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Published: 30 October 2017

608 Pages

6-1/2 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190621155

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A 21st Century Ethical Toolbox

Fourth Edition

Anthony Weston

  • A uniquely positive, constructive, and practical approach to ethics and contemporary moral issues
  • Works from the hypothesis that it is actually possible to make progress on the ethical issues of the day: seeing farther into the issues; understanding each other better; and devising new, mutually agreeable ways forward, while strengthening and enlivening the ethical community that enables us to take up any issue constructively in the first place
  • A conversational style and readings drawn from non-academic sources of high relevance to daily life make this text accessible and engaging to today's students
  • Covers a far wider range of skills than traditional ethics texts
  • Traditional and non-traditional readings include a variety of works ranging from Aristotle to Alice Walker
  • Includes a Teacher's Guide, which pushes for a more active and collaborative classroom

New to this Edition:

  • Streamlined and more focused content for a total of fourteen chapters, ideal for a one-semester course
  • Additional and more varied "Using Your Tools"--now called "Going Farther"--sections and Review Questions
  • Increased, timely emphasis on the respect and care of the earth
  • New readings from Ta-Nehisi Coates, Esperanza Guisan, Rebecca Solnit, Richard and Val Routley, and others
  • A glossary of key terms and an annotated list of major issues discussed in the text

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