Ethics In Action: A Case Based Approach / Edition 1

Ethics In Action: A Case Based Approach / Edition 1

by Peggy Connolly, David R. Keller, Martin G. Leever, Becky Cox White
     
 

ISBN-10: 1405170980

ISBN-13: 9781405170987

Pub. Date: 01/13/2009

Publisher: Wiley

It's difficult to always know the "right" thing to do. Contemporary life is fraught with situations where the choices that confront us are morally problematic. Ethics in Action demonstrates the prevalence of moral quandaries we face on an almost daily basis, and provides us with the moral problem-solving skills to meet them.

Utilizing forty "real-life"

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Overview

It's difficult to always know the "right" thing to do. Contemporary life is fraught with situations where the choices that confront us are morally problematic. Ethics in Action demonstrates the prevalence of moral quandaries we face on an almost daily basis, and provides us with the moral problem-solving skills to meet them.

Utilizing forty "real-life" ethical dilemmas drawn from personal and professional experiences and media accounts, Ethics in Action subjects each case study to rigorous analyses using a systematic method for resolving moral dilemmas. Moral dilemmas are considered from multiple perspectives: one commentator arguing for a particular solution, a second commentator arguing against that solution, and a third commentator demonstrating why neither solution is complete in and of itself and demonstrating, through an expanded moral analysis, the morally preferable solution. As a result, the reader is shown the value of discourse in moral problem solving while being guided through a process of moral deliberation that leads to ethically defensible resolutions of moral dilemmas across a wide range of disciplines.

Ethics in Action provides readers with valuable critical-thinking skills to meet the challenges of ethical dilemmas and moral ambiguity they face every day—while inspiring us all to keep our moral compasses pointing in the right direction.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405170987
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/13/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
544
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.80(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword Robert F. Ladenson Ladenson, Robert F.

Introduction Peggy Connolly Connolly, Peggy 1

Pt. I Ethical Reasoning 9

1 A Brief Overview of Basic Ethical Theory David R. Keller Keller, David R. 11

2 A Framework for Moral Reasoning Eric H. Gampel Gampel, Eric H. 50

Pt. II Cases and Commentaries 79

3 The Eye of the Beholder: Ethical Issues in the Arts 81

4 Green Achers: Ethical Issues and the Environment 132

5 Plays Well With Others? Ethical Issues in Intra-social Conflicts 199

6 Healthy, Wealthy and Whys: Ethical Issues in Health Care 254

7 Business as Usual: Ethical Issues in the Marketplace 321

8 Freedom From or Freedom To? Ethical Issues in Government 410

9 School Days, School Daze: Ethical Issues in Education 463

Pt. III The Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl 503

10 History of the Ethics Bowl 505

11 National Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl Competition 507

12 Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl (IEB) Rules 510

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