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Published: 26 June 2017

384 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190464509

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Ethical Choices

An Introduction to Moral Philosophy with Cases

Second Edition

Richard Burnor and Yvonne Raley

  • Balanced and highly accessible coverage of a wide range of ethical theories and perspectives, including consequentialist ethics, deontological ethics, natural and virtue ethics, the ethics of care, and ethics and religion
  • Compelling case studies in every chapter, carefully matched with the theoretical material, provide students with practice in addressing real-life moral choices, as well as opportunities to evaluate the usefulness and applicability of each ethical theory
  • Thought Questions at the conclusion of each case study guide students as they reflect upon the issues raised by that case
  • Numerous pedagogical features--including summaries at the end of each major section of a chapter, lists of key terms, For Discussion questions at the end of each chapter, Guidelines for a Case Study Analysis, and suggestions For Further Reading that include Internet sources--aid in student study and understanding of the material

New to this Edition:

  • Thoroughly rewritten and reedited for greater readability, flow, and accessibility
  • A revised and reorganized presentation of the material in Part 1 provides a more streamlined and intuitive introduction to moral reasoning
  • New "For Discussion" questions now follow each main section of every chapter, rather than appearing at chapter ends
  • A reorganized presentation of Natural Law and Social Contract Theory and Rights splits these two topics into separate chapters, replacing the prior edition's chapter on Natural Law and Natural Rights and providing greater flexibility for instructors
  • New material on several topics, including moral psychology, social contract theory, feminist ethics, business ethics, medical ethics, and environmental ethics
  • A glossary of key terms at the end of the book

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