Moral Choices: An Introduction to Ethics / Edition 3

Moral Choices: An Introduction to Ethics / Edition 3

by Scott Rae
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0310291097

ISBN-13: 9780310291091

Pub. Date: 07/17/2009

Publisher: Zondervan

With its unique union of theory and application and its well-organized, easy-to-use design, Moral Choices has earned its place as the standard text for college ethics courses. This third edition offers extensive updates, revisions, and brand new material, all designed to help students develop a sound and current basis for making ethical decisions in today's complex

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With its unique union of theory and application and its well-organized, easy-to-use design, Moral Choices has earned its place as the standard text for college ethics courses. This third edition offers extensive updates, revisions, and brand new material, all designed to help students develop a sound and current basis for making ethical decisions in today's complex postmodern culture. Moral Choices outlines the distinctive elements of Christian ethics while avoiding undue dogmatism. The book also introduces other ethical systems and their key historical proponents, including Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, Thomas Aquinas, and Immanuel Kant. After describing a seven-step procedure for tackling ethical dilemmas, author Scott Rae uses case studies to address some of today’s most pressing social issues. He guides students in thinking critically and biblically about: ? Abortion ? Reproductive Technologies ? Euthanasia ? Capital Punishment ? Sexual Ethics ? The Morality of War ? Genetic Technologies and Human Cloning ? NEW: Ethics and Economics NEW FEATURES • Online resources for instructors, with test banks, PowerPoint® presentations, and more • Chapter on ethics and economics covering global capitalism, environmental ethics, and business ethics • Significant new material on bioethics and stem cell and embryo research • Discussion questions at the end of each chapter • Sidebars with case studies for discussion

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780310291091
Publisher:
Zondervan
Publication date:
07/17/2009
Edition description:
New
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
130,967
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.30(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 8

Publisher's Preface 9

1 Introduction: Why Study Ethics? 11

2 Christian Ethics 24

3 Ethical Systems and Ways of Moral Reasoning 63

4 Making Ethical Decisions 104

5 Abortion and Embryonic Stem Cell Research 121

6 Reproductive Technologies 155

7 Biotechnology, Genetics, and Human Cloning 191

8 Physician-Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia 212

9 Capital Punishment 247

10 Sexual Ethics 270

11 The Morality of War 302

12 Ethics and Economics 329

General Index 363

Scripture Index 371

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