21st Century Ethical Toolbox

ISBN-10: 0199758816
ISBN-13: 9780199758814
Edition: 3rd 2013
Author(s): Anthony Weston
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Edition: 3rd
Copyright Year: 2013
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 11/21/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 560
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.914
Language: English

Thoroughly optimistic, A 21st Century Ethical Toolbox, Third Edition, invites students to approach ethical issues with a reconstructive intent--to make room for more and better options than the rigid "pro" and "con" positions that have developed around tough problems like abortion andenvironmental ethics. Employing an accessible, consistently engaging writing style, Anthony Weston covers the skills that are vital to making real progress in ethics, including critical thinking, creative problem-solving, moral vision, genuine dialogue, and many more. Provocative selections from awide range of philosophers, essayists, community activists, and students are interwoven with Weston's own discussions. The text is enhanced by extensive "Exercises and Notes" sections at the end of each chapter, new "Using Your Tools" sections after every two chapters, and a detailed guide forteachers as an appendix. Join instructors and students around the country who are using the experiential and applied activities inspired by this "toolbox" of skills to design interactive and collaborative ethics courses.NEW TO THIS EDITION* Nine new, extended exercises--"Using Your Tools"--integrate themes across multiple chapters and carry them farther into practice* A brand-new final chapter looks at the future of ethics, including a reading on intergenerational ethics and green design* A revised Part IV serves as a survey of various practical challenges in ethics* A more streamlined organization allows instructors to move more quickly into Part II: Moral Values* Updated readings, references, and sources throughout

Each chapter ends with "For Review" and "Exercises and Notes" sections
Preface
Embracing Ethics
Ethics as a Learning Experience
What Is Ethics?
Why Study Ethics?
Readings:: Alice Walker, "Am I Blue?"Ted Kerasote, from i
Bloodties/i
Ethics-Avoidance Disorders
Flying by Instinct
Offhand Self-Justification
Dogmatism
Relativism
Using Your Tools #1: "Is Food the New Sex?"
Readings:: Mary Eberstadt, "Is Food the New Sex?"
Maggie Castor, "Food and Sex Reconsidered"
Ethics and Religion
An Approach to Religious Ethics
Let the Stories Be Stories!
Thinking for Yourselfi
Reading:/i Jamal Rahman, "Making Peace with the Sword Verse"
Moral Values
Taking Values Seriously
Varieties of Values
Families of Moral Values
Attending to Valuesi
Reading:/i Rayna Rapp, "XYLO"
Using Your Tools #2: Values on the Edgei
Reading:/i Edward Abbey, "The Great American Desert"
The Ethics of the Person
Valuing Personsi
Reading:/i Philip Hallie, "Le Chambon"
Kant's Categorical Imperativei
Reading:/i Immanuel Kant, from i
Foundations of the Metaphysics of Morals/i
Rights, Equality, Justicei
Reading:/i The United Nations Declaration of Human Rights
The Ethics of Happiness
Hedonismi
Reading:/i Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, from i
Flow/i
Utilitarianism
Readings:: John Stuart Mill, from i
Utilitarianism/i
Bertrand Russell, from "The Harm That Good Men Do"
Can Utility Be the Single Measure of Value?
Using Your Tools #3: A Utilitarian Approach to Povertyi
Reading:/i Peter Singer, "The Solution to World Poverty"
The Ethics of Virtue
An Abundance of Virtues
A Greek View of Virtuei
Reading:/i Aristotle, from i
Nicomachean Ethics/i
A Chinese View of Virtuei
Reading:/i Lao Tzu, from the i
Tao Te Ching/i
Cultivating the Virtuesi
Reading:/i John Sullivan, from i
Living Large/i
The Ethics of Relationship
Care Ethicsi
Reading:/i Nel Noddings, from i
Caring/i
Ethics and Communityi
Reading:/i Kwasi Wiredu, from "The Moral Foundations of an African Culture"
The Expanding Circlei
Reading:/i Aldo Leopold, from "The Land Ethic"
Using Your Tools #4: Building a Student Code of Ethics
Skills for Ethical Practice
Critical Thinking
Facts and Sources
Inferences
Definitions
Quick Reference: Critical-Thinking Basics
Judging Like Cases Alike
Consistency Is a Challenge
How to Restore Consistency
Hypothetical Casesi
Reading:/i Colin McGinn, "Speciesism"
Quick Reference: Judging Like Cases Alike: Using Your Tools #5: Exploring the Welfare Question
Dialogue
How to Have a Fruitless Debate
How to Have a Useful Discussion
Readings:: Mary Jacksteit and Adrienne Kaufmann, "The Common Ground Network for Life and Choice"
Spoma Jovanovic, "Deepening Ethical Dialogue"
Quick Reference: Ethical Dialogue
When Values Clash
Right versus Right
Integrating Values
Big Decisionsi
Reading:/i Roger Gottlieb, "Can We Talk? Understanding the 'Other Side" in the Animal Rights Debates"
Quick Reference: When Values Clash: Using Your Tools #6: Can We Talk . . . about Marriage," Martin Fowler
Creative Problem-Solving
The Space for Inventiveness in Ethics
Creative Explorations
Creative Provocations
Quick Reference: Creativity Basics
Reframing Problems
Opening Up a Problem
Reading: Fran Peavey, "Strategic Questioning"Three Methods
Can the Abortion Debate be Reframed?
Quick Reference: Reframing Problems: Using Your Tools #7: Reframing Bioethical Issues: Or, Where Ethics Meets Politics
Moral Vision
Working from a Vision
Environmental Visionsi
Reading:/i Bill Thomas, from i
What Are Old People For?/i
Quick Reference: Moral Vision
Challenges
Response-ability
Self-Possession
Sexual Choices
Readings:: Keith Clark, from i
Being Sexual and Celibate/i
Carol Queen, from i
Real Live Nude Girl/i
Eating
Using Your Tools #8: Personal Ethical Mission Statements, by Nim Batchelor
Making a Difference
The Power of One
Becoming a Change-Maker
Communities Making Change
Joining a Change-Making Community
The Future of Ethics
Three Doubts about Ethics
Ethics Is Inescapable
Turning Criticali
Reading:/i William McDonough, "Design for a New World"Using Your Tools #9: Ethical Change Projects
The Toolbox in the Classroom
Experiential Teaching in Ethics, by Sharon Hartline, Department of Philosophy and Religion, i
Radford University/i

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