Doing Ethics in a Diverse World

ISBN-10: 0813343666

ISBN-13: 9780813343662

Edition: 2007 (Revised)

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While challenging moral relativism, Doing Ethics in a Diverse World uses a pluralist approach that draws on religious as well as secular positions and on Eastern as well as Western traditions. The book's approach reasons by analogy from the rule of law, including international human rights law, as a means to construct ethical presumptions about duty, character, relationships, and rights. These presumptions are weighed against the predicted consequences of acting on them, which either confirm the presumptions or support alternative actions. Employing a "Worksheet for Doing Ethics" as a guiding framework, this approach is then applied to issues of public morality, health care, economic justice, sex, the war on terrorism, and living ecologically. Book jacket.
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Book details

Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Westview Press
Publication date: 7/31/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.81" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Preface
Acknowledgments
Learning from Experience
Our Challenge: Doing Ethics in a Pluralistic Society
Reasoning Together: Making Sense of Our Experience
Rule of Law: The Ethics of Justice
Creating an Ethical Presumption
Duty: Doing What Is Right
Character: Being a Good Person
Relationships: Caring and Letting Go
Human Rights: Autonomy and Human Dignity
Overcoming an Ethical Presumption
Possible Consequences: Utilitarian and Cost-Benefit Arguments
Worksheet for Doing Ethics
Making Decisions: HIV/AIDS
Applying the Approach
Public Morality: Seeking the Common Good
Health Care: Life and Death
Sex: Consent Plus What?
War Against Terrorism: Justice and Freedom
Economic Justice: Fair and Caring?
Our Natural World: Living Ecologically
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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