Book: Ethics Basics - A Jargon-Free Guide For Beginners by Doug Erlandsoncategories: Book, Philosophy, Natural Law Theory, Utilitarianism, Kantianism, Moral Relativism, Religious Ethics, Virtue Ethics, Ethics of Care, Jargon-Free, College Text, Christian Philosopher, Ethics
Doug Erlandsonabout this book: This is an introduction to philosophical ethics and is written in a clear, concise way. In this book I discuss the issues and theories philosophers past and present have investigated. Among the theories analyzed are moral relativism, emotivism, egoism, utilitarianism, Kantianism, natural law ethics, virtue ethics, ethics of care, and religious ethics.
Having taught ethics for several years at the University of Nebraska and at the community college level, I recognized the need for an easy to understand, jargon-free guide to philosophical ethics. This book is intended to fill the need.
A student in an introductory college-level course or anyone else interested in philosophical ethics will benefit from this book, which represents years of study and teaching. With additional research and the writing, it took about four months to complete the book.
This book is one of a series of philosophical jargon-free guides. The hardest part of writing this book as well as the others in this series is making sure I do not use technical words or presuppose concepts that would not be familiar to someone encountering philosophy for the first time.
Although I was familiar with much of the material, I learned quite a bit about virtue ethics and the ethics of care while preparing to write this book. I also learned a lot more about natural law theory.
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