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Ethics: A Pluralistic Approach to Moral Theory / Edition 2

Ethics: A Pluralistic Approach to Moral Theory / Edition 2

by Lawrence M. Hinman


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ETHICS: A PLURALISTIC APPROACH TO MORAL THEORY 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 students understand the relationship among various theories. Hinman, one of the most respected and accomplished professionals in ethics and philosophy education today, presents a text that gives students 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, interviews with contemporary advocates of major ethical theories, and the use of current issues and movies help students retain what they've learn and truly comprehend the subject matter.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780155037076
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 11/19/1997
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 416
Product dimensions: 5.56(w) x 8.26(h) x 0.68(d)

About 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).

Table of Contents


Chapter 1: The Moral Point of View.

Chapter 2: Moral Conflict.

Chapter 3: The Ethics of Divine Commands: Religious Moralities.

Chapter 4: The Ethics of Selfishness: Egoism.

Chapter 5: The Ethics of Consequences: Utilitarianism.

Chapter 6: The Ethics of Duty: Immanuel Kant.

Chapter 7: The Ethics of Rights: Contemporary Theories.

Chapter 8: The Ethics of Justice: From Plato to Rawls.

Chapter 9: The Ethics of Character: Aristotle and Our Contemporaries.

Chapter 10: The Ethics of Diversity: Gender.

Chapter 11: The Ethics of Diversity: Race, Ethnicity, and Multiculturalism.

Chapter 12: Conclusion: Toward a Global Ethic of Peace. Glossary.

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