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Doing Ethics: Moral Reasoning, Theory, and Contemporary Issues Paperback + Digital Product License Key Folder with eBook and InQuizitive, 5th Edition

  • Lewis Vaughn
  • ISBN-10: 0393667251
  • ISBN-13: 9780393667257
  • 0 Pages | Best Buy Package
  • COPYRIGHT: 2019 Published
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About the Product

Teaches students how to actively apply moral reasoning.

Doing Ethics is the best-selling book for courses with an applied emphasis. It teaches moral decision making as an active process, giving students the theoretical and logical tools required to do ethics. The Fifth Edition offers expanded coverage of topics that students find relevant, including free speech on campus, hook-up culture, sexual consent, racism, and discrimination. A NEW InQuizitive adaptive learning tool features game-like activities that build mastery of core concepts and theories.


  • NEW COVERAGE OF PRESSING ETHICAL DILEMMAS Brand new coverage addresses issues that students care about. There are new chapters on health care, free speech on campus, and immigration. The sexual morality chapter has been refocused to address hook-up culture, sexual consent, campus sexual assault, and justice for assault victims. And the chapter on equality now addresses race, racism, and privilege.

  • DEVELOPS CRITICAL THINKING AND MORAL DECISION-MAKING SKILLS, IN TEXT AND ONLINE More than any book of its kind, Doing Ethics engages students in activities that sharpen analytical skills. It presents the fundamentals in plain-language critical reasoning. New online InQuizitive activities teach students to gauge the strength and soundness of moral arguments, test moral premises, and spot bad arguments.

  • CLEAR WRITING, ENGAGING READINGS, AND PLENTY OF SUPPORT Doing Ethics meets students at their level, explaining complex ideas in clear and accessible language. Summaries of major arguments and core concepts are balanced and easy to understand. The readings are neither overly technical nor watered down. Abundant learning aids and exercises help students grapple with challenging concepts and apply them to everyday contexts.

  • ALWAYS A GREAT VALUE—NOW EVEN BETTER This text offers more topics, more readings, clearer explanations, and richer pedagogy than any book of its kind―all at a lower cost. And with the Fifth Edition, students and instructors receive more support than ever, including NEW InQuizitive adaptive learning and ebook access.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Fundamentals
Chapter 1: Ethics and the Examined Life
Chapter 2: Subjectivism, Relativism, and Emotivism

Part 2: Moral Reasoning
Chapter 3: Evaluating Moral Arguments
Chapter 4: The Power of Moral Theories

Part 3: Theories of Morality
Chapter 5: Consequentialist Theories: Maximize the Good
Chapter 6: Nonconsequentialist Theories: Do Your Duty
Chapter 7: Virtue Ethics: Be a Good Person
Chapter 8: Feminist Ethics and the Ethics of Care

Part 4: Ethical Issues
Chapter 9: Abortion
Chapter 10: Euthanasia and Physician-Assisted Suicide
Chapter 11:Delivering Health Care
Chapter 12: Animal Welfare
Chapter 13: Environmental Ethics
Chapter 14: Racism, Equity, and Discrimination
Chapter 15: Sexual Morality
Chapter 16: Free Speech on Campus
Chapter 17: Drugs, Guns, and Personal Liberty
Chapter 18: Capital Punishment
Chapter 19: Political Violence: War, Terrorism, and Torture
Chapter 20: The Ethics of Immigration
Chapter 21: Global Economic Justice