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Engineering Ethics 6th Edition

Successful engineers need more than strong technical skills; they also need a rock-solid ethical foundation. ENGINEERING ETHICS, Sixth Edition, equips you with the tools for the highest ethical standards and practice. It helps you understand the importance of your conduct as a future professional engineer and shows how your actions can affect the health, safety and welfare of the public and environment. Packed with examples of engineering achievements and failures, it offers intriguing case studies to give you hands-on experience grappling with modern-day ethical dilemmas, and a proven method for analysis walks you step by step through ethical problem-solving techniques. It emphasizes practical application of the Engineering Code of Ethics, sustainability and economic development, risk management, globalized standards for engineering and future challenges relating to evolving technology. Read More

Charles E. Harris, Jr.| Michael S. Pritchard| Michael J. Rabins| Ray W. James, P.E.| Elaine E. Englehardt

©2019

Roots Of Wisdom 8th Edition

Mitchell's ROOTS OF WISDOM: A TAPESTRY OF PHILOSOPHICAL TRADITIONS, Eighth Edition, explores worldviews by examining universal and current philosophical issues through a rich tapestry of perspectives, including the ideas and traditions of men and women from the West, Asia, the Americas and Africa. Worldviews reveal core beliefs and determine who is and who is not a person, what an Ultimate Reality might be like and how to resolve the personal, political and social questions that shape ethical decision making. The text couples unrivaled breadth of multicultural coverage with a clear and concise presentation. Striking images from fine art, cartoons, poetry, movies, current events and popular music illustrate our diverse cultural inheritance. Lively discussions include the Confucian Socially Molded Self, issues of sovereignty and citizenship and the philosophical concept of personhood. Read More

Helen Buss Mitchell

©2019

The Big Questions 10th Edition

THE BIG QUESTIONS, 10th Edition, covers philosophy's central ideas in an accessible, approachable manner. You'll explore timeless "big questions" about the self, God, justice, and other meaningful topics, gaining the context you need for an understanding of the foundational issues, as well as the confidence to establish your own informed positions on these "big questions." This edition is now also available with MindTap Philosophy, a system of tools and apps -– from note taking to flashcards -- that help you understand course concepts, achieve better grades, and set the groundwork for your future courses. Read More

Robert C. Solomon| Kathleen M. Higgins

©2018

Ethics 9th Edition

Explore the major perspectives in ethical theory and contemporary moral debates using ETHICS: THEORY AND CONTEMPORARY ISSUES, 9th Edition. Overviews and a selection of readings from traditional and contemporary sources make complex philosophical concepts reader-friendly. Comprehensive introductions to general and specific areas of ethical debate cover such influential ethical theories as religion and global ethics, utilitarianism and deontology, natural law ethics, and feminist and care ethics. Contemporary moral issues include euthanasia, sexual morality, economic justice, war, violence, globalization, structural racism, and same-sex marriage. MindTap offers assessments along with animated ethics simulations that allow you to engage with the philosophical issues and concepts discussed in the text. Read More

Barbara MacKinnon| Andrew Fiala

©2018

Logic And Contemporary Rhetoric 13th Edition

LOGIC AND CONTEMPORARY RHETORIC: THE USE OF REASON IN EVERYDAY LIFE, 13th Edition, introduces you to sound reasoning using current, relevant, and stimulating examples in a witty and invigorating writing style. Combining examples from television, newspapers, magazines, advertisements, and our nation's political dialogue, this classic text brings the concepts to life and puts critical-thinking skills into a context that you will retain and use throughout your life. Read More

Frank Boardman| Nancy M. Cavender| Howard Kahane

©2018

A Concise Introduction To Logic 13th Edition

Over a million students have learned to be more discerning at constructing and evaluating arguments with the help of A CONCISE INTRODUCTION TO LOGIC, 13th Edition. The text's clear, friendly, thorough presentation has made it the most widely used logic text in North America. The book shows you how the content connects to real-life problems and gives you everything you need to do well in your logic course. Doing well in logic improves your skills in ways that translate to other courses you take, your everyday life, and your future career. The accompanying technological resources offered through MindTap, a highly robust online platform, include self-grading interactive exercises, a new digital activity that allows you to apply the skills you learn to a real-world problem, and videos to reinforce what you learn in the book and hear in class. Read More

Patrick J. Hurley| Lori Watson

©2018

Food Ethics 2nd Edition

FOOD ETHICS, 2E explores the ethical choices we make each time we eat. With twenty-six readings that bring together a diverse group of voices, this textbook dives into such issues as genetically modified foods, animal rights, population and consumption, the food industry's impact on pollution, centralized versus localized production, and more. In addition, this edition includes introductions and study questions that help frame these significant issues for discussion and reflection. Read More

