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Ethical Decision Making: Introduction to Cases and Concepts in Ethics


  • Provides clear decision procedures for ethical dilemmas that are intuitive and useful

  • Links classic and contemporary theories of ethical decision making and justification

  • Includes clear, memorable, and engaging hypothetical cases?


Part of the SpringerBriefs in Ethics book series (BRIEFSETHIC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-v
  2. Lisa Newton
    Pages 1-22
  3. Lisa Newton
    Pages 23-37
  4. Lisa Newton
    Pages 39-43
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 63-63

About this book


This short introduction to the discipline of Ethics in its practical and professional applications teaches, in simplest form, the discipline's vocabulary and forms of reasoning.  It includes illustrative cases, clear explanations of philosophical terminology, and presents decision procedures appropriate to a hierarchy of cases.  It is meant to be a foundation for elementary work in Ethics.​


Commitment to Rationality Dilemmas of Professional Ethics Ethical Decision Making Foundation of Ethical Reasoning Fundamentals of “Principlism,” Moral Reasoning Nature and History of Applied Ethics Principles of Ethics Professional morality Reasoning in Ethics Reasoning of Applied Ethics Stakeholder Theory Teleological, Deontological, and Ontological Reasoning The Belmont Report Theoretical Ethics “Ethic” of Various Professions

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.ShelburneUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Ethical Decision Making: Introduction to Cases and Concepts in Ethics
  • Authors Lisa Newton
  • Series Title SpringerBriefs in Ethics
  • Series Abbreviated Title SpringerBriefs in Ethics
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law Philosophy and Religion (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-00166-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-00167-8
  • Series ISSN 2211-8101
  • Series E-ISSN 2211-811X
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages V, 63
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Ethics
    Philosophy of the Social Sciences
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