The Ethical Life

The Ethical Life

Designed as a companion reader to Russ Shafer-Landau's textbook, The Fundamentals of Ethics, Fourth Edition, this volume is also comprehensive enough to be used on its own.

Author: Russ Shafer-Landau

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0190631317

Category: Philosophy

Page: 544

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This collection of primary source materials covering the major themes of moral philosophy features forty-two classical and contemporary readings divided into four parts--The Good Life, Normative Ethics, Metaethics, and Moral Problems. Comprehensive yet concise, it introduces students toethical theory and a wide range of moral issues.
Categories: Philosophy

The Ethical Life

The Ethical Life

"A compact yet thorough collection of readings in ethical theory and contemporary moral problems - at the best price"--

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Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0190058250

Category: Ethics

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"A compact yet thorough collection of readings in ethical theory and contemporary moral problems - at the best price"--
Categories: Ethics

The Fundamentals of Ethics

The Fundamentals of Ethics

Ideal for courses in introductory ethics and contemporary moral problems, this book can be used as a stand-alone text or with the author's companion reader, The Ethical Life: Fundamental Readings in Ethics and Moral Problems, which offers ...

Author: Russ Shafer-Landau

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: STANFORD:36105124116802

Category: Philosophy

Page: 368

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In The Fundamentals of Ethics, author Russ Shafer-Landau employs a uniquely engaging writing style to introduce students to the essential ideas of moral philosophy. Offering more comprehensive coverage of the good life, normative ethics, and metaethics than any other text of its kind, this book also addresses issues that are often omitted from other texts, such as the doctrine of doing and allowing, the doctrine of double effect, ethical particularism, the desire-satisfaction theory of well-being, and moral error theory. Shafer-Landau carefully reconstructs and analyzes dozens of arguments in depth, at a level that is understandable to students with no prior philosophical background. Ideal for courses in introductory ethics and contemporary moral problems, this book can be used as a stand-alone text or with the author's companion reader, The Ethical Life: Fundamental Readings in Ethics and Moral Problems, which offers original readings exploring the topics covered in The Fundamentals of Ethics.
Categories: Philosophy

Raw Veganism

Raw Veganism

R. Lawlor, “Moral theories in teaching applied ethics.” Journal of Medical Ethics, 33(6), 2007: 370. Russ Shafer-Landau, The Ethical Life: Fundamental Readings in Ethics and Contemporary Moral Problems, 4th edn. Oxford University Press ...

Author: Carlo Alvaro

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000037944

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 148

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Human beings are getting fatter and sicker. As we question what we eat and why we eat it, this book argues that living well involves consuming a raw vegan diet. With eating healthfully and eating ethically being simpler said than done, this book argues that the best solution to health, environmental, and ethical problems concerning animals is raw veganism—the human diet. The human diet is what humans are naturally designed to eat, and that is, a raw vegan diet of fruit, tender leafy greens, and occasionally nuts and seeds. While veganism raises challenging questions over the ethics of consuming animal products, while also considering the environmental impact of the agriculture industry, raw veganism goes a step further and argues that consuming cooked food is also detrimental to our health and the environment. Cooking foods allows us to eat food that is not otherwise fit for human consumption and in an age that promotes eating foods in ‘moderation’ and having ‘balanced’ diets, this raises the question of why we are eating foods that should only be consumed in moderation at all, as moderation clearly implies they aren’t good for us. In addition, from an environmental perspective, the use of stoves, ovens and microwaves for cooking contributes significantly to energy consumption and cooking in general generates excessive waste of food and resources. Thus, this book maintains that living well and living a noble life, that is, good physical and moral health, requires consuming a raw vegan diet. Exploring the scientific and philosophical aspects of raw veganism, this novel book is essential reading for all interested in promoting ethical, healthful, and sustainable diets.
Categories: Health & Fitness

Digital Ethics

Digital Ethics

Quinn, Michael J. Ethics for the Information Age. New York, NY: Pearson, 2016. Shafer-Landau, Russ. The Ethical Life: Fundamental Readings in Ethics and Contemporary Moral Problems. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press, 2017.

Author: Amie Jane Leavitt

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781508184584

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 80

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Whether it is research, social networking, or other leisure and work pursuits, youth today must negotiate their online realms with care. Adhering strongly to International Society for Technology in Education's (ITSE) standards for STEAM subjects, this work is an invaluable introduction and instructional to engaging online safely, legally, and ethically. Vivid imagery, original and practical project suggestions, as well as potential and actual ethical anecdotes and scenarios ripped from today's headlines combine to inform and empower readers. This is a must-have resource for young people learning to be thoughtful and proactive digital citizens.
Categories: Young Adult Nonfiction

Knowledge is Power

Knowledge is Power

... Thomas D. Contemporary Moral and Social Issues: an Introduction through Original Fiction, Discussion, and Readings. Wiley Blackwell, 2014. Shafer-Landau, Russ. The Ethical Life: Fundamental Readings in Ethics and Moral Problems.

