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Ethics for Dummies


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Introduction. Part I: Ethics 101: Just the Basics, Please. Chapter 1: Approaching Ethics: What Is It and Why Should You Care? Chapter 2: Butting Heads: Is Ethics Just a Matter of Opinion? Part II: Uncovering the Roots of Ethics. Chapter 3: Human Nature and Ethics: Two Big Questions. Chapter 4: Exploring Connections between Ethics, Religion, and Science. Chapter 5: Seeing Ethics as Harmful: Three Famous Criticisms. Part III: Surveying Key Ethical Theories. Chapter 6: Being an Excellent Person: Virtue Ethics. Chapter 7: Increasing the Good: Utilitarian Ethics. Chapter 8: Doing Your Duty: The Ethics of Principle. Chapter 9: Signing on the Dotted Line: Ethics as Contract. Chapter 10: The Golden Rule: Common Sense Ethics. Chapter 11: Turning Down the Testosterone: Feminist Care Ethics. Part IV: Applying Ethics to Real Life. Chapter 12: Dealing with Mad Scientists: Biomedical Ethics. Chapter 13: Protecting the Habitat: Environmental Ethics. Chapter 14: Serving the Public: Professional Ethics. Chapter 15: Keeping the Peace: Ethics and Human Rights. Chapter 16: Getting It On: The Ethics of Sex. Chapter 17: Looking Out for the Little Guy: Ethics and Animals. Part V: The Part of Tens. Chapter 18: Ten Famous Ethicists and Their Theories. Chapter 19: Ten Ethical Dilemmas Likely to Arise in the Future. Index.

About the Author

Christopher Panza, PhD, is an associate professor of philosophy at Drury University and coauthor of Existentialism For Dummies. Adam Potthast, PhD, is an assistant professor of philosophy at Missouri University of Science and Technology.

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