CART

(0) items

Ethics In America - Source Reader,,9780131826250
This item qualifies for
FREE SHIPPING!
FREE SHIPPING OVER $59!

Your order must be $59 or more, you must select US Postal Service Shipping as your shipping preference, and the "Group my items into as few shipments as possible" option when you place your order.

Bulk sales, PO's, Marketplace Items, eBooks, Apparel, and DVDs not included.

Ethics In America - Source Reader,

by ; ;
Edition:
2nd
ISBN13:

9780131826250

ISBN10:
0131826255
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
4/25/2003
Publisher(s):
Pearson
List Price: $97.60

Rent Textbook

(Recommended)
 
Term
Due
Price
$18.12

Hurry!

Only one copy
in stock at this price.

Buy Used Textbook

In Stock Usually Ships in 24 Hours.
U9780131826250
$68.32

Buy New Textbook

Currently Available, Usually Ships in 24-48 Hours
N9780131826250
$93.72

eTextbook

We're Sorry
Not Available

More New and Used
from Private Sellers
Starting at $16.90
See Prices

Questions About This Book?

Why should I rent this book?
Renting is easy, fast, and cheap! Renting from eCampus.com can save you hundreds of dollars compared to the cost of new or used books each semester. At the end of the semester, simply ship the book back to us with a free UPS shipping label! No need to worry about selling it back.
How do rental returns work?
Returning books is as easy as possible. As your rental due date approaches, we will email you several courtesy reminders. When you are ready to return, you can print a free UPS shipping label from our website at any time. Then, just return the book to your UPS driver or any staffed UPS location. You can even use the same box we shipped it in!
What version or edition is this?
This is the 2nd edition with a publication date of 4/25/2003.
What is included with this book?
  • The New copy of this book will include any supplemental materials advertised. Please check the title of the book to determine if it should include any CDs, lab manuals, study guides, etc.
  • The Used copy of this book is not guaranteed to include any supplemental materials. Typically, only the book itself is included.
  • The Rental copy of this book is not guaranteed to include any supplemental materials. You may receive a brand new copy, but typically, only the book itself.

Related Products


  • Study Guide Ethics In America - Source Reader
    Study Guide Ethics In America - Source Reader
  • Ethics in America Source Reader
    Ethics in America Source Reader





Summary

This volume contains a rich and varied selection of classic writings in philosophy and ethics through the ages.This volume features selections from Eastern religions, Native America, feminist perspectives, existentialism and environmentalism as well writing from Plato, Aristotle, Thomas Hobbes, John Locke, John Rawls, Immanuel Kant, Adam Smith, John Stuart Mill and others.For anyone interested in learning about the evolution of ethics and ethical thought in America.

Table of Contents

Preface vii
Introduction ix
The Greek Tradition
1(45)
Thucydides (Died ca. 401 B.C.)
1(3)
Plato (427 B.C.--347 B.C.)
4(26)
Aristotle (384--322 B.C.)
30(16)
Religious Traditions
46(41)
The Bible
46(19)
Islam
65(6)
Buddhism
71(5)
Confucianism
76(5)
Native Americans
81(6)
The Moral Law
87(58)
The Stoics
87(3)
Thomas Aquinas (1225--1274)
90(6)
Thomas Hobbes (1588--1679)
96(5)
John Locke (1632--1704)
101(9)
Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712--1778)
110(9)
Thomas Jefferson (1743--1826)
119(3)
Immanuel Kant (1724--1804)
122(9)
A Note on Fiduciary Duty
131(1)
Josiah Royce (1855--1916)
132(5)
John Rawls (1921--2002)
137(5)
Martin Luther King, Jr. (1939--1968)
142(3)
Utilitarianism
145(33)
Epicurus
145(1)
Hedonists Ancient and Modern
146(1)
Jeremy Bentham (1748--1832)
147(6)
Adam Smith (1723--1790)
153(7)
John Stuart Mill (1806--1873)
160(17)
Conclusion, of a Sort
177(1)
The Belmont Report
178(10)
Doubts and Experiments
188(43)
Fyodor Mikhailovic Dostoevsky (1821--1881)
189(10)
Marxism
199(9)
Jean-Paul Sartre (1905--1980)
208(8)
Feminist Ethics
216(6)
Environmentalism
222(9)
Epilogue 231(3)
Suggestions for Further Reading 234(1)
Acknowledgments 235

Excerpts

The volume in your hands is greatly expanded from the first edition, published in 1989. The expansion was undertaken on request by many who have used the book in their courses, and the reason was something of a surprise to me. It seems that this text is occasionally used, not just for a companion volume for the telecourseEthics in America,but also on its own, as the text for an introductory level history of ethics course. But for that purpose, the selections were incomplete.In the first edition I included only those works which were appealed to, explicitly or implicitly, by the panelists on the various discussions, and that means only works in the Western tradition. Further, only those works were included that had suggestions to make about how to solve ethical problems, to help students follow the actual reasoning of the panelists. Where the panelists' reasoning appealed (usually silently) to an ethical tradition, that tradition was included in the selections and the selections referenced in theStudy Guide,the other companion volume. Only works so referenced were included in theSource Reader.Now, that is one very exclusive principle of selection. Omitted were all religious traditions but our own, all Eastern thought of any kind, the entire nineteenth- and twentieth-century literature of doubt and ethical restructuring, and the contemporary movements of feminism, environmentalism, and other forms of multiculturalism (all movements that change the center of ethical consideration). If the text is to be used for a complete course in ethics, surely some selections must at least entertain the possibility of taking these literatures into account.Accordingly, the second edition has expanded, to include selections from Islamic, Buddhist, and Confucian thought (attempts to put the Bhagavad Gita in some form that preserved the poetry were unsuccessful, so Hinduism is not included); also existentialism, feminism, and environmentalism. (A new selection on Fiduciary Duty, taken from the law, has also been added as a complement to the selection from Royce.) All the disclaimers that applied to the first edition still apply: you will get only a taste of these rich and fascinating authors, literature, and movements, the editor makes no claims to expertise on any of these authors in particular and certainly no claims to expertise on them all; you will be frustrated by the minimal selections provided; the only way you can relieve that frustration is by going in each case back to the original source. Go to it.


Please wait while the item is added to your cart...