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A Jargon-Free Guide For Beginners

How to Think About Right and Wrong

Ethics Made Simple

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.