The Fundamentals of Ethics

The Fundamentals of Ethics
Author: Russ Shafer-Landau
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2020
ISBN 10: 9780190058319
ISBN 13: 0190058315
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Fundamentals of Ethics Book Review:

"An exceptionally clear, compact, and affordable introduction to a broad range of ethical theories"--

The Fundamentals of Ethics

The Fundamentals of Ethics
Author: Russ Shafer-Landau
Publsiher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Total Pages: 322
Release: 2010
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105124116802
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Fundamentals of Ethics Book Review:

In The Fundamentals of Ethics, author Russ Shafer-Landau employs a uniquely engaging writing style to introduce students to the essential ideas of moral philosophy. Offering more comprehensive coverage of the good life, normative ethics, and metaethics than any other text of its kind, this book also addresses issues that are often omitted from other texts, such as the doctrine of doing and allowing, the doctrine of double effect, ethical particularism, the desire-satisfaction theory of well-being, and moral error theory. Shafer-Landau carefully reconstructs and analyzes dozens of arguments in depth, at a level that is understandable to students with no prior philosophical background. Ideal for courses in introductory ethics and contemporary moral problems, this book can be used as a stand-alone text or with the author's companion reader, The Ethical Life: Fundamental Readings in Ethics and Moral Problems, which offers original readings exploring the topics covered in The Fundamentals of Ethics.

Research Ethics for Students in the Social Sciences

Research Ethics for Students in the Social Sciences
Author: Jaap Bos
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 287
Release: 2020-10-16
ISBN 10: 3030484157
ISBN 13: 9783030484156
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Research Ethics for Students in the Social Sciences Book Review:

This open access textbook offers a practical guide into research ethics for undergraduate students in the social sciences. A step-by-step approach of the most viable issues, in-depth discussions of case histories and a variety of didactical tools will aid the student to grasp the issues at hand and help him or her develop strategies to deal with them. This book addresses problems and questions that any bachelor student in the social sciences should be aware of, including plagiarism, data fabrication and other types of fraud, data augmentation, various forms of research bias, but also peer pressure, issues with confidentiality and questions regarding conflicts of interest. Cheating, ‘free riding’, and broader issues that relate to the place of the social sciences in society are also included. The book concludes with a step-by-step approach designed to coach a student through a research application process.

The Ethical Life

The Ethical Life
Author: Russ Shafer-Landau
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2010
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: NWU:35556039799333
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ethical Life Book Review:

Brief yet thorough and affordably priced, The Ethical Life: Fundamental Readings in Ethics and Moral Problems is ideal for courses in introductory ethics and contemporary moral problems. Featuring thirty-nine readings divided into four parts--Value Theory, Normative Ethics, Metaethics, and Moral Problems--it introduces students to ethical theory and a wide range of moral issues. The essays include selections from such historically influential philosophers as Aristotle, Hume, Kant, and Mill alongside work by contemporary philosophers like Philippa Foot, Robert Nozick, Peter Singer, and Judith Jarvis Thomson. Detailed section and reading introductions provide helpful contextual information. Designed as a companion reader to Russ Shafer-Landau's textbook, The Fundamentals of Ethics, The Ethical Life is also comprehensive enough to be used on its own. The book is enhanced by an Instructor's Manual and Testbank on CD and a Companion Website for students and instructors.

Whatever Happened to Good and Evil

Whatever Happened to Good and Evil
Author: Russ Shafer-Landau
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 150
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 9780195168730
ISBN 13: 0195168739
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Whatever Happened to Good and Evil Book Review:

This is a brief introduction to ethics, with a point of view. The book addresses "meta-ethical" questions that go beyond what most introductory ethics books address, which are "normative" theories (egoism, utilitarianism, etc.) and "applied" ethics (abortion, capital punishment, etc.).

Living Ethics

Living Ethics
Author: Russ Shafer-Landau
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 720
Release: 2018
ISBN 10: 9780190272197
ISBN 13: 0190272198
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Living Ethics Book Review:

Living Ethics is an ideal all-in-one resource for courses in introduction to ethics and contemporary moral problems. In this hybrid textbook/reader, moral theory and contemporary moral issues are brought to life with a comprehensive and balanced set of readings, uniquely engaging explanations,and clear analysis of arguments.

