"We experience unprecedented freedom of moral and consumer choice, alongside intrusive regulation of our day-to-day activities. Our major constraints are peculiarly modern - economic expectations, not knowing what to do, or a profound awareness of the impact of our personal and national decisions on others. Understanding Ethics introduces the frameworks of moral philosophy to analyse contemporary moral issues and perennial human dilemmas. While the early chapters which provide the theory section remain substantially the same, the rest of the book is expanded in theme so that there are now fourteen chapters altogether, where previously there were ten. Reflecting serious issues of our times a new chapter on War, Terrorism and Violence has been provided while Preston has undertaken a complete revision updating his work to reflect developments in: Key bioethical issues such as: Stell cem research, cloning and genetic patents · Genetically modified cropping · Biodiversity · Impact on developing countries Key themes in education and the workplace such as: Ethics for teachers and schools · Ethics of disciplinary processes Global themes: Ethics of population and poverty · Global governance and global citizenship New Section on War, Terrorism and Violence includes material on: Capital Punishment · War including “Just war theory” ٽ Terrorism and torture Environmental themes have been updated from previous editions: Earth Charter and eco justice ٽ Animal rights ٽ Ethics, global warming and energy policy Sexuality: Update on Same sex marriage and human rights."--Provided by publisher.