This is one the most up-to-date and comprehensive anthologies in ethical theory, containing both classical and contemporary readings. The articles present students with a coherent and understandable framework; the presentation of each problem progresses from the classical to the contemporary, usually treating it in a dialectic (pro and con) form. It contains 72 cutting-edge articles in the field on such topics as evolutionary ethics. The anthology is structured around 13 crucial issues in ethical theory, including: the nature of ethics; ethical relativism; ethical egoism and evolutionary ethics; value, utilitarianism; deontological ethics; virtue ethics; the fact/value problem; moral realism and skepticism; morality and self-interest; ethics and religion; justice; and rights.
Publisher: Cengage Learning, Inc