Speaker, Author and Professor
of Ethics, Intercultural Ethics,
Medical Ethics & Asian Philosophy

Ethics Across Cultures: An Introductory Text with Readings

(New York: McGraw-Hill Higher Education, 2005)

Cover Designer:

Preston Thomas

Cover Image:

Liubov Popova, Still Life

Back cover:

In universities and colleges across the country, more and more philosophers are approaching the study of ethics from a multi-cultural and global perspective.  With Ethics Across Cultures: An Introductory Text with Readings, Michael Brannigan has written the first comprehensive introductory text to include core readings drawn from both Eastern and Western philosophical traditions.  Brannigan’s Japanese and Irish heritage allows him unique insight into the ethical questions and dilemmas posed here.


  • Each chapter begins with a vignette or case study that immediately illustrates the topic’s real-life relevance.
  • A complete chapter addresses critical thinking and moral reasoning.
  • An engaging appendix offers 20 case studies that will foster meaningful discussion.  Each case study is illustrated with original artwork commissioned for this book.
  • Each new copy of Ethics Across Cultures is accompanied by free access to PowerWeb: Ethics—a rich online collection of classical and contemporary readings.  To view all of these readings, visit http://www.mhhe.com/powerweb.