Ethics Theory and Contemporary Issues

ISBN-10: 0495506796
ISBN-13: 9780495506799
Edition: 6th 2009
Authors: MacKinnon
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Book details

List price: $214.95
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 2/12/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 528
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.024

Closely examine the major areas of ethical theory as well as a broad range of contemporary moral debates using MacKinnons acclaimed ETHICS: THEORY AND CONTEMPORARY ISSUES, Sixth Edition. Recognized for its breadth of coverage, this book provides a superbly balanced introduction that effectively integrates ethical theory with todays most relevant moral issues. Illuminating overviews and a selection of readings from both traditional and contemporary sources make even complex philosophical concepts reader friendly. Comprehensive, clear-sighted introductions to general and specific areas of ethical debate cover major ethical theories, including feminist ethics and ethical relativism, before delving into issues ranging from euthanasia and sexual morality to war and professional ethics. New readings from prominent ethicists help increase this editions coverage of contemporary dilemmas with widespread impact, including torture and the Abu Ghraib prison scandal, "partial birth" abortion, cloning, same-sex marriage, and Wikipedia and Google. The books new CengageNOW online learning system builds upon the books highly effective presentation with Personalized Study Plans that match multimedia learning tools to your specific learning style and needs. New integrated Ethics Learning Modules use flash-animated ethics simulations to help you practice what youve learned. Trust ETHICS: THEORY AND CONTEMPORARY ISSUES, Sixth Edition, to integrate theory and contemporary moral issues like no other text.

Preface
History of Ethics Time Line
Ethical Theory
Ethics and Ethical Reasoning
"Euthyphro."
Relativism
"Trying Out One+s New Sword."
"Master and Slave Moralities."
Egoism
"Leviathan."
"Republic."
Utilitarianism
"Principles of Morals and Legislation."
"Utilitarianism."
Kant+s Moral Theory
"Fundamental Principles of the Metaphysics of Morals."
Natural Law and Natural Rig

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