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Published: 14 December 2017

400 Pages


ISBN: 9780190631390

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The Fundamentals of Ethics

Fourth Edition

Russ Shafer-Landau

  • Written in a lively, engaging style that keeps students interested and reinforces the importance of studying ethics
  • Offers more comprehensive coverage of the good life (Chs. 1-4), normative ethics (Chs. 5-18), and metaethics (Chs. 19-21) than any other text of its kind, giving students more opportunities to critically engage with moral issues
  • Reconstructs and analyzes fifty arguments, which helps students develop critical thinking skills
  • Covers a broader range of topics than competing books, offering instructors more choices and giving students a better understanding of the range of interesting issues in ethics
  • Includes an extensive glossary and bolded key terms throughout the text to help students keep track of new terminology
  • Designed to be used as a stand-alone text or in conjunction with Shafer-Landau's The Ethical Life, Fourth Edition, a companion reader specially designed to complement The Fundamentals of Ethics
  • Supported by a free, open-access Companion Website and a wealth of instructor materials—including a detailed Instructor's Manual—on Oxford's online Ancillary Resource Center