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02 September 2011

992 Pages

7-1/2 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199797264

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History, Theory, and Contemporary Issues

Fifth Edition

Edited by Steven M. Cahn and Peter Markie

Ethics: History, Theory, and Contemporary Issues, Fifth Edition, features sixty-nine selections organized into three parts, providing instructors with great flexibility in designing and teaching a variety of courses in moral philosophy. The fifth edition features new readings from Cicero, Barbara Herman, and Judith Jarvis Thomson; an expanded selection from Joseph Butler's Fifteen Sermons; and a new translation of Kant's Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals. In addition, the book is supplemented for the first time by an Instructor's Resource CD and a Companion Website at www.oup/us/cahn.

New to this Edition:

  • · Three new readings: Cicero, On Duties; Joseph Butler, Fifteen Sermons (selections); and Barbara Herman, On the Value of Acting from the Motive of Duty
  • · Two updated readings: Hill Jr. & Zweig's translation of Kant's Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals has been replaced by Mary Gregor's translation; Thomson's paper, Turning the Trolley, is replaced with her earlier article on the same subject, The Trolley Problem.
  • · For the first time, an Instructor's Resource CD with reading summaries, essay questions, multiple-choice and true/false questions & answers, PowerPoint lecture outlines, and web-links to sites of interest. A companion website ( ) with the same material from the Instructor's Resources CD, under password protection. Resources for students include interactive self-quizzes, questions for discussion, and web-links to sites of interest.

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