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Published: 19 October 2021

800 Pages

5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780197610060

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The Moral Life

An Introductory Reader in Ethics and Literature

Seventh Edition

Lewis Vaughn and Louis P. Pojman

  • Philosophical essays paired with literary works clarify concepts, draw students into topics, and bring ethical dilemmas and principles to life
  • A balance of both classic and contemporary readings in ethics gives students a broad view of the application and relevance of ethics
  • An appendix on how to read and write a philosophy paper provides advice for instructors who want to include writing assignments in their courses

New to this Edition:

  • 6 new chapters: Sexism and Misogyny, Racism, Equity, and Privilege, Free Speech and Hate Speech, Pandemic Ethics, Food Ethics, The Ethics of Climate Change
  • 17 new readings, many of them newer voices or the most authoritative on a particular topic
  • 8 new readings by women writers- including pieces by Ann E. Cudd, Leslie Jones, Kate Mann, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Naomi Zack, Shannon Sullivan, Sigal R. Ben-Porath, and Colleen Walsh, Beatriz Thomé, and Cathy Zhang - bringing the total in the text to 19
  • A revised chapter 9 "Does Life Have Meaning?" with a new piece by John Messerly, commissioned for this volume
  • A revised introduction to the Stoic philosophers (Chapter 6)
  • New fiction: The Yellow Wallpaper" by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

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