Moral Choices

An Introduction to Ethics

Author: Scott Rae

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 031053643X

Category: Religion

Page: 528

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With its unique union of theory and application and its well-organized, easy-to-use design, Moral Choices has earned its place as the standard text for college ethics courses. This fourth edition offers extensive updates, revisions, and three brand new chapters all designed to help students develop a sound and current basis for making ethical decisions in today's complex postmodern culture. Moral Choices outlines the distinctive elements of Christian ethics while avoiding undue dogmatism. The book also introduces other ethical systems and their key historical proponents, including Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, Thomas Aquinas, and Immanuel Kant. After describing a seven-step procedure for tackling ethical dilemmas, author Scott Rae uses case studies to address some of today's most pressing social issues. He guides students in thinking critically and biblically about issues, including: Abortion Reproductive Technologies Euthanasia Capital Punishment Sexual Ethics The Morality of War Genetic Technologies and Human Cloning Ethics and Economics NEW: Creation Care NEW: Animal Rights NEW: Gun-Control NEW: Race, Gender, and Diversity NEW: Immigration, Refugees, and Border Control FEATURES Relevant Case Studies throughout Discussion questions at the end of each chapter Sidebars with case studies for discussion Recommended further reading
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Moral Choices

An Introduction to Ethics

Author: Scott B. Rae

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0310291097

Category: Religion

Page: 375

View: 3981

Now in its third edition, this foremost college ethics text helps students form a basis for practical, ethical decision making in contemporary culture. Substantial updates and revisions include a new chapter on ethics and economics, online resources for instructors, current case studies, new material on bioethics and stem cell research, and much more.
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Moral Choices

An Introduction to Ethics

Author: Scott B. Rae

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 9780310230151

Category: Religion

Page: 281

View: 5536

This Christian introduction to ethics familiarizes both seminary and secular university students with basic processes of ethical decision making. This text, updated with a new chapter, tackles the ethical issues involved in genetic technologies.
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Ethical Choices

An Introduction to Moral Philosophy with Cases

Author: Richard Burnor,Yvonne Raley

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190464509

Category: Philosophy

Page: 384

View: 6919

Ideal for students with little or no background in philosophy, Ethical Choices: An Introduction to Moral Philosophy with Cases, Second Edition, provides a concise, balanced, and highly accessible introduction to ethics. Featuring an especially lucid and engaging writing style, the text surveys a wide range of ethical theories and perspectives including consequentialist ethics, deontological ethics, natural and virtue ethics, the ethics of care, and ethics and religion. Each chapter includes compelling case studies that are carefully matched with the theoretical material. Many of these cases address issues that students can relate directly to their own lives: the drinking age, student credit card debt, zero tolerance policies, grade inflation, and video games. Other cases discuss current topics like living wills, obesity, human trafficking, torture "lite," universal health care, and just-war theory. The cases provide students with practice in addressing real-life moral choices, as well as opportunities to evaluate the usefulness and applicability of each ethical theory. Every case study concludes with a set of "Thought Questions" to guide students as they reflect upon the issues raised by that case.
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Introducing Christian Ethics

A Short Guide to Making Moral Choices

Author: Scott Rae

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 031052119X

Category: Religion

Page: 192

View: 4492

Introducing Christian Ethics helps Christians form a sound basis for making ethical decisions in today’s complex postmodern world. Raising 14 key ethical questions on today’s most pressing issues including abortion, war, sexual ethics, capital punishment, and more, Scott Rae guides his readers in making moral choices wisely. Based on the best-selling college and seminary ethics textbook Moral Choices, this book distills nearly two decades of teaching and study into a succinct and user-friendly volume. It is an ideal primer for pastors, students, and everyday Christians who desire engagement with the world around them in an intelligent and informed manner. Teaching and study resources for the book, including additional video clips based on the questions corresponding to each chapter, make it ideal for use in the classroom as well as for pastors and for teaching settings within the church. Resources are available through www.ZondervanAcademic.com.
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An Introduction to Ethics

Author: John Deigh

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 052177246X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 241

View: 9517

This book examines the central questions of ethics through a study of the great ethical works of Western philosophy.
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An Introduction to Biblical Ethics

Author: David W. Jones

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

ISBN: 1433669692

Category: Religion

Page: 226

View: 7075

An introductory text explaining the nature, relevancy, coherency, and structure of the moral law as revealed throughout the Bible, with discussion of the Ten Commandments as a moral rubric and a subsequent application of each commandment to Christian living.
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Doing the Right Thing

Making Moral Choices in a World Full of Options

Author: Scott Rae

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310514002

Category: Religion

Page: 192

View: 1866

According to author Scott B. Rae in Doing the Right Thing, our culture is in an ethical mess because we’ve neglected moral training and education. This book proposes that there is such a thing as moral truth, that it can be known, and that it can be put into practice. Looking specifically at the areas of medicine, the marketplace, public life, education, and the family, Rae shows how foundational ethical principles can guide you in making moral day-to-day decisions. Informed by Scripture and calling for a renewed understanding of the importance of the Christian faith in moral training, Doing the Right Thing issues a call for cultivated virtue that can bring about both better lives and a better society. You will find yourself examining the ways in which ethical and character issues relate to your life. As a result, you will be better equipped to promote virtue in your own spheres of influence and the culture at large.
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Readings in Christian Ethics

Theory and Method

Author: David K. Clark,Robert V. Rakestraw

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 0801025818

Category: Religion

Page: 328

View: 4369

Essays by leading ethicists provide students with a comprehensive introduction to ethical thinking.
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Choosing the Good

