From Conduct to Character should be a wonderful teaching tool, especially for beginning ethics students. The case studies used in this book do not merely encourage students to make up their own minds. Rather, they draw students into a deeper consideration of their character and of the communities that make their character possible.
Gilbert T. Rowe Professor of Theological Ethics,
Duke Divinity School, Durham, North Carolina
Ethical theory and contemporary ethical crises find a unique marriage in this very useful introduction to ethics by Todd Speidell. Brief enough to use for an introductory ethics course, Speidell's book uses intriguing case studies to flesh out the perennial challenges of both classical and contemporary ethical theories. Never has an introductory ethics text included so much in a slim, affordable volume.
Christian D. Kettler,
Prof. of Theology and Philosophy,
Friends University, Wichita, Kansas
From Conduct to Character is a concise and articulate introduction to ethical decision-making from the perspective of key ethical traditions. First and foremost, this is a teaching text, written to provide structure and meaning to conversations about difficult moral choices. It is also an insightful guide and starting point for addressing questions of values, virtue, and moral obligation.
Keith A. Evans, Head of School,
Collegiate School, Richmond, Virginia