Ethics in Practice / Edition 3

Ethics in Practice / Edition 3

by Lafollette, Hugh Lafollette, Hugh
     
 

This volume is a comprehensive collection of more than 60 new, newly-revised, and classic readings on fourteen contemporary moral debates.

In addition to more familiar issues, such as abortion, euthanasia, preferential treatment, animal rights, and the environment, the volume includes coverage of less familiar but equally important topics, such as immigration,

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This volume is a comprehensive collection of more than 60 new, newly-revised, and classic readings on fourteen contemporary moral debates.

In addition to more familiar issues, such as abortion, euthanasia, preferential treatment, animal rights, and the environment, the volume includes coverage of less familiar but equally important topics, such as immigration, political correctness, the use of drugs, the compensation of victims of crime, free speech, world hunger, and economic justice.

Accessible and engaging, yet philosophically rigorous, this volume encourages the student to think critically about a wide range of practical moral issues. These features make Ethics in Practice the ideal text for introductory courses in ethics.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2901405129458
Publisher:
Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/28/2006
Edition description:
New Edition

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Table of Contents

Preface for Instructors
Acknowledgments
General Introduction1
Theorizing about Ethics3
Reading Philosophy12
Pt. ILife and Death
1Rule-Utilitarianism and Euthanasia22
2Against the Right to Die32
3Justifying Physician-Assisted Deaths40
4Dying at the Right Time: Reflections on (Un)Assisted Suicide48
5A Defense of Abortion63
6On the Moral and Legal Status of Abortion72
7An Argument that Abortion is Wrong83
8Virtue Theory and Abortion94
9All Animals Are Equal107
10The Moral Community117
11Moral Standing, the Value of Lives, and Speciesism128
12The Case for Animal Rights140
Pt. IIThe Personal Life
13What Do Grown Children Owe Their Parents?152
14Emotional Exploitation156
15Morality, Parents, and Children167
16Artificial Means of Reproduction and Our Understanding of the Family178
17Is Women's Labor a Commodity?187
18"Goodbye, Dolly?": the Ethics of Human Cloning199
19What's Wrong with Rape?212
20Morality and Human Sexuality220
21Plain Sex225
22Why Homosexuality is Abnormal233
23Homosexuality and the Moral Relevance of Experience241
24Servility and Self-Respect254
25On Improving People by Political Means261
26Generosity272
27Humility276
Pt. IIILiberty and Equality
28Freedom of Action290
29Against the Legalization of Drugs295
30The War on Drugs is Lost300
31Permissible Paternalism: Saving Smokers from Themselves307
32The Liberal Basis of the Right to Bear Arms313
33Gun Control325
34Freedom of Thought and Discussion340
35Sex, Lies, and Pornography344
36MacKinnon's Words356
37Sticks and Stones364
38Speech Codes and Expressive Harm376
39Racisms389
40Sexual Harassment400
41Date Rape410
42Men in Groups: Collective Responsibility for Rape418
43Affirmative Action431
44The Rights of Allan Bakke441
45Affirmative Action as Equalizing Opportunity: Challenging the Myth of "Preferential Treatment"448
Pt. IVJustice
46Punishment and Desert466
47Repentance and Criminal Punishment475
48Making Hard Time Even Harder481
49In Defense of the Death Penalty493
50Against the Death Penalty503
51A Theory of Justice514
52The Entitlement Theory of Justice527
53Displacing the Distributive Paradigm540
54Economic Competition: Should We Care About the Losers?551
55Free Movement: If People Were Money563
56Famine, Affluence, and Morality572
57Famine Relief and the Ideal Moral Code582
58Hunger, Capacity, and Development591
59Eradicating Systemic Poverty: Brief for a Global Resources Dividend604
60Feeding People versus Saving Nature621
61The Land Ethic631
62Challenges of Ecofeminism: from "Should" to "Can"640
63Ideals of Human Excellence and Preserving Natural Environments654
64Hume and Nature664
Index674

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