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A Practical Companion to Ethics, 2/e, is a concise and accessible introduction to the basic attitudes and skills that make ethics work, like thinking for oneself, creative and integrative problem-solving, and keeping an open mind. This unique volume illuminates the broad kinds of practical intelligence required in moral judgment, complementing the narrower theoretical considerations that often dominate ethics courses. It offers practical instruction in problem-solving by demonstrating how to frame an ethical problem and deal effectively with ethical disagreements. This book also addresses issues of the heart--the call to responsiveness and care that underlies formal ethical theories. The appendix offers an extended and specific guide to writing papers in ethics.

In response to instructor and student feedback on the first edition, this second edition includes exercises at the end of each chapter; incorporates brief text boxes that define key terms and review core strategies; adds short dialogues for illustration or practice; and offers an expanded discussion of the polarization of values in Chapter Four. The optimistic tone and brisk pace of the narrative provide an entertaining and intelligent guide to "everyday" morality. Ideal for introductory courses in ethics and applied ethics, A Practical Companion to Ethics, 2/e, can also be used in any course related to critical thinking.

Synopsis:

'A Practical Companion to Ethics, 2/e, is a concise and accessible introduction to the basic attitudes and skills that make ethics work, like thinking for oneself, creative and integrative problem-solving, and keeping an open mind. This unique volume illuminates the broad kinds of practical

intelligence required in moral judgment, complementing the narrower theoretical considerations that often dominate ethics courses. It offers practical instruction in problem-solving by demonstrating how to frame an ethical problem and deal effectively with ethical disagreements. This book also

addresses issues of the heart--the call to responsiveness and care that underlies formal ethical theories. The appendix offers an extended and specific guide to writing papers in ethics.

In response to instructor and student feedback on the first edition, this second edition includes exercises at the end of each chapter; incorporates brief text boxes that define key terms and review core strategies; adds short dialogues for illustration or practice; and offers an expanded

discussion of the polarization of values in Chapter Four. The optimistic tone and brisk pace of the narrative provide an entertaining and intelligent guide to \"everyday\" morality. Ideal for introductory courses in ethics and applied ethics, A Practical Companion to Ethics, 2/e, can also be used in

any course related to critical thinking.'

Table of Contents

Each chapter ends with For Practice and Thinking and Notes sections


Preface


Introduction


1. Getting Started


Who Needs Ethics?


The Dogmatist and the Rationalizer


Ethics and Diversity


2. Thinking for Yourself


Appeals to Authority


A Biblical Ideal


The Question of Rules


3. Creative Problem Solving in Ethics


The Need for Inventiveness in Ethics


How to Expand Your Options


How to Reframe Problems


4. Don't Polarize--Connect


"Right versus Right"


Pieces of the Puzzle


Going Ahead Together


5. Ethics with a Heart


When the Heart Closes


How the Heart Opens


The Expanding Circle


Appendix A: How to Write an Ethics Paper


Product Details

ISBN:
9780195141993
Author:
Weston, Anthony
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Author:
null, Anthony
Location:
New York
Subject:
Ethics & Moral Philosophy
Subject:
Philosophy | Ethics
Subject:
Moral Philosophy | Applied Ethics
Subject:
Philosophy | Ethics and Moral Philosophy | Applied Ethics
Subject:
Philosophy | Ethics & Moral Philosophy | Applied Ethics
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Volume:
105-122
Publication Date:
20010726
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Pages:
112
Dimensions:
5.2 x 7.9 x 0.5 in 0.3 lb

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"Synopsis" by , 'A Practical Companion to Ethics, 2/e, is a concise and accessible introduction to the basic attitudes and skills that make ethics work, like thinking for oneself, creative and integrative problem-solving, and keeping an open mind. This unique volume illuminates the broad kinds of practical

intelligence required in moral judgment, complementing the narrower theoretical considerations that often dominate ethics courses. It offers practical instruction in problem-solving by demonstrating how to frame an ethical problem and deal effectively with ethical disagreements. This book also

addresses issues of the heart--the call to responsiveness and care that underlies formal ethical theories. The appendix offers an extended and specific guide to writing papers in ethics.

In response to instructor and student feedback on the first edition, this second edition includes exercises at the end of each chapter; incorporates brief text boxes that define key terms and review core strategies; adds short dialogues for illustration or practice; and offers an expanded

discussion of the polarization of values in Chapter Four. The optimistic tone and brisk pace of the narrative provide an entertaining and intelligent guide to \"everyday\" morality. Ideal for introductory courses in ethics and applied ethics, A Practical Companion to Ethics, 2/e, can also be used in

any course related to critical thinking.'

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