Fundamentals of Ethics

Fundamentals of Ethics
Author: John Finnis
Publsiher: Georgetown University Press
Total Pages: 163
Release: 1983
ISBN 10: 9780878404087
ISBN 13: 0878404082
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fundamentals of Ethics Book Review:

Are we entitled to be confident that our moral judgements can be objective? Can they express insights into aspects of reality, rather than mere feelings, tastes, desires, decisions, upbringing, or conventions? Why must we consider some of our choices to be free, and how do our free choices matter? How far should our moral judgements be based on assessments of expected consequences? Can utilitarianism, and other consequentialist or proportionalist theories, be anything more than the rationalization of positions taken on other grounds? The main theme of this book is the challenge to ethics from philosophical scepticism and from contemporary forms of consequentialism. But in seeking to meet this challenge, the book develops a sustained philosophical argument about many of the central questions of ethics. It reviews classical positions, and challenges some long-influential interpretations of those positions. It also reviews and participates in some recent developments and controversies in Anglo-American ethical theory. The activity of ethical theorizing itself is shown to be a matter of free and intelligent decision, in pursuit of intelligible good; it thus provides a test-case for any ethical theory.

A Concise Introduction to Ethics

A Concise Introduction to Ethics
Author: Professor of Philosophy Russ Shafer-Landau
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2019-07-15
ISBN 10: 9780190058234
ISBN 13: 0190058234
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Concise Introduction to Ethics Book Review:

A Concise Introduction to Ethics is an abbreviated and simplified version of Russ Shafer-Landau's best-selling textbook/primer on ethical theory for the introduction to ethics and introduction to contemporary moral issues courses, The Fundamentals of Ethics. For many philosophy departments these ethics courses are their largest enrollment offerings, often fulfilling a university general education requirement. Shafer-Landau's The Fundamentals of Ethics has been the #1 selling ethics textbook for years primarily because it provides students with the clearest and most accessible explanations of ethical theories available. It is relatively brief, and yet quite comprehensive, covering more theories than the competing texts do but also presenting them in the most understandable way--the author has a direct conversation with the students. This book will be about 1/3 shorter than The Fundamentals of Ethics, while still maintaining its content advantage over competing books by including several areas of theory that others omit, including the good life (value theory), natural law, and prima facie duties. A Concise Introduction to Ethics will be based on the first part of Shafer-Landau's new OUP hybrid textbook/reader Living Ethics. The end of each chapter features several cases and discussion questions so students get opportunities to apply ethical theories to real-world moral issues and problems. Like its parent book, this volume can be paired with Shafer-Landau's reader The Ethical Life, which includes key reading selections from ethical theory and essays on contemporary moral problems. It can also accompany any reader on ethics or contemporary moral issues.

Ethics

Ethics
Author: Julia Driver
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2013-05-20
ISBN 10: 1118697278
ISBN 13: 9781118697276
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ethics Book Review:

Ethics: The Fundamentals explores core ideas and argumentsin moral theory by introducing students to different philosophicalapproaches to ethics, including virtue ethics, Kantian ethics,divine command theory, and feminist ethics. The first volume in the new Fundamentals of Philosophyseries. Presents lively, real-world examples and thoughtful discussionof key moral philosophers and their ideas. Constitutes an excellent resource for readers coming to thesubject of ethics for the first time.

A Concise Introduction to Ethics

A Concise Introduction to Ethics
Author: Russ Shafer-Landau
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2019-07-08
ISBN 10: 9780190058173
ISBN 13: 019005817X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Concise Introduction to Ethics Book Review:

A Concise Introduction to Ethics offers a condensed and exceptionally well-written introduction to the essential moral theories. Based on Russ Shafer-Landau's best-selling primer on ethical theory, The Fundamentals of Ethics, this briefer volume retains the longer one's content advantage over competing books by addressing issues that other texts omit, including the good life (value theory), natural law, and prima facie duties. It also incorporates discussion questions and case studies at the end of each chapter, giving students the opportunity to apply ethical theories to real-world moral problems. A perfect companion to Shafer-Landau's anthology, The Ethical Life, this volume's compact size and low price make A Concise Introduction to Ethics an ideal complement to any course where it is important that students understand moral theories.

