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Ethics : Theory and Practice Plus MyThinkingLab with Etext -- Access Card Package - Jacques P. Thiroux

Ethics

Theory and Practice Plus MyThinkingLab with Etext -- Access Card Package

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Making Ethical Ideas Accessible to Students!

With a clear presentation, Ethics: Theory and Practice educates readers about ethical theory and has them apply what they learn to specific classic and contemporary moral problems (lying, cheating, establishing ethical business practices, honoring ethical obligations in medicine, etc.).

Jacques P. Thiroux first wrote this text 1977 in order to educate readers about ethical theory and its applications in a way that beginning students could understand. The result was an accessible text that isn't too technical and doesn't plunge into complex readings without sufficient background. The text is fully updated with global issues and non-Western ethical views. Keith W. Krasemann now continues Thiroux's efforts of making ethical ideas accessible to students. Besides updating the foundations of the text, Krasemann incorporates new and relevant material, most of which is often unique only to this text.

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Improve Critical Thinking - Outstanding student content - including cases for study and discussion, a chapter on how to set up an ethical system, eight appendices, supplementary reading lists, and more! - encourage students to examine their assumptions, discern hidden values, evaluate evidence, assess their conclusions, and more!

Engage Students - Ethics: Theory and Practice provides chapter objectives, exercises for review, discussion questions, ethics problems and more! All features which encourage students to learn how ethical theories can be applied to their everyday lives.

"I personally think that the text is quite comprehensive. It does a good job of covering both the theoretical bases for ethics (in the first half of the text) and the current issues and areas of contention in ethics (in the remaining portion of the text)." -Instructor Eugene Muhammad, Triton Community College "Fundamental concepts, various theories, and a diverse set of issues are all well-covered, thoughtfully explained, and opposing points of view are considered." -Professor William Ferraiolo, San Joaquin Delta College "This is my favorite ethics text and is far better than any I have worked with. The variety of ethical theories and the depth of discussion for critical topics makes this a first choice." -Professor Russell Fail, Kaplan University

BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS: Contents Preface Chapter 1 The Nature of Morality Chapter 2 Consequentialist (Teleological) Theories of Morality Chapter 3 Nonconsequentialist (Deontological) Theories of Morality Chapter 4 Virtue Ethics Chapter 5 Absolutism Versus Relativism Chapter 6 Freedom Versus Determinism Chapter 7 Reward and Punishment Chapter 8 Setting Up a Moral System: Basic Assumptions and Basic Principles Chapter 9 The Taking of Human Life Chapter 10 Allowing Someone to Die, Mercy Death, and Mercy Killing Chapter 11 Abortion Chapter 12 Lying, Cheating, Breaking Promises, and Stealing Chapter 13 Morality, Marriage, and Human Sexuality Chapter 14 Bioethics-Ethical Issues in Medicine Chapter 15 Business and Media Ethics Chapter 16 Environmental Ethics Appendixes Introduction Appendix 1:Applying Humanitarian Ethics to the Moral Problems of the Taking of Human Life Appendix 2:Applying Humanitarian Ethics to the Moral Problems of Allowing Someone to Die, Mercy Death, and Mercy Killing Appendix 3:Applying Humanitarian Ethics to the Moral Problems of Abortion Appendix 4:Applying Humanitarian Ethics to the Moral Problems of Lying, Cheating, Breaking Promises, and Stealing Appendix 5:Applying Humanitarian Ethics to the Moral Problems of Human Sexuality Appendix 6:Applying Humanitarian Ethics to Moral Problems in Medicine (Bioethics) Appendix 7:Applying Humanitarian Ethics to Moral Problems in Business (Business and Media Ethics) Appendix 8:Applying Humanitarian Ethics to Environmental Ethics Supplementary Reading Glossary Index COMPREHENSIVE TABLE OF CONTENTS: Contents Preface Chapter 1 The Nature of Morality Objectives What is Philosophy and Ethics' Relationship to It? Definition of Key Terms Approaches to the Study of Morality Morality and Its Applications Where Does Morality Come From? Customary or Traditional and Reflective Morality Morality, Law, and Religion Kohlberg's Theory of Moral Development Why Should Human Beings Be Moral? Chapter Summary Exercises for Review Discussion Questions Suggested Readings Ethics Problem Notes Chapter 2 Consequentialist (Teleological) Theories of Morality Objectives Psychological Egoism Ethical Egoism Utilitarianism Difficulty with Consequentialist Theories in General Care Ethics Chapter Summary Exercises for Review Discussion Questions Suggested Readings Ethics Problem Notes Chapter 3 Nonconsequentialist (Deontological) Theories of Morality Objectives Act Nonconsequentialist Theories Rule Nonconsequentialist Theories General Criticisms of Nonconsequentialist Theories Conclusions Chapter Summary Exercises for Review Discussion Questions Suggested Readings Ethics Problem Notes Chapter 4 Virtue Ethics Objectives Definition of Terms Aristotle's Nichomachean Ethics Confucian Moral Self-Cultivation Confucian Role Ethics Contemporary Analysis of Virtue Ethics Who Is the Ideal Virtuous Person? Vice and Virtue Conclusions Chapter Summary Exercises for Review Discussion Questions Suggested Readings Ethics Problem Notes Chapter 5 Absolutism Versus Relativism Objectives The Meanings of Absolute The Meaning of Relative Cultural Relativism and Cultural Absolutism Propositions and Truth Conclusion Chapter Summary Exercises for Review Discussion Questions Suggested Readings Ethics Problem Notes Chapter 6 Freedom Versus Determinism Objectives The Meaning of Determinism Types and Theories of Determinism Fatalism and Hard and Soft Determinism Indeterminism Criticisms of Hard Determinism and Arguments for Freedom Conclusion: Soft Determinism Chapter Summary Exercises for Review Discussion Questions Suggested Readings Ethics Problem Notes Chapter 7 Reward and Punishment Objectives Definition of Key Terms Reward and Punishment in Relationship to Justice Elements of Justice Reward Theories of How to Reward John Rawls and His Theory of Justice Punishment Theories of Punishment Is a Synthesis Possible? Human Rights Chapter Summary Exercises for Review Discussion Questions Suggested Readings Ethics Problem Notes Chapter 8 Setting Up a Moral System: Basic Assumptions and Basic Principles Objectives Conflicting General Moral Issues Basic Assumptions Basic Principles, Individual Freedom, and Their Justification Priority of the Basic Principles A General Way of Determining Priority-Two Categories How the System of Humanitarian Ethics Works Conclusion Chapter Summary Exercises for Review Discussion Questions Suggested Readings Notes Chapter 9 The Taking of Human Life Objectives The Taking of Human Life Suicide Defense of the Innocent (The Self Included) Cases for Study and Discussion War Terrorism Cases for Study and Discussion Capital Punishment Cases for Study and Discussion Chapter Summary Exercises for Review