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Telling lies, gossiping, practicing adultery, gambling, smoking, using offensive language, corporal punishment of one’s children, copying copyrighted material – these are moral issues that affect, and often deeply affect, our daily lives. Everyday Ethics is a collection of readings devoted to ethical problems like these that confront ordinary people in everyday life. The anthology covers the areas of communication, sex, parents and children, animals, money matters, and body and environment. Nearly all selections ...

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Overview

Telling lies, gossiping, practicing adultery, gambling, smoking, using offensive language, corporal punishment of one’s children, copying copyrighted material – these are moral issues that affect, and often deeply affect, our daily lives. Everyday Ethics is a collection of readings devoted to ethical problems like these that confront ordinary people in everyday life. The anthology covers the areas of communication, sex, parents and children, animals, money matters, and body and environment. Nearly all selections are from the late 1980s and the 1990s.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780072840766
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 5/13/2002
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 896
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.25 (d)

Meet the Author

David Benatar is currently Senior Lecturer in the Philosophy Department at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. He received his Ph.D. from that university, did post-doctoral work at the University of Wisconsin-Madison from 1993 to 1995, and was Visiting Assistant Professor at the College of Charleston, South Carolina, from 1995 until 1997. His teaching and research interests are in moral philosophy and related areas. In 1999 he was awarded the University of Cape Town’s Distinguished Teacher Award.

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Table of Contents

Introduction


PART 1: COMMUNICATION
Chapter 1: Humour
Michael Philips,
Introduction


PART 1: COMMUNICATION
Chapter 1: Humour
Michael Philips, "Racist Acts and Racist Humor"
Ronald de Sousa, "When is it wrong to Laugh?"
David Benatar, "Prejudice in Jest: When Racial and Gender Humour Harms"


Chapter 2: Sexist speech
Janice Moulton, "The Myth of the Neutral 'Man'"
Casey Miller & Kate Swift, "Who is Man?"
Michael Levin, "Language"


Chapter 3: Gossip
Laurence Thomas, "The Logic of Gossip"
Sissela Bok, "Gossip"
Ronald de Sousa, "In Praise of Gossip: Indiscretion as a Saintly Virtue"


Chapter 4: Lying
Immanuel Kant, "On A Supposed Right to Lie from Altruistic Motives"
Sissela Bok, "Lying"
Thomas E. Hill Jr., "Autonomy and Benevolent Lies"


PART 2: SEX
Chapter 5: Premarital Sex, Promiscuity, and Masturbation
Vincent C. Punzo, "Morality and Human Sexuality"
Frederick Elliston, "In Defense of Promiscuity"
Alan Soble, "Masturbation"


Chapter 6: Adultery
Richard Wasserstrom, "Is Adultery Immoral?"
Mike W. Martin, "Adultery and Fidelity"
Raja Halwani, "Virtue Ethics and Adultery"


Chapter 7: Homosexuality
Michael Levin, "Why Homosexuality is Abnormal"
Burton M. Leiser, "Homosexuality, Morals and the Law of Nature"


PART 3: PARENTS AND CHILDREN
Chapter 8: Rearing Children
Francis Schrag, "The Child in the Moral Order"
Laura Purdy, "The Case Against Equal Rights For Children"
David Benatar, "Corporal Punishment"


Chapter 9: Familial and Filial Duties
James Rachels, "Morality, Parents andChildren"
Jane English, "What do grown children owe their parents?"
Christina Hoff Sommers, "Filial Morality"


PART 4: ANIMALS
Chapter 10: Eating Meat and Wearing Leather
Peter Singer, "All Animals are Equal"
Tom Regan, "The Case for Animal Rights"
R.G. Frey, "Rights, Interests, Desires and Beliefs"
Jan Narveson, "A Defense of Meat Eating"
Jordan Curnutt, "A New Argument for Vegetarianism"


Chapter 11: Pets
Keith Burgess-Jackson, "Doing Right by our Animal Companions"
Gary Varner, "Pets, Companion Animals, and Domesticated Partners"


PART 5: MONEY MATTERS
Chapter 12: Copyright Violation
Helen Nissenbaum, "Should I copy my neighbour's software?"
David Carey, "Should Millie Copy?"


Chapter 13: Giving Aid
Peter Singer, "Rich and Poor"
John Arthur, "Famine Relief and the Ideal Moral Code".
John M Whelan Jr, "Famine and Charity
Garrett Cullity, "The Life-Saving Analogy


Chapter 14: Gambling
Peter Collins, "Is Gambling Immoral?"
Jeffrie G. Murphy, "Indian Casinos and the Morality of Gambling"


Chapter 15: Tipping
Mark P. Maller, "The Morality of Tipping"


PART 6: BODY AND ENVIRONMENT
Chapter 16: Substance and Sustenance
Keith Butler, "The Moral Status of Smoking
Tibor Machan, "Morality and Smoking"
Dan W. Brock, "The Use of Drugs for Pleasure: Some Philosophical Issues"
Elizabeth Tefler, "The Pleasures of Eating and Drinking"


Chapter 17: The Environment, Cars and Consumption
James C. Anderson & Ronald Sandler, "The Least We Can Do"
Julia Meaton & David Morrice, "Individual Freedom and the Ethics of Private Car Use"
Judith Lichtenberg, "Consuming Because Others Consume"


PART 7: VIRTUES AND VICES
Chapter 18: Forgiveness
Jeffrie Murphy, "Forgiveness, Reconciliation, and Responding to Evil"
Norvin Richards, "Forgiveness"
Paul M. Hughes, "Moral Anger, Forgiving, and Condoning"


Chapter 19: Modesty
Julia Driver, "Modesty and Ignorance"
G.F. Scheuler, "Why Is Modesty a Virtue?"


