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The Moral Life: An Introductory Reader in Ethics and Literature Lewis Vaughn

The Moral Life: An Introductory Reader in Ethics and Literature

Lewis Vaughn

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ISBN : 9780195396256
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1008 pages
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Now in its fourth edition, Louis P. Pojman and Lewis Vaughns acclaimed The moral life: an introductory reader in ethics and literature brings together an extensive and varied collection of eighty-five classical and contemporary readings on ethicalMoreNow in its fourth edition, Louis P. Pojman and Lewis Vaughns acclaimed The moral life: an introductory reader in ethics and literature brings together an extensive and varied collection of eighty-five classical and contemporary readings on ethical theory and practice. Integrating literature with philosophy in an innovative way, the book uses literary works to enliven and make concrete the ethical theory or applied issues addressed. Literary works by Angelou, Camus, Hawthorne, Huxley, Ibsen, Le Guin, Melville, Orwell, Styron, Tolstoy, and many others lead students into such philosophical concepts and issues as relativism- utilitarianism- virtue ethics- the meaning of life- freedom and autonomy- sex, love, and marriage- animal rights- and terrorism. These topics are developed further through readings by philosophers including Plato, Aristotle, Kant, Singer, Sartre, Nagel, and Thomson. This unique anthology emphasizes the personal dimension of ethics, which is often ignored or minimized in ethics texts.