Ethics: A Pluralistic Approach to Moral Theory / Edition 5

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Overview

ETHICS: A PLURALISTIC APPROACH TO MORAL THEORY, FIFTH EDITION provides a comprehensive yet clear introduction to the main traditions in ethical thought, including virtue ethics, utilitarianism, and deontology. Additionally, the book presents a conceptual framework of ethical pluralism to help readers understand the relationship among various theories. Lawrence Hinman, one of the most respected and accomplished professionals in ethics and philosophy education today, presents a text that gives readers plentiful opportunities to explore ethical theory and their own responses to them, using fascinating features such as the "Ethical Inventory" sections that appear at the beginning and the end of the text. End-of-chapter discussion questions, and the use of current issues and movies help students retain what they've learn and truly comprehend the subject matter.

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"The Hinman offers a diverse array of moral theories in introductory fashion, without sacrificing complexity."

"Quite frankly, in the 42 years that I have been teaching Philosophy, this is the best ethics textbook I have ever seen."

"Provides broad coverage, is engaging without being overly simplistic, and has outstanding web resources."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781133050018
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/1/2012
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 294,932
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Lawrence M. Hinman is a Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Values Institute at the University of San Diego. In addition to numerous articles in philosophy, he is the author of ETHICS: A PLURALISTIC APPROACH TO MORAL THEORY (Wadsworth) and CONTEMPORARY MORAL ISSUES (McGraw-Hill).

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Table of Contents

1. The Moral Point of View. 2. Moral Conflict. 3. The Ethics of Divine Commands: Religious Moralities. 4. The Ethics of Selfishness: Egoism. 5. The Ethics of Consequences: Utilitarianism. 6. The Ethics of Duty: Immanuel Kant. 7. The Ethics of Rights: Contemporary Theories. 8. The Ethics of Justice: From Plato to Rawls. 9. The Ethics of Character: Aristotle and Our Contemporaries. 10. The Ethics of Diversity: Gender. 11. The Ethics of Diversity: Race, Ethnicity, and Multiculturalism. 12. Ethics in the 21st Century.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 23, 2000

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    I am a nontraditional student of Philosophy, and this was NOT my first ethical theory book. I have to say that it 'fairly' evaluated all sides of many theories. By addressing the pluralistic viewpoint, Mr. Hinman covered the multiculturalism so prevalent and needed in today's world.

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