An Introduction to Ethics
By: Kevin Gibson (author)Paperback
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Provides a lively and accessible introduction to ethical theory An Introduction to Ethics provides readers with the guiding critical questions needed to be considered in our decision making. Students learn about the principles we apply to direct our behavior. The text enhances readers' abilities to form arguments and conclusions, developing a systematic and coherent ethical view of their own.
Kevin Gibson is Director of the Center for Ethics Studies at Marquette University, where he has won several teaching awards. He has a PhD from the University of Colorado, Boulder and an EdM from Harvard University. Before teaching he worked variously as a double-decker bus driver, infantry platoon officer, and mediator for disputes ranging from court litigation to child custody. He is the author of three books and numerous articles on topics in Ethics, Business Ethics, Negotiation and Sustainability.
In this Section: 1) Brief Table of Contents 2) Detailed Table of Contents BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS: Chapter 1: Philosophy and Ethics Chapter 2: Moral Foundations Chapter 3: Egoism Chapter 4: Relativism Chapter 5: The Authentic Self Chapter 6: Utilitarianism Chapter 7: Duty-Based Ethics-Deontology Chapter 8: Virtue-Based Ethics Chapter 9: Rights and Justice Chapter 10: Feminist Insights Chapter 11: Postmodern Critiques Chapter 12: Non-Western Ethics DETAILED TABLE OF CONTENTS: Chapter 1: Philosophy and Ethics What Is Philosophy? What Is Ethics? What are the Different Senses of Ethics? Can Ethics Give Us Answers? Chapter 2: Moral Foundations Ethics and the Law Ethics and Religion The Nature of Conscience Ethical Projects Varieties of Philosophical Ethics Recent Challenges to Ethical Theory Chapter 3: Egoism and Hedonism Self Interest of Cooperation? Machiavelli Hobbes Rand Strategic Ethics-Game Theory Challenges Hedonism Chapter 4: Relativism The Case of Edward Downes Challenges to Relativism Relativism v. Absolutism Moral Imperialism Moral Imagination Chapter 5: The Authentic Self Summerhill Rousseau Nietzche Sartre Buber Chapter 6: Utilitarianism The Vaccination Case Utilitarian Approaches Bentham Mill Act and Rule Utilitarianism Contemporary Utilitarianism Singer Challenges The Expanding Sphere of Moral Concern Chapter 7: Duty-Based Ethics - Doentology Case-The Study Of Aids Kant Moral Luck W.D. Ross The Doctrine of Double Effect Challenges Chapter 8: Virtue-Based Ethics Case-Booker T. Washington Virtue-Based Ethics Aristotle Alasdair Macintyre and "After Virtue" Challenges Chapter 9: Rights and Justice Case-E-Waste in China Rights NonHuman Rights Challenges to Rights Justice Retributive and Restorative Justice Distributive Justice Libertarianism Egalitarianism Challenges Chapter 10: Feminist Insights Case-Margaret Hossack Essentialism and Equality Ethics of Care Ethics and Patriarchy Separatist Feminism Challenges Chapter 11: Postmodern Critiques The Herald Disaster Modernist Ethics Habermas Foucault Rorty Levinas Challenges Chapter 12: Non-Western Ethics Case-Spitting On The Buddha Confucianism Tetsuro Watsuji Taoism Buddhism Africana Ethics Summary-Non-Western Ethics
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