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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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.
Authors' Acknowledgements.
Contents at a Glance.
Table of Contents.
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.