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Published: 16 September 2010

144 Pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199730582

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A Practical Companion to Ethics

Fourth Edition

Anthony Weston

A Practical Companion to Ethics, Fourth Edition, is a concise and accessible introduction to the basic attitudes and skills that make ethics work, like thinking for oneself, creative and integrative problem-solving, and keeping an open mind. This unique volume illuminates the broad kinds of practical intelligence required in moral judgment, complementing the narrower theoretical considerations that often dominate ethics courses. The optimistic tone and brisk pace of the narrative provide an entertaining and intelligent guide to "everyday" morality. The fourth edition features a new chapter (3) on ethical theories; significantly revised and expanded chapters (4 and 5) on conflicts of value and creative problem- solving in ethics; and a new concluding chapter (6) on "Making a Difference, " which explains how students can incorporate ethical thinking and practice into their daily lives.

New to this Edition:

  • · "For Practice" sections (review questions and material for reflection) at the end of every chapter offer a sharper assignment-oriented focus for this new edition
  • · New chapter 3 on ethical theories provides a useful first sketch of practical ethics within philosophy
  • · Discussion on how to deal with conflicts of values and creative problem-solving in ethics (Chapters 4 & 5) have been significantly revised and expanded
  • · New concluding chapter on "Making a Difference" explains how students can incorporate ethical thinking and practice into their daily lives, and also includes a new encouraging and informative box on "Writing to Make a Difference"

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