Louis P. Pojman| Paul Pojman| Katie McShane

©2017

Philosophy 13th Edition

Explore philosophical topics, such as human nature, reality, truth, ethics, the meaning of life, diversity, and social/political philosophy with PHILOSOPHY: A TEXT WITH READINGS, 13th Edition. Manuel Velasquez's clear and engaging prose and the nontechnical primary source readings make complex philosophical concepts easier to understand, and carefully crafted built-in learning aids help you quickly master the material and succeed in your course. Read More

Manuel Velasquez

©2017

Business Ethics 9th Edition

BUSINESS ETHICS, 9th Edition is a comprehensive and practical guide that will help you with real life ethical issues that rise in the business world. It will assist you through the process of developing the critical thinking and analytical skills needed to successfully navigate the unique set of problems that emerge when ethics and commerce collide. This book focuses on key ethical concepts and emphasizes the real world importance of critical topics such as the nature of morality, major theories of ethics and economic justice, and competing views of capitalism and corporate responsibility. It is thorough, flexible, and designed to bolster student involvement with the material for better comprehension and understanding. Read More

William H. Shaw

©2017

Ethics 8th Edition

ETHICS: DISCOVERING RIGHT AND WRONG, 8E is a conversational and non-dogmatic overview of ethical theory. Written by one of contemporary philosophy's top teachers and revised by a best selling author, this textbook even-handedly raises important ethical questions and challenges students to develop their own moral theories by applying them. This revision also presents an even broader presentation of various positions, featuring more feminist and multicultural perspectives as well. ETHICS: DISCOVERING RIGHT AND WRONG, 8E begins with easy to read chapters that introduce questions of meta-ethics and major moral theories. Later chapters address special topics in personal and religious ethics as well as the most recent developments in moral theory, including a new chapter on Biology and Ethics. Study questions for each chapter, along with useful bibliographies, make grasping the material more accessible than ever. Read More

Louis P. Pojman| James Fieser

©2017

The Elements Of Reasoning 7th Edition

THE ELEMENTS OF REASONING is a concise and lucid introduction to the basic elements of argumentative prose and the conceptual tools necessary to understand, analyze, criticize, and construct arguments. This text is not only perfect for a college course in argument analysis, but also as a reference tool when confronted with arguments outside the classroom experience. While THE ELEMENTS OF REASONING covers the standard formal tools of introductory logic, its emphasis is on practical applications to the kinds of arguments students most often encounter. Read More

Ronald Munson| Andrew Black

©2017

Reason And Responsibility 16th Edition

REASON AND RESPONSIBILITY: READINGS IN SOME BASIC PROBLEMS OF PHILOSOPHY, 16th Edition, has a well-earned reputation for clarity and breadth, with a selection of high-quality readings that cover centuries of philosophical debate. The anthology covers the central issues in metaphysics, epistemology, philosophy of religion, philosophy of mind, and ethics, as well as debates over the value of philosophy and the meaning of life. The book is clearly organized: the readings complement each other, guiding you through contrasting positions on key philosophical issues. Clear, concise introductions provide reading tips and background information to help you engage directly and meaningfully with the primary sources. Read More

Joel Feinberg| Russ Shafer-Landau

©2017

Environmental Ethics 7th Edition

ENVIRONMENTAL ETHICS, 7th Edition presents the main issues in environmental ethics using a diverse set of readings arranged in dialogue format. The seventh edition of this popular anthology features selections from contemporary authors as well as readings from classic writers, all chosen for their clarity and accessibility. By exploring both sides of every topic, this edition helps students quickly grasp each subject and move from theory to application. Making this textbook even more enjoyable to read include new sections on Environmental Justice, Climate Change, Food Ethics, Nature and Naturalness, Sustainability, Population and Consumption, Future Generations, and Holism. Read More

Louis P. Pojman| Paul Pojman| Katie McShane

©2017

Ethics 3rd Edition

ETHICS: THEORY AND CONTEMPORARY ISSUES, 8E CONCISE presents the major areas of ethical theory through an engaging collection of contemporary moral debates. First, readers are introduced to such ethical subjects as religion and global ethics, utilitarianism and deontology, natural law ethics, virtue ethics, non-Western paradigms, feminist ethics, and care ethics. Then, these and other ethical concepts provide the framework for in-depth discussions on moral dilemmas such as euthanasia, sexual morality, economic justice, animal ethics, war, violence, and globalization. Plus, this edition brings the debate up-to-date with detailed discussions of timely moral topics such as same-sex marriage, structural racism, factory farming, pacifism, and global distributive justice. Read More

