Higher Education

Handbook for Ethics, 1st Edition

  • Robert C. Solomon University of Texas, Austin
  • ISBN-10: 0155029649  |  ISBN-13: 9780155029644
  • 162 Pages
  • © 1996 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $105.75



This brief introduction to ethics covers most of the traditional topics in ethics, including brief treatments of important historical figures. Solomon encourages critical thinking, however, by emphasizing the patterns of controversy and concern, rather than the details of theories or facts about philosophers themselves.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Ethics.
Part I: Doing the Right Thing: The Nature of Morality.
Part II: Living Well: The Virtues and the Good Life.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Robert C. Solomon

Robert C. Solomon (1942-2007) was internationally renowned as a teacher and lecturer in philosophy. He was Quincy Lee Centennial Professor and Distinguished Teaching Professor at the University of Texas at Austin. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan and over the course of his career taught at numerous institutions, including Princeton University, the University of Pittsburgh, the University of Auckland, and the University of California, in addition to the University of Texas. He authored more than 40 books, including Introducing Philosophy, A Short History of Philosophy (with Kathleen Higgins), The Passions, In the Spirit of Hegel, About Love, Above the Bottom Line, Fourth Edition (with Clancy Martin), Ethics and Excellence, The Joy of Philosophy, and True to Our Feelings, and he was co-editor of Twenty Questions, Fifth Edition (with Lee Bowie and Meredith Michaels), and Since Socrates (with Clancy Martin).