Chapter 20: Politeness
Felicia Ackerman, "A Man by Nothing is so well Betrayed as by his Manners? Politeness as a Virtue"
Sarah Buss, "Appearing Respectful: The Moral Significance of Manners"


Chapter 21: Gratitude
Fred R. Berger, "Gratitude"
Patrick Fitzgerald, "Gratitude and Justice"


Chapter 22: Jealousy and Envy
Immanuel Kant, "Jealousy and its offspring - envy and grudge"
Daniel Farrell, "Of Jealousy and Envy"Racist Acts and Racist Humor"
Ronald de Sousa, "When is it wrong to Laugh?"
David Benatar, "Prejudice in Jest: When Racial and Gender Humour Harms"


Chapter 2: Sexist speech
Janice Moulton, "The Myth of the Neutral 'Man'"
Casey Miller & Kate Swift, "Who is Man?"
Michael Levin, "Language"


Chapter 3: Gossip
Laurence Thomas, "The Logic of Gossip"
Sissela Bok, "Gossip"
Ronald de Sousa, "In Praise of Gossip: Indiscretion as a Saintly Virtue"


Chapter 4: Lying
Immanuel Kant, "On A Supposed Right to Lie from Altruistic Motives"
Sissela Bok, Lying: Moral Choice in Public and Private Life, 1978
Thomas E. Hill Jr., "Autonomy and Benevolent Lies"


PART 2: SEX
Chapter 5: Premarital Sex, Promiscuity, and Masturbation
Vincent C. Punzo, "Morality and Human Sexuality"
Frederick Elliston, "In Defense of Promiscuity"
Alan Soble, "Masturbation"


Chapter 6: Adultery
Richard Wasserstrom, "Is Adultery Immoral?"
Mike W. Martin, "Adultery and Fidelity"
Raja Halwani, "Virtue Ethics and Adultery"


Chapter 7: Homosexuality
Michael Levin, "Why Homosexuality is Abnormal"
Burton M. Leiser, "Homosexuality, Morals and the Law of Nature"


PART 3: PARENTS AND CHILDREN
Chapter 8: Rearing Children
Francis Schrag, "The Child in the Moral Order"
Laura Purdy, "The Case Against Equal Rights For Children"
David Benatar, "Corporal Punishment"


Chapter 9: Familial and Filial Duties
James Rachels, "Morality, Parents and Children"
Jane English, "What do grown children owe their parents?"
Christina Hoff Sommers, "Filial Morality"


PART 4: ANIMALS
Chapter 10: Eating Meat and Wearing Leather
Peter Singer, "All Animals are Equal"
Tom Regan, "The Case for Animal Rights"
R.G. Frey, "Rights, Interests, Desires and Beliefs"
Jan Narveson, "A Defense of Meat Eating"
Jordan Curnutt, "A New Argument for Vegetarianism"


Chapter 11: Pets
Keith Burgess-Jackson, "Doing Right by our Animal Companions"
Gary Varner, "Pets, Companion Animals, and Domesticated Partners"


PART 5: MONEY MATTERS
Chapter 12: Copyright Violation
Helen Nissenbaum, "Should I copy my neighbour's software?"
David Carey, "Should Millie Copy?"


Chapter 13: Giving Aid
Peter Singer, "Rich and Poor"
John Arthur, "Famine Relief and the Ideal Moral Code".
John M Whelan Jr, "Famine and Charity
Garrett Cullity, "The Life-Saving Analogy


Chapter 14: Gambling
Peter Collins, "Is Gambling Immoral?"
Jeffrie G. Murphy, "Indian Casinos and the Morality of Gambling"


Chapter 15: Tipping
Mark P. Maller, "The Morality of Tipping"


PART 6: BODY AND ENVIRONMENT
Chapter 16: Substance and Sustenance
Keith Butler, "The Moral Status of Smoking
Tibor Machan, "Morality and Smoking"
Dan W. Brock, "The Use of Drugs for Pleasure: Some Philosophical Issues"
Elizabeth Tefler, "The Pleasures of Eating and Drinking"


Chapter 17: The Environment, Cars and Consumption
James C. Anderson & Ronald Sandler, "The Least We Can Do"
Julia Meaton & David Morrice, "Individual Freedom and the Ethics of Private Car Use"
Judith Lichtenberg, "Consuming Because Others Consume"


PART 7: VIRTUES AND VICES
Chapter 18: Forgiveness
Jeffrie Murphy, "Forgiveness, Reconciliation, and Responding to Evil"
Norvin Richards, "Forgiveness"
Paul M. Hughes, "Moral Anger, Forgiving, and Condoning"


Chapter 19: Modesty
Julia Driver, "Modesty and Ignorance"
G.F. Scheuler, "Why Is Modesty a Virtue?"


Chapter 20: Politeness
Felicia Ackerman, "A Man by Nothing is so well Betrayed as by his Manners? Politeness as a Virtue"
Sarah Buss, "Appearing Respectful: The Moral Significance of Manners"


Chapter 21: Gratitude
Fred R. Berger, "Gratitude"
Patrick Fitzgerald, "Gratitude and Justice"


Chapter 22: Jealousy and Envy
Immanuel Kant, "Jealousy and its offspring - envy and grudge"
Daniel Farrell, "Of Jealousy and Envy"

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