Exploring Ethics: An Introductory Anthology / Edition 2

Exploring Ethics: An Introductory Anthology / Edition 2

by Steven M. Cahn
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0199757518

ISBN-13: 9780199757510

Pub. Date: 10/06/2010

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

In this remarkably accessible, concise, and engaging introduction to moral philosophy, Steven M. Cahn brings together a rich, balanced, and wide-ranging collection of fifty-four readings on ethical theory and contemporary moral issues. He has carefully edited all the articles to ensure that they will be exceptionally clear and understandable to undergraduate

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In this remarkably accessible, concise, and engaging introduction to moral philosophy, Steven M. Cahn brings together a rich, balanced, and wide-ranging collection of fifty-four readings on ethical theory and contemporary moral issues. He has carefully edited all the articles to ensure that they will be exceptionally clear and understandable to undergraduate students. The selections are organized into three parts—Challenges to Morality, Moral Theories, and Moral Problems—providing instructors with flexibility in designing and teaching a variety of ethics courses. Each reading is followed by study questions.

The fourth edition features nine new articles and unparalleled representation of women philosophers, with seventeen of the essays authored or coauthored by women. A password-protected Instructor's Manual is available on the book's Ancillary Resource Center. Visit the book's free, open-access Companion Website for additional student and instructor resources.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199757510
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
10/06/2010
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 5.40(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

*=New to this Edition
Preface
INTRODUCTION
1. Morality and Moral Philosophy, William K. Frankena
2. Crito, Plato
3. Phaedo, Plato
4. Letter from a Birmingham Jail, Martin Luther King, Jr.
PART I: CHALLENGES TO MORALITY
5. How Not to Answer Moral Questions, Tom Regan
6. God and Morality, Steven M. Cahn
7. The Challenge of Cultural Relativism, James Rachels
8. Right and Wrong, Thomas Nagel
9. Egoism and Moral Skepticism, James Rachels
10. Happiness and Immorality, Steven M. Cahn and Jeffrie G. Murphy
11. The Nature of Ethical Disagreement, Charles L. Stevenson
* 12. The Rationality of Moral Action, Philippa Foot
PART II: MORAL THEORIES
13. The Categorical Imperative, Immanuel Kant
14. A Simplified Account of Kant's Ethics, Onora O'Neill
15. Utilitarianism, John Stuart Mill
16. Strengths and Weaknesses of Utilitarianism, Louis P. Pojman
17. The Nature of Virtue, Aristotle
* 18. Virtue Ethics, Julia Driver
19. The Ethics of Care, Virginia Held
20. The Social Contract, Thomas Hobbes
21. A Theory of Justice, John Rawls
* 22. Gender Bias, Cheshire Calhoun
* 23. Moral Saints, Susan Wolf
PART III: MORAL PROBLEMS
A. ABORTION
24. A Defense of Abortion, Judith Jarvis Thomson
25. On the Moral and Legal Status of Abortion, Mary Anne Warren
26. Why Abortion Is Immoral, Don Marquis
27. Virtue Theory and Abortion, Rosalind Hursthouse
B. EUTHANASIA
28. Active and Passive Euthanasia, James Rachels
29. The Intentional Termination of Life, Bonnie Steinbock
C. WORLD HUNGER
30. Famine, Affluence, and Morality, Peter Singer
* 31. A Reply to Singer, Travis Timmerman
D. TERRORISM
32. Terrorism, Michael Walzer
33. Is Terrorism Distinctively Wrong?, Lionel K. McPherson
E. TORTURE
34. Torture, Henry Shue
35. Ticking Bombs, Torture, and the Analogy with Self-Defense, Daniel J. Hill
F. CAPITAL PUNISHMENT
36. The Morality of Capital Punishment, Walter Berns
37. The Death Penalty as a Symbolic Issue, Stephen Nathanson
G. PORNOGRAPHY
* 38. Pornography, Oppression, and Freedom, Helen E. Longino
* 39. The Case Against Pornography: An Assessment, Joel Feinberg
H. ANIMAL RIGHTS
40. The Case for Animal Rights, Tom Regan
41. Why Animals Have No Rights, Carl Cohen
42. Speaking of Animal Rights, Mary Anne Warren
I. THE ENVIRONMENT
43. We Are What We Eat, Tom Regan
44. Philosophical Problems for Environmentalism, Elliott Sober
J. AFFIRMATIVE ACTION
45. Two Concepts of Affirmative Action, Steven M. Cahn
* 46. Facing Facts and Responsibilities, Karen Hanson
47. What Good Am I?, Laurence Thomas
K. LIFE AND DEATH
48. The Trolley Problem, Judith Jarvis Thomson
49. Turning the Trolley, Judith Jarvis Thomson
50. Death, Thomas Nagel
* 51. The Badness of Death, Shelly Kagan
L. THE MEANING OF LIFE
52. The Meaning of Life, Richard Taylor
53. Meaning in Life, Susan Wolf
54. Meaningful Lives?, Christine Vitrano
Index

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