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Beyond Bumper Sticker Ethics

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Ideas have consequences. And sometimes those ideas can be squeezed in to slogans, slapped on bumper stickers and tweeted into cyberspace. These compact messages coming at us from all directions often compress in a few words entire ethical systems. It...


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Ideas have consequences. And sometimes those ideas can be squeezed in to slogans, slapped on bumper stickers and tweeted into cyberspace. These compact messages coming at us from all directions often compress in a few words entire ethical systems. It turns out that there's a lot more to the ideas behind these slogans--ideas that need to be sorted out before we make important moral decisions as individuals or as societies.In this revised and expanded edition of Steve Wilkens's widely-used text, the author has updated his introductions to basic ethical systems: cultural relativism ethical egoism utilitarianism behaviorism situation ethics Kantian ethics virtue ethics natural law ethics divine command theory He has also added two new chapters: evolutionary ethics narrative ethics With clarity and wit Wilkens unpacks the complicated ideas behind the slogans and offers Christian evaluations of each.
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Ideas have consequences. And sometimes those ideas can be squeezed in to slogans, slapped on bumper stickers and tweeted into cyberspace. These compact messages coming at us from all directions often compress in a few words entire ethical systems. It turns out that thereas a lot more to the ideas behind these slogans--ideas that need to be sorted out before we make important moral decisions as individuals or as societies.In this revised and expanded edition of Steve Wilkens's widely-used text, the author has updated his introductions to basic ethical systems:cultural relativismethical egoismutilitarianismbehaviorismsituation ethicsKantian ethicsvirtue ethicsnatural law ethicsdivine command theoryHe has also added two new chapters:evolutionary ethicsnarrative ethicsWith clarity and wit Wilkens unpacks the complicated ideas behind the slogans and offers Christian evaluations of each.
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Steve Wilkens

Steve Wilkens (Ph.D., Fuller Theological Seminary) is professor of theology and ethics at Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, California. He has also taught as an adjunct faculty member at Mount San Antonio College, Glendale Community College, Fuller Theological Seminary and Azusa Pacific University's C. P. Haggard Graduate School of Theology.
His books include Good Ideas from Questionable Christians and Outright Pagans (2004), Christianity & Western Thought, Volume 2: Faith and Reason in the Nineteenth Century (co-authored with Alan Padgett, 2000); Beyond Bumper Sticker Ethics (1995) and Christianity & Western Thought, Volume 3: Journey to Postmodernity in the Twentieth Century. He is also coeditor with Paul Shrier and Ralph P. Martin of Christian Calling, Christian College: Higher Education in the Service of the Church (2005).

  • Ideas Have Consequences. And Sometimes Those Ideas Can Be Squeezed In To Slogans, Slapped On Bumper Stickers And Tweeted Into Cyberspace. These Compact Messages Coming At Us From All Directions Often Compress In A Few Words Entire Ethical Systems. It Turns Out That There's A Lot More To The Ideas Behind These Slogans--ideas That Need To Be Sorted Out Before We Make Important Moral Decisions As Individuals Or As Societies.in This Revised And Expanded Edition Of Steve Wilkens's Widely-used Text, The Author Has Updated His Introductions To Basic Ethical Systems: <ul> <li>cultural Relativism</li> <li>ethical Egoism</li> <li>utilitarianism</li> <li>behaviorism</li> <li>situation Ethics</li> <li>kantian Ethics</li> <li>virtue Ethics</li> <li>natural Law Ethics</li> <li>divine Command Theory</li> </ul> He Has Also Added Two New Chapters: <ul> <li>evolutionary Ethics</li> <li>narrative Ethics</li> </ul> With Clarity And Wit Wilkens Unpacks The Complicated Ideas Behind The Slogans And Offers Christian Evaluations Of Each.
  • 1 Bumper Stickers And Ethical Systems
  • 2 When In Rome, Do As The Romans Do: Cultural Relativism
  • 3 Look Out For Number One: Ethical Egoism
  • 4 I Couldn&#146;t Help Myself: Behaviorism
  • 5 Survival Of The (ethical) Fittest: Evolutionary Ethics
  • 6 The Greatest Happiness: Utilitarianism
  • 7 It&#146;s Your Duty: Kantian Ethics
  • 8 Be Good: Virtue Ethics
  • 9 The Moral Of The Story Is . . . : Narrative Ethics
  • 10 All You Need Is Love: Situation Ethics
  • 11 Doing What Comes Naturally: Natural Law Ethics
  • 12 God Said It, I Believe It, That Settles It: Divine Command Theory
  • 13 Unraveling The Options
  • Notes

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