Elizabeth, IL Author Publishes Book on Ethics
October 27, 2017 (PRLEAP.COM) Entertainment NewsEthics: An Introduction to the Western Schools of Thought in Moral Philosophy, a new book by Rev. James L. Breed, Ph.D., has been released by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc.
Ethics: An Introduction to the Western Schools of Thought in Moral Philosophy is an introductory textbook in moral philosophy. It provides an outline of the main schools of thought in the Western philosophical traditions, with a brief analysis of each school of thought and the views of its critics.
This text is designed to cover the major theories and schools of thought in moral philosophy: the divine command theory; the deontological theories; natural law theory; virtue ethics; other teleological theories including egoism and hedonism; the ethics of community; utilitarianism; existentialist ethics; individualism and radical individualism; relativism; realist and absolutist theories; feminist ethics; environmentalist ethics; the focus on the need for individual judgment and moral commitment; and contextualism.
About the Author
Rev. James L. Breed, Ph.D. grew in the tiny farming community of Apple River, in the northwest corner of Illinois. He entered college at the University of Dubuque, in Dubuque, Iowa, in 1962 with the intent of becoming an electrical engineer, and so majored in mathematics and intended to major in physics also. Instead, he completed his Master of Divinity degree and became a pastor in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) where he served for 35 years. In the process, he earned his Master of Sacred Theology in Old Testament studies, then entered the Ph.D. program in Historical Theology at Aquinas Institute of Theology, then located in Dubuque. Along with his pastoral work, Dr. Breed taught part-time in two community colleges for 24 years before retiring in 2016.
Rev. Breed and his wife, Monika, have three children and six grandchildren. They have been married for forty-eight years.
Ethics: An Introduction to the Western Schools of Thought in Moral Philosophy is a 334-page paperback with a retail price of $21.00. The ISBN is 978-1-4809-4110-6. It was published by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. For more information, or to request a review copy, please go to our virtual pressroom at www.dorrancepressroom.com or our online bookstore www.bookstore.dorrancepublishing.com.