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Published: 09 October 2011

480 Pages | 17 illus.

ISBN: 9780195425611

Bookseller Code (06)

Moral Reasoning

Rediscovering the Ethical Tradition

Louis Groarke

  • Reader-friendly prose. Philosophy, and ethics in particular, can be an intimidating subject for students, but the author's lively and accessible voice distinguishes this text and facilitates the readers' understanding of and engagement with complex issues and questions.
  • Broad yet appropriately detailed historical coverage of Western ethics. Inclusion of both major and minor writers on moral philosophy and comprehensive coverage of schools of thought give readers a well-rounded, solid grounding in the tradition.
  • Useful application. Brimming with thought-provoking and intriguing examples pulled from the pages of current media, boxes found throughout the text encourage students to put their knowledge to work in a contemporary context familiar to them.
  • Emphasis on building critical skills. Designed to improve critical skills in moral analysis by introducing students to the richness of the tradition, the text also stresses that moral excellence is not mutually exclusive with the critical skepticism required by good philosophical inquiry.
  • Helpful pedagogical tools. Chapter objectives, questions for study and review, suggestions for further reading, and a full glossary guide readers through their study of the history of ethics.