Thinking Critically about Ethical Issues / Edition 8

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Overview

This concise, accessible text emphasizes doing ethical analysis and thinking critically about ethical issues, rather than focusing on ethical theory or the history of ethics. Ruggiero's readers are invited to apply ethical principles to issues that exemplify the kinds of moral challenges encountered in everyday life. It engages students' minds, stimulates enthusiasm, and makes teaching more effective and rewarding.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780073535906
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Publication date: 1/20/2011
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 190,112
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Part I: THE CONTEXTCHAPTER 1 - THE NEED FOR ETHICS Why do we need ethics if we have laws? Ethics defined Ethics and religious belief The need for ethics Preliminary guidelines Doing research on the Internet Making discussion meaningful Sample responses Inquiries CHAPTER 2 - THE ROLE OF THE MAJORITY VIEW A sample situation The majority can err Sample response Inquiries CHAPTER 3 - THE ROLE OF FEELINGS How feelings came to be emphasized Are feelings reliable? A better guide is needed Sample response Inquiries CHAPTER 4 - THE ROLE OF CONSCIENCE Conscience and shame Individual differences The shapers of conscience Natural endowment Social conditioning Moral choice A balanced view of conscience Sample response Inquiries CHAPTER 5 - COMPARING CULTURES Differences among cultures Interpreting the differences The similarity of values Is judgment appropriate? Three important cautions Inquiries Part II: A STRATEGY CHAPTER 6 - A FOUNDATION FOR JUDGMENT Assessing ought statements (and more...)
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