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A Practical Companion to Ethics / Edition 4

A Practical Companion to Ethics / Edition 4

by Anthony Weston
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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780199730582
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 09/16/2010
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 210,110
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Anthony Weston is Professor of Philosophy at Elon University, where he has been named both Teacher of the Year and Scholar of the Year. He is the author of ten other books, including A 21st Century Ethical Toolbox, Creative Problem-Solving in Ethics, and Creativity for Critical Thinkers, all published in 2007 by Oxford University Press.

Table of Contents

Each chapter ends with "For Practice" and "Notes" sections.
1. Getting Started
Who Needs Ethics?
The Dogmatist and the Rationalizer
Ethics and Diversity
2. Beyond Authority
The Limits of Rules
The Limits of Commandments
Thinking for Yourself
3. Ethical Theories
Systematizing Moral Values
Three Ethical Theories
Ethical Theories at Work
4. When Values Clash
Right versus Right
Finding the Best Balance
Moral Vision
5. Creative Problem-Solving in Ethics
Creativity and the Essence of Ethics
Expanding Possibilities
Reframing Problems
6. Making a Difference
Changing Your Life
Changing the World
Making Change Together

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