In The Fundamentals of Ethics, 4th Edition, (PDF) author Russ Shafer-Landau applies a uniquely interesting writing style to introduce students to the vital ideas of moral philosophy. Providing more comprehensive coverage of the good life, normative ethics, and metaethics than any other textbook of its type, this ebook also addresses issues that are often absent from other textbooks, like the doctrine of double effect, the doctrine of doing and allowing, the desire-satisfaction theory of well-being, moral error theory, ethical particularism, and Ross’s theory of prima facie duties. Shafer-Landau carefully rebuilds and analyzes dozens of arguments in-depth, at a level that is understandable to university students with no previous philosophical background.
Perfect for courses in introductory ethics and contemporary moral problems, this ebook can be used as a stand-alone text or with the author’s companion reader, The Ethical Life: Fundamental Readings in Ethics and Moral Problems, 4th Edition.
“The Fundamentals of Ethics is quite simply the best introductory ethics ebook out there.” — Philip Robbins, University of Missouri
“The writing style is perfectly placed, the examples are memorable and vivid, and the concepts are comprehensively discussed.” — Scott James, University of North Carolina Wilmington
“The clarity of Shafer-Landau’s writing is almost unmatched, and the examples that he uses (both real and imagined) are pedagogical treasures. He does an excellent job of explaining very complex philosophical theories in a thoroughly engaging yet eminently clear fashion.” — Aleksander Pjevalica, University of Texas at El Paso
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