Ethics: A Contemporary Introduction (Routledge Contemporary Introductions to Philosophy)

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Ethics introduces the issues and controversies of contemporary moral philosophy to undergraduate students who have already done an introductory course in philosophy. It will help students to think more clearly about how to form their moral beliefs in the wisest and most rational way. The basic approaches to metaethics and normative ethics are related to specific issues, particularly those of racism, education, and abortion. Written in a clear and concise way by an experienced textbook author, Ethics will also be of interest to the general reader.
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* boxed key ideas
* Glossary of philosophical terms
* Chapter summaries and study questions
* Annotated further reading and Internet Web resources
There is an associated website for teachers and students at www.routledge.com/routledge/philosophy/cip/ethics.htm

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Robert Arrington (Georgia State University): "An excellent text. It involves the student in thinking about ethics and not just studying what philosophers have said about the subject. It reinforces the conviction that reasonable, undogmatic answers can be given to the main questions of ethics."

Thomas Carson (Loyola University Chicago): "Unusually rigorous. The best and most thorough treatment of foundational issues that I have seen in a textbook. The discussion of abortion is outstanding."

Mark Walker (University of Birmingham): "Accessibly and engagingly written."

Jeanette Kennett (Monash University): "Clear and accurate in its account of the basic philosophical problems. With its accompanying electronic exercises, it provides a useful tool for students struggling to come to terms with the different metaethical positions."

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Harry J. Gensler is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Scranton. He is the author of Logic: Analyzing and Appraising Arguments (1989), Symbolic Logic: Classical and Advanced Systems(1990) and Formal Ethics (1996)

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