Morality Play: Case Studies in Ethics

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This collection of case studies is a perfect supplement for ethics courses whether the focus is on theory or applied ethics. Instructors will find that the case studies bring about meaningful discussion of current topics that help students learn how we ought best to live together.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781577666806
  • Publisher: Waveland Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/16/2010
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Pages: 200
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction to Morality Play

Chapter I: Crime and Punishment

Stanley "Tookie" Williams and the Problem of Redemption
The Execution of Scott Hain, Juvenile Offender
Bible Used in Conviction
Chemical Castration for Male Sex Offenders
Vicarious Sensitization
Torture of a kidnapper
Three Nuns and a Silo
Stealing from the Wishing Well
The Consenting Victim
Death Penalty for Abortion Activist
White Collar Crime

Chapter II: Life and Death

Elder Suicide or Dignified Exit: A Letter from Ohio
Fetal Rights and the Fetus as Person: The Case of J.D.S.
Fetal Rights, Take Two: Unborn Victims of Violence Act
Fetal Rights, Take Three: Drug Abuse and Fetal Abuse
Zero Population Growth
Suicide Concert
Growth Hormones for Shortness
Age-Based Cost Studies
Medical Care for Prisoners
Medical Care for Prisoners, Take Two: Donor Heart Goes to a Criminal
Medical Care for Prisoners, Take Three: Organ Transplant for Death Row Inmate
Fetal Testing for Down Syndrome
Age Extension Research
The Schiavos

Chapter III: Habitat and Humanity

Troublesome Trinkets
Ecoterrorism: Kill the Hummers!
War Is Terrorism
Dolphin Parks
Eating Sea Turtles
PBDE and the Precautionary Principle
Canned Hunts
Cosmetic Surgery for Pets
'A Hunting We Will Go
Famine in Ethiopia
O Canada, How Could You?

Chapter IV: Liberty and Responsibility

DanceSafe: Making Ecstasy Safer for Partiers
Banning Ephedra
Obesity: Personal or Political
Worried about Harry Potter
Wal-Mart Keeps Its Shelves Clean
Edward "Weedman" Forchion: Ganja Brings Him Closer to God
License PlateLiberties
Pledge of Allegiance
Ed Rosenthal and Medical Marijuana
Cameras Watching Students
High School Tells Student to Remove T-Shirt
CRACK—Get Sterilized, Get Cash
My Hummer, My Choice
"Let Those Who Ride Decide"
USA Patriot Act

Chapter V: Culture and Value

Same-sex Unions and the Defense of Marriage
Gay Sex and Adultery
Sex Education
Evolution vs. Creationism in Public Schools
Creationism, Take Two: Professor Dini's Recommendation
Sports Supplementation: Fair or Foul
Sports Supplementation, Take Two: Ross Regabliati
Extreme Makeover
Culture Wars
Bright Rights
A Call to Civil Society
Ethics for the Information Age: The SCANS Report
Character Education of Children
Character Education, Take Two: Georgia's "Respect for the Creator" Principle
Rigoberta Menchú: The Purpose of Truth

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