Author: Dr. James Kleiman

Publisher: Library and Archives Canada / Emergent Phenomenon Publishing

ISBN: 9781999091019

Category: Psychology

Page: 373

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This work traverses art and science, and explores how they can be integrated in life. The foundations of psychology, sociology, anthropology, biology and philosophy can be used to improve interpersonal effectiveness in life. These principles are presented through artistic images and literary artifacts in the form of human stories. The particular allegories are then analyzed from various artistic perspectives, literary themes, scientific bases, and philosophical principles. Art, psychology, sociology, anthropology, biology and philosophy have been studied for centuries. The fundamental principles behind these topics all intersect to affect life. In conflict, who wins, who loses and why? How and why are some people so competent in life? Fascinating examples, with beautiful photography, dialogue and analysis. A reconnaissance of art, beauty, knowledge, and power. Explore the beauty of life from many intersecting viewpoints.
Categories: Psychology

Ethics DeMYSTiFieD

Ethics DeMYSTiFieD

Many of the most readable and nontechnical essays discussed in this book, which constitute essential primary reading in ethics, are found in the anthology The Ethical Life: Fundamental Readings in Ethics and Moral Problems ...

Author: Micah Newman

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071762762

Category: Philosophy

Page: 336

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This step-by-step approach to untangling the complexities of ethics from the bestselling ... Demystified brand is a trusted companion to a college (346,000 students annually) course or as a self-teaching guide for readers studying on their own. About the Book This easy-to-use guide from the popular Demystified series makes learning about ethics simple by walking readers step-by-step through the fundamentals of the subject. Each chapter concludes with a self-test that allows readers to track their progress, and a comprehensive final exam at the end of the book gives instant feedback on new knowledge. Ethics Demystified lets readers to work at their own pace and provides them with the essentials of the subject. Readers will learn: The important concepts of ethical theory How to untangle moral dilemmas and questions of right conduct Metaethics and how to understand ethical facts and judgments How to define a “right action” with normative ethics Applied ethics—from civil liberties and capital punishment to euthanasia and affirmative action The role business ethics play in today’s corporate world Following the easy-to-use format of the books in the bestselling ... Demystified series, Ethics Demystified helps you truly comprehend this challenging subject a without overwhelming you with complexities or mystifying jargon. Bestselling series: Since its launch in 2002, the 100+ books in the Demystified series have sold more than 1.6 million units for more than $14 million in revenue. Unique features: Readers work at their own pace, and hands-on self tests and a “final exam” lets readers gauge their progress to ensure that they stay on track. Large audience: In 2006, 368,000 college students studied ethics. Current topic: Business ethics are becoming an important part of MBA programs. Step-by-step, self-teaching approach lets readers build ethics knowledge at their own pace. Chapter-ending quizzes, part-ending tests, and a final exam give readers instant feedback on their understanding of the topic. Ethics Demystified is an excellent self-teaching guide for: Undergraduate-level ethics and philosophy students (368,000 annual enrollment) Independent readers who want to build a solid foundation in ethics in their spare time
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Thought Work

Thought Work

More: Here you are, in a class called “Contemporary Moral Issues. ... Is it possible to be too moral? ... In Russ Shafer Landau (Ed.), The Ethical Life: Fundamental Readings in Ethics and Moral Problems, Second Edition, pp. 408–19.

Author: Elizabeth K. Minnich

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781538131541

Category: Philosophy

Page: 370

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Minnich and Patton gather an eclectic cohort of thought-leaders to reflect on the importance and intricacies of thinking in their respective fields. Philosophically framed and interdisciplinary in approach, this illuminating book is designed to be supremely useful to readers from all backgrounds.
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Problems for Moral Debunkers

Problems for Moral Debunkers

The Role of Conscious Reasoning and Intuition in Moral Judgment: Testing Three Principles of Harm. ... In R. ShaferLandau (Ed.), The Ethical Life: Fundamental Readings in Ethics and Moral Problems (3rd edition) (pp. 192–205).

Author: Peter Königs

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110750195

Category: Philosophy

Page: 154

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One the most interesting debates in moral philosophy revolves around the significance of empirical moral psychology for moral philosophy. Genealogical arguments that rely on empirical findings about the origins of moral beliefs, so-called debunking arguments, take center stage in this debate. Looking at debunking arguments based on evidence from evolutionary moral psychology, experimental ethics and neuroscience, this book explores what ethicists can learn from the science of morality, and what they cannot. Among other things, the book offers a new take on the deontology/utilitarianism debate, discusses the usefulness of experiments in ethics, investigates whether morality should be thought of as a problem-solving device, shows how debunking arguments can tell us something about the structure of philosophical debate, and argues that debunking arguments lead to both moral and prudential skepticism. Presenting a new picture of the relationship between empirical moral psychology and moral philosophy, this book is essential reading for moral philosophers and moral psychologists alike.
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A Moral Defense of Prostitution

A Moral Defense of Prostitution

Morality and the Human Goods: An Introduction to Natural Law Ethics. ... In Philosophy of Sex: Contemporary Readings, ed. Alan Soble and Nicholas Power, ... In The Ethical Life: Fundamental Readings in Ethics and Moral Problems, ed.

Author: Rob Lovering

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030758639

Category: Philosophy

Page: 408

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Is prostitution immoral? In this book, Rob Lovering argues that it is not. Offering a careful and thorough critique of the many—twenty, to be exact—arguments for prostitution's immorality, Lovering leaves no claim unchallenged. Drawing on the relevant literature along with his own creative thinking, Lovering offers a clear and reasoned moral defense of the world's oldest profession. Lovering demonstrates convincingly, on both consequentialist and nonconsequentialist grounds, that there is nothing immoral about prostitution between consenting adults. The legal implications of this view are also brought to bear on the current discourse surrounding this controversial topic.
Categories: Philosophy