- Paperback: 203 pages
- Publisher: IVP Academic (November 7, 1995)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0830815279
- ISBN-13: 978-0830815272
- Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.4 x 0.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #732,521 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Beyond Bumper Sticker Ethics: An Introduction to Theories of Right & Wrong Paperback – November 7, 1995
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The book is a survey-type study of the various popular ethical theories in the world today. Ten theories are each evaluated according to their strengths, weaknesses, and their stature when measured by a Christian perspective.
I would highly recommend this book to (1) professors searching for textbooks for introductory college ethics courses, and (2) students of ethics to whom the general topic is confusing. An excellent resource for both the beginner who wants to learn ethics, and the advanced student who needs a quick refresher course. I can't recommend it highly enough.
Beyond Bumper Sticker Ethics challenges its readers to give more intense thought to ethical systems suggested by simplified (bumper sticker) statements of moral principle (As examples, Look out for number one; If it feels good, do it; When in Rome do as the Romans do; God said it, I belief it, that settles it). Before reading the book one might suspect that the outcome would be predetermined; divine command theory (God said it,...) wins. Actually the author is very fair in his analysis of the nine theories evaluated and, by his own admission, will probably leave some readers frustrated by the absence of a clear conclusion as to which system is best. I found this refreshing. I think it is safe to say that Wilkens wants Christians to think and to be able to defend their moral stances. This seems like a worthwhile cause.
Overall grade: A-
Chose this over Geisler.
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Great overview by Wilkens of different theoretical and philosophical approaches to ethics.Published 15 months ago by Patricio Vargas
This isn't even the correct book, they send you the first edition not the edition depicted on the photo.Published 20 months ago by Anonymous
This book is a good introduction to Philosophy. The use of "bumper sticker" sayings puts the different ethical theories into perspective.Published 21 months ago by Tami Barrett
It took longer than expected. The book was in better condition than i thought it would be but i waited a while before i actually received it. Read morePublished on April 26, 2010 by Ramona C. Lopez
This book explores the subtle and profound ways that people formulate ethical understandings about everyday events and human experience on simplistic and often errant... Read morePublished on March 7, 2009 by D. L. Mercer
Wilkens' book is well designed and thought out related to how human beings make simplistic decisions in the face of complex situations. Read morePublished on March 21, 2008 by David L. Neidert