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Ethical Contexts and Theoretical Issues

Essays in Ethical Thinking

Author(s): Santiago Sia

Book Description

Ethics has become a particularly relevant topic for discussion and a subject for serious study. It has a very long tradition, of course; but nowadays one hears frequently of the need, because of abuses or concerns, to formulate and adopt ethical codes in various areas or professions. This book aims to make a philosophical contribution to the discussions and debates on the topic. Compared to the traditional approach to the philosophical study of ethics, however, this book adopts a different strategy. It shows that such ethical thinking, in the concrete particulars, originates in various academic and professional contexts, among others. But inasmuch as theoretical issues require wider and more intensive attention, it argues that ethical thinking needs to be pursued further and that it can be aided by philosophical investigations. In its concluding chapters the book presents an alternative foundation for ethical decision-making. Philosophically grounded, it moves away from an individualistic ethical perspective to a relational one that has been shaped through dialogue with the various contexts in which ethical think-ing arises.


ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-1764-6
ISBN-10: 1-4438-1764-3
Date of Publication: 01/02/2010
Pages / Size: 265 / A5
Price: £39.99


Santiago Sia, currently Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy of Milltown Institute (a recognized college of the National University of Ireland), was previously Professor of Philosophy and Director of Ethical Studies at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles. In addition to his scholarly work, teaching and administrative work, he has also been recruited as consultant on ethical matters by a number of international organizations.


ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-1765-3
ISBN-10: 1-4438-1765-1
Date of Publication: 01/02/2010
Pages / Size: 265 / A5
Price: £24.99