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Ethics Theory and Practice, Books a la Carte

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    9780134010205

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    0134010205

  • Edition: 11th
  • Format: Loose-leaf
  • Copyright: 5/16/2016
  • Publisher: Pearson
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Summary

For courses in Introduction to Ethics

Make ethical ideas accessible to students
Ethics: Theory and Practice introduces ethical theory and its applications in a way that beginning students can understand. Delivering a balanced overview of the discipline, authors Jacques Thiroux and Keith Krasemann devote eight chapters to key ethical theories – including both Western and non-Western ethical theories and moral perspectives. The subsequent eight chapters are dedicated to applied ethics, focusing on topics such as euthanasia, abortion, bioethics, and business ethics. Eight closing appendices on Thiroux’s theory of Humanitarian Ethics and the application of this theory to moral problems further encourage students to focus on applying ethical theory in real-world scenarios.

NOTE: This ISBN is for a Pearson Books a la Carte edition: a convenient, three-hole-punched, loose-leaf text. In addition to the flexibility offered by this format, Books a la Carte editions offer students great value, as they cost significantly less than a bound textbook.

Ethics: Theory and Practice, Eleventh Edition is also available via REVEL™, an interactive learning environment that enables students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience.

Author Biography

Jacques P. Thiroux is Professor Emeritus at Bakersfield College and Califorrnia State University.

Keith W. Krasemann is Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Regional Center for Asian Studies Development Programs at College of DuPage. Krasemann received both a Doctorate in Education and a Master’s degree in Philosophy at Northern Illinois University and a second Master’s in Applied Professional Studies from DePaul University. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh. He was a Fulbright Scholar in China and was, for nearly a decade, involved with US—China relations. In addition, he completed post-doctoral programs in Chinese History and Culture, Beijing University; Educational Leadership, Harvard University and Asian Classics, the University of Chicago. Currently, Dr. Krasemann has seven books in print and has published numerous articles, book chapters and book reviews. He has written two award winning grants and was the recipient of the Studs-Terkel Award for the Humanities. In addition, he has received several awards for his teaching and was honored as the College of DuPage single Outstanding Faculty. Dr. Krasemann is also a general aviation pilot.

Table of Contents

1. The Nature of Morality
2. Consequentialist (Teleological) Theories of Morality
3. Nonconsequentialist (Deontological) Theories of Morality
4. Virtue Ethics
5. Absolutism Versus Relativism
6. Freedom Versus Determinism
7. Reward and Punishment
8. Setting Up a Moral System
9. The Taking of Human Life
10. Allowing Someone to Die, Mercy Death, and Mercy Killing
11. Abortion
12. Lying, Cheating, Breaking Promises, and Stealing
13. Morality, Marriage, and Human Sexuality
14. Bioethics-Ethical Issues in Medicine
15. Business and Media Ethics
16. Environmental Ethics
Appendices: Application of Ethics to Moral Problems
Appendix A. Taking of Human Life
Appendix B. Allowing Someone to Die, Mercy Death, and Mercy Killing
Appendix C. Abortion
Appendix D. Lying, Cheating, Breaking Promises, and Stealing
Appendix E. Human Sexuality
Appendix F. Medicine (Bioethics)
Appendix G. Business (Business and Media Ethics)
Appendix H. Environmental Ethics

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