SECTION ONE. NORMATIVE ETHICS.
Chapter 1. Utilitarianism.
Chapter 2. Deontological Theories.
a) Kant’s Moral Theory.
b) Divine Command Theory.
Chapter 3. Virtue Ethics.
SECTION TWO. PRACTICAL ETHICS.
Chapter 4. Euthanasia.
Chapter 5. Abortion.
Chapter 6. Animal Rights.
Chapter 7. Environmental Ethics.
SECTION THREE. METAETHICS.
Chapter 8. Cognitivism.
a) Ethical Transcendentalism.
Chapter 9. Noncognitivism.
Chapter 10. The Case for a Contemporary Naturalism.
Sherrill Begres, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
"Noel Stewart’s tripartite survey of normative, practical and meta-ethics is extremely engaging, good humoured and clearly laid out. The work is ideally suited to a second year A-level student or first year undergraduate."
Jon Phelan, Hills Road Sixth Form College
A highly accessible introduction to ethics for students from AS level upwards.
Has been designed to cover all the material taught on the AS level moral philosophy module, but also goes beyond this for more advanced students.
Clearly assesses different approaches to ethics in a way designed for students with no prior knowledge of philosophy, before going on to apply these theories to the areas of euthanasia, abortion, animal rights and the environment.
Written in a very approachable, conversational style, peppered with everyday examples.