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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.
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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