In this remarkably accessible, concise, and engaging introduction to moral philosophy, Steven M. Cahn brings together a rich, balanced, and wide-ranging collection of fifty-four readings on ethical theory and contemporary moral issues. He has carefully edited all the articles to ensure that they will be exceptionally clear and understandable to undergraduate students. The selections are organized into three parts–Challenges to Morality, Moral Theories, and Moral Problems–providing instructors with flexibility in designing and teaching a variety of ethics courses. Each reading is followed by study questions.

The fourth edition features nine new articles and unparalleled representation of women philosophers, with seventeen of the essays authored or coauthored by women.

Student resources for this title are available on the book's Companion Website

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