Ethical Studies

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Nelson Thornes, 2004 - Social Science - 352 pages
A detailed treatment of ethics, preparing students for the methods of study expected in higher education. Covering the major western theories and their religious connections, as well as a series of pertinent contemporary ethical issues. This second edition has been substantially updated to provide comprehensive coverage of the Religious Ethics requirements of all major awarding bodies.

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Contents

Absolutism and relativism
13
Extracts from key texts
19
Natural moral law
23
a theory of usefulness
36
Kant
53
Naturalism and intuitionism
64
Emotivism and prescriptivism
76
Determinism and free will
87
Ethical Issues
173
Sexual ethics and homosexuality
175
abortion
191
IVF and embryo research
202
Voluntary euthanasia
215
Business ethics
225
Environmental ethics
242
Justice and punishment
255

Key philosophers and texts
96
Situation ethics
99
Virtue theory
111
Religion and Ethics
121
Religion and morality
123
Buddhist Christian and Muslim Ethics
134
Conscience
144
egoism and humanism
161
War and peace
277
human and animal
290
Human cloning
307
Glossary
317
Bibliography
331
Index 342
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