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This survey with readings can be used as the main book for courses in moral philosophy or as a supplement for courses in applied ethics. It offers an accessible, comprehensive overview of classical and modern moral theory; unique coverage of rights, justice, liberty and law; and real-life cases that introduce each chapter. While the book's content is theoretical material in ethics rather than applied ethics, Beauchamp consistently applies these theories to practical moral problems. This new edition gives greater attention to Hume, moral psychology theories, and feminist theory.
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Tom Beauchamp is a well known and highly respected ethics professor. In addition to teaching at Georgetown University, he has served as a senior research scholar the Kennedy Instiute for the Study of Human Reproduction and Ethics. He has authored numerous successful texts, including Contemporary Issues in Bioethics (WAdsworth) and Ethical Theory in Business (PH). He was the General Editor with David Norton and M.A. Stewart of The Critical Ediotn of the Works of David Hume (Princeton U Press). He was formerly the Chairman of the Committee on Philosophy and Medicine of the American Philosophical Association and earned his Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University.
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