Contemporary Moral and Social Issues: An Introduction through Original Fiction, Discussion, and Readings

Contemporary Moral and Social Issues: An Introduction through Original Fiction, Discussion, and Readings

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Contemporary Moral and Social Issues is a uniquely entertaining introduction that brings ethical thought to life. It makes innovative use of engaging, topically oriented original short fiction, together with classic and influential readings and editorial discussion as a means of helping students think philosophically about ethical theory and practical

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Contemporary Moral and Social Issues is a uniquely entertaining introduction that brings ethical thought to life. It makes innovative use of engaging, topically oriented original short fiction, together with classic and influential readings and editorial discussion as a means of helping students think philosophically about ethical theory and practical ethical problems.

  • Introduces students to ethical theory and a range of practical moral issues through a combination of key primary texts, clear editorial commentary, and engaging, original fiction
  • Includes discussion of topics such as world poverty, abortion, animals, the environment, and genetic engineering, containing “Facts and Factual Issues” for each topic to give students an up-to-date understanding of related factual issues.
  • Uses immersive, original short works of fiction as a means to engage students to think philosophically about serious ethical issues
  • Sample Course Framework available

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118625408
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
04/14/2014
Pages:
448
Sales rank:
991,478
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.10(d)

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From the Publisher
“Thomas Davis’s book is an absolute joy to read. His original fiction flows seamlessly into the philosophical discussions, masterfully guiding the study of ethics to where it really matters: life.”
 
—Mark D. White, Professor and Chair, Department of Philosophy, College of Staten Island/CUNY

“Davis has written a fantastic introduction to ethics text. His unique blend of original fiction, clear analysis, and engaging primary sources provides a sure-fire way to get students talking and thinking about some of today’s most pressing moral issues.”

—Matt Lawrence, Long Beach City College

Meet the Author

Thomas D. Davis taught at the University of Michigan, Grinnell College, the University of Redlands, San Jose State University, and De Anza College. In addition to writing four editions of Philosophy: An Introduction Through Original Fiction, Discussion and Readings (fourth edition, 2004), he is the author of three published novels: Suffer Little Children (1991), Murdered Sleep (1994), and Consuming Fire (1996).

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