moral issues.

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Genre/Form: Lehrbuch
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lewis Vaughn
ISBN: 9780393934281 0393934284
OCLC Number: 317920228
Description: xix, 856 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Part 1: Fundamentals--Ethics and the examined life--Subjectivism, relativism, and emotivism--Part 2: Moral reasoning--Evaluating moral arguments--Part 3: Theories of morality--The power of moral theories--Consequentialist theories: maximize the good--Nonconsequentialist theories: do your duty--Virtue ethics: be a good person--Part 4: Ethical issues--Abortion--Euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide--Capital punishment--Pornography and censorship--Sexual morality and marriage--Equality and affirmative action--Environmental ethics--Animal rights--Warfare--Terrorism and torture--Global economic justice--
Responsibility: Lewis Vaughn.

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