Contains exercises and examples throughout the text that incorporates expanded coverage of contemporary issues such as same-sex marriage, the use of torture, the 2008 presidential election, internet cheating, domestic violence, reparations for slavery, federal bailouts, terrorism, and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Utilizes a Developmental Pedagogy in which a progressive approach is taken, that has shown to have a higher success rate than more traditional approaches.
Text is based on the latest research on how to enhance moral development in college students.
Includes new self-evaluation questionnaires which allow students to determine their level of moral thinking and to monitor their progress.
New Connections boxes in margins help students think about what they are reading in relation to topics elsewhere in the book.
Added a new section on the basic thought behind Ethical Subjectivism.
Added a chapter devoted to Divine Command Theory and Civil Religion as well as a chapter devoted to Natural Law Theory.