- Paperback: 72 pages
- Publisher: AuthorHouse (June 20, 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1434388026
- ISBN-13: 978-1434388025
- Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 0.2 x 11.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,374,687 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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While this book would also be useful for mid-level moral philosophy courses that are not focused on a particular profession, that is not the focus of this review.
Students like and respond to Elliott's book. Chapters are laid out clearly, there is a clear progression from beginning to end, and students are left with a solid basis for what Elliott calls "systematic moral analysis."
"History of moral philosophy" purists will be disappointed by the lack of material on classical theoretical approaches such as Bentham's/Mill's utilitarianism or Kant's deontology. While I respect and teach these traditions, they cannot be covered in sufficient depth when combined with the practical/applied ethics that must be the focus of a single professional ethics course. Ideally, of course, all business, engineering, and other students would take a required introductory ethics course prior to their professional ethics course but given the emphasis in the curriculum on skills and tools over general education, that is unlikely.