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Teaching College Students How to Solve Real-Life Moral Dilemmas

An Ethical Compass for Quarterlifers


Robert J. Nash and Jennifer J.J. Jang

Teaching College Students How to Solve Real-Life Moral Dilemmas will speak to the sometimes confounding, real-life, moral challenges that quarterlife students actually face each and every day of their lives. It will spell out an original, all-inclusive approach to thinking about, and applying, ethical problem-solving that takes into consideration people’s acts, intentions, circumstances, principles, background beliefs, religio-spiritualities, consequences, virtues and vices, narratives, communities, and the relevant institutional and political structures. This approach doesn’t tell students exactly what to do as much as it evokes important information in order to help them think more deeply and expansively about ethical issues in order to resolve actual ethical dilemmas. There is no text like it on the market today. Teaching College Students How to Solve Real-Life Moral Dilemmas can be used in a variety of ethics courses.
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Robert J. Nash is Professor and Official University Scholar in the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Creative Arts at the University of Vermont, where he is the founder and director of the Interdisciplinary Studies Program in Education. He has published 16 books, several of them national award winners, as well as over 100 scholarly articles, chapters, and monographs.

Jennifer J. J. Jang is Associate Director of Diversity and Instructor of Mandarin Chinese at Champlain College in Vermont. She is the coauthor (with Robert J. Nash) of Preparing Students for Life Beyond College: A Meaning-Centered Vision for Holistic Teaching and Learning (2015). She also co-teaches Ethics of Helping Relationships and Philosophy of Education at the University of Vermont.

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