The Elements of Moral Philosophy

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McGraw-Hill College, 1999 - Ethics - 232 pages
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Firmly established as the standard text for undergraduate courses in ethics, this concise, lively book combines clear explanations of the main theories of ethics with discussions of interesting examples. Topics covered include famine relief, euthanasia, homosexuality, and the treatment of animals. The text's versatility allows it to be widely used not only in ethical theory courses, but also in applied ethics courses of all kinds.

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User Review  - Lewisjohn547 - Goodreads

This book is an excellent introduction to a variety of moral theories. Rachels provides a good overview for each theory and proceeds to show where the theory is strong then he shows the often ... Read full review

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User Review  - Emmakok - Goodreads

Perfect for an introduction to moral philosophy: the examples give you a better understanding g the theories. Read full review

Contents

WHAT IS MORALITY?
1
THE CHALLENGE OF CULTURAL RELATIVISM
20
SUBJECTIVISM IN ETHICS
37
Copyright

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About the author (1999)

James Rachels is University Professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He is the author of Moral Problems (1990), Created for Animals: The Moral Implications of Darwinism (1991), and The Elements of Moral Philosophy (1993).

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