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Vice and Virtue in Everyday Life, Paperback, 9 Edition by Hoff Sommers, Christina


Paperback: 9 Edition

Publication Date: 2012-01-01
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Paperback : 560 pages
Edition: 9 Edition
Author: Hoff Sommers, Christina
ISBN-10: 1111837546
ISBN-13: 9781111837549

Product Description VICE AND VIRTUE IN EVERYDAY LIFE has been a popular choice in college ethics course study for more than two decades because it is well-liked by both college instructors and students. Course instructors appreciate it for its philosophical breadth and seriousness while college students and other readers welcome the engaging topics and readings. VICE AND VIRTUE IN EVERYDAY LIFE provides students with a lively selection of classical and contemporary readings on pressing matters of personal and social morality. The text includes an overview of seminal ethical theories, as well as a unique set of stimulating articles on matters of social responsibility, personal integrity and individual virtue. While the readings consistently represent different points of view, the book also challenges readers to go beyond theoretical applications and contingent circumstances, to cultivate virtuous decision-making in their own lives. Review "Wide ranging, brave, intriguing." "This text uses both classical and contemporary selections that covers the typical range of topics encountered in an introductory ethics course. But unlike other anthologies, this book aims to help students also develop personal integrity, character, and kindness." About the Author Christina Hoff Sommers is a Resident Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute who taught ethics at Clark University and the University of Massachusetts. Her recent books include a second edition of "The War Against Boys" (New York Times Notable Book of the Year) and "One Nation Under Therapy". Fred Sommers is professor emeritus at Brandeis University. He continues to publish widely on logic, belief, and other philosophical topics. In 2005, MIT Press published a book of essays called "The New Old Logic", which honors Sommers' distinctive contributions to 20th century philosophy.

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