Questions of ethics - about how we should act, our responsibilities to one another, the difference between right and wrong - have long been debated by philosophers the world over and form the foundations of government, culture and religion.
Here, in concise, easy-to-read chapters, Ben Dupré explains the fundamentals of this discipline and how it is relevant to our lives today. Covering essential ethical concepts, including relativism, the golden rule and utilitarianism, as well as high-profile issues such as terrorism, censorship and the death penalty, 50 Ethics Ideas You Really Need to Know will lead you through the moral maze - and rattle your conscience in the process.
The ideas explored include:
Right and wrong
The sanctity of life
About the Author
Ben Dupré read Classics at Exeter College, Oxford, before pursuing a career in publishing. Until 2004 he was children's reference publisher at Oxford University Press. He is the author of Places of Destiny (published in the US as Where History was Made), 50 Big Ideas You Really Need to Know, 50 Political Ideas You Really Need to Know and the bestselling 50 Philosophy Ideas You Really Need to Know. A devotee of baseball and early music, Ben lives in Oxford with his family.
Series: 50 Ideas You Really Need to Know Series
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 26th September 2013
Publisher: Quercus Publishing Plc
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.9 x 18.1 x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.54
Edition Number: 1