Barbara MacKinnon| Andrew Fiala

©2016

Moral Issues In Business 13th Edition

MORAL ISSUES IN BUSINESS, 13E examines the moral dilemmas that are common to today's business climate and gives readers the analytical tools to resolve those issues. Using a combination of true stories, interesting reading selections, and a conversational writing style, this edition prepares readers for the moral quandaries awaiting them in the professional world. Featured topics include: the nature of morality, individual integrity and responsibility, economic justice, pitfalls of capitalism, and corporations' responsibilities to consumers and the environment. Plus, this edition also discusses situation-specific concepts such as downsizing, whistle blowing, sexual harassment, job discrimination, animal abuse, and drug testing. Read More

William H. Shaw| Vincent Barry

©2016

Logic 1st Edition

LOGIC: THE ESSENTIALS concentrates on the fundaments of introductory logic. Practical in orientation and content, Essentials is loaded with class-tested, proven practice exercises. This new text is based on the classic and bestselling textbook, A Concise Introduction to Logic, and nearly all of the exercises in the correlative chapters, so central to the effectiveness of that text, have been retained to ensure more than enough practice for students to master the central concepts. The book focuses largely on deductive logic, but it contains sufficient treatment of induction to provide a solid footing for informal fallacies. The result is a contemporary approach--more focused, more practical, less theoretical--built on a tradition of precise, elegant, and clear presentation of the subject matter of logic, both formal and informal. Read More

Patrick J. Hurley

©2016

Archetypes Of Wisdom 9th Edition

ARCHETYPES OF WISDOM, 9E uses a historical approach to bring philosophy to life through lively narratives, engaging illustrations, and a student-friendly writing style. Using its signature conversational prose, the textbook guides students through the lives and works of history’s greatest philosophers, drawing from both canonical primary sources and the latest philosophical critiques. Read More

Douglas J. Soccio

©2016

Critical Thinking 2nd Edition

CRITICAL THINKING: A USER'S MANUAL offers an innovative skill-based approach to critical thinking that provides step-by-step tools for examining arguments. Users build a complete skill set by recognizing, analyzing, diagramming, and evaluating arguments. Later chapters encourage application of the basic skills to categorical, truth-functional, analogical and inductive, and causal arguments as well as fallacies. Exercises throughout the book engage readers in active learning, integrate writing as part of the critical thinking process, and emphasize skill transference. Read More

Debra Jackson| Paul Newberry

©2016

Contemporary Issues In Business Ethics 6th Edition

CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN BUSINESS ETHICS, 6E introduces readers to business ethics by focusing on the influence of market mechanisms and social values on workplace norms. And because business is increasingly a global enterprise, this edition emphasizes the role of ethics both at home and abroad. CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN BUSINESS ETHICS, 6E also takes time to look at ethics from the unique perspectives of either employee or employer. Along the way, readers also learn about such topics as ethical relativism, ethics and the law, virtue ethics, and ethical decision-making. Read More

Joseph R. DesJardins| John J. McCall

©2015

Cengage Advantage Books: Understanding Arguments, Concise Edition 9th Edition

CENGAGE ADVANTAGE BOOKS: UNDERSTANDING ARGUMENTS, CONCISE EDITION, 1E uses everyday life experiences to teach the basics of informal logic. By taking out the non-essential instruction, this edition hones in on the "argument construction" involved in day-to-day life, and how to do it better. Plus, to round out the discussion, CENGAGE ADVANTAGE BOOKS: UNDERSTANDING ARGUMENTS, CONCISE EDITION, 1E includes a three-chapter overview of formal logic as well. Read More

Walter Sinnott-Armstrong| Robert J. Fogelin

©2015

Cengage Advantage Series: Voyage Of Discovery 4th Edition

Philosophy is a dynamic historical conversation rather than a collection of fixed opinions and conclusions. With VOYAGE OF DISCOVERY: A HISTORICAL INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY, you'll be able to retrace each philosopher's intellectual journey and add your voice to the philosophical conversation. The book's biographical stories, striking examples, diagrams, photos, and study tools help you master concepts and understand their practical implications. Read More

William F. Lawhead

©2015

Cengage Advantage Books: Understanding Arguments 9th Edition

ADVANGEBOOKS - UNDERSTANDING ARGUMENTS: AN INTRODUCTION TO INFORMAL LOGIC, 9E shows readers how to construct arguments in everyday life, using everyday language. In addition, this easy-to-read textbook also devotes three chapters to the formal aspects of logic including forms of argument, as well as propositional, categorical, and quantificational logic. Plus, this edition helps readers apply informal logic to legal, moral, scientific, religious, and philosophical scenarios, too. Read More

