Clashing Views on Moral Issues

ISBN-10: 007805009X
ISBN-13: 9780078050091
Edition: 13th 2012
Authors: Stephen Satris
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List price: $54.67
Edition: 13th
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date: 3/8/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Taking Sidesvolumes present current controversial issues in a debate-style format designed to stimulate student interest and develop critical thinking skills. Each issue is thoughtfully framed with an issue summary, an issue introduction, and a postscript or challenge questions.Taking Sidesreaders feature an annotated listing of selected World Wide Web sites. An online Instructor's Resource Guide with testing material is available for each volume.Using Taking Sides in the Classroomis also an excellent instructor resource. Visit www.mhhe.com/takingsides for more details.

Preface
Correlation Guide
Introduction
Fundamental Issues in Morality
Is Moral Relativism Correct?
Yes: Gilbert Harman, from "Moral Relativism," in Gilbert Harman and Judith Jarvis Thomson, eds., Moral Relativism and Moral Objectivity (Blackwell, 1996)
No: Louis P. Pojman, from "The Case Against Moral Relativism," in Louis P. Pojman and Lewis Vaughn, eds., The Moral Life: An Introductory Reader in Ethics and Literature (Oxford University-Press, 2007)
Does Morality Need Religion?
Yes: C. Stephen Layman, from The Shape of the Good: Christian Reflections on the Foundations of Ethics (University of Notre Dame Press, 1991)
No: John Arthur, from "Religion, Morality, and Conscience," in John Arthur, ed., Morality and Moral Controversies, 4th ed. (Prentice Hall, 1996)
Gender, Sex, And Reproduction
Must Sex Involve Commitment?
Yes: Vincent C. Punzo, from Reflective Naturalism (Macmillan, 1969)
No: Alan H. Goldman, from "Plain Sex," Philosophy and Public Affairs (Spring 1977)
Is Abortion Immoral?
Yes: Don Marquis, from "Why Abortion Is Immoral/' The Journal \ of Philosophy (April 1989)
No: Margaret Olivia Little, from "The Moral Permissibility of Abortion," in Andrew I. Cohen and Christopher Heath Wellman, eds, Contemporary Debates in Applied Ethics (Blackwell Publishing, 2005)
Is It Right to Prohibit Same-Sex Marriage?
Yes: Jeff Jordan, from "Is It Wrong to Discriminate on the Basis of Homosexuality?" Journal of Social Philosophy, vol. 26, no. 1 (Spring 1995)
No: David Boonin, from "Same-Sex Marriage and the Argument from Public Disagreement," Journal of Social Philosophy, vol. 30, no. 2 (Summer 1999)
Should Human Cloning Be Banned?
Yes: Michael J. Sandel, from "The Ethical Implications of Human Cloning," Perspectives in Biology and Medicine (Spring 2005)
No: John A. Robertson, from "Human Cloning and the Challenge of Regulation," The New England Journal of Medicine (July 9, 1998)
Law and Society
Is Cloning Pets Ethically Justified?
Yes: Autumn Fiester, from "Creating Fido's Twin: Can Pet Cloning Be Ethically Justified?" Hastings Center Report (July/ August 2005)
No: Hilary Bok, from "Cloning Companion Animals Is Wrong," Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science (vol. 5, no. 3, 2002)
Should Congress Allow the Buying and Selling of Human Organs?
Yes: Lewis Burrows, from "Selling Organs for Transplantation," The Mount Sinai Journal of Medicine (September 2004)
No: James F. Childress, from "Should Congress Allow the Buying and Selling of Human Organs? No," Insight on the News (May 7, 2001)
Should Drags Be Legalized?
Yes: Meaghan Cussen and Walter Block, from "Legalize Drugs Now! An Analysis of the Benefits of Legalized Drugs," American Journal of Economics and Sociology (July 2000)
No: Theodore Dalrymple, from "Don't Legalize Drugs," cjonline.com {The City Journal) (Spring 1997)
Is Price Gouging Wrong?
Yes: Jeremy Snyder, from "What's the Matter with Price Gouging?" Business Ethics Quarterly, vol. 19, no. 2 (April 2009) 184
No: Matt Zwolinski, from "Price Gouging, Non-Worseness, and Distributive Justice," Business Ethics Quarterly, vol. 19, no. 2 (April 2009)
Is Affirmative Action Fair?
If Yes: Albert G. Mosley, from "Affirmative Action: Pro," in Albert G. Mosley and Nicholas Capaldi, eds., Affirmative Action: Social Justice or Unfair Preference? (Rowman & Littlefield, 1996)
No: Louis P. Pojman, from "The Case Against Affirmative Action," International Journal of Applied Philosophy (Spring 1998)
Should the Death Penalty Be Abolished?
Yes: Michael Welch, from Punishment in America: Social Control and the Ironies of Imprisonment (Sage, 1999)
No: Ernest van den Haag, from "The Death Penalty Once More," U.C. Davis Law Review (Summer 1985)
Is Torture Ever Justified?
Yes: Mirko Bagaric and Julie Clarke, from "Not Enough Official. Torture in the World?" University of San Francisco Law Review (Spring 2005)
No: Philip E. Devine, from "What's Wrong with Torture?" International Philosophical Quarterly, vol. 49 (Septem-ber 2009)
Is Physician-Assisted Suicide Wrong?
Yes: Richard Doerglinger, from "Assisted Suicide: Pro-Choice or Anti-Life?" Hastings Center Report (January/February 1989)
No: David T. Watts and Timothy Howell, from "Assisted Suicide Is Not Voluntary Active Euthanasia," Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (October 1992)
Human Beings and Other Species
Does Morality Require Vegetarianism?
Yes: Michael Allen Fox from "Why We Should Be Vegetarians," International Journal of Applied Philosophy (vol. 20, no. 2, 2006)
No: Holmes Rolston 111, from Environmental Ethics: Duties to and Values in the Natural World (Temple University Press, 1988)
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