The revised edition of this title provides an overview of the major ethical theories found in Western Philosophy and religion, with quotations from original sources, and examples of how the theories may be applied to a range of contemporary moral issues.
It is particularly suitable for those taking papers in Ethics at AS and A2 level, and aims to give students a sound background for handling particular issues in applied ethics.
For a detailed list of contents and sample pages, click on the Amazon link on the right, where you can 'Look Inside' the book.
"This book gives a broad introduction to ethical theories for students at A level. But in order to deal with ethical issues, it is also important to have a working knowledge of the relevant facts.
"To get maximum benefit from this book, it should therefore be used alongside titles that give factual information on actual moral dilemmas (such as those in the Access to Philosophy series: Medical Ethics, Issues of Life and Death, Sex and Relationships and Environmental Ethics).
"Of course (and in many ways better still) it should also be read alongside the news items and comment columns of newspapers, other media and on the web, because that's where you find the raw material of ethical debate."
The Access to Religion and Philosophy Series...
Key features of this series of books for students at AS and A2 level:
'Key' questions, words, people, thoughts and quotes are given alongside the text, to add information and stimulate further thought.
Designed to allow accessibility to a wide range of post-16 students.
In-depth coverage of issues to help students access higher grades.
Summary diagrams provide an aid to revision.
Photographs are included where appropriate to assist an imaginative grasp of the issues.
Each chapter ends with a Study Guide, including a revision checklist of key points and exam-style questions