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Understanding Ethics

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ISBN-10: 0028643259

ISBN-13: 9780028643250

Edition: 2002

Authors: David Bruce Ingram, Jennifer A. Parks

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This is a comprehensive reference to the business of right and wrong. It will help readers define their own philosophy of life, covering virtually every aspect of applied ethics and behaviour including gender, racial, workplace and home ethics.
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Book details

List price: $18.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 2/1/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

Doing Ethics Right and Doing the Right Ethics
So, What's Your Philosophy of Life? Ethics in Everyday Life. Why Terminology Matters. It's Not Just a Fact, It's Your Life. Norms, Social Cooperation, and Life's Purpose
The Inevitability of Ethical Dilemmas. Making Sense of Ethical Dilemmas. Moral Conflicts. Preferences Versus Value Choices. True Blue: Be True to Yourself. Critical Reason and the Moral Agent
Convince Me That I'm Wrong. Give Me One Good Reason. Because My Parents Said So. The Importance of Skepticism
God Made Me Do It. Can a Nonbeliever Be Ethical? Because God Said So: Divine Command Theory. Objection #1. Objection #2. Objection #3. Does the Bible Tell Us So? Difference Between Faith and Reason
Let Science Be Your Guide. If Not God, Then Nature. The Good Scientist as Moral Guru. Hello Science, Good-Bye Ethics. Having Your Cake And Eating It, Too. Of Moral Engineers and Other Monsters
What Does it all Mean? The Nature of Ethics
"Me First" Ethics. Psychological Egoism. Ethical Egoism. Altruism? No Way!
"Us First" Ethics. Ethical Subjectivism@CHAPTER = Cultural Relativism. "It's All Relative: Facts vs. Value Judgments"
Cynical About Ethics? Ripping Off the Masses. Marx's Critique of Moral Ideas. Sick to Death of Ethics. Friedrich Nietzsche's Affirmative Nihilism. Of Sheep and Supermen. An Ounce of Cynicism Is Worth a Pound of Nihilism
General Recipes for Guiding Ethical Decision-Making
Ancient Greek Virtue Ethics. The Virtue of Vice Squads. It's Good to Be Good. Please Don't Kill Me with Kindness. Different Strokes for Different Folks
Middle Age Virtues. Nature as a Moral Order. One Christian Take on Human Nature. Does Knowing What's Natural Come Naturally? Looking Ahead to Modern Natural Law
Modern Social Contract Theory. Low-Ball Ethics. Contracting to Get Out of a Hole. You Scratch My Back and I'll Scratch Yours. Broken Contracts
We Can't Forget Kant. Do Your Duty! Hypothetical Versus Unconditional Commands. Absolute No-No's: The Categorical Imperative. Getting Your Just Deserts
Consequentialist Theories. Sorry, Kant: Outcomes Matter. Jeremy Bentham's Utilitarianism. You Can't Compare Apples and Oranges. Quality Is Better Than Quantity. John Stuart Mill's Rule of Utilitarianism
Using the "F" Word: Feminist Ethics. Do Women Have a Different Morality? The Ethic of Care. Do Women Care Too Much?. Beyond an Ethic of Care
There's a Fly in My Recipe. Limits of Virtue Ethics and Feminist Ethics. Hitches with Natural Law Ethics. Glitches with Social Contractarian Ethics. Problems with Duty-Based Ethics. Issues with Consequentialist Ethics
Mixing Recipes. Mixing Moral Recipes. Add Some Consequences to a Medley of Duties. W.D. Ross. Add Some Primary Goods to a Casserole of Rights. Jurgen Habermas's Discourse Ethics
Applied Ethics
Environmental Ethics. Determining How to Value Nature. People First. What'll It Cost Me? Nature First. Spicing Up Your Life with Biocentrism. Radical Deep Ecology: Get Rid of Humans!
Biomedical Ethics. From Principles to Practice. Death Be Not Proud. Murder or Killing? Issues in Abortion. Dr. Frankenstein Revisited. Carbon Copies: Cloning and Genetic Technology
Business Ethics. Let the Buyer Beware. Payback Time. You're Busted! Whistleblowing. Ethics in Advertising: A Contradiction in Terms?
Ethics and Animals. What Do We Owe Animals? Favoring Humans: Another Form of Racism?