Reason and Insight: Western and Eastern Perspectives on the Pursuit of Moral Wisdom

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This combination text and reader covers the most influential moral traditions of Western and Eastern cultures.

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Part I: METAETHICAL ISSUES. How Ethical Issues Arise: An Example. What Is Ethics? Why Simply Obeying the Law Is Not Sufficient. Does Morality Depend on Religion?. Are Moral Standards "Relative?". Is Ethics Possible, Given the Facts of Human Nature?. Ethical Egoism. The Pursuit of Moral Wisdom. The Broader Context of Moral Wisdom. Part II: WESTERN ETHICAL PERSPECTIVES. 1. Greek Virtue Ethics. 2. Christian Natural Law Theory. 3. The Ethics of Duty. 4. Utilitarianism. Part III: EASTERN ETHICAL PERSPECTIVES. 5. Confucianism. 6. Taoism. 7. Hinduism. 8. Buddhism. Part IV: SOME CONTEMPORARY MORAL ISSUES. 9. Sexual Morality. 10. Abortion. 11. Suicide and Euthanasia. 12. Morality within the Family. 13. Technology. 14. Ethics in the Media. 15. Ethics in Business. 16. The Environment.

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