ISBN 9789966846006
Pages 220
Dimensions 210 x 148 mm
Published 2009
Publisher University of Nairobi Press, Kenya
Format Paperback

Foundations of Ethics

A Critical Reader in Moral and Social Philosophy

by Ochieng'-Odhiambo F

Foundations of Ethics: A Critical Reader in Moral and Social Philosophy aims at stimulating and encouraging the reader to undertake better philosophical thinking about ethical questions. The book is divided into three parts. Part One takes the student through an exploration of some basic moral terms, concepts, principles and views. Part Two is devoted to two ethical theories: teleology and deontology while Part Three enunciates and discusses rule-utilitarianism, a third ethical theory. The book will appeal to undergraduate students of philosophy in general and those of ethics in particular. Students of law, sociology, political science, religious studies and the general public should find it a useful companion because of its multidisciplinary approach. A review exercise is included at the end of the text to assist the student test his/her understanding of the concepts and issues discussed.

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About the Author

Ochieng'-Odhiambo F

F. Ochieng'-Odhiambo teaches philosophy at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Barbados.