Ethics In Action: A Case Based Approach / Edition 1

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It's difficult always to 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 that we face on an almost daily basis, and provide us with the problem-solving skills to meet them.
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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"An admirable feature is that most cases are entirely real, with facts backed up by copious." (The Philosopher, Autumn 2010)

"For those tired of the usual text in moral or social problems, Ethics in Action offers a welcome vacation. While most of the topics are familiar (the environment, social relations, biomedical ethics, and so on), most of the cases in those sections are not. All the cases are interesting in themselves. No trolley problems here!"
- Michael Davis, Illinois Institute of Technology

"This well-written book admirably shows how case-driven moral reasoning is a complex, sophisticated process, one grounded in a rational framework. Readers will learn much from the authors' approach and be deeply challenged by the cases."
- Christopher Meyers, Kegley Institute of Ethics

"This book provides an invaluable resource for classroom discussion. It is rich with examples that will draw students into a deeper exploration of theory. A must-have for anyone serious about teaching ethics."
- Aine Donovan, Dartmouth College

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405170987
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/13/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 544
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Peggy Connolly, EdD, chair, Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl national case-writing committee

David R. Keller, PhD, Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Center for the Study of Ethics, Utah Valley University

Martin G. Leever, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, University of Detroit Mercy, Detroit, MI

Becky Cox-White, PhD, Professor, Department of Philosophy, and Fellow, Center for Applied and Professional Ethics, California State University, Chico, Chico, CA

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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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