Ethics: Discovering Right and Wrong , Seventh Edition by Louis P. Pojman

By Louis P. Pojman

Research ethics from a vintage ethics textual content, written via one among modern philosophy's such a lot expert lecturers, Louis P. Pojman, now revised by means of best-selling writer and editor of the web ENCYCLOPEDIA OF PHILOSOPHY, James Fieser. ETHICS: getting to know correct AND incorrect, 7th variation, deals a concise but finished review of the elemental goals and outlooks of moral thought. Written with Pojman's hallmark enticing, conversational demeanour with robust assisting pedagogy, this e-book demanding situations scholars to boost their very own ethical theories and to cause via moral difficulties for themselves. The textual content even-handedly increases severe questions and fosters self reliant pondering inside a rigorous presentation that attracts a variety of examples from either classical and modern resources. This version continues the text's readability and strengths with its non-dogmatic type and beneficiant presentation of assorted positions. This revision comprises extra feminist and multicultural moral views.

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The major difference between prochoicers and prolifers is not whether we should kill persons but whether fetuses are really persons. It is a debate about the facts of the matter, not the principle of killing innocent persons. Thus, the fact that moral principles are weakly dependent doesn’t show that ethical relativism is valid. Despite this weak dependency on nonmoral factors, there could still be a set of general moral norms applicable to all cultures and even recognized in most, which a culture could disregard only at its own expense.

The objectivist shares with the absolutist the notion that moral principles have universal, objective validity. However, objectivists deny that moral norms are necessarily exceptionless. The objectivist could believe that no moral duty has absolute weight or strict priority; each moral principle must be weighed against other moral principles. For example, the duty to tell the truth might be overridden in a situation where speaking the truth would lead to serious harm. In this case, the duty to avoid harm would override the duty to tell the truth.

History of Herodotus, trans. George Rawlinson (Appleton, 1859), Bk. 3, Ch. 38. 2. Ernest Hemingway, Death in the Afternoon (Scribner’s, 1932), p. 4. 3. Harry V. Jaffa, Homosexuality and the Natural Law (Claremont Institute of the Study of Statesmanship and Political Philosophy, 1990), pp. 3–4. 4. John Ladd, Ethical Relativism (Wadsworth, 1973), p. 1. 5. Ruth Benedict, Patterns of Culture (New American Library, 1934), p. 257. 6. W. G. , 1905), Sec. 80, p. 76. 7. Ruth Benedict, Patterns of Culture (New American Library, 1934), p.

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