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Ethical Issues Western Philosophical and Religious Perspectives

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ISBN-10: 0534518478

ISBN-13: 9780534518479

Edition: 2006

Authors: Terrence Reynolds

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Skimming the surface only gets you so far when it comes to moral questions. To truly understand moral theory and philosophy, you'll need ETHICAL ISSUES: WESTERN PHILOSOPHICAL AND RELIGIOUS PERSPECTIVES. You'll explore important, divergent viewpoints on some of today's most hotly contested issues, including sexual ethics, abortion, the conduct of war, euthanasia and suicide, environmental ethics, capital punishment, and human cloning.
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Book details

List price: $131.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 4/11/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 560
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

Preface
Introduction
Ethical Theory
Utilitarianism
Fundamental Principles of the Metaphysics of Morals
Nicomachean Ethics
Secular Morality and Sacred Obligation
The Deep Structure
Woman's Place in Man's Life-Cycle
From System to Story: An Alternative Pattern for Rationality in Ethics
A Conversation Worth Having: Hauerwas and Gustafson on Substance in Theological Ethics
Sexual Ethics
Humanae Vitae, Pope Paul VI
The Homosexual Movement, The Ramsey Colloquium
Why Homosexuality Is Abnormal
Toward a New Theology of Sexuality
The Case for Gay Marriage
Is Adultery Immoral?
Sexual Perversion
Abortion
An Almost Absolute Value in History
Our Bodies, Our Souls
Abortion: Why the Arguments Fail
A Defense of Abortion
Who Shall Count as a Human Being? A Treacherous Question in the Abortion Discussion
Roe v. Wade: A Study in Male Ideology
Judaism and the Justification of Abortion for Nonmedical Reasons
Just War and Pacifism
Moral Judgments in Time of War
Threats, Values and Defense: Does the Defense of Values by Force Remain a Moral Possibility?
The Tradition and the Real World
Selections on Non-Violence
New Testament Reflections on Peace and Nuclear Arms
Reflections on War and Political Discourse: Realism, Just War, and Feminism in a Nuclear Age
Pacifism: A Philosophical Analysis
Euthanasia and Physician-Assisted Suicide
Euthanasia and Christian Vision
Objections to the Institutionalization of Euthanasia
Ask Your Ancestors and They Will Tell You
A "Natural Law" Reconsideration of Euthanasia
Active and Passive Euthanasia
Is There a Duty to Die?
A Non-Consequentialist Argument for Active Euthanasia
Capital Punishment
What Do Murderers Deserve? The Death Penalty in Civilized Societies
Deterrence and the Death Penalty
Christian Ethics and Capital Punishment: A Reflection
Is the Death Penalty Irrevocable?
Instrument of Justice or Tool of Vengance?
In Spite of Innocence: Erroneous Convictions in Capital Cases
The Death Penalty as a Symbolic Issue
Environmental Ethics
Can and Ought We to Follow Nature?
The Land Ethic
The Ethics of Respect for Nature
The Planetary Environment: Challenge on Every Front
People or Penguins
The Refutation of Environmental Ethics
A Lifeboat Ethics: The Case Against Helping the Poor
Human Cloning
Cloning Human Beings: An Assessment of the Ethical Issues Pro and Con
The Wisdom of Repugnance: Why We Should Ban the Cloning of Human Beings
The Judeo-Christian Case Against Human Cloning
Contingency, Tragedy, and the Virtues of Parenting
Clone Wars
In God's Garden: Creation and Cloning in Jewish Thought
The Twin Paradox: What Exactly Is Wrong With Cloning People?