Download e-book for kindle: A Practical Companion to Ethics by Anthony Weston

By Anthony Weston

ISBN-10: 0195189906

ISBN-13: 9780195189902

A functional spouse to Ethics, 3rd variation, is a concise and obtainable advent to the elemental attitudes and talents that make ethics paintings, like pondering for oneself, inventive and integrative problem-solving, and preserving an open brain. This targeted quantity illuminates the large sorts of sensible intelligence required in ethical judgment, complementing the narrower theoretical issues that frequently dominate ethics classes. It bargains functional guideline in problem-solving by way of demonstrating easy methods to body a moral challenge and deal successfully with moral disagreements. The ebook additionally offers ethics as an ongoing studying adventure, aiding scholars to accommodate either the complexities in their person lives and with the bigger matters that exist on this planet round them. The 3rd variation keeps the most well-liked gains of the former variation, together with tough and correct end-of-chapter workouts; short textual content containers that outline keywords and evaluate center innovations; and brief dialogues that illustrate moral dilemmas. The confident tone and brisk velocity of the narrative supply an unique and clever advisor to ''everyday'' morality. The 3rd version contains a extra broad therapy of ethics and faith (Chapter 2), which gives the framework for an ethical discussion that reaches throughout sectarian divides. It additionally encompasses a revised ultimate bankruptcy at the regularly unfolding nature of moral figuring out and an accelerated appendix that offers designated suggestion on writing a number of different types of ethics papers. excellent for introductory classes in ethics and utilized ethics, A functional better half to Ethics, 3rd variation, is additionally utilized in any direction concerning severe considering.

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He urged them strongly; so they turned aside to him and entered his house; and he made them a feast, and baked unleavened bread, and they ate. ETHICS AND RELIGION 21 But before they lay down, the men of the city, the men of Sodom, both young and old, all the people to the last man, surrounded the house, and they called to Lot,"Where are the men who came to you tonight? " Lot went out of the door to the men, shut the door after him, and said, "I beg you, my brothers, do not act so wickedly....

He could barter, trading the use of his skills for the drug. Or suppose Heinz called up a newspaper. Nothing like a little bad publicity to change the druggist's mind. Or to help the sick woman gain a few donations. And why is the druggist so inflexible, anyway? Possibly he needs the money to promote or keep on developing his drug. But in that case Heinz could argue that a spectacular cure would be the best promotion of all. Maybe his wife should get it free! Or Heinz could buy half the drug with the money he can raise, and then, if it works, ask for the rest to complete the demonstration.

For another thing, if God does not define the good, then does the good in some sense define God? It may not surprise you that theologians and philosophers have been thinking about that question for several thousand years. Most, though not all, answer yes— in some sense. As to how this might be possible, ask your local theologian! Modern believers also take it upon themselves to question and indeed disregard even the direct commands of God—indeed in such an everyday way that we hardly notice. Chapters 11 and 19 of Leviticus command us to avoid such "abominations" as eating shellfish and harvesting our fields to the very edges so as to leave none for the poor.

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