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The Moral of the Story: An Introduction to Ethics: 2024 Release
The Moral of the Story: An Introduction to Ethics: 2024 Release

The Moral of the Story: An Introduction to Ethics: 2024 Release

ISBN10: 1266549366 | ISBN13: 9781266549366
By Nina Rosenstand

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The Moral of the Story continues to make difficult concepts in moral philosophy comprehensible through storytelling and story analysis. To help students apply moral theories to the world around them, each chapter concludes with a section of Primary Readings with excerpts from classical and contemporary texts, along with a selection of Narratives, stories that illustrate the moral issues raised in the chapter. Study questions are included throughout. New examples from popular culture, current events, and television shows and movies (e.g. The Last of Us, Black Mirror) are examined to explore chapter themes and reinforce the daily relevance of the moral and ethical questions that are raised.

1 Thinking About Values
2 Learning Moral Lessons from Stories
3 Ethical Relativism 
4 Myself or Others?
5 Using Your Reason, Part 1: Utilitarianism
6 Using Your Reason, Part 2: Kant’s Deontology
7 Personhood, Rights, and Justice
8 Virtue Ethics from Tribal Philosophy to Socrates and Plato
9 Aristotle’s Virtue Theory: Everything in Moderation
10 Virtue Ethics and Authenticity: Contemporary Perspectives
11 Case Studies in Virtue
12 Different Gender, Different Ethics?
13 Applied Ethics: A Sampler

About the Author

Nina Rosenstand

Nina Rosenstand holds a traditional Magisterkonferens Degree from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. Her dissertation, awarded the Gold Medal of the University of Copenhagen, was on the philosophy of Henri Bergson. She is the author of The Concept of Myth (Danish: Mytebegrebet), The Human Condition: An Introduction to Philosophy of Human Nature, and The Moral of the Story: An Introduction to Ethics, as well as numerous papers and articles. She is senior professor of philosophy at San Diego Mesa College, Social Sciences Department, teaching on-campus as well as online classes. Her areas of specialization are moral philosophy, philosophy of human nature, and philosophy of fiction. She is chair of the department’s colloquium series, Social Sciences Occasional Lectures.

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