Applying Ethics: A Text with Readings / Edition 10

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Overview

Discover the ethical implications and issues surrounding today's most compelling social dilemmas—from genetic engineering and cloning to terrorism and the use of torture—with APPLYING ETHICS: A TEXT WITH READINGS, 11th Edition. Framed by the authors' helpful introductions and supported by a variety of readings and cases that reflect both sides of the topics being explored, this best-selling book offers a balanced introduction to ethics today.

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"[The book offers] an extraordinary overview of applied ethics topics with all the right articles. Any student can quickly become an expert on a variety of controversial issues by reading this book."

"[This book has] a judicious selection of readings revealing a panorama of arguments on a wealth of provocative issues, all interspersed with insightful discussions that encourage students to reach their own conclusions."

"This a fine textbook: It contains the classic essays and classic course topics covered in a moral issues course. The text's most impressive points are its case studies and its chapter on Computer Ethics and the Internet."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780495807957
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/1/2010
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 10
  • Pages: 576
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Julie C. Van Camp is Professor Emerita of Philosophy at California State University, Long Beach, where she taught philosophy of law and applied ethics. Along with a Ph.D. in philosophy from Temple University, she holds a J.D. from Georgetown University. She has been admitted to the State Bar of California and the District of Columbia Bar. She is the author of two other Cengage Learning titles, including ETHICAL ISSUES IN THE COURTS and ETHICS (4LTR Press).

Jeffrey Olen is the author of PERSONS AND THEIR WORLD, ETHICS IN JOURNALISM, and MORAL FREEDOM, in addition to journal articles on a variety of topics. He has taught at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Temple University, the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs, and Regis University-Colorado Springs.

Vincent Barry is Professor of Philosophy Emeritus at Bakersfield College, having taught there for thirty-four years as well as being a highly successful philosophy textbook author.

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Table of Contents

Part I: MORAL REASONING. 1. Moral Reasons. 2. Good Reasoning. Part II: ISSUES. 3. Sexual Morality. 4. Abortion. 5. Euthanasia. 6. Genetic Engineering, Stem Cell Research, and Human Cloning. 7. Capital Punishment. 8. War, Terrorism, and Civil Liberties. 9. Globalization and Social Justice. 10. Discrimination. 11. Animal Rights and Environmental Ethics. 12. Computer Ethics and the Internet.

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