"The selection of texts is excellent. The small size of this book is one of its real strengths, which means Shafer-Landau had to make some tough choices about what to include and what not to. The choices are pretty much just right."--Brian L. Merrill, Brigham Young University-Idaho"Shafer-Landau's The Ethical Life is superior to Rachels' The Right Thing to Do. Shafer-Landau's reader, like its companion textbook, is both broader and deeper than Rachels'."--Eugene Marshall, Wellesley College"Its strengths are that it is smaller and shorter than most introductions to ethics, it has a question discussion section at the end of each reading, and there are supplementary materials online."--Amber E. George, Le Moyne College"The Shafer-Landau reader offers me much more flexibility [than Rachels' reader]. To think that I can get both [of the Shafer-Landau] books for $80, and that there might be a discount on bundling them together, is certainly a better option."--Jessica Logue, University of Portland"The companion website is also a useful additional tool [that Rachels doesn't have]. I am highly likely to continue using these texts for future ethics courses, rather than the Rachels books."--Richard Hine, University of Connecticut"The coverage is comprehensive. I appreciate the separation of value theory from normative ethics. The questions at the end of each reading are a bonus. I have adopted [The Fundamentals of Ethics] this term along with this anthology."--Patrick Martin Breen, College of Staten Island
About the Author
Russ Shafer-Landau is Professor of Philosophy and Chair of the Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.