Do the Right Thing: A Philosophical Dialogue on the Moral and Social Issues of Our Time / Edition 1by Francis Beckwith
Pub. Date: 01/28/1996
This comprehensive anthology includes 11 readings covering moral issues and 2 on moral practice and theory. In addition to the often discussed topics of abortion, euthanasia and affirmative action, the author has included essays on topics that other collections often ignore: multiculturalism, speech codes on campus, fetal tissue research, and gays in the… See more details below
This comprehensive anthology includes 11 readings covering moral issues and 2 on moral practice and theory. In addition to the often discussed topics of abortion, euthanasia and affirmative action, the author has included essays on topics that other collections often ignore: multiculturalism, speech codes on campus, fetal tissue research, and gays in the military, to name a few.
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Table of Contents1. Ethical Theory, Ethical Practice, and Moral Education. Section A. Relativism vs. Objectivism. Ruth Benedict, Louis P. Pojman, Peter Kreeft. Section B. Ethical Theory, J.P. Moreland, Norman L. Geisler, Daniel Callahan, Ayn Rand, James Rachels. Section C. Values Clarification and Moral Education, Sidney B. Simon, Leland W. Howe, and Howard Kirschenbaum, Paul Vitz, George Sher and William J. Bennett, William K. Kilpatrick. 2. Life and Death Issues. Section A. Abortion and the Law Selected U.S. Supreme Court Cases. SECTION A2. The Morality of Abortion. Judith Jarvis Thomson, Francis J. Beckwith, Mary Anne Warren, Stephen D. Schwarz, L.W. Sumner. SECTION B. Euthanasia, Victor Rosenblum, Clark Forsythe, New Jersey Supreme Court, U.S. Supreme Court. SECTION B2. The Morality of Euthanasia. James Rachels, J.P. Moreland, Timothy E. Quill, Patricia Wesley. SECTION C. Fetal Tissue Transplantation and Embryo Experimentation. John A. Robertson, Scott B. Rae, National Institutes of Health, The Ramsey Colloquim. 3. Issues of Social Justice and Personal Liberty. SECTION A. Affirmative Action. SECTION A1. The Law and Affirmative Action. Selected Supreme Court Cases. SECTION A2. The Moral Justification of Affirmative Action. Richard Wasserstrom, Louis P. Pojman, Tom Beauchump, Thomas Sowell. SECTION B. Economic and Social Justice. SECTION B1. Distributive Justice. John Rawls, Kai Nielsen, Murray N. Rothbard. SECTION B2. Multiculturalism and Justice. George Reisman, Jung Min Choi, John W. Murphy, Francis J. Beckwith. SECTION C. Freedom of Expression. SECTION C1. Law, Morality, and the Censorship of Pornography. Catherine MacKinnon, Lisa Duggan, Nan Hunter, Carole Vance, Fred R. Burger, AttorneyGeneral�s Commission on Pornography. SECTION C2. Speech Codes on College Campuses, Stanley Fish, Nat Hentoff. SECTION D. Homosexuality. SECTION D1. The Law and Homosexuality. Boswers v. Hardwick (1986). Selected Supreme Court Cases. SECTION D2. Social Policy, Morality, and Homosexual Rights, Daniel C. Palm, Richard D. Mohr, Harry V. Jaffa, Burton M. Leiser. SECTION D3. Homosexuals in the Military. Charles L. Davis, John Luddy. SECTION E. Family Values and Sex Roles, Richard Wasserstrom, George Gilder, Christina Hoff Sommers, Marilyn Friedman, Christina Hoff Sommers, Susan Moller Okin; Appendix: On Writing Philosophical Essays, Craig Walton. Author Index.
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