The Fundamentals of Ethics (4th Edition) – eBook


  • Authors: Russ Shafer-Landau
  • File Size: 185 MB
  • Format: PDF
  • Length: 400 Pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; 4th edition
  • Publication Date: June 21, 2017
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0190631390, 2016040690
  • ISBN-13: 9780190631390


In The Fundamentals of Ethics, 4th Edition(PDF) author Russ Shafer-Landau applies a uniquely interesting writing style to introduce students to the vital ideas of moral philosophy. Providing more comprehensive coverage of the good life, normative ethics, and metaethics than any other textbook of its type, this ebook also addresses issues that are often absent from other textbooks, like the doctrine of double effect, the doctrine of doing and allowing, the desire-satisfaction theory of well-being, moral error theory, ethical particularism, and Ross’s theory of prima facie duties. Shafer-Landau carefully rebuilds and analyzes dozens of arguments in-depth, at a level that is understandable to university students with no previous philosophical background.

Perfect for courses in introductory ethics and contemporary moral problems, this ebook can be used as a stand-alone text or with the author’s companion reader, The Ethical Life: Fundamental Readings in Ethics and Moral Problems, 4th Edition.