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A Practical Companion to Ethics, 2010, 144 pages, Anthony Weston, 019973058X,9780199730582, OUP USA, 2010
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A Practical Companion to Ethics, Fourth Edition, is a concise and accessible introduction to thebasic attitudes and skills that make ethics work, like thinking for oneself, creative and integrativeproblem-solving, and keeping an open mind. This unique volume illuminates the broad kinds ofpractical intelligence required in moral judgment, complementing the narrower theoreticalconsiderations that often dominate ethics courses. It offers practical instruction in problem-solvingby demonstrating how to frame an ethical problem and deal effectively with ethical disagreements.The book also presents ethics as an ongoing learning experience, helping students to engageconstructively with both the complexities of their individual lives and with the larger issues thatexist in the world around them. The fourth edition retains the most popular features of theprevious edition, including challenging and relevant end-of-chapter exercises and brief text boxesthat define key terms and review core strategies. The optimistic tone and brisk pace of thenarrative provide an entertaining and intelligent guide to "everyday" morality. Ideal forintroductory courses in ethics and applied ethics, A Practical Companion to Ethics, Fourth Edition,can also be used in any course related to critical thinking. NEW TO THE FOURTH EDITION: * Anew chapter (3) covers ethical theories and better outlines the place of practical ethics withinphilosophy * Significantly revised and expanded chapters (4 and 5) on conflicts of value andcreative problem-solving in ethics offer additional guidance * A new concluding chapter (6) on"Making a Difference" explains how students can incorporate ethical thinking and practice into theirdaily lives and includes a text box on "Writing to Make a Difference"
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