You Decide! Current Debates in Contemporary Moral Problems

ISBN-10: 032135446X
ISBN-13: 9780321354464
Edition: 2006
Authors: Bruce N. Waller
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Book details

List price: $61.60
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Publication date: 8/1/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.166
Language: English

Covering important philosophical issues aimed at today's students, paired articles "talk to each other," thus setting up a clear "pro-con" format. Each pair of readings features an introduction with a list of "Points to Ponder" which focuses students on the issues they'll encounter as they read and ends with a conclusion entitled "The Continuing Debate" with subheads "What is New" and "Where to Find More" to encourage further study and discussion.

Bruce N. Waller is Professor of Philosophy at Youngstown State University. He is the author of Against Moral Responsibility (MIT Press).

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Campus Speech Codes: Protection Against Intolerance or Destruction of Free Speech
Protection Against Intolerance Advocate
Professor of Philosophy, Georgia State University Source
Liberalism and Campus Hate Speech
A Philosophical Examination, Ethics, volume 103 (January 1993)
Destruction of Free Speech Advocate
Writer for The Economist, author of The Kindly Inquisitors
The New Attacks on Free Thought (Chicago: University of Chicago Press)
Source: In Defense of Prejudice
Why Incendiary Speech Must Be Protected, Harpers Magazine, May 1995
Pornography: Public Harm That Should Be Censored or Private Choice That Must Be Tolerated?
Public Harm That Should Be Censored Advocate
A writer and lecturer, has been very active in passing ordinances
That categorize pornography as sex discrimination
Thus increasing opportunities for legal action against pornography
Source: Letters in a War Zone, 1988, Dutto?
Private Choice That Must Be Tolerated Advocate
Source: Feminism, Pornography, and Censorship,? 1985
Page 233 in Social Ethics, 6th Edition, Mappes and Zembaty
Affirmative Action Programs: Unfair Discrimination or Basic Justice?
Unfair Discrimination Advocate
Professor of Philosophy at the University of Michigan
Author of many works in ethics
Political philosophy, and logic
Source: "Why Race Preference is Wrong and Bad," from affirmative
Action and Racial Preference: A Debate
(New York: Oxford University Press, 2003)
Basic Justice Advocates
Source: Affirmative Action as Equalizing Opportunity
Challenging the Myth of `Preferential Treatment
National Black Law Journal volume 16, issue 2; 199/2000
The Rights of Non Human Animals: Sorely Neglected or Nonexistent?
Sorely Neglected Advocate
Professor of Philosophy at North Carolina State University
Leader in the animal rights movement, and author of The Case for Animal Rights
(Berkeley: The University of California Press, 1983)
Source: The Case for Animal Rights, From Peter Singer, Editor
In Defense of Animals (Oxford: Basil Blackwell, Inc., 1985): 13-26
Nonexistent Advocate
Professor of Philosophy at the University of Michigan
Ann Arbor Source: The Case for the Use of Animals in Biomedical Research
The New England Journal of Medicine, volume 315 (October 2, 1986): 865-870
Illegal Drugs: Should They Remain Illegal or Should We Decriminalize Drugs?
Illegal Drugs Should Remain Illegal Advocate: Theodore Dalrymple
A physician and psychiatrist who works in a British prison
A contributing editor of City Journal
He recently wrote Life at the Bottom
The Worldview that Makes the Underclass Source
Dont Legalize Drugs, City Journal, Volume 7, No. 2 (Spring 1997)
Illegal Drugs Should Be Decriminalized Advocate
Professor of Politics and Public Affairs at the Woodrow Wilson
School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University
Source: The Case for Legalization, Public Interest, Summer 1998
Performance Enhancing Drugs
Should They Be Banned from Athletics or Should Athletes
Be Allowed to Use Them?
They Should Be Banned from Athletics Advocate
Professor of Philosophy at Hamilton College
Coach of the Hamilton varsity golf team from 1986-2000
He is a past president of the Philosoph

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