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Author Preston, Noel, 1941- author

Title Understanding ethics / Noel Preston
Published Leichhardt, N.S.W. : Federation Press, 1996
Leichhardt, N.S.W. : The Federation Press, 1996


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Description vi, 219 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents The ethical challenge -- Encountering ethics -- Ethical theory: an overview -- Responsible ethical decisions -- Truthtelling and integrity -- Sex, love and morality -- Matters of life and death -- Public responsibility, politics and the professions -- Global responsibility and the environment -- Cultivating an ethical life
Summary "Has the human capacity to determine what we can do outstripped our ability to decide what we ought to do? Noel Preston argues that it has. In this book, specifically written for a wide general readership, he uses case studies to introduce the frameworks of moral philosophy and to analyse contemporary moral dilemmas concernig: truth-telling, sexuality, abortion, euthanasia, the environment, war, politics, capital punishment, business and global povery. Preston outlines his own model for decision-making based on the idea of responsibility. This ethic of response gives particular emphasis to three major guiding principles: respect for life; justice and fairness; integrity; and promise-keeping."--BOOK COVER
Analysis Case studies
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Ethics -- Australia -- Textboks
Ethics -- Australia.
Professional ethics.
Social ethics -- Australia -- Case studies.
Social ethics -- Case studies.
Social ethics.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Author Preston, Noel, 1941-
LC no. 96233564
ISBN 1862872279 (paperback)