Sustaining Social Inclusion

Sustaining Social Inclusion
Author: Beth R. Crisp,Ann Taket
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 338
Release: 2020-04-23
ISBN 10: 1000057135
ISBN 13: 9781000057133
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustaining Social Inclusion Book Review:

Sustaining Social Inclusion is the third book in a series on social exclusion and social inclusion. It explores what different understandings of sustainability mean in respect of social inclusion in the variety of fields that deal with human health and well-being. The book is global in its scope, with chapters relating to socially inclusive health and social welfare practice internationally. This book is divided into seven parts: Introduction; Sustainable policies for promoting social inclusion; Sustaining programmes which support social inclusion; Sustaining organisations which promote social inclusion; Sustainable social inclusion outcomes; Sustainable social development; and Conclusions. It examines how social inclusion can be sustained in the long-term when funding tends to be time-limited. This research-based book is relevant to a wide range of different readerships globally. It addresses issues of concern for those engaged in debates about the provision of health, social welfare, and other public services. Sustaining Social Inclusion will be of interest to academics, policy makers, and practitioners in a wide range of fields, including public health, health promotion, health sciences, history, medicine, philosophy, disability studies, social work, social policy, sociology, and urban planning.

Ethics for A Level

Ethics for A Level
Author: Mark Dimmock,Andrew Fisher
Publsiher: Open Book Publishers
Total Pages: 262
Release: 2017-07-31
ISBN 10: 1783743913
ISBN 13: 9781783743919
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ethics for A Level Book Review:

What does pleasure have to do with morality? What role, if any, should intuition have in the formation of moral theory? If something is ‘simulated’, can it be immoral? This accessible and wide-ranging textbook explores these questions and many more. Key ideas in the fields of normative ethics, metaethics and applied ethics are explained rigorously and systematically, with a vivid writing style that enlivens the topics with energy and wit. Individual theories are discussed in detail in the first part of the book, before these positions are applied to a wide range of contemporary situations including business ethics, sexual ethics, and the acceptability of eating animals. A wealth of real-life examples, set out with depth and care, illuminate the complexities of different ethical approaches while conveying their modern-day relevance. This concise and highly engaging resource is tailored to the Ethics components of AQA Philosophy and OCR Religious Studies, with a clear and practical layout that includes end-of-chapter summaries, key terms, and common mistakes to avoid. It should also be of practical use for those teaching Philosophy as part of the International Baccalaureate. Ethics for A-Level is of particular value to students and teachers, but Fisher and Dimmock’s precise and scholarly approach will appeal to anyone seeking a rigorous and lively introduction to the challenging subject of ethics. Tailored to the Ethics components of AQA Philosophy and OCR Religious Studies.

Virtue Ethics

Virtue Ethics
Author: Roger Crisp,Michael A. Slote
Publsiher: Oxford Readings in Philosophy
Total Pages: 284
Release: 1997
ISBN 10: 0198751885
ISBN 13: 9780198751885
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Virtue Ethics Book Review:

This volume brings together much of the most influential work undertaken in the field of virtue ethics over the last four decades. The ethics of virtue predominated in the ancient world, and recent moral philosophy has seen a revival of interest in virtue ethics as a rival to Kantian and utilitarian approaches to morality. Divided into four sections, the collection includes articles critical of other traditions; early attempts to offer a positive vision of virtue ethics; some later criticisms of the revival of virtue ethics; and, finally, some recent, more theoretically ambitious essays in virtue ethics.

An Introduction to Moral Philosophy

An Introduction to Moral Philosophy
Author: Wolff, Jonathan
Publsiher: W.W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 425
Release: 2020-09-01
ISBN 10: 0393428176
ISBN 13: 9780393428179
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Introduction to Moral Philosophy Book Review:

From respected philosopher and writer Jonathan Wolff, this brief introduction to ethics stimulates independent thought, emphasizes real-world examples, and provides clear and engaging introductions to key moral theories and the thinkers behind them. The new Second Edition offers expanded coverage of moral reasoning, as well as two thoughtful and contemporary new chapters on applying moral philosophy and the ethics of race. A companion primary source collection, Readings in Moral Philosophy, amplifies issues discussed in the text, connecting them to problems in applied ethics.

The Ethical Life

The Ethical Life
Author: Russ Shafer-Landau
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2017-06-21
ISBN 10: 9780190631314
ISBN 13: 0190631317
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ethical Life Book Review:

This collection of primary source materials covering the major themes of moral philosophy features forty-two classical and contemporary readings divided into four parts--The Good Life, Normative Ethics, Metaethics, and Moral Problems. Comprehensive yet concise, it introduces students toethical theory and a wide range of moral issues.

