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Ethics DeMYSTiFieD: Hard Stuff Made Easy

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This step-by-step approach to untangling the complexities of ethics from the bestselling … Demystified brand is a trusted companion to a college (346,000 students annually) course or as a self-teaching guide for readers studying on their own.

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This easy-to-use guide from the popular Demystified series makes learning about ethics simple by walking readers step-by-step through the fundamentals of the subject. Each chapter concludes ...

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Overview

This step-by-step approach to untangling the complexities of ethics from the bestselling … Demystified brand is a trusted companion to a college (346,000 students annually) course or as a self-teaching guide for readers studying on their own.

About the Book

This easy-to-use guide from the popular Demystified series makes learning about ethics simple by walking readers step-by-step through the fundamentals of the subject. Each chapter concludes with a self-test that allows readers to track their progress, and a comprehensive final exam at the end of the book gives instant feedback on new knowledge.

Ethics Demystified lets readers to work at their own pace and provides them with the essentials of the subject. Readers will learn:

  • The important concepts of ethical theory
  • How to untangle moral dilemmas and questions of right conduct
  • Metaethics and how to understand ethical facts and judgments
  • How to define a “right action” with normative ethics
  • Applied ethics—from civil liberties and capital punishment to euthanasia and affirmative action
  • The role business ethics play in today’s corporate world

Following the easy-to-use format of the books in the bestselling … Demystified series, Ethics Demystified helps you truly comprehend this challenging subject a without overwhelming you with complexities or mystifying jargon.

  • Bestselling series: Since its launch in 2002, the 100+ books in the Demystified series have sold more than 1.6 million units for more than $14 million in revenue.
  • Unique features: Readers work at their own pace, and hands-on self tests and a “final exam” lets readers gauge their progress to ensure that they stay on track.
  • Large audience: In 2006, 368,000 college students studied ethics.
  • Current topic: Business ethics are becoming an important part of MBA programs.
  • Step-by-step, self-teaching approach lets readers build ethics knowledge at their own pace.
  • Chapter-ending quizzes, part-ending tests, and a final exam give readers instant feedback on their understanding of the topic.

Ethics Demystified is an excellent self-teaching guide for:

  • Undergraduate-level ethics and philosophy students (368,000 annual enrollment)
  • Independent readers who want to build a solid foundation in ethics in their spare time
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071762755
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 7/13/2011
  • Series: Demystified Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 1,451,487
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Part One: What Philosophy is and How to do it; Ch 1: Philosophy: the Intellectual Pursuit and Social Activity; Ch 2: Logic and Arguments in Philosophy; Ch 3: Writing Philosophy Essays; Part Two: Ethical Theory; Ch 4: Value Theory: What Matters; Ch 5: Metaethics: What Kinds of Things are Ethical Facts and Judgments; Ch 6: Normative Ethics: What Constitutes a Right Action; Part Three: Applied Ethics; Ch 7: Civil Liberties; Ch 8: Torture; Ch 9: Capital Punishment; Ch 10: Abortion; Ch 11: Euthanasia; Ch 12: Affirmative Action; Ch 13: World Hunger; Ch 14: Animal Rights; Ch 15: Business Ethics

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