9781118625408

Contemporary Moral and Social Issues An Introduction through Original Fiction, Discussion, and Readings

  • ISBN 13:

    9781118625408

  • ISBN 10:

    1118625404

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 03/17/2014
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

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Summary

Contemporary Moral and Social Issues is a uniquely entertaining introduction that brings ethical thought to life. It makes innovative use of engaging, topically oriented original short fiction, together with classic and influential readings and editorial discussion as a means of helping students think philosophically about ethical theory and practical ethical problems.

  • Introduces students to ethical theory and a range of practical moral issues through a combination of key primary texts, clear editorial commentary, and engaging, original fiction
  • Includes discussion of topics such as world poverty, abortion, animals, the environment, and genetic engineering, containing “Facts and Factual Issues” for each topic to give students an up-to-date understanding of related factual issues.
  • Uses immersive, original short works of fiction as a means to engage students to think philosophically about serious ethical issues

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