A Social Ethics
A Student's Guide
By (author) Jenny Teichman
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Social Ethics by Jenny Teichman
Book Description"Social Ethics: A Student's Guide" is an animated introduction to moral philosophy and the key ethical issues of today. In clear and direct language, Teichman provides a vigorous philosophical assessment of the arguments for and against euthanasia, the debate between advocates of "pro-life" and "pro-choice" in the question of abortion, the relationship between human beings and other animals, the possibility of machines thinking in the way that human beings think, the politics of the environment, and the nature and relevance of professional ethics. In so doing, Teichman offers a radical alternative to the current consequentialist orthodoxy in ethics. By placing fundamental importance on human life and human rights, "Social Ethics" makes a refreshing and distinctive contribution to contemporary ethical debate. It will serve as the ideal text for undergraduate courses in applied, practical and social ethics.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780631196082
(238mm x 159mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Blackwell Publishers
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 3-Oct-1996
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Jenny Teichman
Philosophy, Paperback (September 1999)
This introduction to philosophy takes the reader through the most central and important questions of the subject, including the nature of existence, knowledge, freedom, feminism, God, morality, politics, science, reason, logic, and human purpose.
Introduction to Modern European Philosophy, Hardback (June 1998)
Contains essays on Hegel, Schopenhauer, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Husserl, Heidegger, Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, Habermas, Foucault, and the "Events" of 1968. This book includes the varied traditions within 19th- and 20th-century European philosophy.
Social Ethics, Paperback (October 1996)» View all books by Jenny Teichman
aeo Advocates a rights--based approach to contemporary ethical issues. aeo Offers an alternative to prevailing consequentialist concerns within the ethical debate. aeo Discusses animal rights, euthanasia and environmental issues.
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Author Biography - Jenny Teichman
Jenny Teichman is a Fellow of New Hall, Cambridge. She is the author of the highly successful Philosophy: A Beginner's Guide, Second Edition (Blackwell Publishers, 1995), and of numerous journal articles on a wide range of philosophical issues.
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