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Ethics By Dwight Furrow

Ethics
by Dwight Furrow

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Ethics by Dwight Furrow

An introductory guide to moral philosophy, aimed at students new to the subject Key Concepts in Philosophy is a series of concise, accessible and engaging introductions to the core ideas and subjects encountered in the study of philosophy. Specially written to meet the needs of students and those with an interest in, but little prior knowledge of, philosophy, these books open up fascinating, yet sometimes difficult ideas. The series builds to give a solid grounding in philosophy and each book is also ideal as a companion to further study. Western philosophy has always placed questions of ethics - of how to live well - centre stage. Ethics: Key Concepts in Philosophy is the ideal introduction to the subject. It offers thorough analysis and explication of six core concepts in moral philosophy: agency; reason; happiness; obligation; character; responsibility. The book covers all the major moral theories to have emerged from the Western tradition, and pays close attention to those philosophers who have made significant contributions to ethics. In addition to the six central themes, the text also discusses such key topics in ethics as relativism, egoism, naturalism, autonomy, objectivity, religion and integrity. The book concludes by looking at the challenges to moral philosophy posed by recent technological and social change.

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About Dwight Furrow


Dwight Furrow is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at San Diego Mesa College, USA.

Table of Contents


Introduction 1. Moral Agency 2. Moral Reasons 3. Happiness 4. Obligation 5. Qualities of Character 6. Moral Responsibility Annotated Guide to Further Reading

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GOR004700170
Ethics by Dwight Furrow
Dwight Furrow
Key Concepts in Philosophy
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
2005-09-22
160
0826472451
9780826472458
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