Ethics: Theory and Practice (9th Edition)

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9780132302135: Ethics: Theory and Practice (9th Edition)

Well renowned and highly acclaimed, Ethics: Theory and Practice introduces readers with little or no background in philosophy or ethics to traditional and contemporary ethical theory using a clear, jargon-free style and a flexible organization. Discussing theories that readers can relate to their own life experiences, this Ninth Edition applies its material to various fields in the real world such as business, medicine, the environment, and the media. A host of examples and case studies illustrates for readers how to set up their own systematic, rational ethics and how to apply ethical theories to traditional and contemporary moral issues. For professionals with a career or interest in philosophy, ethics, psychology, and education.

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Evenly balanced between theory and applications, this text shows students how to establish an ethical theory and how to apply it to a range of specific moral issues. Using many recent cases and examples, the text examines ethical problems in such areas as mercy killing, personal relations, business, sexuality, medicine, and the environment.

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  • The information it contains is very accessible because the language is clear and free from jargon.
  • Every chapter has objectives stated at the beginning and a summary at the end.
  • Chapters on theory have review and discussion questions.
  • Chapters on practice include cases for each of the ethical problems discussed as well as discussion questions.
  • There is a pivotal chapter between the theory and practice chapters that encourages students to establish their own ethical systems; it shows them how to do this by presenting assumptions about ethical systems and what an ethical system should contain.
  • It presents the author's own ethical system and explains how he arrived at what he believes; the author encourages critical evaluation of his ethical system by instructors and students.
  • There are appendices that show how the author has applied his own ethics to specific ethical problems, again encouraging critical evaluation of his applications.
  • The author encourages further study by including supplemental readings at the end of each chapter.
  • There is a glossary at the end of the book.

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