Walter Sinnott-Armstrong| Robert J. Fogelin

©2015

A Concise Introduction To Logic 12th Edition

Unsurpassed for its clarity and comprehensiveness, Hurley's A CONCISE INTRODUCTION TO LOGIC is the #1 introductory logic book on the market. In this Twelfth Edition, Hurley continues to build upon the tradition of a lucid, focused, and accessible presentation of the basic subject matter of logic, both formal and informal. The edition's new Previews connect a section's content to real-life scenarios, using everyday examples to "translate" new notions and terms into concepts that readers unfamiliar with the subject matter can relate to. An extensive, carefully sequenced collection of exercises guides readers toward greater proficiency with the skills they are learning. Read More

Patrick J. Hurley

©2015

Ethics 8th Edition

Explore the major perspectives in ethical theory and a broad range of contemporary moral debates using MacKinnon/Fiala's acclaimed ETHICS: THEORY AND CONTEMPORARY ISSUES, Eighth Edition. Illuminating overviews and a selection of readings from traditional and contemporary sources make even complex philosophical concepts reader-friendly. Comprehensive, clear-sighted introductions to general and specific areas of ethical debate cover influential ethical theories, including religion and global ethics, utilitarianism and deontology, natural law ethics, virtue ethics, and feminist and care ethics. Contemporary moral issues discussed include euthanasia, sexual morality, economic justice, animal ethics, war, violence, and globalization. A broader range of voices and philosophical traditions in this edition includes continental and non-Western philosophers, with new readings from prominent ethicists such as Kwame Anthony Appiah, Angela Y. Davis, Mohandas Gandhi, and Richard Rorty. Increased coverage of contemporary dilemmas highlights issues of widespread interest, such as same-sex marriage, structural racism, factory farming, pacifism, and global distributive justice. Read More

Barbara MacKinnon| Andrew Fiala

©2015

Applying Ethics 11th Edition

Discover the ethical implications and issues surrounding today's most compelling social dilemmas--from genetic engineering and cloning to terrorism and the use of torture--with APPLYING ETHICS: A TEXT WITH READINGS, 11th Edition. Framed by the authors' helpful introductions and supported by a variety of readings and cases that reflect both sides of the topics being explored, this best-selling book offers a balanced introduction to ethics today. Read More

Julie C. Van Camp| Jeffrey Olen| Vincent Barry

©2015

Roots Of Wisdom 7th Edition

ROOTS OF WISDOM, Seventh Edition, invites readers to explore universal and current philosophical issues through a rich tapestry of perspectives including the ideas and traditions of men and women from the West, Asia, the Americas, and Africa. No other book offers such breadth of multicultural coverage coupled with a clear, concise, and approachable writing style. The author presents striking images to illustrate our diverse cultural inheritance, using fine art, cartoons, poetry, movies, current events, and popular music to bring the issues of philosophy to life. This edition includes a new discussion of "logos" and "mythos" as laid out by Karen Armstrong, material on calculative vs. meditative thinking from Heidegger, expanded treatment of sovereignty and citizenship with new discussion on the so-called "Arab Spring," and more. Read More

Helen Buss Mitchell

©2015

Critical Thinking 2nd Edition

With a complete, approachable presentation, CRITICAL THINKING: THE ART OF ARGUMENT, 2nd Edition, is an accessible yet rigorous introduction to critical thinking. The text emphasizes immediate application of critical-thinking skills to everyday life. The relevance of these skills is shown throughout by highlighting the advantages of basing decisions on a thoughtful understanding of arguments and presenting the overarching commonalities across arguments. With its conversational writing style and carefully selected examples, the book employs a consistent and unified treatment of logical form and an innovative semiformal method of standardizing arguments that illustrates the concept of logical form while maintaining a visible connection to ordinary speech. Without sacrificing accuracy or detail, the authors have clearly presented the material with appropriate study tools and exercises that emphasize application rather than memorization. Read More

George W. Rainbolt| Sandra L. Dwyer

©2015

Philosophy Of Religion 7th Edition

PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION: AN ANTHOLOGY, 7E uses a balanced blend of classic and contemporary articles to make the philosophy of religion easy to understand. This engaging textbook begins by outlining the traditional concepts of God, then moves into other interesting topics, such as the problem of evil, feminist perspectives of God, and mystical experiences. In addition, PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION: AN ANTHOLOGY, 7E presents readers with both the traditional proofs of God's existence, and the counter arguments. This edition also discusses the interplay between religion and science, religion and faith, and religion and "knowing". Read More

Louis P. Pojman| Michael Rea

©2015