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The Elements of Moral Philosophy

The Elements of Moral Philosophy
Author: James Rachels - Stuart Rachels
ISBN 13: 9780073125473
ISBN 10: 73125474
Edition: 5th
Publisher: McGraw-Hill
Publication Date: 2006-04-24
Format: Paperback
Pages: 210
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Firmly established as the standard text for undergraduate courses in ethics, this concise, lively book takes the reader on an in-depth tour of the major moral theories, always illustrating abstract ideas with concrete examples. Separate, self-contained chapters examine such theories as Egoism, Kantianism, Utilitarianism, Virtue Ethics, and the Social Contract Theory. Through this conceptual framework, the text addresses timely and provocative issues, including abortion, racism, euthanasia, poverty, marijuana, homosexuality, the death penalty, and vegetarianism. The text's versatility makes it an ideal choice for use not only in ethical theory courses, but also in applied ethics courses of all kinds.