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Moral Philosophy: Theories and Issues

Moral Philosophy: Theories and Issues
Author: Emmett Barcalow
ISBN 13: 9780495007159
ISBN 10: 495007153
Edition: 4
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
Publication Date: 2006-04-18
Format: Paperback
Pages: 416
List Price: $216.95

Half theory, half practical application! MORAL PHILOSOPHY: THEORIES AND ISSUES is the easy-to-understand philosophy textbook that's designed specifically for you, the student without a philosophy background. You'll not only learn about moral philosophy, you'll discover how to apply it to your own life. And because it's packed with study tools inside, MORAL PHILOSOPHY: THEORIES AND ISSUES is ideal for preparing for tests.


This primer in moral philosophy introduces the basic practices and precepts of the discipline, outlines the major positions, and applies philosophical thinking to contemporary issues like human rights, sexual equality, suicide, poverty, affirmative action, crime, war, and environmentalism. Case studies illustrate the significance of moral thinking for business practices, politics, medicine, and interpersonal relations. A glossary defines technical terms. Barcalow teaches at Western New England College. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)