Teaching Ethics with Three Philosophical Novels

Authors: Boylan, Michael

  • The first textbook to combine ethical theory with real literature
  • A textbook that will brings student engagement to another level through literature
  • Offers a method to effectively put together a course in ethics using fiction
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About this Textbook

This book offers a unique method for teaching ethics and social/political philosophy by combining primary texts and resource material along with three philosophical novels so that students can apply the abstract principles to real-life situations. Boylan provides a preface to introduce instructors in how to effectively put together a course in ethics using fiction. A sample syllabus and sample assignments are provided.

Students often turn-off when confronted with abstract ethical principles, alone. This book allows interaction with philosophical novels that provide real-life situations that mirrors applying normative principles to lived experience. Students will be drawn into this realism and their engagement with the material will be significantly enhanced. This is an innovative textbook for teachers and students of general philosophy, ethics, business ethics, social and political philosophy, as well as students of literature and philosophy.

About the authors

Michael Boylan (Ph.D. University of Chicago, Philosophy; M.A. University of Chicago, English Literature) is Professor of Philosophy at Marymount University. He is the author of 22 books in Philosophy spanning Ethics and Social/Political Philosophy to Philosophy of Science and to Philosophy and Literature. He is also the author of 135 articles on the same. Boylan is also the author of 6 published novels, a professionally produced play, two books of poetry and scores of short stories. In the practical world Boylan has served on political advisory committees at the national and international level.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • First Order Metaethical Principles: Boylan’s Philosophical Work on Ethics and Personhood Theory

    Boylan, Michael

    Pages 3-17

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  • Virtue Ethics with Selections from Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics

    Boylan, Michael

    Pages 19-43

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  • Utilitarianism

    Boylan, Michael

    Pages 45-62

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  • Deontology

    Boylan, Michael

    Pages 63-74

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  • Rainbow Curve

    Boylan, Michael

    Pages 77-315

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Buy this book

eBook 55,92 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-55711-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 69,67 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-55710-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Teaching Ethics with Three Philosophical Novels
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-55711-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-55711-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-55710-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 731
Number of Illustrations and Tables
651 b/w illustrations
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