Introduction to Philosophy: Ethics

Introduction to Philosophy: Ethics

by Christina Hendricks, George Matthews


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We often make judgments about good and bad, right and wrong. Philosophical ethics is the critical examination of these and other concepts central to how we evaluate our own and each others' behavior and choices. This text examines some of the main threads of discussion on these topics that have developed over the last couple of millenia, mostly within the Western cultural tradition.The book is designed to be used alone or alongside a reader of historical and contemporary original sources, and is freely available in web and digital formats at If you are adopting or adapting this book for a course, please let us know on our adoption form for the Introduction to Philosophy open textbook series: Cover art by Heather Salazar; cover design by Jonathan Lashley. One of nine books in the Introduction to Philosophy open textbook series.

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ISBN-13: 9781989014189
Publication date: 02/27/2020
Pages: 114
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.24(d)

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Table of Contents

What is an Open Textbook?, How to Access and Use the Books, Introduction to the Series, Praise for the Book, Acknowledgements, Introduction to the Book, 1. Aren't Right and Wrong Just Matters of Opinion? On Moral Relativism and Subjectivism, 2. Can We Have Ethics without Religion? On Divine Command Theory and Natural Law Theory, 3. How Can I Be a Better Person? On Virtue Ethics, 4. What's in it for Me? On Egoism and Social Contract Theory, 5. Utilitarianism, 6. Kantian Deontology, 7. Feminism and Feminist Ethics,,8. Evolutionary Ethics About the Contributors, Feedback and Suggestions, Adoption Form, Licensing and Attribution Information, Review Statement, Accessibility Assessment, Version History

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