In Ethics: The Essential Writings," " philosopher Gordon Marino
skillfully presents an accessible, provocative anthology of both
ancient and modern classics on matters moral. The philosophers
represent 2,500 years of thought--from Plato, Kant, and Nietzsche
to Alasdair MacIntyre, Susan Wolf, and Peter Singer--and cover a
broad range of topics, from the timeless questions of justice,
morality, and faith to the hot-button concerns of today, such as
animal rights, our duties to the environment, and gender issues.
Featuring an illuminating preamble, concise introductory essays on
the giants of ethical theory, and incisive chapter headnotes to the
modern offerings, this Modern Library edition is a perfect
single-volume reference for students, teachers, and anyone eager to
engage in reflection on ethical questions, including "What is the
basis for our ethical views and judgments?"
Gordon Marino is professor of philosophy and director of the Hong
Kierkegaard Library at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota. A
recipient of the Richard J. Davis Ethics Award for excellence in
writing on ethics and the law, he is the author of "Kierkegaard in
the Present Age," co-editor of "The Cambridge Companion to
Kierkegaard," and editor of the "Modern Library's Basic Writings of
Existentialism." His essays have appeared in "The New York Times."
"From the Trade Paperback edition."
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