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'We live with mixed messages and confusion about what ethics is and what constitutes an ethical life. The point remains that human beings inevitably engage in ethical choices, as we make our lives meaningful. Indeed, there is no human life at all, let alone a worthwhile one, without ethics!'

Preston, Noel 2001, Understanding Ethics, Federation Press, Annandale, NSW, p. 3

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On the shelves

The Library catalogue is a powerful searching tool. Use a basic keyword search to quickly locate the resources you will find on our shelves.

Dewey Numbers

As with all Dewey numbers use the base number, in this case 170 (Ethics- Moral philosophy) for a broad outline of this topic. The the numbers from 171 - 179 look at other specific topics in ethics.


The Issues in Society series are available on our shelves. They are also available online as digital editions.

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Business ethics

Ecological agriculture


Legal ethics

Medical ethics

Reproductive technology

Respect for human life

Treatment of animals