Ethics Matters Paperback

by Peter Vardy; Charlotte Vardy;


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Ethics Matters

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How do we know the difference between right and wrong? How can we make decisions about issues from germ-line genetic engineering to the regulation of banking, from nuclear power to ethnic bioweapons, from end-of-life care to global warming? What does it mean to live a good life?

Ethics Matters introduces students and general readers to the business of making moral decisions, engaging them in meaningful dialogue and inspiring them to find out more. Beginning with a discussion of the question of truth in Ethics, Peter and Charlotte Vardy outline and evaluate major approaches to doing ethics from Natural Law and Virtue Ethics to Situation Ethics and Postmodernism, considering how these might inform decision making in today's world.

Ethics Matters places the latest scholarship in context, clarifying how it relates to today's biggest challenges, without in any sense 'dumbing down'. The style is engaging and accessible; good use is made of examples from film, literature and current affairs to shine a light on the fundamental philosophic questions which underpin practical dilemmas.

About the Author

Peter Vardy was Vice-Principal of Heythrop College, University of London, from 1999-2011. He lectures extensively to teachers and students around the world and his bestselling books are a fixture on reading lists, known for being accessible and entertaining without oversimplifying complex material.

Charlotte Vardy is an experienced secondary-school teacher of Philosophy and Religious Studies and tutored at the University of London for seven years. She currently speaks at teacher-training and student events around the world and works as a consultant for charities and educational organizations.

Ethics Matters by Peter Vardy; Charlotte Vardy was published by Scm Press in September 2012 and is our 33401st best seller. The ISBN for Ethics Matters is 9780334043911.

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How do we know the difference between right and wrong? How can we make decisions about issues from germ-line genetic engineering to the regulation of banking, from nuclear power to ethnic bioweapons, from end-of-life care to global warming? What does it mean to live a good life? Ethics Matters introduces students and general readers to the business of making moral decisions, engaging them in meaningful dialogue and inspiring them to find out more. Beginning with a discussion of the question of truth in Ethics, Peter and Charlotte Vardy outline and evaluate major approaches to doing ethics from Natural Law and Virtue Ethics to Situation Ethics and Postmodernism, considering how these might inform decision making in today's world. Ethics Matters places the latest scholarship in context, clarifying how it relates to today's biggest challenges, without in any sense 'dumbing down'. The style is engaging and accessible; good use is made of examples from film, literature and current affairs to shine a light on the fundamental philosophic questions which underpin practical dilemmas. A new web site, www.what-matters.org provides recommendations for further reading, a rich anthology of primary texts, questions for discussion and related activities.

Endorsements

'For anyone wishing to wrestle with the key ethical issues of the 21st Century, 'Ethics Matters' is required reading.' Esmond Lee, Head of Religious Studies, Trinity School Croydon'.

'An enlightening guide to those moral questions that don't go away. It should go to every politician, civil servant, teacher and bishop; not to mention the rest of thoughtful humanity!' Dr Kenneth Wolfe, Director, London Society for the Study of Religion.

'The best introduction to ethics textbook at A Level bar none...' Philippe Mathieu, Head of Divinity, The Leys School, Cambridge.

'Wow! I wish I could lock myself away for a few weeks and really do justice to the book. It makes me hope to win the lotto and go off and study philosophy without the cares of the "job"!' Helen Smith, St. Joseph's College, Hunters Hill, Sydney.

 

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Page last updated 17th November 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherScm Press (September 2012)
Weight299g
Number of Pages256
Thickness16 mm
Height198 mm
Width126 mm
ISBN9780334043911
ISBN-100334043913
Product Code3978936
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