Ethics: Theory and Practice (11th Edition)

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Making Ethical Ideas Accessible to Students!

With a clear presentation, Ethics: Theory and Practice educates readers about ethical theory and has them apply what they learn to specific classic and contemporary moral problems (lying, cheating, establishing ethical business practices, honoring ethical obligations in medicine, etc.).

Jacques P. Thiroux first wrote this text 1977 in order to educate readers about ethical theory and its applications in a way that beginning students could understand. The result was an accessible text that isn't too technical and doesn't plunge into complex readings without sufficient background. The text is fully updated with global issues and non-Western ethical views. Keith W. Krasemann now continues Thiroux's efforts of making ethical ideas accessible to students. Besides updating the foundations of the text, Krasemann incorporates new and relevant material, most of which is often unique only to this text.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 480 pages
  • Publisher: Pearson; 11th edition (August 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780205053148
  • ISBN-13: 978-0205053148
  • ASIN: 0205053149
  • Product Dimensions: 7.9 x 0.8 x 9.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds

Customer Reviews

A decent text with few distinctives

8 people found this helpful.
 on March 20, 2013
By Doug Erlandson
“Ethics: Theory and Practice (Eleventh Edition),” by Jacques Thiroux, is a well-written presentation of theoretical ethics along with a discussion of a variety of practical issues. The first part, which consists of a presentation of several different approaches to ethics, includes chapters on consequentialist ethics, deontological ethics, virtue ethics, relativism, freedom and determinism, and reward and punishment. The various options are clearly laid out, and Thiroux presents the arguments in favor and against each position in an even-handed fashion.

Best Intro Ethics Book I’ve Seen

10 people found this helpful.
 on December 3, 2005
By OSU Student
This book was required for my ethics class. I was dreading this class, but after beginning this book, I found myself interested not only in the subject matter, but also in the ideas presented by the author. The 8th edition has been updated to include new sections on stem cell research and terorism in the wake of September 11th. As long as one can read this book with an open mind, they will find it enlightning and interesting. Compared to other ethics readings, this book is a joy to read.

A good textbook for Introductory Ethics

15 people found this helpful.
 on July 20, 2002
By Peter Bezanson
I have used this textbook in my Intro to Ethics class… for three years. I would highly recommend it; it presents ethical theory in a concise and interesting fashion appropriate for a undergraduate level introduction to ethics. I especially like applied ethics aspects of the book. Thiroux presents compelling and controversial case studies in which students can apply the theory that they have learned in the first 4-5 chapters.

Solid Text With Good Instructor’s Manual

6 people found this helpful.
 on July 22, 2008
By Amazon Customer
This text is solid and easy to read. The case studies are up to date and relevant. This is one of the more “user friendly” texts I have used this year.

DATES Test material

6 people found this helpful.
 on August 14, 2007
By Amazon Customer
I used this text to review for the DANTES “Ethics in America” test (2007) and out of a perfect score of 80 earned a 73 (an A or 92nd percentile).

A competent text

2 people found this helpful.
 on October 21, 2014
By Doug Erlandson
Jacques Thiroux’s “Ethics: Theory and Practice (Eleventh Edition),” is a presentation of theoretical ethics along with a discussion of a variety of practical issues. The first part consists of a description of several different approaches to ethics. It includes chapters on consequentialist ethics, deontological ethics, virtue ethics, relativism, freedom and determinism, and reward and punishment. Thiroux lays out the various options in an easy-to-understand way and presents the arguments in favor and against each position in an even-handed fashion.

Reasonably comprehensive

One person found this helpful.
 on May 30, 2016
By Doug Erlandson
“Ethics: Theory and Practice (Eleventh Edition),” by Jacques Thiroux, covers theoretical and practical ethics. The portion devoted to theoretical ethics has chapters on consequentialist ethics, deontological ethics, virtue ethics, relativism, freedom and determinism, and reward and punishment. Thiroux is even-handed in his presentation of and criticism of each position.

Best Ethics Book around!

3 people found this helpful.
 on December 16, 2008
By MommypantsPA
As an ethics instructor, I’m always looking for a good book that will help my students relate. This one was a winner!

Ethics

 on February 22, 2016
By The Studious One
The book came quickly. In regard to the chapters itself, they are easy to read and understand. The book goes into the history of ethics, which is not my favorite subject, but it does help me to understand ethics much easier.

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