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Vice and Virtue in Everyday Life Introductory Readings in Ethics

ISBN-10: 0495130060
ISBN-13: 9780495130062
Edition: 7th 2007
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Description: VICE AND VIRTUE IN EVERYDAY LIFE has been a bestseller in college ethics for more than two decades because it is well-liked by both instructors and students. Instructors appreciate it for its philosophical breadth and seriousness. Students welcome  More...

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Book details

List price: $191.95
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 2/27/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 648
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

VICE AND VIRTUE IN EVERYDAY LIFE has been a bestseller in college ethics for more than two decades because it is well-liked by both instructors and students. Instructors appreciate it for its philosophical breadth and seriousness. Students welcome the engaging topics and irresistible readings. VICE AND VIRTUE IN EVERYDAY LIFE provides students with a lively selection of classical and contemporary readings on pressing matters of personal and social morality. The text includes an overview of seminal ethical theories, as well as a unique set of stimulating articles on matters of social responsibility, personal integrity and individual virtue. While the readings consistently represent different points of view, the book maintains a strong sense of the importance of avoiding cruelty and practicing kindness in a well-lived life.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Good and Evil
From Cruelty to Goodness
The Conscience of Huckleberry Finn
The Evil That Men Think-And Do
Thirty-eight Who Saw Murder Didn't Call Police
The Moral Insight
Billy Budd
Beyond Good and Evil
Moral Doctrines and Moral Theories
The Experience Machine
The Judeo-Christian Tradition
Morality Is Based on God's Commands
Why Morality Does Not Depend on Religion
Of Benevolence
Utilitarianism
A Critique of Utilitarianism
The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas
Good Will, Duty, and the Categorical Imperative
The Holocaust and Moral Philosophy
A Critique of Kantianism
Is It All Relative?
Morality As Custom
A Defense of Moral Relativism
A Defense of Cultural Relativism
Cultural Relativism and Universal Rights
Uganda's Women: Children, Drudgery, and Pain
An Alternative to Moral Relativism
Who's to Judge?
The Objective Basis of Morality
The Deep Beauty of the Golden Rule
I Have a Dream
The United Nations Charter: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Virtue
Happiness and the Virtues
The Art of Living
Of the Morals of the Catholic Church
The World of Epictetus
Virtue or Duty?
Tradition and the Virtues
Filial Morality
The Ethics of Virtue
Of Justice and Beneficence
The Origin of the Moral Sense
Vice
Vice
The Depths of Vice
Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God
The Hypocrites
Self-Deception
Upon Self-Deceit
Jealousy, Envy, and Spite
Morality and Self-Interest
The Ring of Gyges
Of the State of Men without Civil Society
Of Self-Love
The Unselfishness Trap
Egoism and Moral Skepticism
The Virtue of Selfishness
Egoism, Self-Interest, and Altruism
Why Not Be a Bad Person?
Why Act Morally?
Morality and Social Policy
Famine, Affluence, and Morality
World Hunger and Moral Obligation: The Case against Singer
"For Heaven's Sake, Please Stop the Aid!"
An Almost Absolute Value in History
On the Moral and Legal Status of Abortion
A Defense of Abortion
Why Abortion Is Immoral
The Wisdom of Repugnance: The Case against Human Cloning
Human Reproductive Cloning: A Look at the Arguments against It and a Rejection of Most of Them
The Constitution and the Clone
Duties to Animals and to Nature
On Duties to Animals
A Moral Defense of Vegetarianism
Down on the Factory Farm
An Animal's Place
The Moral Status of Animals
The Land Ethic
Deep Ecology
Is God in Trees?
The Case against Nature
The Meaning of Life
Substance, Shadow, and Spirit
The Bhagavad Gita
The Four Noble Truths
My Confession
A Free Man's Worship
The Myth of Sisyphus
The Meaning of Life
Existentialism and Freedom
Absurd Self-Fulfillment
The Human Search for Meaning
The Book of Job

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