First published in 2003. Living Philosophy: An introduction to moral thought, Third edition is a thoroughly revised and updated version of its highly successful and popular predecessor. Incorporating several brand new case studies and discussion points, the book introduces central questions in ethical theory to the student and assumes no previous knowledge of philosophy.

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SECTION 1 General theory of ethics

chapter 1|16 pages

What is philosophy?

chapter 2|27 pages

The scope of ethics

chapter 3|17 pages

Facts and values

chapter 4|33 pages

Our Knowledge of right and wrong

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SECTION 2 Approaches to ethical theory

chapter 5|19 pages

Ends and means I: Kant

chapter 6|19 pages

Ends and means II: Mill and Utilitarianism

chapter 7|24 pages


chapter 8|21 pages

Free will and determinism

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SECTION 3 Issues in moral and practical philosophy

chapter 9|21 pages

Morality and religion

chapter 10|19 pages

Eastern religions and cultural relativism

chapter 11|30 pages

Ethics and politics

chapter 12|24 pages

Environmental ethics and bioethics

chapter 13|19 pages

Ethics and education

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SECTION 4 The moral agent

chapter 14|15 pages

Moral maturity

chapter 15|20 pages

Phi Beta Kappa: the philosophy of experience