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Metaethics, Normative Ethics, and Applied Ethics: Contemporary and Historical Readings

 
 
 
 
Metaethics, Normative Ethics, and Applied Ethics: Contemporary and Historical Readings
Author: James Fieser
ISBN 13: 9780534573843
ISBN 10: 534573843
Edition: 1
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
Publication Date: 1999-11-15
Format: Paperback
Pages: 544
List Price: $236.95
 
 

An anthology of some 70 selections ranging from excerpts of Plato's and David Hume's to more modern documents such as the United Nation's Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The selections are organized into three sections which examine the broad areas of where ethics come from; the process by which one decides on an ethical course of action (including treatments of utilitarianism, virtue ethics, social contract theory, and hedonism); and the application of ethics to specific controversial issues (such as abortion, infanticide, homosexuality, capital punishment, and animal rights). The selections were chosen with an eye towards providing coverage that examines varied sides of the issues, and each chapter is preceded by a brief introduction to the included selections. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR