Contemporary Moral Issues Diversity and Consensus

ISBN-10: 0205633609
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Edition: 4th 2013 (Revised)
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Description: For undergraduate courses in Ethics, Social Ethics, and Contemporary Moral Problems. This anthology provides a comprehensive selection of readings on contemporary social issues revolving around three general themes: Matters of Life and Death,  More...

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List price: $127.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 9/14/2016
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 544
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.914
Language: English

For undergraduate courses in Ethics, Social Ethics, and Contemporary Moral Problems. This anthology provides a comprehensive selection of readings on contemporary social issues revolving around three general themes: Matters of Life and Death, Matters of Equality and Diversity, and Expanding the Circle (duties beyond borders, living together with animals, and environmental ethics). Each set of readings is accompanied by an extensive introduction, a bibliographical essay, pre-reading questions, and discussion questions.

Preface
Introduction: A Pluralistic Approach to Contemporary Moral Issues
An Initial Moral Problems Self-Quiz
Matters of Life and Death
Cloning and reproductive technologies
The Narratives
"Belgian Loopholes Allow Swiss Parents a 'Savior' Baby"
"On the Ethics of Selective Abortion for Disability: Conversations with My Son"
An Introduction to the Moral Issues
The Argument
"What's Wrong with Enhancement?"
Concluding Discussion Questions
For Further Reading
MySearchLab Connections
Twilight of the Idols, Selections by Friedrich Nietzsche
Utilitarianism by John Stuart Mill
Republic by Plato
Abortion
The Narrative
"The Two-Minus-One Pregnancy"
An Introduction to the Moral Issues
The Arguments
"Abortion and the Concept of a Person"
"The Wrong of Abortion"
Concluding Discussion Questions
For Further Reading
MySearchLab Connections
Meditations on First Philosophy by Ren� Descartes
Protagoras by Plato
Politics by Aristotle
Euthanasia
The Narratives
Atul Gawande, "Letting Go"
"Confronting Physician-Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia: My Father's Death"
An Introduction to the Moral Issues
The Argument
"Active and Passive Euthanasia"
Concluding Discussion Questions
For Further Reading
MySearchLab Connections
Foundation for the Metaphysics of Morals by Immanuel Kant
An Introduction to the Principles of Morality and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham
Higher & Lower Pleasures by John Stuart Mill
Punishment and the Death Penalty
The Narrative
Helen Prejean, C.S.J., "Crime Victims on the Anvil of Pain"
An Introduction to the Moral Issues
The Arguments
"What Do Murderers Deserve? The Death Penalty in Civilized Societies"
"Against the Death Penalty"
Concluding Discussion Questions
For Further Reading
MySearchLab Connections
Principle of Utility by Jeremy Bentham
On Crimes and Punishments by Cesare Beccaria
The Metaphysical Elements of Justice by Immanuel Kant
War, Terrorism, and Counterterrorism
The Narrative
"Soldiers' Moral Wounds"
An Introduction to the Moral Issues
The Arguments
"The Argument about Humanitarian Intervention"
"Torture Can Be Wrong and Still Work"
"Is There a Tortuous Road to Justice?"
"Ethical Issues in Counterterrorism Warfare"
Concluding Discussion Questions
For Further Reading
MySearchLab Connections
On Free Choice of the Will by Saint Augustine
Summa Theologica by Saint Thomas Aquinas
The Analects by Confucius
Matters of Diversity and Equality
Race and Ethnicity
The Narrative
"Beyond Mestizaje: The Future of Race in America"
An Introduction to the Moral Issues
The Arguments
"Achieving Democratic Equality: Forgiveness, Reconciliation, and Reparations"
"Hate Crimes Laws: Progressive Politics or Balkanization?"
Concluding Discussion Questions
For Further Reading
MySearchLab Connections
The Souls of Black Folk by William Edward Burghardt Du Bois (also, W.E.B. Du Bois)
Letter from a Birmingham Jail by Martin Luther King, Jr.
An Introduction to the Principles of Morality and Legislation
Gender
An Introduction to the Moral Issues
The Arguments
"Stopping the Traffic in Women"
"The Second Sexism"
"Is Multiculturalism Bad for Women?"
Concluding Discussion Questions
For Further Reading
MySearchLab Connections
How to Make Our Ideas Clear by Charles Sanders Peirce
Philosophical Investigations by Ludwig Wittgenstein
Cratylus by Plato
An Essay on Man by Alexander Pope
Sexual Orientation
The Narrative
"Remarks in Recognition of International Human Rights Day"
An Introduction to the Moral Issues
The Arguments
"A Right to Marry? Same-Sex Marriage and Constitutional Law"
"Against Homosexual Marriage"
Concluding Discussion Questions
For Further Reading
MySearchLab Connections
On Liberty by John Stuart Mill
Five Ways by Saint Thomas Aquinas
The Teleological Argument by William Paley
Expanding the Circle
World Hunger and Poverty
An Introduction to the Moral Issues
The Arguments
"The Moral Demands of Global Justice"
"Achieving Global and Local Justice"
Concluding Discussion Questions
For Further Reading
MySearchLab Connections
Nicomachean Ethics by Aristotle
Utilitarianism by John Stuart Mill
Higher & Lower Pleasures by John Stuart Mill
An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith
Living Together with Animals
The Narratives
"Eating Animals"
"Down on the Factory Farm"
An Introduction to the Moral Issues
The Arguments
"The Case for Animal Rights"
"The Case for the Use of Animals in Biomedical Research"
Concluding Discussion Questions
For Further Reading
MySearchLab Connections
Meditations on First Philosophy by Ren� Descartes
The Metaphysical Elements of Justice by Immanuel Kant
De Anima by Aristode
Environmental Ethics
The Narrative
"Native American Attitudes toward the Environment"
"Apocalypse Now: A Scientist's Plea for Christian Environmentalism"
An Introduction to the Moral Issues
The Arguments
"Just Garbage"
"Radical American Environmentalism and Wilderness Preservation: A Third World Critique"
Concluding Discussion Questions
For Further Reading
MySearchLab Connections
Opus Majus by Roger Bacon
Discourse on Method by Ren� Descartes
Principle of Utility by Jeremy Bentham
Cyberethics
The Narrative
"Hackers Live by Own Code"Joseph Menn
An Introduction to the Moral Issues
The Arguments
"The Ethical Evaluation of WikiLeaks"
"Should We Let Computers Get Under Our Skins?"
"Ethical Reflections on Cyberstalking"
"Ethical Reflections on the Problem of Spam"
Concluding Discussion Questions
For Further Reading
MySearchLab Connections
Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes
De Anima by Aristotle
Foundation for the Metaphysics of Morals by Immanuel Kant
Two Treatises of Government by John Locke
Index

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