How Should We Live?: An Introduction to Ethics
Louis Pojman’s new HOW SHOULD WE LIVE? is a concise and engaging text that offers a provocative discussion of the central questions and theories in moral philosophy. Crafted by one of contemporary philosophy’s most gifted teachers, it begins with a poignant meditation on Golding’s LORD OF THE FLIES, a starting point for an eye-opening examination of central metaethical concepts such as relativism, objectivism, egoism, and whether or not religion is a necessity for morality. From there Pojman presents with even-handed consideration and in a readily accessible style the three most seminal ethical theories: utilitarianism, deontology, and virtue-based ethics. The book’s discussion culminates with a very timely exploration of the grounds for human rights in today’s increasingly global society.
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We used this as our Textbook for an introduction to Ethics. Our college could have selected much better reading material.
Review: How Should We Live?: An Introduction to EthicsUser Review - Ellen - Goodreads
This is the text they use at St. Edward's New College for their introduction to ethics course. It is great for such a purpose. The writing is clear, accessible, and quite colorful. I'd also recommend this one to non-philosophers who want to learn about ethics. I think you'll enjoy it! Read full review
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