Publisher: Icon Books; Fourth Edition edition (January 15, 2005)
What is the place of individual choice and consequence in a post-Holocaust world of continuing genocidal ethnic cleansing? Is “identity” now a last-ditch cultural defense of ethnic nationalisms and competing fundamentalisms? In a climate of instant information, free markets and possible ecological disaster, how do we define “rights”, self-interest and civic duties? What are the acceptable limits of scientific investigation and genetic engineering, the rights and wrongs of animal rights, euthanasia and civil disobedience?”Introducing Ethics” confronts these dilemmas, tracing the arguments of the great moral thinkers, including Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Hobbes and Kant, and brings us up to date with postmodern critics.
About the Author
Dave Robinson played outside linebacker for the Green Bay Packers from 1963 to 1972 and was a member of Vince Lombardi s three consecutive World Championship teams in ’65, ’66 and ’67. The Packers won Super Bowls I and II as a crowning achievement to the great dynasty. He was Green Bay s first round draft choice for the ’63 season after being selected as a consensus All-American at Penn State as a tight end. Dave also played defensive end for the Nittany Lions. Robinson is a member of the Packers Hall of Fame, the 1960 s NFL All-Decade team, and the College Football Hall of Fame. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Garratt has for many years produced The Guardian’s weekly BIFF strip. He teaches part time in the Faculty of Arts and Education at the University of Plymouth, and runs the Blue Lagoon dance band.