Christian Ethics in a Complex World

Author: Dennis P. Hollinger

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 080102563X

Category: Religion

Page: 304

View: 4179

An intelligent discussion of the foundations and methods in ethics and ways to apply a Christian worldview to our secular culture.
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Moral Questions

An Introduction to Ethics

Author: Jon Nuttall

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0745668038

Category: Philosophy

Page: 228

View: 4335

This new introduction to ethics is written for students who are approaching philosophy for the first time.
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Biblical Christian Ethics

Author: David Clyde Jones

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 1441206566

Category: Religion

Page: 216

View: 9413

After examining what Scripture teaches about the goal and motive of the Christian life, the author addresses moral dilemmas, human-life issues, sexuality, economic justice, and truthfulness.
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21st Century Ethics

An Introduction to Moral Philosophy

Author: Glenn Rogers

Publisher: Simpson & Brook, Publishers

ISBN: 9780982837153

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 394

View: 8879

Dr. Rogers provides a historical overview of the major systems of moral philosophy that have shaped not only Western ethics but Western society itself and a functional framework for moral thinking and actingNthe introduction and explanation of the Principle of Essential Humanness and Critical Ethical Eclecticism.
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Ethics in Economics

An Introduction to Moral Frameworks

Author: Jonathan B. Wight

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 0804794561

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 296

View: 9854

In Ethics in Economics , Jonathan B. Wight provides an overview of the role that ethical considerations play in economic debates. Whereas much of the field tends to focus on welfare outcomes, Wight calls for a deeper examination of the origin and evolution of our moral norms. He argues that economic life relies on three interrelated ethical systems: outcome-based, duty- and rule-based, and virtue-based. Integrating contemporary theoretical and applied research on ethics within a historical framework, Wight provides a thorough and accessible outline of all three schools, explaining how they fit or contrast with the economic welfare model. The book then uses these conceptual underpinnings to examine a range of contemporary topics, such as the 2008 financial crisis, the moral limits to markets, the findings of experimental economics, and the nature of economic justice. Wight's analysis is guided by the innovative concept of ethical pluralism—the recognition that each system has appropriate applications, and that no one prevails. He makes the case that considering a wider moral framework, rather than concentrating on utility maximization, can lead to a richer understanding of human behavior and better policy decisions. An incisive overview in a blossoming area of interest within Economics, this book is ideal for undergraduates or uninitiated readers who seek an introduction to this topic.
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An Introduction to Christian Ethics

Goals, Duties, and Virtues

Author: Robin W. Lovin

Publisher: Abingdon Press

ISBN: 0687467365

Category: Religion

Page: 262

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Introduces Christian ethics to a new generation of students
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Moral Dilemmas

An Introduction to Christian Ethics

Author: J. Philip Wogaman

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 0664233163

Category: Religion

Page: 174

View: 8544

"Using timely examples, J. Philip Wogaman illustrates how moral decision-making works on the personal level, national and global levels, and in communities of faith. He includes discussions of difficult ethical issues such as divorce, sexuality, abortion, political choices, economic justice, affirmative action, homosexuality, nuclear disarmament, economic globalization, global warming, international security, environmental policies, and military power. In the process, he provides a smart and helpful guide to Christian ethical behavior." --Book Jacket.
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Making Moral Choices

An Introduction

Author: Mark C. Miller

Publisher: Twenty Third Publications

ISBN: 9780896226661

Category: Religion

Page: 87

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A summary of how and why people make moral choices, this book offers ethical theory (because good theories offer a framework for making decisions) complemented by personal experience.
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Humanitarian Ethics

A Guide to the Morality of Aid in War and Disaster

Author: Hugo Slim

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190613041

Category: Social Science

Page: 314

View: 7150

Humanitarians are required to be impartial, independent, professionally competent and focused only on preventing and alleviating human suffering. It can be hard living up to these principles when others do not share them, while persuading political and military authorities and non-state actors to let an agency assist on the ground requires savvy ethical skills. Getting first to a conflict or natural catastrophe is only the beginning, as aid workers are usually and immediately presented with practical and moral questions about what to do next. For example, when does working closely with a warring party or an immoral regime move from practical cooperation to complicity in human rights violations? Should one operate in camps for displaced people and refugees if they are effectively places of internment? Do humanitarian agencies inadvertently encourage ethnic cleansing by always being ready to 'mop-up' the consequences of scorched earth warfare? This book has been written to help humanitarians assess and respond to these and other ethical dilemmas.
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Lying

Moral Choice in Public and Private Life

Author: Sissela Bok

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 030778911X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 368

View: 4603

Is it ever all right to lie? A philosopher looks at lying and deception in public and private life—in government, medicine, law, academia, journalism, in the family and between friends. Lying is a penetrating and thoughtful examination of one of the most pervasive yet little discussed aspects of our public and private lives. Beginning with the moral questions raised about lying since antiquity, Sissela Bok takes up the justifications offered for all kinds of lies—white lies, lies to the sick and dying, lies of parents to children, lies to enemies, lies to protect clients and peers. The consequences of such lies are then explored through a number of concrete situations in which people are involved, either as liars or as the victims of a lie.
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Beginning Ethics

An Introduction to Moral Philosophy

Author: Lewis Vaughn

Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9780393937909

Category: Philosophy

Page: 192

View: 1016

The most accessible, practical, and affordable introduction to ethical theory and moral reasoning.
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