Historical Dictionary of Ethics

Historical Dictionary of Ethics - Historical Dictionaries of Religions, Philosophies, and Movements

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Synopsis

The Historical Dictionary of Ethics covers a very broad range of ethical topics, including ethical theories, historical periods, historical figures, applied ethics, ethical issues, ethical concepts, non-Western approaches, and related disciplines. Harry J. Gensler and Earl W. Spurgin tackle such issues as abortion, capital punishment, stemcell research, and terrorism while also explaining key theories like utilitarianism, natural law, social contract, and virtue ethics. This reference provides a complete overview of ethics through a detailed chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and over 200 cross-referenced dictionary entries, including bioethics, business ethics, Aristotle, Hobbes, autonomy, confidentiality, Confucius, and psychology.

Book information

ISBN: 9780810857636
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
Imprint: The Scarecrow Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 170.9
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 362
Weight: 608g
Height: 154mm
Width: 229mm
Spine width: 27mm