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This highly engaging text will not only help you explore and understand philosophy-it will also give you an appreciation of how philosophy is relevant to your day-to-day life as well as the larger social world. Author Manuel Velasquez combines clear prose and primary source readings to take you on a meaningful exploration of a range of philosophical topics, such as human nature, feminist theory, diversity, and aesthetics. Plus, the text's carefully crafted built-in learning aids will help you succeed in your course.
Table of Contents
An Introduction to Ethics
The Nature of Morality
Normative Theories of Ethics
James Rachels, "The Challenge of Cultural Relativism."
Four Rival Ethical Perspectives
Aristotle, "Happiness, Function, and Virtue."
Immanuel Kant, "Good Will, Duty, and the Categorical Imperative."
John Stuart Mill, "Utilitarianism."
W. D. Ross, "What Makes Right Acts Right?"
Issues in Applied Ethics
Suicide and Euthanasia
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