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Reason and Insight: Western and Eastern Perspectives on the Pursuit of Moral Wisdom

 
 
 
 
Reason and Insight: Western and Eastern Perspectives on the Pursuit of Moral Wisdom
Author: Timothy Shanahan - Robin Wang
ISBN 13: 9780534505998
ISBN 10: 534505996
Edition: 2
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
Publication Date: 2002-06-04
Format: Paperback
Pages: 520
List Price: $236.95
 
 

In this reader for college students in ethics or moral philosophy classes, Shanahan and Wang (Loyola Marymount University) discuss metaethical issues concerning the foundations of ethical inquiry, introduce influential Western and Eastern ethical perspectives, and present excerpts from key texts of ancient Greek virtue ethics, Christian natural law ethics, Daoism, Hinduism, and Buddhism. Contemporary articles apply Western and Eastern ethical approaches to moral issues such as abortion, suicide, business, and the environment. This second edition includes discussion questions as well as about 30 new essays-many commissioned for this book. There is no subject index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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In this reader for college students in ethics or moral philosophy classes, Shanahan and Wang (Loyola Marymount University) discuss metaethical issues concerning the foundations of ethical inquiry, introduce influential Western and Eastern ethical perspectives, and present excerpts from key texts of ancient Greek virtue ethics, Christian natural law ethics, Daoism, Hinduism, and Buddhism. Contemporary articles apply Western and Eastern ethical approaches to moral issues such as abortion, suicide, business, and the environment. This second edition includes discussion questions as well as about 30 new essays<-->many commissioned for this book. There is no subject index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)