Ethics For Life: A Text with Readings / Edition 6by Judith Boss
Pub. Date: 03/01/2013
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Both scholarly and practical, this text with readings provides a clear, well-organized overview of theoretical ethics. With a contemporary tone and framework, it aims to significantly improve students' ability to make real-life moral decisions. Multicultural coverage and attention to college students' moral development help readers relate the material to their own experience and their own moral growth.
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Table of Contents
Section I The Study of Ethics
Chapter 1 Ethics: An Overview
Chapter 2 Moral ReasoningThe Three Levels of ThinkingMoral Analysis, Praxis, and Paradigm ShiftsOvercoming ResistanceReading: 1984 by George OrwellRecognizing and Constructing Moral ArgumentsAvoiding Logical FallaciesResolving Moral DilemmasReading: Mary Midgley, Can't We Make Moral Judgments?A Final Word
Section II Ethical Relativism
Chapter 3 Ethical Subjectivism: Morality Is Just a Matter of Personal FeelingWhat is Ethical Subjectivism?What Ethical Subjectivism Is NotReading: Stephen A. Satris, "Student Relativism"The Roots of Ethical Subjectivism in Romantic Sentimentalism Reading: Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Emile The Kitty Genovese SyndromeCritique of Ethical Subjectivism
Chapter 4 Cultural Relativism: Is Morality Dependent on Culture?What is Cultural Relativism?Distinguishing Between Cultural and Sociological RelativismSocial Darwinian Ethics: The Concept of Moral ProgressRuth Benedict: Cultural Relativism as a Protest Against Social DarwinismReading: Ruth Benedict, "Anthropology and the Abnormal"Cultural Relativism and the Moral CommunityReading: "We Are All Related" by Eagle ManCultural Relativism, Cross-Cultural Criticism, and Moral ProgressThe Holocaust and Disillusionment with Cultural RelativismCritique of Cultural Relativism
Section III Beyond Ethical Relativism
Chapter 5 Is Morality Grounded in Religion?Religion and MoralityThe Divine Command TheoryReading: "Euthyphro" by PlatoNatural Law TheoryReading: Thomas Aquinas, The Summa TheologicaCritique of Divine Command Theory Critique of Natural Law Theory Religion, Natural Law Theory, and Civil DisobedienceCivil Religion and Cultural RelativismReligion and the Moral CommunityGod and the Problem of EvilDoes Morality Need Religion?
Chapter 6 Conscience and Moral DevelopmentEthics and the Study of Human DevelopmentConscience: Culturally Relative or Universal?The Affective and Cognitive Sides of the ConscienceLawrence Kohlberg: The Stage Theory of Moral DevelopmentReading: Lawrence Kohlberg, The Philosophy of Moral DevelopmentCarol Gilligan: The Care PerspectiveReading: Carol Gilligan, In a Different VoiceJames Rest: The Four Components of Moral BehaviorMoral Maturity: Moving Beyond Ethical Relativism
Section IV Morality as Universal
Chapter 7 Ethical Egoism: Morality Is Acting in Our Best Self-InterestWhat is Ethical Egoism?Reading: Thomas Hobbes, LeviathanPsychological EgoismAyn Rand: Objectivist Ethics and Rational EgoismReading: Ayn Rand, The FountainheadEthical Egoism and Laissez-Faire CapitalismEthical Egoism and the Moral CommunitySelf-Interest and HappinessCritique of Ethical Egoism
Chapter 8 Utilitarianism: The Greatest Happiness PrincipleUtilitarianism and the Principle of UtilityMo Tzu: Utilitarianism as Universal LoveJeremy Bentham: Utilitarianism and Social ReformReading: Jeremy Bentham, An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and LegislationJohn Stuart Mill: Reformulation of UtilitarianismReading: John Stuart Mill, UtilitarianismUtilitarianism and the Moral CommunityEuthanasia and the Principle of Utility: Is Death Always Harm?Critique of Utilitarianism
Chapter 9 Deontology: The Ethics of DutyDeontology and DutyConfucius: Duty and the CommunityReading: Arthur Waley, trans., The Analects of ConfuciusImmanuel Kant: The Categorical ImperativeREADING: Immanuel Kant, Fundamental Principles of the Metaphysics of EthicsThe Good Will and Proper Self-EsteemSissela Bok: Is the Duty Not to Lie Absolute?W.D. Ross: Prima Facie DeontologyThe Duty of JusticeCritique of Deontology
Chapter 10 Rights Ethics: The Other Side of DeontologyThe Emergence of Rights Ethics in Modern SocietyReading: United Nations, "The Universal Declaration of Human Rights"Natural Rights EthicsReading: John Locke, Two Treatises of Civil GovernmentThe Marxist Critique of Natural Rights EthicsRights and DutiesLiberty (Negative) Rights and Welfare (Positive) RightsRights and the Moral CommunityCritique of Rights Ethics
Chapter 11 Virtue Ethics and the Good LifeVirtue Ethics and CharacterAristotle: Reason and VirtueReading: Aristotle, Nicomachean EthicsConfucius and Aristotle: The Doctrine of the MeanDavid Hume: Sentiment and VirtueNel Noddings: Feminist Care EthicsNel Noddings, Caring: A Feminine Approach to Ethics and Moral EducationIs Virtue Relative to Culture, Social Status, and Gender?The Unity of VirtueVirtue and Moral EducationCritique of Virtue EthicsAfterwardGlossaryNotesPhoto and Illustration CreditsIndex
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