Questions of ethics - about how we should act, our responsibilities to one another, the difference between right and wrong - have long been debated by philosophers the world over and form the foundations of government, culture and religion. Here, in concise, easy-to-read chapters, Ben Dupre explains the fundamentals of this discipline and how it is relevant to our lives today. Covering essential ethical concepts, including relativism, the golden rule and utilitarianism, as well as high-profile issues such as terrorism, censorship and the death penalty, 50 Ethics Ideas You Really Need to Know will lead you through the moral maze - and rattle your conscience in the process.
Questions of ethics - about how we should act, our responsibilities to one another, the difference between right and wrong
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Ben Dupré is a bestselling author and editor of over 20 years’ experience. A Classics scholar at Oxford University, he worked for Guinness Publishing and Oxford University Press between 1986 and 2004, publishing a wide range of non-fiction and reference titles for both adults and children.612w1-wrd-l_sl500_aa300_.jpg Since 2004 he has been a writer and a freelance editor and publishing consultant. Ben’s first book, 50 Philosophy Ideas You Really Need to Know (Quercus), was published in the US in 2007 and in the following year was the UK’s bestselling philosophy book. Translation rights in the book have so far been sold in thirteen countries. His latest books are Where History Was Made: Landmarks of World History; and 50 Big Ideas You Really Need to Know, which takes some of history’s most important and challenging ideas and makes them accessible to a general audience.