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Thinking Critically About Ethical Issues invites readers to apply ethical principles to issues that exemplify the kinds of moral challenges encountered in everyday life. It provides an overview of the need for ethics and then focuses on strategies for effective decision making. Ruggiero emphasizes doing ethical analysis rather than comparing ethical theories. The history of ethics is covered in the concluding chapter.
Table of Contents
RuggieroThinking Critically about Ethical Issues, 9th edition
I / THE CONTEXT
CHAPTER 1Preliminary Considerations
CHAPTER 2THE ROLE OF THE MAJORITY VIEW,
CHAPTER 3THE ROLE OF FEELINGS
CHAPTER 4THE ROLE OF CONSCIENCE
CHAPTER 5COMPARING CULTURES
II / A STRATEGY
CHAPTER 6A FOUNDATION FOR JUDGMENT
CHAPTER 7THE BASIC CRITERIA,
CHAPTER 8CONSIDERING CONSEQUENCES
Chapter 9CONSIDERING OBLIGATIONS
CHAPTER 10CONSIDERING MORAL IDEALS
CHAPTER 11DETERMINING MORAL RESPONSIBILITY
III / THE TRADITION
CHAPTER 12A PERSPECTIVE ON HISTORY
IV / CONTEMPORARY ETHICAL CONTROVERSIES
Education Media and the ArtsSex Government Law Business Medicine Science War AFTERWORD: A SUGGESTION FOR FURTHER STUDY APPENDIX: WRITING ABOUT MORAL ISSUES