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A history of Western ethics

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Published by Routledge in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Ethics -- History

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 173-197) and index

    StatementLawrence C. Becker and Charlotte B. Becker, editors
    ContributionsBecker, Lawrence C, Becker, Charlotte B., 1944-
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBJ71 .H56 2003
    The Physical Object
    Paginationvii, 208 p. ;
    Number of Pages208
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18143761M
    ISBN 100415968240, 0415968259
    LC Control Number2003013106

    Define the terms ethics and morals and discuss philosophical uses of these terms. 2. Discuss systems of moral reasoning as they have been used throughout history. 3. Evaluate a variety of ethical theories and approaches to use in personal and professional relationships. OBJECTIVES Introduction to Ethics File Size: KB.


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