Morality and Ethics in Theory and Practice

Morality and Ethics in Theory and Practice

by Lewis R. Aiken
     
 

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This book is a compact but comprehensive treatise concerning moral and ethical behavior. It consists in part of an overview of the historical foundations, concepts, theoretical formulations, assessment, and research methods pertaining to the origins, characteristics, and consequences of moral and ethical behavior. This interdisciplinary and eclectic volume contains

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This book is a compact but comprehensive treatise concerning moral and ethical behavior. It consists in part of an overview of the historical foundations, concepts, theoretical formulations, assessment, and research methods pertaining to the origins, characteristics, and consequences of moral and ethical behavior. This interdisciplinary and eclectic volume contains material from a wide range of scholarly and applied areas. The eleven chapters are grouped into two sections of four and seven chapters each. Section I (Background, Theories, and Research) deals with the history, theories, and investigations in philosophy, theology psychology, and sociology concerned with morality and ethics. Theories and research on moral development, individual differences, and procedures for controlling and intervening in immoral behavior are given particular attention in Chapters 2 and 4. The seven chapters in Section II (Applied Ethics) are application-oriented, focusing on ethical issues, principles, and practices in various applied contexts. A set of Questions and Activities are included at the end of every chapter. URLs for websites containing further information are provided in the appendices. A comprehensive glossary, bibliography, and subject and author indexes complete the book. This book will serve as a primary or secondary textbook in college and university courses in departments of psychology, sociology, business, law, philosophy, political science, health sciences, and religion.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780398074678
Publisher:
Charles C. Thomas Publisher, Limited
Publication date:
01/01/2004
Pages:
355

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