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Ethics Theory and Contemporary Issues (with InfoTrac)

ISBN-10: 0534564321
ISBN-13: 9780534564322
Edition: 4th 2004
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Description: Through a combination of the illuminating overviews composed by the editor and readings drawn from important traditional and contemporary sources, MacKinnon's ETHICS provides students with an introduction to both ethical theory and the moral debates  More...

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Book details

List price: $98.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 5/19/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 496
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.738
Language: English

Through a combination of the illuminating overviews composed by the editor and readings drawn from important traditional and contemporary sources, MacKinnon's ETHICS provides students with an introduction to both ethical theory and the moral debates surrounding a variety of contemporary issues. Edited with the intention of providing reader friendly, but not superficial, access to many complex concepts, ETHICS is a comprehensive and clear-sighted introduction to both the general and specific guises ethical deliberation is obliged to take.

Barbara MacKinnon is a professor emerita of philosophy at the University of San Francisco. During her 30 years of teaching, her instruction and writing focused primarily on the history of ethics and contemporary ethical issues. She enjoys reading widely, playing the piano, and traveling.

Prefacep. xvii
History of Ethics Time Linep. xxi
Ethical Theoryp. 1
Ethics and Ethical Reasoningp. 2
Ethical Relativismp. 20
Egoismp. 32
Utilitarianismp. 47
Kant's Moral Theoryp. 66
Natural Law and Natural Rightsp. 89
Virtue Ethicsp. 107
Ethical Issuesp. 131
Euthanasiap. 132
Abortionp. 160
Sexual Moralityp. 195
Pornographyp. 218
Equality and Discriminationp. 242
Economic Justicep. 272
Legal Punishmentp. 302
Environmental Ethicsp. 331
Animal Rightsp. 372
Cloning and Genetic Engineeringp. 399
Violence, Terrorism, and Warp. 430
Global Issues and Globalizationp. 456
How to Write an Ethics Paperp. 484
The Content of the Paperp. 484
The Paper's Structurep. 485
Types of Ethics Papersp. 487
Is It an Ethics Paper?p. 489
Structuring or Analyzing an Ethical Argumentp. 489
Sample Ethics Papersp. 491
Indexp. 497
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