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Published: 21 July 2020

544 Pages

5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190058241

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The Ethical Life

Fundamental Readings in Ethics and Moral Problems

Fifth Edition

Author Russ Shafer-Landau

  • Contains 42 readings carefully selected for their engaging style and their accessibility and organized into four parts
  • Provides thorough coverage in a compact format
  • Can be used as a stand-alone reader or as a companion volume to Shafer-Landau's Fundamentals of Ethics, Fifth Edition, textbook
  • Includes discussion questions at the end of each chapter
  • Supported by a comprehensive ancillary program

New to this Edition:

  • Article on moral knowledge commissioned just for TEL and written by Sarah McGrath, an expert on issues of moral knowledge.
  • Article by Mary Midgley on cultural relativism
  • Part IV now includes a new section on Immigration, with contrasting papers by Christopher Heath Wellman, who argues for the right of legitimate states to close their borders in various ways, and Michael Huemer, who argues for an open borders policy for refugees and non-refugees alike.
  • Also new to Part IV: contributions by John Broome on climate change, Douglas Husak on the illegitimacy of drug laws, Onora O'Neill on Kantian approaches to famine relief, Peter Carruthers on the moral status of animals, and Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Letter from Birmingham City Jail.

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