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This is a textbook reader of various positions across the realm of (Western) moral philosophy. You've got utilitarianism, you've got deontology, you've got virtue ethics, you've got divine command theory. You've got meta-ethics, you've got applied ethics. It's a wide spectrum.And yet, it's a mixed bag.Some of this might be due to the publication date of my particular copy. The most recent material within is from the 1990s, and there's a certain flavor of the times there. A few articles talk abou...
This was the textbook for my ethics class as an undergraduate. Dr. White taught the course. This was the only course I had with him in my career. As I recall, this was the only class I had on Tuesdays and Thursdays, so as soon as the class was over on Thursday (~10 a.m.), I took off for the weekend.Anyhow, we delved into many of the controversial issues of the day. I recall the class being much better than I expected.
Philosophy should be mandatory in college, as an orientation to higher thinking. This book is a lovely guide to the field of ethics.
I had to read this for my last class, and it was actually really good. It's just a collection of essays.
all my favorite people in one book!
Great anthology of philosophical writing. Sometimes boring, but it's a textbook.
So learning about ethical theory isn't my thing. That's what I learned from this book.
Used/read as a textbook, this is one of the best, most thoughtful and thought-provoking published works I've ever encountered on the practicalities of moral choices and a moral life.
Textbook, No Comment.
Fall semester 2015. Read for my ethics class.