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Living Ethics

An Introduction with Readings

Second Edition

Russ Shafer-Landau

28 April 2022

ISBN: 9780197608876

784 pages

In Stock

Price: £67.99




  • Concise yet comprehensive coverage of foundational readings and topics.
  • Effectively models how to analyze, evaluate, and format an argument.
  • Excellent balance between theory and applied issues.

About the Author(s)

Russ Shafer-Landau, Professor of Philosophy, University of Madison, Wisconsin

Russ Shafer-Landau is Professor of Philosophy at University of Madison, Wisconsin

Table of Contents

    PART 1. Moral Theory
    Chapter 1. What Is Morality?
    Chapter 2. Moral Reasoning
    Chapter 3. Skepticism about Morality
    Chapter 4. The Good Life
    Chapter 5. Consequentialism
    Chapter 6. Kantian Ethics
    Chapter 7. Social Contract Theory
    Chapter 8. Natural Law
    Chapter 9. The Ethic of Prima Facie Duties
    Chapter 10. Virtue Ethics
    Chapter 11. Feminist Ethics and the Ethics of Care
    Part 2. Moral Problems
    Chapter 12. Abortion
    Chapter 13. Animals
    Chapter 14. The Environment
    Chapter 15. Euthanasia
    Chapter 16. Economic Justice and Economic Inequality
    Chapter 17. Globalization and Immigration
    Chapter 18. The Legacy of Racism
    Chapter 19. Privacy
    Chapter 20. The Death Penalty
    Chapter 21. Drugs
    Chapter 22. Genetic Engineering
    Chapter 23. Sexual Morality
    Appendix: The Truth about Philosophy Majors


"This is an excellent hybrid text that covers a wide-range of topics in ethics, both theoretical and applied. As I said last time: 'This book offers a comprehensive collection of important historical and contemporary readings in ethics covering every major moral theory" - along with a broad range of contemporary moral problems

"This is a very good textbook for a 100-level course. I think it's the best on the market." Jeffrey Brown, The University of Northern Colorado"