Ethics: Theory and Contemporary Issues

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Wadsworth/Thomson Learning, Jul 1, 2000 - Philosophy - 486 pages
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Combining theory and issues with text and readings, this ethics text begins with coverage of ethical theory, utilitarianism, Kant's moral theory, natural law, and virtue ethics. It then goes on to discuss contemporary ethical issues ranging from personal ones, such as sexual morality and euthanasia, to matters of public policy, such as legal punishment, and international concerns, such as war and peace and economic justice.

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Barbara MacKinnon is a professor emerita of philosophy at the University of San Francisco. During her 30 years of teaching, her instruction and writing focused primarily on the history of ethics and contemporary ethical issues. She enjoys reading widely, playing the piano, and traveling.

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