Weston publishes fourth edition of ethics textbook
Oxford University Press has just published the fourth edition of Anthony Weston's widely-used textbook, "A 21st Century Ethical Toolbox."
Oxford University Press has just published the fourth edition Professor Anthony Weston's widely-used textbook "A 21st Century Ethical Toolbox."
First published in 2001, "Toolbox" is unique among contemporary ethics textbooks for its highly practical orientation, optimistic outlook and wide range of "tools" including creative problem-solving, dialogue skills and moral vision, along with a diversity of moral frameworks presented as complementary rather than in competition.
Most of the text is by Weston, but readings from a variety of writers are included, ranging from novelists, activists and students, with contributions by the Philosophy Department's Professors Batchelor, Fowler, and Sullivan, along with a translation by Professor Ketevan Kupatadze of the Department of World Languages and Cultures.
Maggie Castor '11 served as research assistant for the project and contributed an essay of her own, and a number of students from the 2016 Senior Seminar in Philosophy wrote sample dialogues for some of the exercises.
A link to the publisher's page for the book can be found here: https://global.oup.com/ushe/product/a-21st-century-ethical-toolbox-9780190621155?q=weston%20toolbox&lang=en&cc=us
Weston is professor of philosophy and environmental studies.