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Ethics for A-Level

Author: Mark Dimmock, Andrew Fisher
Subject: Humanities
Source: Open Textbook Library
Publisher: Open Book Publishers
ISBN: 9781783743902
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What does pleasure have to do with morality? What role/ if any/ should intuition have in the formation of moral theory? If something is ‘simulated'/ can it be immoral? This accessible and wide-ranging textbook explores these questions and many more. Key ideas in the fields of normative ethics/ metaethics and applied ethics are explained rigorously and systematically/ with a vivid writing style that enlivens the topics with energy and wit. Individual theories are discussed in detail in the first part of the book/ before these positions are applied to a wide range of contemporary situations including business ethics/ sexual ethics/ and the acceptability of eating animals. A wealth of real-life examples/ set out with depth and care/ illuminate the complexities of different ethical approaches while conveying their modern-day relevance. This concise and highly engaging resource is tailored to the Ethics components of AQA Philosophy and OCR Religious Studies/ with a clear and practical layout that includes end-of-chapter summaries/ key terms/ and common mistakes to avoid. It should also be of practical use for those teaching Philosophy as part of the International Baccalaureate. Ethics for A-Level is of particular value to students and teachers/ but Fisher and Dimmock's precise and scholarly approach will appeal to anyone seeking a rigorous and lively introduction to the challenging subject of ethics.

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