Today's Moral Issues: Classic and Contemporary Perspectives

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McGraw Hill, Aug 1, 2001 - Philosophy - 624 pages
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Designed for contemporary moral problems courses, Bonevac's Today's Moral Issues is unique in providing theoretical readings related to the contemporary issues readings that follow; students connect theory and practice, thereby making the theory interesting and relevant. In addition to providing readings on contemporary topics, the book lends historical perspective to current moral issues with its unique inclusion of classic selections by philosophers such as Aristotle, Mill, Kant, and Locke.

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Contents

INTRODUCTION MORAL ARGUMENTS AND MORAL RELATIVISM l
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FIRST PRINCIPLES
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of Morals
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Daniel Bonevac is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Texas at Austin. Educated at Haverford College (BA) and the University of Pittsburgh (MA, PhD), he is author of five books and editor or co-editor of three others. His first book, Reduction in the Abstract Sciences, won the Johnsonian Prize from the editors of The Journal of Philosophy. He has published articles on ethics, metaphysics, philosophical logic, and the philosophy of language. He has been teaching courses on contemporary moral issues for thirty years.

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