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Ethics Basics: A Jargon-Free Guide For Beginners [Kindle Edition]

Doug Erlandson
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Book Description

How to Think About Right and Wrong

Ethics Made Simple

In Ethics Basics: A Jargon-Free Guide for Beginners, Dr. Doug Erlandson offers an easy-to-understand introduction to philosophical ethics. Drawing on his three decades of teaching introductory college-level courses in philosophy, Erlandson takes the reader step by step through the various approaches to ethics, describing the strengths and weaknesses of each approach. His straightforward, non-technical presentation makes ethics understandable even to those who have no background in philosophy. While Ethics Basics is organized by topic it also devotes substantial space to the theories of major philosophers past and present.

Ethics Basics Answers These Questions

  • What is ethics?
  • Is egoism immoral?
  • Should I always act to maximize happiness?
  • What is virtue?
  • Why should I be moral? And much, much more.

˃˃˃ Suitable as a classroom text and independent study

This book is suitable for introductory classes in ethics and philosophy, home-schooled students and those who are interested in studying independently.

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  • Language: English
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5.0 out of 5 stars Questions November 3, 2013
By stowle
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I enjoyed reading this book as I have serious doubts about our current ethics. It was easy to read and understand and also helped me look closer at my own ethics. I would reccd to all
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More About the Author

Doug Erlandson was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1946. He received his B.A. from Wheaton College (Ill.) and his doctorate in philosophy from Johns Hopkins University. Doug was an assistant professor of philosophy at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln 1972-1980 and since 1994 has been an adjunct instructor of philosophy at Southeast Community College in Lincoln.

Doug is the author of 19 books, including the popular Kindle book, How to Think Clearly: A Guide to Critical Thinking; the Jargon-Free Guide Series, including Philosophy Basics: A Jargon-Free Guide for Beginners; Faith Reborn; Spiritual Anorexia: How Contemporary Worship is Starving the Church; Godly Contentment: Kingdom Living in an Age of Economic and Social Uncertainty.

Doug and his wife are co-owners of the online candy store Licorice International, which is located in the Historic Haymarket District in Lincoln, Nebraska.

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