Life and Death

Life and Death

by Louis P. Pojman
     
 

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Louis P. Pojman's Life and Death: Grappling with the Moral Dilemmas of Our Time gives you the philosophical tools to think clearly about the most divisive moral issues we face today. The first 4 chapters introduce you to moral theory, ethical relativism versus ethical objectivism, and classical ethical theories to provide a frame-work for understanding moral issues.

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Louis P. Pojman's Life and Death: Grappling with the Moral Dilemmas of Our Time gives you the philosophical tools to think clearly about the most divisive moral issues we face today. The first 4 chapters introduce you to moral theory, ethical relativism versus ethical objectivism, and classical ethical theories to provide a frame-work for understanding moral issues. In the 11 chapters that follow, the author explores specific moral issues--cloning, the sanctity of life versus the quality of life, suicide, euthanasia, abortion, the death penalty, animal rights, war, world hunger, and others.

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Gives students philosophical tools to think clearly about divisive moral issues faced today. Early chapters introduce moral theory, ethical relativism and objectivism, and classical ethical theories to provide a framework for understanding moral issues. Later chapters explore specific moral issues, such as cloning, suicide, abortion, the death penalty, and animal rights. This second edition contains four new chapters. Can be used as a stand-alone text, or with an anthology by the author. The author teaches philosophy at the US Military Academy in West Point, NY. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780867203349
Publisher:
Jones & Bartlett Learning, LLC
Publication date:
03/01/1992
Series:
Philosophy Series
Pages:
192

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