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ISBN-13 9780199992911
ISBN-10 0-19-977355-6ISBN-13 978-0-19-977355-8
Author(s): Russ Shafer-Landau, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Copyright year: © 2010 Pages: 400

In The Fundamentals of Ethics, Second Edition, author Russ Shafer-Landau employs a uniquely engaging writing style to introduce students to the essential ideas of moral philosophy. Offering more comprehensive coverage of the good life, normative ethics, and metaethics than any other text of its kind, this book also addresses issues that are often omitted from other texts, such as the doctrine of doing and allowing, the doctrine of double effect, ethical particularism, the desire-satisfaction theory of well-being, and moral error theory. Shafer-Landau carefully reconstructs and analyzes dozens of arguments in depth, at a level that is understandable to students with no prior philosophical background.