50 Ethics Ideas You Really Need to Know
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Author: Ben Dupre
Questions of ethics - about how we should act, our responsibilities to one another, the difference between right and wrong - have long been debated by philosophers the world over and form the foundations of government, culture and religion. Here, in concise, easy-to-read chapters, Ben Dupré explains the fundamentals of this discipline and how it is relevant to our lives today. Covering essential ethical concepts, including relativism, the golden rule and utilitarianism, as well as high-profile issues such as terrorism, censorship and the death penalty,50 Ethics Ideas You Really Need to Knowwill lead you through the moral maze - and rattle your conscience in the process. The ideas explored include: Free will Animal liberation Right and wrong Torture Genetic engineering The environment The sanctity of life PovertyAbout the AuthorBen Dupré read Classics at Exeter College, Oxford, before pursuing a career in publishing. Until 2004 he was children's reference publisher at Oxford University Press. He is the author ofPlaces of Destiny(published in the US asWhere History was Made), 50 Big Ideas You Really Need to Know,50 Political Ideas You Really Need to Know and the bestselling50 Philosophy Ideas You Really Need to Know. A devotee of baseball and early music, Ben lives in Oxford with his family.