Click below to view inside this title:

The History of Western Ethics

$14.58 $20.83

Ethics is the business of moral philosophy by which humans try to determine what behaviors are right and wrong; good and bad; noble and ignoble. Each person strives for rectitude as they understand it, while working within the accepted values of a larger group dynamic. The moral view of the larger group is developed and refined within a state of flux, and new circumstances are constantly arising that defy individual consciences and compel each individual to reexamine how he or she applies ethical principles in everyday life. This absorbing volume looks at the development of the three major fields of Western ethics over time, while providing insightful cross-cultural comparisons between ancient moral philosophies of societies across the globe.

Series: The Britannica Guide to Ethics

Interest Level: Grades 9-12

Reading Level: Grade 10

ISBN: 9781615303755 (E-book)

Copyright: ©2011

Pages: 200


*E-book price, single use is for online use only for one user (North America only).

Britannica’s e-books are available for purchase from most e-book platform providers, including Overdrive, Follett, Gale, Mackin, ProQuest, and EBSCO. To purchase single or unlimited use of this title for your school or library, please contact the provider of the e-book platform you are using, or contact Britannica at 800-621-3900/e-mail: contact@eb.com.