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MindTap® Philosophy, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access for MacKinnon/Fiala's Ethics: Theory and Contemporary Issues, 8th Edition

  • Barbara MacKinnon University of San Francisco
  • Andrew Fiala Fresno State University
  • ISBN-10: 1305580788  |  ISBN-13: 9781305580787
  • © 2016 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $101.00
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Overview

MindTap™ Philosophy for MacKinnon/Fiala's Ethics: Theory and Contemporary Issues, 8th Edition is the digital learning solution that helps instructors engage and transform today's students into critical thinkers. Through paths of dynamic assignments and applications that you can personalize, real-time course analytics, and an accessible reader, MindTap helps you turn cookie cutter into cutting edge, apathy into engagement, and memorizers into higher-level thinkers. Access to this product is valid for 6 months of usage.

Features and Benefits

  • Control what content students see and when they see it with a learning path that can be used as-is or matched to your syllabus exactly.
  • Create a unique learning path of relevant readings, multimedia and activities that move students up the learning taxonomy from basic knowledge and comprehension to analysis, application and critical thinking.
  • Integrate your own content into the MindTap Reader using your own documents or pull from sources like RSS feeds, YouTube videos, websites, Google Docs and more.
  • Use powerful analytics and reports that provide a snapshot of class progress, time in course, engagement and completion.
  • Empower students with the information to know where they stand at all times--both individually and compared to the highest performers in class.
  • Help students stay organized and efficient with a single destination that reflects exactly what’s important to you, the instructor.
  • Automatically grade assignments and quizzes.

Content and Assets

The MindTap Learning Path guides students through readings, multimedia, and activities designed to follow the learning taxonomy from basic knowledge and comprehension up to analysis and application. By hiding, rearranging, or adding your own content, you control what students see and when they see it and match the Learning Path to your course syllabus exactly.


Chapter Reading. Read this section from your book to be introduced to new topics.
Simulation. Interact with engaging ethical dilemmas, make decisions and see the implications of your choices.
Video. View video lectures to further explore and master key course concepts.
Aplia™ Assignment. Complete the Aplia exercise assignment with guided learning.
Chapter Essay Questions. Explore your understanding of concepts from the reading with these questions that engage your analysis and critical thinking skills.
Chapter Quiz. Be sure that you’ve mastered the chapter topics with these quiz questions.
Philosophy Timelines. Venture into time with the Philosophy Timelines.
Questia. Access our online research library for more primary and secondary source readings.

Alternate Formats

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  • Printed Access Card

    ISBN-10: 1305580796 | ISBN-13: 9781305580794

    List Price = $101.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $75.75

Learning Resource Bundles

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Bundle: Text + MindTap® Philosophy, 1 term (6 months) Printed Access Card

ISBN-10: 1305608038  | ISBN-13: 9781305608030

List Price = $230.95  | CengageBrain Price = $230.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $173.50

This Bundle Includes:

  • MindTap® Philosophy, 1 term (6 months) Printed Access Card
    List Price = $101.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $75.75
  • Ethics: Theory and Contemporary Issues
    List Price = $217.95  | CengageBrain Price = $217.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $163.50


ePack: Ethics: Theory and Contemporary Issues, Loose-leaf Version, 8th + MindTap® Philosophy, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access

ISBN-10:  1305789156  | ISBN-13:  9781305789159

List Price = $120.95  | CengageBrain Price = $120.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $90.75

This Bundle Includes:

  • Ethics: Theory and Contemporary Issues, Loose-Leaf Version
    List Price = $152.95  | CengageBrain Price = $152.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $114.75
  • MindTap® Philosophy, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access for MacKinnon/Fiala's Ethics: Theory and Contemporary Issues
    List Price = $101.00  | CengageBrain Price = $101.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $101.00


Bundle: Ethics: Theory and Contemporary Issues, Loose-leaf Version, 8th + MindTap® Philosophy, 1 term (6 months) Printed Access Card

ISBN-10:  1305789148 | ISBN-13:  9781305789142

List Price = $120.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $90.75

This Bundle Includes:

  • Ethics: Theory and Contemporary Issues, Loose-Leaf Version
    List Price = $152.95  | CengageBrain Price = $152.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $114.75
  • MindTap® Philosophy, 1 term (6 months) Printed Access Card
    List Price = $101.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $75.75


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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Barbara MacKinnon

Barbara MacKinnon is a professor emerita of philosophy at the University of San Francisco. During her 30 years of teaching, her instruction and writing focused primarily on the history of ethics and contemporary ethical issues. She enjoys reading widely, playing the piano, and traveling.

Andrew Fiala

Andrew Fiala is chair and professor of philosophy at Fresno State University, as well as director of the university's Ethics Center. His scholarly writing focuses on war and peace, politics, religion, and ethics. He also is a columnist for the Fresno Bee.