The purpose of this book is to provide students who are not necessarily inclined to study philosophy an accessible and concise anthology of texts drawn from some of the most important and influential works on the subject of ethics generally conceived. The practical purpose of the book is to provide sufficient theoretical material to support a diverse practical and applied ethics curriculum. Accordingly, this book does not provide a comprehensive collection of texts. Rather, it provides just enough theoretical material to support sufficiently theoretical explorations of a variety of very practical ethical concerns. This book is directed at students of business, medicine, research, law, practitioners of every sort. In short this book is directed at students who are not philosophers by trade or by choice, yet who encounter genuinely philosophical and ethical challenges every day in their professional practice.