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Moral Philosophy: A guide to ethical theory (Philosophy in Focus)
Moral Philosophy: A guide to ethical theory (Philosophy in Focus)
by Gerald Jones
Edition: Paperback
Price: £13.99

16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A perfect introduction, 20 Sept. 2007
This is an excellent introductory text to ethics. It goes beyond the introduction you would find in a book covering many philosophical fields of knowledge and gives you a wide overview of ethical systems, metaethics and applied ethics without entering into details that would only interest the specialist.
The chapters are filled with examples, step-by-step explanations, in very clear language, and activities to make you reflect about what you read and how it applies to your own life. The final chapters allow the reader see how the theory exposed before applies to the debate of abortion, euthanasia and animal rights and gives you some tips on how to reflect on any kind a ethical problem.
This book is perfect for anybody who wants to be introduced into the main ethical theories, not only for A-level students. Reading this book helps you make sense of ethical debates and allows you to jump into more specialised reading.

The Philosophical Journey: An Interactive Approach
The Philosophical Journey: An Interactive Approach
by William Lawhead
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing book, 18 Jun. 2007
This is a magnificent book. I have read many introductions to philosophy and none is so thorough, so updated and so clearly explained as this one. The author takes you by the hand to discover the intricacies of philosophical thought with a clear language, plenty of examples related to your everyday experience help you see the point. You are given the chance to see also how philosophers expressed their ideas in their original words. The author also understands how to convey the fascination of philosophy. Complex matters like the epistemology of Kant are explained with such clarity and insight that you immediately understand them. The companion website is also a wonderful complement to the work on the book.

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