Moral Soundings: Readings on the Crisis of Values in Contemporary Life

Moral Soundings: Readings on the Crisis of Values in Contemporary Life

by Dwight Furrow, Albert Borgmann, Richard Rorty, Steven Fesmire, Christina Hoff Sommers
     
 

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This topically organized, interdisciplinary anthology provides competing perspective on the claim that western culture faces a moral crisis. Using clearly written, accessible essays by well-known authors in philosophy, the social sciences, and the humanities, the book introduces students to a variety of perspectives on the current cultural debate bout values that

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This topically organized, interdisciplinary anthology provides competing perspective on the claim that western culture faces a moral crisis. Using clearly written, accessible essays by well-known authors in philosophy, the social sciences, and the humanities, the book introduces students to a variety of perspectives on the current cultural debate bout values that percolates beneath the surface of most of our social and political controversies.

Editorial Reviews

James Sterba
While the readings in Moral Soundings raise specific issues about capitalism, family life, biotechnology, religion, and global conflict, the editor's introductions and 'interventions' relate the readings to different conceptions of autonomy and different evaluations of those conceptions. This unity-in-diversity format should work very well in the classroom.
George Harris
Framed to probe the issue of what lies beneath the troubled waters of Western life, Dwight Furrow’s Moral Soundings bridges the gap between academic philosophy and the world of public intellectuals. Badly needed; it is a gift.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742533691
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
03/28/2004
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.18(h) x 0.97(d)

Meet the Author

Dwight Furrow is assistant professor of philosophy at San Diego Mesa College.

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