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Understanding ethics

Author: Noel Preston
Publisher: Annandale, N.S.W. : Federation Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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"We experience unprecedented freedom of moral and consumer choice, alongside intrusive regulation of our day-to-day activities. Our major constraints are peculiarly modern - economic expectations, not knowing what to do, or a profound awareness of the impact of our personal and national decisions on others. Understanding Ethics introduces the frameworks of moral philosophy to analyse contemporary moral issues and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Noel Preston
ISBN: 9781862876620 1862876622
OCLC Number: 191059977
Notes: Previous edition: 2001.
Description: x, 244 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Pt. A. What is Ethics? --
1. The Ethical Challenge --
2. Encountering Ethics --
3. Ethical Theory: An Overview --
4. Responsible Ethical Decisions --
Pt. B. What are the Issues? --
5. Truthtelling and Honesty --
6. Sex, Love and Morality --
7. Life and Death: Bioethical issues --
8. War, Terrorism and Violence --
9. Public Responsibility and Political Ethics --
10. Ethics in Business and the Professions --
11. Environmental Ethics --
12. A Global Ethic for a Global Society --
Pt. C. How to Cultivate an Ethical Life --
13. Values education --
14. Sustaining the Good Life.
Responsibility: Noel Preston.

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Understanding Ethics introduces ethics, its theories and a mode of responsible ethical decision-making to the reader and examines contemporary issues ranging across bio-ethics, professional ethics,  Read more...

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Part A. What is ethics? -- 1. The ethical challenge -- 2. Encountering ethics -- 3. Ethical theory: an overview -- 4. Responsible ethical decisions -- Part B. What are the issues? -- 5. Truthtelling and honesty -- 6. Sex, love and morality -- 7. Life and death: bioethical issues -- 8. War, terrorism and violence -- 9. Public responsibility and political ethics -- 10. Ethics in business and the professions -- 11. Environmental ethics -- 12. A global ethic for a global society -- Part C. How to cultivate an ethical life -- 13. Values education -- 14. Sustaining the good life.

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