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Ethics : discovering right and wrong

Author: Louis P Pojman
Publisher: Belmont, CA : Wadsworth/Thomson Learning, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 5th edView all editions and formats
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In this time-proven introduction to ethics, Dr. Louis Pojman, renowned professor of philosophy at the U.S. Military Academy, fellow of Cambridge University, and author of numerous books, challenges you to consider your own moral standpoints in the context of many seminal ethical theories.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Louis P Pojman
ISBN: 0534619363 9780534619367
OCLC Number: 60337522
Description: xii, 276 pages : charts ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : what is ethics? --
Ethical relativism : who's to judge what's right and wrong? --
The case for moral objectivism --
Value : the quest for the good --
Egoism, self-interest, and altruism --
Utilitarianism --
Kantian and deontological systems --
Virtue-based ethical systems --
Why should I be moral? --
Religion and ethics --
The fact-value problem : metaethics in the twentieth century --
Moral realism and the challenge of skepticism --
A concluding reflection : minimal morality, virtue ethics, and the development of character.
Responsibility: Louis P. Pojman.

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In this time-proven introduction to ethics, Dr. Louis Pojman, renowned professor of philosophy at the U.S. Military Academy, fellow of Cambridge University, and author of numerous books, challenges you to consider your own moral standpoints in the context of many seminal ethical theories.
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