The Moral of the Story: An Introduction to Ethics 9 9781259231193 The Moral of the Story, 9e continues to bring understanding to difficult concepts in moral philosophy through storytelling and story analysis. To help students apply theories practically, each chapter concludes with a section of Primary Readings with excerpts from classical and contemporary texts, along with a section of Narratives, a collection of stories that illustrate the moral issues raised in the chapter. Study questions are also included throughout the edition. New popular television shows and movies (e.g. The Handmaid’s Tale, The Good Place, Green Book) are related to chapter themes throughout this new edition. The text continues to illustrate moral issues through stories, including many that come from popular culture or current events.
The Moral of the Story: An Introduction to Ethics

The Moral of the Story: An Introduction to Ethics

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By Nina Rosenstand
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The Moral of the Story: An Introduction to Ethics, 9e

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

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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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