A Practical Companion to Ethics

9780195189902

A Practical Companion to Ethics

  • ISBN 13:

    9780195189902

  • ISBN 10:

    0195189906

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 12/22/2005
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Summary

A Practical Companion to Ethics, Third Edition, is a concise andaccessible introduction to the basic attitudes and skills that make ethics work,like thinking for oneself, creative and integrative problem-solving, and keepingan open mind. This unique volume illuminates the broad kinds of practicalintelligence required in moral judgment, complementing the narrower theoreticalconsiderations that often dominate ethics courses. It offers practicalinstruction in problem-solving by demonstrating how to frame an ethical problemand deal effectively with ethical disagreements. The book also presents ethicsas an ongoing learning experience, helping students to deal with both thecomplexities of their individual lives and with the larger issues that exist inthe world around them.The third edition retains the most popular features of the previousedition, including challenging and relevant end-of-chapter exercises; brief textboxes that define key terms and review core strategies; and short dialogues thatillustrate ethical dilemmas. The optimistic tone and brisk pace of the narrativeprovide an entertaining and intelligent guide to "everyday" morality. The thirdedition includes a more extensive treatment of ethics and religion (Chapter 2),which provides the framework for a moral dialogue that reaches across sectariandivides. It also contains a revised final chapter on the continuously unfoldingnature of ethical understanding and an expanded appendix that gives detailedadvice on writing various types of ethics papers. Ideal for introductory coursesin ethics and applied ethics, A Practical Companion to Ethics, Third Edition,can also be used in any course related to critical thinking.

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