Ethical Theory and Moral Problems

ISBN-10: 0534529747

ISBN-13: 9780534529741

Edition: 1999

Authors: Howard J. Curzer
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Description: This text links ethics to actual moral issues giving equal coverage to theory and issues. Through introductions, discussion and essay questions, it demostrates how ethical theory is relevant to students.

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Book details

List price: $189.95
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 11/23/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 640
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.794
Language: English

Introduction
Obstacles and beginnings
Morality and Knowledge: Relativism and Realism
A Defense of Ethical Relativism
Ethical Relativism
Non-Relative Virtues: An Aristotelian Approach
The Subjectivity of Values
Moral Realism and the Arguments from Disagreement and Queerness. Questions
Morality and Happiness: Egoism and Common Sense
Psychological Egoism
Critique of Traditional Morality
The Virtue of Selfishness. Questions
Morality and Religion: The Bible and Divine Command Theory
The Ten Commandments and the Holiness Code
The Ten Commandment and the Holiness Code: A Modern Commentary
Sermon on the Mount
The Sermon on the Mount
Religion, Morality, and Conscience
A Modified Divine Command Theory of Ethical Wrongness. Questions
Ethical theories
Utilitarianism: Mill
Rule-Utilitarianism
Mill's Theory of Justice
A Critique of Utilitarianism. Questions
Deontology: Kant
Kant's Ethical Theory: Exposition and Critique
Humanity as an End in Itself
Consistency in Action. Questions
Virtue Ethics: Aristotle
Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics
Excellence of Character
Aristotlelian Justice as a Personal Virtue. Questions
Care and justice
Ethics Of Care: Gilligan and Noddings
Women, Relationships, and Caring
An Ethic of Caring
Gilligan and Kohlberg: Implications for Moral Theory
Autonomy, Integrity, and Care
Is Care a Virtue for Heath Care Professionals? Questions
Economic Justice: Aristotle, Nozick, Mill, and Rawls
Economic Income and Social Justice
Distributive Justice
A Theory of Justice. Questions
Moral problems
Pornography and Sexual Harassment
The Harm Principle
The Harm Principle
Pornography and Respect for Women
Liberty and Pornography
Pornography, Civil Rights, and Speech
Exaggerating the Extent of Sexual Harassment
Sex and Violence. Questions
Abortion
A Defense of Abortion
Abortion and the Concept of a Person
Why Abortion is Immoral
Virtue Theory and Abortion
Abortion and the 'Feminine Voice.'
Abortion: A Feminine Perspective. Questions
Sexual Matters: Exploitation, Perversion, and Prostitution
Sexual Perversion
Gay Basics
Just Looking: Voyeurism and the Grounds of Privacy
Between Consenting Adults
Is Adultry Immoral?
Markets in Women's Sexual Labor
What's Wrong with Prostitution? Questions
Affirmative Action
The Moral Status of Affirmative Action
One Way to Understand and Defend Programs of Preferential Treatment
Secondary Sexism and Quota Hiring
What People Deserve. Questions
Poverty and Marriage
The Right to Eat and the Duty to Work
Liberalism
Justice, Gender, and International Boundaries
Commentary on Onora O'Neill's "Justice, Gender, and International Boundaries"
Justice
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