The broadest-based ethical theory reader available, Perspectives on Ethics anchors moral theory in real life through the use of discussion questions, case studies, and the integration of selections from non-Western traditions and other disciplines.
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Table of Contents
* indicates new to this editionPreface Introduction 1. The Study of Ethics *Aristotle, "Nicomachean Ethics" Robert Coles, "The Disparity Between Intellect and Character" Christina Hoff Sommers, "Where Have All the Good Deeds Gone?" Sheila Mullett, "Shifting Perspective: A New Approach to Ethics" Chapter Applications 2. Ethical Subjectivism Jean-Jacques Rousseau, "Emile" Mary Wollstonecraft, "A Vindication of the Rights of Woman" Jacob Javits and A.M. Rosenthal, "Study of the Sickness Called Apathy" Stephen A. Satris, "Student Relativism" *J.L. Mackie, "The Subjectivity of Values" Chapter Applications 3. Cultural Relativism Ruth Benedict, "A Defense of Cultural Relativism" Marilyn Frye, "Oppression" Daniel Jonah Goldhagen, "Hitler's Willing Executioners" *Henry David Thoreau, "Civil Disobedience" William H. Shaw, "Relativism in Ethics" Chapter Applications 4. Morality and Religion Mohandas K. Gandhi, "The Moral Teaching of the Bhagavad Gita" (and more...)