ETHICS: A PLURALISTIC APPROACH TO MORAL THEORY, FIFTH EDITION provides a comprehensive yet clear introduction to the main traditions in ethical thought, including virtue ethics, utilitarianism, and deontology. Additionally, the book presents a conceptual framework of ethical pluralism to help students understand the relationship among various theories. Lawrence Hinman, one of today's most respected and accomplished educators in ethics and philosophy education, presents a text that gives students plentiful opportunities to explore ethical theory and their own responses to them, using fascinating features such as the "Ethical Inventory" sections that appear at the beginning and the end of the text. End-of-chapter discussion questions, and the use of current issues and movies help students retain what they've learned and truly comprehend the subject matter.
Table of Contents
1. The Moral Point of View.
2. Moral Conflict.
3. The Ethics of Divine Commands: Religious Moralities.
4. The Ethics of Selfishness: Egoism.
5. The Ethics of Consequences: Utilitarianism.
6. The Ethics of Duty: Immanuel Kant.
7. The Ethics of Rights: Contemporary Theories.
8. The Ethics of Justice: From Plato to Rawls.
9. The Ethics of Character: Aristotle and Our Contemporaries.
10. The Ethics of Diversity: Gender.
11. The Ethics of Diversity: Race, Ethnicity, and Multiculturalism.
12. Ethics in the 21st Century.