Vice and Virtue in Everyday Life: Introductory Readings in Ethics

Vice and Virtue in Everyday Life: Introductory Readings in Ethics

by Christina Hoff Sommers, Frederic Tamler Sommers
     
 

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A comprehensive and provocative collection of both classical and contemporary voices in perennial ethical debates, VICE AND VIRTUE has established itself as one of the truly outstanding anthologies for Introduction to Ethics Courses. In contradistinction to many other introduction to ethics books that focus on the application of moral theories to various

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A comprehensive and provocative collection of both classical and contemporary voices in perennial ethical debates, VICE AND VIRTUE has established itself as one of the truly outstanding anthologies for Introduction to Ethics Courses. In contradistinction to many other introduction to ethics books that focus on the application of moral theories to various institutionally based social dilemmas, VICE AND VIRTUE is committed to the exploration of private, individual virtue and responsibility. This book provides both an overview of seminal ethical theories as well as many stimulating readings chosen to encourage students' own reflection on how these abstract theories impact decisions they face individually in their everyday lives.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780534605377
Publisher:
Wadsworth
Publication date:
01/01/2004
Pages:
668

Meet the Author

Christina Hoff Sommers is Affiliate Associate Professor of Philosophy, Clark University and a Resident Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. Her recent books include THE WAR AGAINST BOYS (New York Times Notable Book of the Year) and ONE NATION UNDER THERAPY.

Fred Sommers is professor emeritus at Brandeis University. His latest article,"On the Nature of Belief," appeared in the Spring edition of the AMERICAN PHILOSOPHICAL QUARTERLY. MIT Press recently published a book of essays called THE OLD NEW LOGIC ( April 2005) that honors Sommers' distinctive contributions to 20th century philosophy.

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