Foundations of Ethics

Foundations of Ethics
Author: Russ Shafer-Landau,Terence Cuneo
Publsiher: Wiley-Blackwell
Total Pages: 520
Release: 2006-10-02
ISBN 10: 9781405129527
ISBN 13: 1405129522
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Foundations of Ethics Book Review:

A substantial collection of seminal articles, Foundations of Ethics covers all of the major issues in metaethics. Covers all of the major issues in metaethics including moral metaphysics, epistemology, moral psychology, and philosophy of language. Provides an unparalleled offering of primary sources and expert commentary for students of ethical theory. Includes seminal essays by ethicists such as G.E. Moore, Simon Blackburn, Gilbert Harman, Christine Korsgaard, Michael Smith, Bernard Williams, Jonathan Dancy, and many other leading figures of ethical theory.

Moral Realism

Moral Realism
Author: Russ Shafer-Landau
Publsiher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Total Pages: 322
Release: 2003-06-19
ISBN 10: 0199259755
ISBN 13: 9780199259755
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Moral Realism Book Review:

Moral Realism is a systematic defence of the idea that there are objective moral standards. In the tradition of Plato and G. E. Moore, Russ Shafer-Landau argues that there are moral principles that are true independently of what anyone, anywhere, happens to think of them. These principles are a fundamental aspect of reality, just as much as those that govern mathematics or the natural world. They may be true regardless of our ability to grasp them, and their truth is not a matter of their being ratified from any ideal standpoint, nor of being the object of actual or hypothetical consensus, nor of being an expression of our rational nature. Shafer-Landau accepts Plato's and Moore's contention that moral truths are sui generis. He rejects the currently popular efforts to conceive of ethics as a kind of science, and insists that moral truths and properties occupy a distinctive area in our ontology. Unlike scientific truths, the fundamental moral principles are knowable a priori. And unlike mathematical truths, they are essentially normative: intrinsically action-guiding, and supplying a justification for all who follow their counsel. Moral Realism is the first comprehensive treatise defending non-naturalistic moral realism in over a generation. It ranges over all of the central issues in contemporary metaethics, and will be an important source of discussion for philosophers and their students interested in issues concerning the foundations of ethics.

Why Be Moral

Why Be Moral
Author: Beatrix Himmelmann,Robert Louden
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Total Pages: 286
Release: 2015-09-25
ISBN 10: 311038633X
ISBN 13: 9783110386332
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why Be Moral Book Review:

What reasons do we have to be moral, and are these reasons more compelling than the reasons we have to pursue non-moral projects? Ever since the Sophists first raised this question, it has been a focal point of debate. Why be Moral? is a collection of new essays on this fundamental philosophical problem, written by an international team of leading scholars in the field.

Consequentialism

Consequentialism
Author: Stephen Darwell
Publsiher: Wiley-Blackwell
Total Pages: 310
Release: 2002-11-22
ISBN 10: 9780631231080
ISBN 13: 0631231080
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Consequentialism Book Review:

Consequentialism collects, for the first time, both the main classical sources and the central contemporary expressions of this important position. Edited and introduced by Stephen Darwall, these readings are essential for anyone interested in normative ethics. Edited and introduced by Stephen Darwall, examines key topics in the consequentialist branch of moral theory. Includes seven essays which respond to the classic sources. Includes an insightful discussion of central topics in consequentialism by John Rawls and Amartya Sen. Includes classic articles by key figures such Jeremy Bentham, John Stuart Mill, Henry Sidgwick and G. E. Moore; and recent reactions to this work by philosophers including Philip Pettit, Derek Parfit, Samuel Scheffler, Peter Railton, R. B. Brandt, J. C. Harsanyi, and Robert Adams.

Fundamentals of Ethics for Scientists and Engineers

Fundamentals of Ethics for Scientists and Engineers
Author: Edmund Gerard Seebauer,Robert Laurence Barry
Publsiher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Total Pages: 269
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 9780195134889
ISBN 13: 0195134885
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fundamentals of Ethics for Scientists and Engineers Book Review:

This textbook is intended for ethics courses in engineering and science. It can be used either in a one-credit-hour semester course or as a set of drop-in modules in a core engineering or science course. The text avoids a detailed treatment of the ins and outs of philosophical ethics -- a complex subject not needed for most ethical judgments. The approach to ethical problem solving used is one that focuses on analyzing the consequences rather than ruels to be obeyed in making decisions. An Instructor's Manual will be available; it will offer a set of "cookbook" lectures to greatly reduce preparation time.