Ethics For Life: Making Sense of the Morals of Everyday Living


Author: Mel Thompson

9781473676114 | PB | pp. 274 | 2018 | John Murray Learning

In day to day life, in several spheres we are often faced with questions related to truth and post-truth. Ethics for Life discusses key theories and thinkers and provides us with examples of how to apply these theories and ideas in our daily life.

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We all face questions on an almost daily basis related to truth and post-truth, particularly in the political sphere, terrorism, globalization, immigration and asylum, social responsibility, media and social-media ethics, and gender and LGBT issues. So how do you navigate this minefield?

Ethics for Life
is an accessible introduction to all the key theories and thinkers. It shows the relevance of ethical ideas and theories to everyday life, emphasizing the way our view of ourselves and the societies we live in is shaped by our moral values and the arguments they are based on.

With contemporary examples and discussion of current debates including terrorism, genetics and the media, Ethics for Life will help you grasp how ethics applies to life today.

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About the Author

The author was born in 1946, he was educated at King Edward VI School, Chelmsford and King’s College London where he received a BD in 1969 (Shelford Prize for Philosophy of Religion; Tinniswood Essay Prize), MPhil (as an external student) in 1973, and a PhD in 1979. He worked for some years as an ordained minister within the Church of England before resigning to work within Religious Education and as a freelance writer.


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