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An Introduction to Ethics
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Preface; 1. What is ethics?; 2. Egoism; 3. Eudaimonism; 4. Utilitarianism; 5. The moral law; 6. The ethics of self-determination; 7. Practical reason; Appendix. Diagram displaying different teleological theories; Works cited and suggested further readings; Index.

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This book examines the central questions of ethics through a study of the great ethical works of Western philosophy.

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John Deigh is Professor of Philosophy and Law at the University of Texas at Austin. He is the author of The Sources of Moral Agency (Cambridge, 1996) and of Emotions, Values, and the Law (2008).

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'This is a beautifully and elegantly written introduction to the fundamental questions of ethics. It is a comprehensive and accessible book that will be of interest to students and also to anyone reflecting about how to live a good and normatively defensible life. Highly recommended.' John Fischer, University of California, Riverside
"This is a beautifully and elegantly written introduction to the fundamental questions of ethics. It is a comprehensive and accessible book that will be of interest to students and also to anyone reflecting about how to live a good and normatively defensible life. Highly recommended.' - John Fischer, University of California, Riverside
"a tightly integrated and exceptionally well-written survey of the central questions of ethics. ... I recommend Deigh's book to those wanting a sophisticated introduction for undergraduates, to non-specialists prepared to engage with a serious text, and to every graduate student in philosophy." -Nancy E. Schauber, University of Richmond, Notre Dame Philosophical Review
"...An Introduction to Ethics is rich with interesting insights, and the prose succeeds in constructing a coherent narrative. One of the book's most novel features is its complex methodology." --George Lazaroiu, PhD, Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences, New York, Contemporary Readings in Law and Social Justice

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