Ethics: Approaching Moral Decisions
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With over 60,000 copies in print since its original publication in 1984, Ethics has served numerous generations of students as a classic introduction to philosophical ethics from a Christian perspective. Over the years the philosophical landscape has changed somewhat, and in this second edition Arthur Holmes adjusts the argument and information throughout, completely rewri...more
Paperback, 150 pages
Published November 29th 2007 by IVP Academic (first published March 1st 1984)
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Timothy Darling
More than Wright, Holmes ascribes to an ethic that involves rules as means for an external control on moral habit formation. He too, however, follows an Aristotelian emphasis on the Telos, goals in the ultimate human virtues: Courage, Self-control, Wisdom, and Justice; drawing in Aquinas's Faith, Hope and Love (which are so clearly drawn from Paul that one wonders why they are attributed to Aquinas). But Holmes leaves his "list" of virtues open mentioning the Fruit of the Spirit and even vaguer...more
Jeffrey Backlin
One of the better introductions into ethics that I've read, this series is very good.
Chris Bloom
By far the best book I read in my PHIL201 class, though I know that's a pretty sad endorsement. Holmes does a good job of laying out the various consequentialist and deontological theories of ethics before moving on to a discussion of virtue ethics. There are even a few jokes.
Jamie Pennington
Very good book. Much deeper than I thought it would be. Rich in depth and knowledge and a well rounded exposure to various thoughts and philosophies. I highly recomend.
Gregory Soderberg
Gives in too much to the spirit of the age!
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