The Fundamentals of Ethics

9780190058333

The Fundamentals of Ethics

  • ISBN 13:

    9780190058333

  • ISBN 10:

    0190058331

  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Loose-leaf
  • Copyright: 06/12/2020
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Newer Edition

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Summary

In The Fundamentals of Ethics, Fifth Edition, author Russ Shafer-Landau employs a uniquely engaging writing style to introduce students to the essential ideas of moral philosophy. Offering more comprehensive coverage of the good life, normative ethics, and metaethics than any other text of its kind, this book also addresses issues that are often omitted from other texts, such as the doctrine of doing and allowing, the doctrine of double effect, ethical particularism, the desire-satisfaction theory of well-being, moral error theory, and Ross's theory of prima facie duties. Shafer-Landau carefully reconstructs and analyzes dozens of arguments in depth, at a level that is understandable to students with no prior philosophical background.

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