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This lucid and concise examination of the difficult moral issues of today, such as abortion and euthanasia, explores the nature of ethics and how we make moral decisions. Opinions expressed in this highly controversial book have caused uproar among thinkers and campaigners of different persuasions. In no uncertain terms, the highly respected philosopher Mary Warnock explains in this book how to distinguish right from wrong in a multiplicity of different contemporary moral dilemmas. Drawing on remarkably vivid examples from her personal and political life, Warnock illustrates the difficult cases to make her point succintctly and persuasively, and with intellectual rigor and keen insight she clarifies where her views agree and depart from those of contemporary ethical philosophers in the academic mainstream.
"This book will serve as an excellent introduction to ethical study, and is also an impassioned and moving summary of Warnock's own lifelong dedication to ethical thinking."--Alain de Botton
Mary Warnock is an eminent philosopher and author with a distinguished career. She is a former fellow and tutor in philosophy at St. Hugh's College, Oxford.