The Moral Life: An Introductory Reader in Ethics and Literature

3.91 avg rating
( 32 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780195396256: The Moral Life: An Introductory Reader in Ethics and Literature

Now in its fourth edition, Louis P. Pojman and Lewis Vaughn's acclaimed The Moral Life: An Introductory Reader in Ethics and Literature brings together an extensive and varied collection of eighty-five classical and contemporary readings on ethical theory and practice. Integrating literature with philosophy in an innovative way, the book uses literary works to enliven and make concrete the ethical theory or applied issues addressed. Literary works by Angelou, Camus, Hawthorne, Huxley, Ibsen, Le Guin, Melville, Orwell, Styron, Tolstoy, and many others lead students into such philosophical concepts and issues as relativism; utilitarianism; virtue ethics; the meaning of life; freedom and autonomy; sex, love, and marriage; animal rights; and terrorism. These topics are developed further through readings by philosophers including Plato, Aristotle, Kant, Singer, Sartre, Nagel, and Thomson. This unique anthology emphasizes the personal dimension of ethics, which is often ignored or minimized in ethics texts. It also incorporates chapter introductions, study questions, suggestions for further reading, and biographical sketches of the writers.

The fourth edition features five new readings--by James Rachels, Alasdair MacIntyre, Michael Levin, John Corvino, and Stephen Nathanson--and a new appendix on how to write a philosophy paper. A new Companion Website features resources for both students and instructors including reading summaries; true/false, multiple-choice, and essay questions; and PowerPoint slides. Ideal for introductory ethics courses, The Moral Life, Fourth Edition, also provides an engaging gateway into personal and social ethics for general readers.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Lewis Vaughn is the former editor of Free Inquiry magazine and the former executive editor of the philosophy journal Philo. The late Louis P. Pojman was Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at the United States Military Academy at West Point.

Review:

"I found the text to be first-rate and a pleasure to use as a core volume."--Neil Delaney, University of Nevada, Las Vegas"The volume compares very favorably with other texts in the introduction to ethics market. I rate it as the best current reader."--Kevin Harrelson, Ball State University

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Pojman, Louis P., Vaughn, Lewis
Published by Oxford University Press (2010)
ISBN 10: 0195396251 ISBN 13: 9780195396256
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford University Press, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110195396251

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 71.85
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Pojman, Louis P., Vaughn, Lewis
Published by Oxford University Press (2010)
ISBN 10: 0195396251 ISBN 13: 9780195396256
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Save With Sam
(North Miami, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford University Press, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Brand New!. Bookseller Inventory # VIB0195396251

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 71.85
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Louis P. Pojman, Lewis Vaughn
Published by Oxford University Press, USA (2010)
ISBN 10: 0195396251 ISBN 13: 9780195396256
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford University Press, USA, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 4. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0195396251

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 99.60
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Lewis Vaughn
Published by OUP USA (2010)
ISBN 10: 0195396251 ISBN 13: 9780195396256
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description OUP USA, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 4th edition. 989 pages. 8.00x5.25x1.25 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # zk0195396251

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 126.31
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 8.05
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds