Ethics For Dummies

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An easy-to-grasp guide to addressing the principles of ethics and applying them to daily life

How do you define "good" versus "evil?" Do you know the difference between moral "truth" and moral relativity? Whether or not you know Aristotle from Hume, Ethics For Dummies will get you comfortable with the centuries-old study of ethical philosophy quickly and effectively!

Ethics For Dummies is a practical, friendly guide that takes the headache out of the often-confusing subject of ethics. In plain English, it examines the controversial facets of ethical thought, explores the problem of evil, demystifies the writings and theories of such great thinkers through the ages as Aristotle, Confucius, Descartes, Kant, Nietzsche, and so much more.Provides the tools to tackle and understand today's important questions and ethical dilemmasShows you how to apply the concepts and theories of ethical philosophy to your everyday lifeOther title by Panza: Existentialism For Dummies

Whether you're currently enrolled in an ethics course or are interested in living a good life but are vexed with ethical complexities, Ethics For Dummies has you covered!

Product Details

  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 1 edition (June 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470591714
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470591710
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 0.7 x 9.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds

Customer Reviews

Great Ethics book!

10 people found this helpful.
 on September 16, 2011
By NuclearJulian
I loved this book! I think I read it from cover to cover in less that three days!! I used this book as preparation for an ethics class that I had to take in college. To be honest, I was not thrilled with the idea of taking an Ethics class; I am an Engineering mayor, and I am not a big fun of this kind of classes. However, this book really got me excited about ethics, It made me think and question my ethical foundations.

Amazing Help for Class! Great Book Alone!

 on December 4, 2016
By Dawn Harwood
This book was amazing!

Helpful as a Secondary Resource

 on February 6, 2015
By Maryanne V. Fraleigh
I bought this to help me get through an Ethics class. It doesn’t contain all that my textbook does, but it has proven to be helpful. Even though this series of books is written in simple terms, some of the explanations and definitions are still a little tough to comprehend, but then again we are talking about Philosophy which can be very dense material. I would recommend it as a reference book for clarity or secondary resource.

Useful book

 on October 12, 2016
By Amazon Customer
Using this for my ethics class and it’s working out well. Cheap and useful – still can be a little confusing for my students, but there are worse books out there. Who said ethics was ever easy?

Helped on my exam!

One person found this helpful.
 on January 9, 2016
By Amazon Customer
Passed my Ethics exam with a B. Used this book along with my other material. Helped to make somethings easier to understand.

Great overview

 on August 19, 2016
By Patricia A. Roberts
Highly recommended aside from the fact that the new field of behavioral ethics is left out. Otherwise a light hearted, easy to read book on an often dense and abstract subject.

Four Stars

 on February 18, 2016
By Katben
Great book for a review of ethical theories

Not a Stand Alone

 on September 6, 2012
By Amazon Customer
This is a great text to use in conjunction with John Deigh’s dense and though provoking An Introduction to Ethics.The juxtaposition of the two texts will foster healthy dialogue as the Dummies book provides context for the complexities of the study of ethics.

Ethics for Dummies

One person found this helpful.
 on July 19, 2013
By Jennifer Shuey
This totally helped me understand my ethics theories in plain English! I didn’t feel so “dumb” when I had to write my papers.

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