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Ethics: Selections from Classic and Contemporary Writers

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This unique collection includes writings of the most important and influential moral philosophers of the Western tradition, from Plato to John Rawls. Chronologically organized to illuminate each writer's role in the history of ethics, the book's comprehensive coverage fosters a firm grasp of ideas in the history of Western moral philosophy, as well as contemporary moral ph ...more
Paperback, 471 pages
Published April 1st 2006 by Wadsworth Publishing Company
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Brandt
Dec 15, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is really a collection of essays on moral philosophy. What I really appreciated about this collection was that it was separated into two categories. First, into a table of contents that could be read starting from essay's from the classical and medieval eras, to the modern world, then through the contemporary area. Secondly, it is then separated into topical contents of ideas in moral philosophy; to include Consequentialist and Deontological theories, Virtue Ethics, Christian Ethics, E ...more
Rob
Jul 19, 2008 rated it really liked it
Classic and contemporary selections introduce the reader to various positions in ethical theory. The editors' introductions provide useful summaries of the contributors' ethical views and biographical information.
David Winkler
Feb 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This was by far the most difficult book I've ever read. It was above my scope of knowledge, and I had to constantly define words in order to make sense of it. I did however learn a lot about ethics, morals, and insight, and would recommend this book to anyone seeking to better themselves.
Joshua Duffy
Decent overview of writers such as Plato, Aristotle, Hobbes, Nietzsche, Kant, Hume, etc. Worth the read; may whet your appetite for more.
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Dr. Oliver A. Johnson, Ph.D. (Yale University, 1951; B.A., Linfield College, 1944) was a professor of philosophy at the University of California, Riverside, until his retirement in 1989, and longtime activist in the UC Academic Senate. Dr. Johnson concentrated on fundamental philosophic issues, establishing an international reputation for his work in ethics (particularly normative ethics and metae ...more
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