Social and Personal Ethics / Edition 7

Social and Personal Ethics / Edition 7

by William H. Shaw
     
 

ISBN-10: 0538452560

ISBN-13: 9780538452564

Pub. Date: 02/05/2010

Publisher: Cengage Learning


SOCIAL AND PERSONAL ETHICS offers you a sound introduction to ethical theory and issues through engaging readings on many of today's most hotly debated topics including war, marriage and sexual morality, business ethics, and a new section on voting and democracy, among others. Author William Shaw begins with a preliminary introduction to ethical theory that…  See more details below

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SOCIAL AND PERSONAL ETHICS offers you a sound introduction to ethical theory and issues through engaging readings on many of today's most hotly debated topics including war, marriage and sexual morality, business ethics, and a new section on voting and democracy, among others. Author William Shaw begins with a preliminary introduction to ethical theory that assumes no previous formal philosophy instruction and then moves on to explore a variety of real-world ethical issues, In all, the book is composed of 52 classic and contemporary articles (ten of which are new to this edition) as well as three cases studies. To ensure that you will find that the text is as accessible as it is relevant, Shaw edited every article with an eye toward readability and added marginal summaries to help you focus on important points and concepts.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780538452564
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
02/05/2010
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
472
Sales rank:
1,304,748
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents


PREFACE PART I: EHTICAL THEORY. 1. An Introduction to Ethics. The Nature of Morality. Normative Theories of Ethics. 2. Ethical Relativism. JAMES RACHELS: The Challenge of Cultural Relativism. 3. Four Rival Ethical Perspectives. ARISTOTLE: Happiness, Function, and Virtue. IMMANUEL KANT: Good Will, Duty, and the Categorical Imperative. JOHN STUART MILL: Utilitarianism. W. D. ROSS: What Makes Right Acts Right? PART II: ISSUES IN APPLIED ETHICS. 4. Suicide and Euthanasia. RICHARD B. BRANDT: The Morality and Rationality of Suicide. DAN W. BROCK: Voluntary Active Euthanasia. DANIEL CALLAHAN: When Self-Determination Runs Amok. JOHN HARDWIG: Is There a Duty to Die? 5. Abortion. JOHN T. NOONAN, JR.: An Almost Absolute Value in History. MARY ANNE WARREN: The Moral Status of Abortion. DON MARQUIS: An Argument That Abortion Is Wrong. JUDITH JARVIS THOMSON: A Defense of Abortion. ROSALIND HURSTHOUSE: Virtue Theory and Abortion. 6. Animals, Vegetarianism, and Environmental Ethics. PETER SINGER: The Place of Nonhumans in Environmental Issues. TIBOR R. MACHAN: Do Animals Have Rights? MYLAN ENGEL, JR.: Why You Are Committed to the Immorality of Eating Meat. R. M. HARE: Why I Am Only a Demi-Vegetarian. PETER SINGER: Reply to Hare HOLMES ROLSTON III: Respect for Life. PETER SINGER: Reply to Rolston. 7. Liberty and Paternalism. JOHN STUART MILL: On Liberty. GERALD DWORKIN: Paternalism. DAVID BOAZ: A Drug-Free America--or a Free America? U.S. DRUG ENFORCEMENT AGENCY: Speaking Out Against Drug Legalization. 8. Marriage and Sexual Morality. JOHN CORVINO: Why Shouldn't Tommy and Jim Have Sex? MICHAEL PAKALUK: Homosexuality, Gay Marriage, and the Common Good. JACOB M. HELD: Gay Marriage: The Case for Equal Treatment. MIKE W. MARTIN: Adultery and Fidelity. NICHOLAS DIXON: Alcohol and Rape. HELEN E. LONGINO: Pornography, Oppression, and Freedom. 9. Voting and Democracy. JOHN STUART MILL: Considerations on Representative Government. LOREN S. LOMASKY and GEOFFREY BRENNAN: Is There a Duty to Vote? EDITORS, HARVARD LAW REVIEW: The Case for Compulsory Voting. 10. Crime, Guns, and Rights. DANIEL D. POLSBY: The False Promise of Gun Control. NICHOLAS DIXON: Handguns and Violent Crime. MICHAEL HUEMER: Is There a Right to Own a Gun? 11. Punishment and the Death Penalty. WILLIAM H. SHAW: Punishment and the Criminal Justice System. ERNEST VAN DEN HAAG: The Ultimate Punishment: A Defense. JEFFREY H. REIMAN: Justice, Civilization, and the Death Penalty. U.S. SUPREME COURT: Atkins v. Virginia. 12. The Ethics of War and the Response to Terrorism. DOUGLAS P. LACKEY: Pacifism. J. JOSEPH MILLER: Jus ad Bellum and an Officer's Moral Obligations: Ignorance, the Constitution, and Iraq. AVISHAI MARGALIT and MICHAEL WALZER: Civilians and Combatants. JEFF McMAHAN: Torture in Principle and in Practice. 13. Race, Discrimination, and Affirmative Action. BARACH OBAMA, A More Perfect Union. RICHARD A. WASSERSTROM: One Way to Understand and Defend Programs of Preferential Treatment. LOUIS P. POJMAN: The Case Against Affirmative Action. U.S. SUPREME COURT: The University of Michigan Affirmative Action Cases. LUCY WANG, Weight Discrimination. 14. Social Justice. EDITORS, HARVARD LAW REVIEW: Never Again Shall A People Starve in a World of Plenty. JOHN ISBISTER: Welfare and Social Justice. ROBERT M. VEATCH: Let the Poor Sell Their Kidneys. D. W. HASLETT: Is Inheritance Justified? U.S. SUPREME COURT: Kelo v. City of New London. 15. Ethics in Business. MICHAEL J. PHILLIPS: The Inconclusive Case Against Manipulative Advertising. THOMAS L. CARSON: The Ethics of Sales. MICHAEL DAVIS: Some Paradoxes of Whistleblowing. JOSEPH R. DESJARDINS AND RONALD DUSKA: Drug Testing in Employment. FOR FURTHER READING.

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