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The Moral of the Story: An Introduction to Ethics

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Uses examples from the worlds of fiction and film to show how ethical theories apply to everyday life, linking abstract theory to real life through storytelling and story analysis. Describes plots of dozens of films, stories, novels, plays, and popular television shows that illustrate moral theories
Hardcover, 564 pages
Published July 30th 1999 by McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages (first published March 1994)
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Emily Habel
Very chatty....does a good job tho of explaining the main ideas of the philosophers tho. Just could be done in much much fewer words
Emily Slack
not my fav ethics book, i thought she was inconsistent and very focused on her opinion but i still enjoyed the read and learned a lot
Abby Rogers
Oct 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I didn't want to read this but had to for class and I'm glad I did. I learned a great deal and began thinking in a totally new way. ...more
Britney Ellersick
I love it that is all I could say that I love this book
Belle Meade School
Jan 10, 2020 marked it as 100-199-philosophy  ·  review of another edition
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Nicky
Sep 19, 2008 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: philosophy
For a textbook, it's not a bad read. I remember most the author's recounting the story of Hypatia and the excerpt from Ursula LeGuin's "Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas." It does suffer a little from political correctness, as I recall.

I had more respect for the author after reading about the connection between ethics and storytelling in depth in MacIntyre's After Virtue.
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Steph
Jun 12, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If ever you wanted to play devil's advocate for a particularly pressing moral issue, this is the book to help you get started. I enjoyed this book during one of my early philosophy classes, and it laid out both sides of the argument very well. A must for anyone interested in philosophical issues and how they pertain to ethics/morality. ...more
Misty Zeeman
Explanations are great. Gives examples of concepts using current media.

Agree with previous comment. Very Chatty.
Jacob Mooney
Aug 22, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Exceptional intro to philosophy! Great primary source incorporation in a comprehensive and dumb-downed-enough way.
Keighley Hayes
Chapter two is... largely unimportant. Skim it.
Todd Moen
Apr 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
my type of book on ethical theories
Jim S.
Oct 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ethics
This is an outstanding textbook. She needs to write an introduction to philosophy along the same lines.
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