- Author : Russ Shafer-Landau
- Release Date : 22 October 2021
- Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
- Genre : Philosophy
- Pages : 322
- ISBN 13 : STANFORD:36105124116802
Download or read book entitled The Fundamentals of Ethics written by Russ Shafer-Landau and published by Oxford University Press on Demand online. This book was released on 22 October 2021 with total pages 322. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In The Fundamentals of Ethics, author Russ Shafer-Landau employs a uniquely engaging writing style to introduce students to the essential ideas of moral philosophy. Offering more comprehensive coverage of the good life, normative ethics, and metaethics than any other text of its kind, this book also addresses issues that are often omitted from other texts, such as the doctrine of doing and allowing, the doctrine of double effect, ethical particularism, the desire-satisfaction theory of well-being, and moral error theory. Shafer-Landau carefully reconstructs and analyzes dozens of arguments in depth, at a level that is understandable to students with no prior philosophical background. Ideal for courses in introductory ethics and contemporary moral problems, this book can be used as a stand-alone text or with the author's companion reader, The Ethical Life: Fundamental Readings in Ethics and Moral Problems, which offers original readings exploring the topics covered in The Fundamentals of Ethics.