Ethics In Action: A Case Based Approach / Edition 1

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Through the analysis of forty ethical dilemmas drawn from real-life situations, Ethics in Action guides the reader through a process of moral deliberation that leads to the resolution of a variety of moral dilemmas.

  • Fosters critical thinking by evaluating the reasons people give to support their choices and actions
  • Challenges the paradigm of moral relativism that often impedes efforts to resolve moral dilemmas
  • Incorporates international perspectives often lacking in texts published for a U.S. audience
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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"This book's analysis of 40 ethical dilemmas drawn from real-life situations provides a guide to readers through the process of moral decision-making." (Ethical Corporation Magazine, April 2009)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405170970
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/6/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 544
  • Sales rank: 676,576
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Peggy Connolly, EdD, chair, Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl national case-writing committee

David R. Keller, PhD, Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Center for the Study of Ethics, Utah Valley University

Martin G. Leever, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, University of Detroit Mercy, Detroit, MI

Becky Cox-White, PhD, Professor, Department of Philosophy, and Fellow, Center for Applied and Professional Ethics, California State University, Chico, Chico, CA

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Table of Contents

Foreword Robert F. Ladenson Ladenson, Robert F.

Introduction Peggy Connolly Connolly, Peggy 1

Pt. I Ethical Reasoning 9

1 A Brief Overview of Basic Ethical Theory David R. Keller Keller, David R. 11

2 A Framework for Moral Reasoning Eric H. Gampel Gampel, Eric H. 50

Pt. II Cases and Commentaries 79

3 The Eye of the Beholder: Ethical Issues in the Arts 81

4 Green Achers: Ethical Issues and the Environment 132

5 Plays Well With Others? Ethical Issues in Intra-social Conflicts 199

6 Healthy, Wealthy and Whys: Ethical Issues in Health Care 254

7 Business as Usual: Ethical Issues in the Marketplace 321

8 Freedom From or Freedom To? Ethical Issues in Government 410

9 School Days, School Daze: Ethical Issues in Education 463

Pt. III The Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl 503

10 History of the Ethics Bowl 505

11 National Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl Competition 507

12 Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl (IEB) Rules 510

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