Contemporary Moral Problems

ISBN-10: 0840033788

ISBN-13: 9780840033789

Edition: 10th 2012

Authors: James E. White

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Book details

List price: $204.95
Edition: 10th
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 1/1/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 544
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.002
Language: English

Preface
Ethical Theories
Introduction
Egoism and Moral Skepticism
Religion, Morality, and Conscience
The Natural Law
Morality is based on Sentiment
Trying Out One's New Sword
Utilitarianism
The Categorical Imperative
Happiness and Virtue
A Theory of Justice
What is Feminist Ethics?
Problem Cases
Suggested Readings
Abortion
Introduction
The U.S. Supreme Court: Excerpts from Roe v. Wade (1973)
An Almost Absolute Value in History
A Defense of Abortion
On the Moral and Legal Status of Abortion
An Argument that Abortion is Wrong
The Egg and I: Conception, Identity, and Abortion
Problem Cases
Suggested Readings
Euthanasia And The Duty To Die
Introduction
Active and Passive Euthanasia
The Intentional Termination of Life
Voluntary Active Euthanasia
Is There a Duty to Die?
Problem Cases
Suggested Readings
Capital Punishment
Introduction
The U.S. Supreme Court: Gregg v. Georgia (1976)
Immanuel Kant: The Retributive Theory of Punishment
Ernest van den Haag: The Ultimate Punishment
Jeffrey H. Reiman: Against the Death Penalty
Problem Cases
Suggested Readings
Same-Sex Marriage
Introduction
Is it Wrong to Discriminate on the Basis of Homosexuality?
Same-Sex Marriage and the Argument From
Public Disagreement
Who Needs Marriage?
What Marriage is For
Problem Cases
Suggested Readings
Animal Liberation And Vegetarianism
Introduction
Our Duties to Animals
All Animals Are Equal
Speciesism and the Idea of Equality
Puppies, Pigs, and People: Eating
Meat and Marginal Cases
Problem Cases
Suggested Readings
World Poverty And Hunger
Introduction
World Poverty and Hunger
Antipoverty Warriors
Famine, Affluence, and Morality
Living on a Lifeboat
Problem Cases
Suggested Readings
Financial Crisis
Introduction
The Descent of Money
From Financial Crisis to World Slump
The Return of Depression Economics
Meet the Hazzards
Problem Cases
Suggested Readings
War And Terrorism
Introduction
Pacifism
Just War Principles
The Slippery Slope to Preventive War
The Terrorist's Tacit Message
What Is Wrong with Terrorism?
The War on Terrorism and the End of Human Rights
Problem Cases
Suggested Readings
Torture
Introduction
The Case for Torturing the Ticking Bomb TerroriSt
Liberalism, Torture and the Ticking Bomb
The Case for Dirty Harry and against Alan Dershowitz
Problem Cases
Suggested Readings
Assassination
Introduction
Rethinking the Ban on Assassination: Just War Principles in the Age of Terror
Targeted Killing
Problem Cases
Suggested Readings
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