eBook Ethics For Dummies, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0470650443
  • ISBN-13: 9780470650448
  • DDC: 170
  • Grade Level Range: 12th Grade +
  • 509 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2010 | Published/Released May 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2010
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Overview

Ethics for Dummies is a helpful guide for students enrolled in the growing number of (often required prerequisite) introductory college ethics courses, as well as those interested in living a good life who are vexed by the ethical complexities of sensitive topics such as: defining ’good’; the problem of evil; the nature of scientific explanation, freedom and determinism; moral "truth" versus moral relativity; forgiveness and justice, and the ethical dilemmas we all make daily.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
About the Authors.
Dedication.
Authors' Acknowledgements.
Contents at a Glance.
Table of Contents.
Introduction.
1: Ethics 101: Just the Basics, Please.
2: Approaching Ethics: What Is It and Why Should You Care?.
3: Butting Heads: Is Ethics Just a Matter of Opinion?.
4: Uncovering the Roots of Ethics.
5: Human Nature and Ethics: Two Big Questions.
6: Exploring Connections between Ethics, Religion, and Science.
7: Seeing Ethics as Harmful: Three Famous Criticisms.
8: Surveying Key Ethical Theories.
9: Being an Excellent Person: Virtue Ethics.
10: Increasing the Good: Utilitarian Ethics.
11: Doing Your Duty: The Ethics of Principle.
12: Signing on the Dotted Line: Ethics as Contract.
13: The Golden Rule: Common Sense Ethics.
14: Turning Down the Testosterone: Feminist Care Ethics.
15: Applying Ethics to Real Life.
16: Dealing with Mad Scientists: Biomedical Ethics.
17: Protecting the Habitat: Environmental Ethics.
18: Serving the Public: Professional Ethics.
19: Keeping the Peace: Ethics and Human Rights.
20: Getting It on: The Ethics of Sex.
21: Looking out for the Little Guy: Ethics and Animals.
22: The Part of Tens.
23: Ten Famous Ethicists and Their Theories.
24: Ten Ethical Dilemmas Likely to Arise in the Future.
Index.