This popular text uses examples from fiction and film to show how ethical theories can be applied. By linking abstract theory to “real life” through storytelling and story analysis, Rosenstand offers a remarkably effective way of helping students understand and evaluate moral issues.
Uses examples from the worlds of fiction and film to show how ethical theories apply to everyday life, linking abstract theory to real life through storytelling and story analysis. Describes plots of dozens of films, stories, novels, plays, and popular television shows that illustrate moral theories, issues, and dilemmas in the context of coverage of all major ethical theories. Works of female philosophers are better represented in this text than in many introductory ethics texts or anthologies. This edition includes new readings from classic works, and discussion of recent films. Includes a glossary. The author is affiliated with San Diego Mesa College. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)