Views of the Major Ethical Theories on the Taking of Human Life Suicide Defense of the Innocent War and Terrorism Capital Punishment Reader Reactions Suggested Readings Ethics Problem Notes Chapter 10 Allowing Someone to Die, Mercy Death, and Mercy Killing Objectives Definition of Terms Current Legal Status of Mercy Death and Mercy Killing Allowing Someone to Die Cases for Study and Discussion Mercy Death Cases for Study and Discussion Mercy Killing Cases for Study and Discussion Chapter Summary Exercises for Review Views of the Major Ethical Theories on Allowing Someone to Die, Mercy Death, and Mercy Killing Suggested Readings Ethics Problem Notes Chapter 11 Abortion Objectives Introduction to the Abortion Issue When Does Human Life Begin? Arguments Against Abortion Arguments For Abortion The More Moderate Positions on Abortion Cases for Study and Discussion Chapter Summary Exercises for Review Views of the Major Ethical Theories on Abortion Suggested Readings Ethics Problem Notes Chapter 12 Lying, Cheating, Breaking Promises, and Stealing Objectives Definition of Key Terms Nonconsequentialist and Consequentialist Views Lying Cases for Study and Discussion Cheating Cases for Study and Discussion Breaking Promises Cases for Study and Discussion Stealing Cases for Study and Discussion Chapter Summary Exercises for Review Views of the Major Ethical Theories on Lying, Cheating, Breaking Promises, and Stealing Suggested Readings Ethics Problem Notes Chapter 13 Morality, Marriage, and Human Sexuality Objectives Major Aspects of Human Sexuality The Meaning and Purposes of Human Sexuality Premarital Sex Sex in Marriage-Type Relationships (Including Nonlegal) Masturbation Pornography Prostitution Sexual Perversion or "Unnatural" Sexual Activity Cases for Study and Discussion Chapter Summary Exercises for Review Views of the Major Ethical Theories on Morality, Marriage, and Human Sexuality Suggested Readings Ethics Problem Notes Chapter 14 Bioethics-Ethical Issues in Medicine Objectives What Is Bioethics? Health Care Professionals and Patients and Their Families-Rights and Obligations Truth Telling and Informed Consent Confidentiality Guilt and Innocence in Treating Patients Ethical Issues in Medicine Stem Cell Research Cases for Study and Discussion Chapter Summary Exercises for Review Views of the Major Ethical Theories on Bioethical Issues Suggested Readings Ethics Problem Notes Chapter 15 Business and Media Ethics Objectives Introduction Rights and Obligations in Business Two Ways of Approaching Rights and Obligations in Business The Moderate Position Justice, Truth Telling, and Honesty in Business Ethical Issues in Business Sexual Harassment The New Global Economy and the International Business Scene Media Ethics Corporate Greed-Enron Cases for Study and Discussion Chapter Summary Exercises for Review Views of the Major Ethical Theories on Business and Media Ethics Suggested Readings Ethics Problem Notes Chapter 16 Environmental Ethics Objectives Definition of Key Terms Nature and Morality Environmental Ethical Issues Our Attitude Toward Nature and What Lies Behind It Arguments for Use and Exploitation of the Natural Environment Arguments Against the Use and Exploitation of Nature Moderate Position Criteria for Animal Rights Ways of Dealing with Animal Rights Use of Animals for Food Use of Animals for Experimentation Killing Animals for Sport Protection of Endangered Species Non-Western Perspectives on Environmental Issues Conclusion Cases for Study and Discussion Chapter Summary Exercises for Review Suggested Readings Views of the Major Ethical Theories on Environmental Ethics Ethics Problem Notes Appendixes Introduction Appendix 1:Applying Humanitarian Ethics to the Moral Problems of the Taking of Human Life Appendix 2:Applying Humanitarian Ethics to the Moral Problems of Allowing Someone to Die, Mercy Death, and Mercy Killing Appendix 3:Applying Humanitarian Ethics to the Moral Problems of Abortion Appendix 4:Applying Humanitarian Ethics to the Moral Problems of Lying, Cheating, Breaking Promises, and Stealing Appendix 5:Applying Humanitarian Ethics to the Moral Problems of Human Sexuality Appendix 6:Applying Humanitarian Ethics to Moral Problems in Medicine (Bioethics) Appendix 7:Applying Humanitarian Ethics to Moral Problems in Business (Business and Media Ethics) Appendix 8:Applying Humanitarian Ethics to Environmental Ethics Supplementary Reading Glossary Index

ISBN: 9780205176403
ISBN-10: 0205176402
Series: Mythinkinglab
Audience: Professional
Format: Book with CD or DVD
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 480
Published: 27th July 2011
Dimensions (cm): 25.1 x 20.3  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.75