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Titre : Ethics and Experience: Moral Theory from ...
Éditeur : ROWMAN LITTLEFIELD, United States
Date d'édition : 2012
Reliure : Hardback
Etat du livre : New
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Language: English . Brand New Book. Ethics and Experience introduces students to the key topics in moral theory through provocative moral issues-just war, abortion, physician assisted suicide, the death penalty and more. Steffen helps students bridge the gap between ethical theory and experience through developing a common agreement ethical system that is applicable to a variety of moral problems and issues with clear language and real-life examples. N° de réf. du libraire AAR9781442216532
Critique: Steffen (Lehigh Univ.) seeks to develop a general moral theory whose application to particular issues will do full justice to people's lived moral experience, as he claims utilitarianism, Kantianism, and virtue theory, each in its own way, do not. Rather than begin by directly discussing his own "common agreement" theory, a variant of natural law theory, he has it emerge from one of its particular applications, just war theory, and then applies it to other issues...Summing Up: Recommended. Lower- and upper-level undergraduates. CHOICE Steffen helpfully explains how ordinary people use the natural law in their everyday deliberations. Public Discourse Lloyd Steffen's reinterpretation and creative application of the just war theory is provocative and insightful. Steffen provides a comprehensive account of the moral ideas behind the just war tradition, especially the idea that force ordinarily ought to be avoided. He applies these ideas in surprising ways to a variety of issues: from nonviolent activism, adultery, and lying to suicide, the death penalty, and abortion. This book should be read by everyone who is interested in finding ways to resolve the dilemmas of applied ethics. -- Andrew Fiala, professor of philosophy, California State University, Fresno, California State University, Fresno This book is a lively attempt to reconcile ethical theory with longstanding moral practice. With considerable skill, Steffen extends just war theory and develops a deeper ethic than those that focus narrowly on duty, virtue or consequences. -- John Lachs, Centennial Professor of Philosophy, Vanderbilt University Lloyd Steffen's book presents a weighty and nuanced re-examination of persistent moral questions. Theoretical ethical frameworks are woven into practical considerations of how we experience moral dilemmas to create an engaging, readable volume. Steffen's book, like his frequent newspaper columns represent a clarion call to think through issues with the care required to become bold enough to act on your conclusions. -- Rev. Barry Lynn, executive director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State Rarely has so much good sense been put between the covers of a book on how we can love life wisely in a complex world. Lloyd Steffen sets out to seek a holistic method for doing ethics in any context. -- Daniel C. Maguire, Marquette University; author of A Moral Creed for All Christians
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