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Applying Moral Theories

Applying Moral Theories
Author: C. E. Harris
ISBN 13: 9780495007050
ISBN 10: 495007056
Edition: 5
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
Publication Date: 2006-03-07
Format: Paperback
Pages: 272
List Price: $151.95

How do you apply ethics or "common morality" in the real world? APPLYING MORAL THEORIES introduces you to the major ethical theories then shows you how to apply them in real-world settings. Examining egoism, natural law, utilitarianism, respect for persons, and virtue ethics, this text encourages you to break down ethical deliberations into four classes of concerns: factual, conceptual, application, and moral. the book's driving claim is that "common morality," or the stock of moral ideas that most people i


Despite the increasing interest in applied ethics, Harris (Texas A&M U.) finds that little has been done to make ethical theory more accessible to students and more easily applicable to moral problems. To help remedy that neglect, he sets out the various theories in a common format to facilitate comparing them, and discusses methodologies for applying them. He does not note dates of earlier editions, but here adds a chapter on virtue ethics. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)