Ethical Choices An Introduction to Moral Philosophy with Cases

ISBN-10: 0195332954

ISBN-13: 9780195332957

Edition: 2011

Authors: Richard Burnor, Yvonne Raley

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List price: $35.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/9/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Richard Burnor is Professor of Philosophy at Felician College. Dr. Burnor has also published articles in the philosophy of science, metaphysics, and teaching philosophy. Yvonne Raley is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Felician College, and has published articles in metaphysics and ethics.

Preface to the Instructor
Guidelines for a Case Study Analysis
Introduction: On the Practical Importance of Ethics
Introducing Ethics
The Nature of Morality
What Is Ethics?
Moral Claims
Nonmoral Normative Claims
Characterizing Moral Claims
For Reflection and Discussion
The Real Price of Coffee
Jurassic Kitty: Should I Clone My Cat?
Moral and Nonmoral Values
The Role of Values
Fundamental and Instrumental Values
Explanation and Fundamental Values
For Reflection and Discussion
Values Exercise
Mr. Research
Sex Selection
Personal Autonomy and Moral Agency
Introduction
Personal Autonomy
Exercising Moral Agency
Value-Free and Value-Guided Autonomy**
For Reflection and Discussion
Elizabeth Bouvia
Should the Drinking Age Be Eighteen?
The Living Will
Buy Now, Pay Later: Student Credit Card Debt
Moral Relativism
Introduction
The Claims of Moral Relativism
Evaluating Subjectivism
Considerations in Support of Popular Relativism
Arguments Against Relativism
A Matter of Tolerance
Can Moral Relativism Supply Something That Objectivism Cannot?**
For Reflection and Discussion
Female Genital Mutilation
Religious Exemption and the Death of Matthew Swan
Women in the Middle East
Moral Reasoning and Ethical Theories
Introduction
Moral Reasoning, Principles, and Judgments
Fundamental Moral Principles
Ethical Theories and Their Assessment
For Reflection and Discussion
Guess Who's Not Coming to Dinner
Who's Responsible for Obesity?
A Survey of Ethical Theories and Perspectives
Consequentialist Ethics: Egoism
Introduction
Hedonism and Consequentialism
Utility and Mill's Account of Qualities
Ethical Egoism
Psychological Egoism**
For Reflection and Discussion
Human Trafficking
Sponsoring a Child
Consequentialist Ethics: Act Utilitarianism
Introduction
The Theory of Act Utilitarianism
Considerations Supporting Act Utilitarianism
Problems with Act Utilitarianism
Beyond Classical Utilitarianism**
For Reflection and Discussion
Should Your Next Car Be a Hybrid?
Factory Farming and the Suffering of Animals
Torture Lite
Consequentialist Ethics: Rule Utilitarianism
Introduction
Rule Utilitarianism
Comparing Rule Utilitarianism and Act Utilitarianism
Problems with Rule Utilitarianism
The Issue of Justice**
For Reflection and Discussion
Zero-Tolerance Policies and Student Misconduct
Curbing Grade Inflation
Global Warming and Oil
Stem Cells and Parkinson's Disease
Universal Health Care
Deontological Ethics
Introduction
Ross's Ethics
Kant's Theory-The Good Will
Kant's Categorical Imperative: Principle of Ends
Kant's Categorical Imperative: Principle of Universal Law
Kant's Categorical Imperative: Principle of Autonomy**
Criticisms of Kantian Ethics
For Reflection and Discussion
A Demanding Honor Code
The Ayala Case
Internet Bride-Straight from Asia
A Personal Decision
Beefy Burgers and a Lean Future
Natural Ethics: Natural Law and Natural Rights
Introduction
Natural Law Theory
Addressing Moral Conflicts
Some Problems for Natural Law Theory
Natural Rights
Some Distinctions**
Some Concerns with Rights
For Reflection and Discussion
Relieving Pain in a Dying Patient
Birth Control
Locke and Load: Lockean Rights and Gun Control
Just-War Theory and the Killing of Noncombatants
Permanent Vegetative State: The Case of Terri Schiavo
Virtue Ethics
Introduction
A Critique of Principle-Based Ethics
The Heart of Virtue Ethics
Aristotle's Virtue Ethics
Classifying the Virtues**
Criticisms of Virtue Ethics
For Reflection and Discussion
Video Games
Compulsive Gambling and the Internet
The Unlikely Rescue
Moral Luck
The Ethics of Care
Introduction
The Development of Care Ethics
Foundations for an Ethics of Care
Care Theory and Virtue Ethics
A Blueprint for Reform
Objections and Problems
A Concluding Reflection
For Reflection and Discussion
Parent Responsibility Toward Their In Utero Child
The Nestl� Boycott
Absolute Poverty
Ethics and Religion
Introduction
The Autonomy Thesis and Religion**
Divine Command Theory
An Alternate Dependency Account
Objections and Elaborations**
The Alternate Dependency Account and Completeness**
For Reflection and Discussion
Religious Symbols and Public Schools
By Divine Command?
A Question of Authority
Ethics and Practice
In Search of a Comprehensive Ethical Account
The Practical Dimension: Making Moral Choices
For Reflection and Discussion
Surfer, Sailor, Whistle Blower
Index
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