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Vice and Virtue in Everyday Life (with InfoTrac)

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ISBN-10: 0534605346

ISBN-13: 9780534605346

Edition: 6th 2004 (Revised)

Authors: Christina H. Sommers, Fred Sommers

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A comprehensive and provocative collection of both classical and contemporary voices in perennial ethical debates, VICE AND VIRTUE has established itself as one of the truly outstanding anthologies for Introduction to Ethics Courses. In contradistinction to many other introduction to ethics books that focus on the application of moral theories to various institutionally based social dilemmas, VICE AND VIRTUE is unabashedly committed to the exploration of private, individual virtue and responsibility. This book provides both an overview of seminal ethical theories as well as many stimulating readings chosen to encourage students' own reflection on how these abstract theories impact decisions…    
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Book details

List price: $103.95
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 6/30/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 672
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.936
Language: English

Preface. Introduction. 1. GOOD AND EVIL. Phllip Hallie: From Cruelty to Goodness. Jonathan Bennett: The Conscience of Huckleberry Finn. Phillip Hallie: The Evil that Men Think--And Do. Martin Gansberg: 38 Who Saw Murder Didn't Call Police. Josiah Royce: The Moral Insight. Herman Melville: Billy Budd. Friedrich Nietzsche: Beyond Good and Evil. 2. MORAL DOCTRINES AND MORAL THEORIES. The Judeo-Christian Tradition. Robert C. Mortimer: Morality is Based on God's Commands. John Arthur: Why Morality Does Not Depend on Religion. David Hume: Of Benevolence. John Stuart Mill: Utilitarianism. Bernard Williams: A Critique of Utilitarianism. Ursula Le Guin: The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas. Fyodor…