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Social and Personal Ethics

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ISBN-10: 0534561705

ISBN-13: 9780534561703

Edition: 4th 2002

Authors: William H. Shaw

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List price: $84.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 8/10/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 528
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.738

Prefacep. ix
Ethical Theory
An Introduction to Ethics
The Nature of Moralityp. 2
Normative Theories of Ethicsp. 15
Classical Theories
"Happiness, Function, and Virtue"p. 36
"Good Will, Duty, and the Categorical Imperative"p. 43
"Utilitarianism"p. 51
Three Contemporary Ethical Perspectives
"What Would a Satisfactory Moral Theory Be Like?"p. 59
"On What We Aim At and How We Live"p. 66
"Feminist Ethics: Some Central Issues"p. 75
Issues in Applied Ethics
Suicide and Euthanasia
"The Morality and Rationality of Suicide"p. 86
"The Wrongfulness of Euthanasia"p. 96
"Active and Passive Euthanasia"p. 100
"Active and Passive Euthanasia: An Impertinent Distinction?"p. 105
"More Impertinent Distinctions and a Defense of Active Euthanasia"p. 109
"Is There a Duty to Die?"p. 119
"An Almost Absolute Value in History"p. 129
"The Moral Status of Abortion"p. 134
"An Argument That Abortion Is Wrong"p. 144
"A Defense of Abortion"p. 154
"Abortion and the 'Feminine Voice'"p. 165
Animals and Environmental Ethics
"The Place of Nonhumans in Environmental Issues"p. 175
"Do Animals Have Rights?"p. 182
"Should Trees Have Standing? Toward Legal Rights for Natural Objects"p. 189
"People or Penguins"p. 195
"The Search for an Environmental Ethic"p. 200
"Why You Are Committed to the Immorality of Eating Meat"p. 212
Liberty, Paternalism, and Freedom of Expression
"On Liberty"p. 222
"Paternalism"p. 231
"Permissible Paternalism: Saving Smokers from Themselves"p. 241
"A Drug-Free America--or a Free America?"p. 248
"If He Hollers Let Him Go: Regulating Racist Speech on Campus"p. 255
Texas v. Johnsonp. 264
Reproduction: Surrogacy and Cloning
"Is There Anything Wrong with Surrogate Motherhood? An Ethical Analysis"p. 270
"Paid Surrogacy: Arguments and Responses"p. 279
"Is Women's Labor a Commodity?"p. 286
"Cloning Human Beings"p. 294
Marriage and Family Obligations
"Adultery and Fidelity"p. 301
"Is Divorce Immoral?"p. 309
"What Do Grown Children Owe Their Parents?"p. 316
"Filial Morality"p. 321
"Pornography, Oppression, and Freedom"p. 330
"Feminism, Moralism, and Pornography"p. 337
"Date Rape: A Feminist Analysis"p. 342
"Date Rape: Another Perspective"p. 351
"Homosexuality, Morals, and the Laws of Nature"p. 355
"Is It Wrong to Discriminate on the Basis of Homosexuality?"p. 364
Affirmative Action
"One Way to Understand and Defend Programs of Preferential Treatment"p. 373
"The Case Against Affirmative Action"p. 381
"A Case for Race-Consciousness"p. 390
City of Richmond v. Crosonp. 402
Crime and Punishment
"Handguns and Violent Crime"p. 408
"The False Promise of Gun Control"p. 417
Harvard Law Review, "Juvenile Curfews and Gang Violence: Exiled on Main Street"p. 424
"Punishment and the Criminal Justice System"p. 431
"The Ultimate Punishment: A Defense"p. 439
"Justice, Civilization, and the Death Penalty"p. 446
Economic Justice
"Rich and Poor"p. 455
"World Hunger and the Extent of Our Positive Duties"p. 463
"Property and Global Justice"p. 471
"Welfare and Social Justice"p. 480
"Is Inheritance Justified?"p. 490
Concluding Essay
"Can Higher Education Foster Higher Morals?"p. 500
For Further Readingp. 510
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