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My next ebook – Virtue: A Short(ish) Guide to Moral Philosophy, Part 1 – is now available for pre-order through Amazon for a discounted price of £1.99 in the UK, and $2.99 in the US, and equivalent prices in other countries. The current estimated publication date is the end of August, but this may be brought forward (sign up for updates).

As the title implies, it is the first in a three-part introduction to ethics. This first instalment looks at virtue ethics, concentrating on Aristotle. Parts 2 and 3 (to be published later) will look at deontological ethics (Kant) and utilitarianism (Mill) respectively. These will be sold separately, but I will eventually also offer a combined edition with chapters on applied and ethics and metaethics.

Like most of my books, it is aimed at the general reader or student. The book is designed to sit alongside the ethics module of UK ‘A’ Level Philosophy syllabus, but will also be handy as an accessible, engaging and light-hearted introduction for those interested in ethical questions in whatever context.

You can find out more about the book here.