While a great many books on ethics are published each year, the sheer breadth of issues covered in this collection, in addition to the calibre of its contributors, carves out a unique place for it in the area. An eclectic mix of chapters provokes a critical response from the reader and, in particular, challenges her/him to reconsider and/or reconstruct their overarching "definition" of the nature and function of ethics. Given the inter-disciplinary nature of the themes addressed by the contributors, it is a particularly useful addition to third level libraries in particular. For scholars, the diverse range of ethical themes and philosophical positions outlined allows for a panoramic view of the ethical hinterland. Not only are age-old positions revisited, but fresh fields are investigated which will elicit new debates in the scholarly world. For students, the collection brings them right into the heart of contemporary ethical debates in a challenging and stimulating manner. For this reason, it is well-suited for use as a third level textbook for undergraduate and postgraduate courses on, or related to, ethics and ethical themes.
In addition, it is also a valuable resource for those wishing to broaden their knowledge of the field of ethics. Finally, the collection paves the way for new insights on established debates, as well as suggesting emerging areas for future ethical discourse. In short, this collection is an invaluable resource for all who are interested in, studying, and researching ethical themes and issues.
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Number of pages: 170
Weight: 376 g
Dimensions: 212 x 148 x 20 mm
Edition: Unabridged edition