Social and Personal Ethics / Edition 7

Social and Personal Ethics / Edition 7

by William H. Shaw
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0538452560

ISBN-13: 9780538452564

Pub. Date: 02/05/2010

Publisher: Cengage Learning

This book provides students with a sound introduction to contemporary ethics. It combines well-established classical readings with new, previously unreleased essays by modern philosophers. Part I consists of three chapters on ethical theory to provide a foundation for examination of the issues. Part II covers thirteen ethical issues with 46 mostly contemporary

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This book provides students with a sound introduction to contemporary ethics. It combines well-established classical readings with new, previously unreleased essays by modern philosophers. Part I consists of three chapters on ethical theory to provide a foundation for examination of the issues. Part II covers thirteen ethical issues with 46 mostly contemporary articles, three cases, and a concluding essay by Derek Bok. Issues covered include: Suicide and Euthanasia; Abortion; Animals & Environmental Ethics; Happiness, Self-realization and Self-respect; Liberty, Paternalism and Freedom of Expression; Surrogacy, Parenthood, and Family Obligations; Sexuality; Affirmative Action; Crime and Punishment; and Economic Justice.

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

Table of Contents

PART I: ETHICAL THEORY. 1. An Introduction to Ethics. The Nature of Morality. Normative Theories of Ethics. 2. Classical Theories. Aristotle, “Happiness, Function, and Virtue”. Immanuel Kant, “Good Will, Duty, and the Categorical Imperative”. John Stuart Mill, “Utilitarianism”. 3. Three Contemporary Ethical Perspectives. James Rachels, “What Would a Satisfactory Moral Theory Be Like?” Julius M. E. Moravcsik, “On What We Aim at and How We Live”. Alison M. Jaggar, “Feminist Ethics: Some Central Issues”. PART II: ISSUES IN APPLIED ETHICS. 4. Suicide and Euthanasia. Richard B. Brandt, “The Morality and Rationality of Suicide”. J. Gay-Williams, “The Wrongfulness of Euthanasia”. James Rachels, “Active and Passive Euthanasia”. 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”. Celia Wolf-Devine, “Abortion and the ‘Feminine Voice’”. 6. Animals and Environmental Ethics. Peter Singer, “The Place of Nonhumans in Environmental Issues”. Tibor R. Machan, “Do Animals Have Rights?” Christopher D. Stone, “Should Trees Have Standing? Toward Legal Rights for Natural Objects”. William F. Baxter, “People or Penguins?” J. Baird Callicott, “The Search for an Environmental Ethic”. 7. Happiness, Self-Realization, and Self-Respect. John Stuart Mill, “A Crisis in My Mental History”. Jon Elster, “Self-Realization”. Thomas E. Hill, Jr., “Self-Respect Reconsidered”. Richard Kraut, “Two Conceptions of Happiness”. 8. Liberty, Paternalism, and Freedom of Expression. John Stuart Mill, “On Liberty”. Gerald Dworkin, “Paternalism”. RobertE. Goodin, “Permissible Paternalism: Saving Smokers from Themselves”. David Boaz, “A Drug-Free America—or a Free America?” Charles R. Lawrence III, “If He Hollers Let Him Go: Regulating Racist Speech on Campus”. U.S. Supreme Court, Texas v. Johnson. 9. Surrogacy, Parenthood, and Family Obligations. Ruth Macklin, “Is There Anything Wrong with Surrogate Motherhood? An Ethical Analysis”. Heidi Malm, “Paid Surrogacy: Arguments and Responses”. Elizabeth S. Anderson, “Is Women's Labor a Commodity?” Jane English, “What Do Grown Children Owe Their Parents?” Christina Hoff Sommers, “Filial Morality”. Laurence D. Houlgate, “Is Divorce Immoral?” 10. Sexuality. Helen E. Longino, “Pornography, Oppression, and Freedom”. Ellen Willis, “Feminism, Moralism, and Pornography”. Lois Pineau, “Date Rape: A Feminist Analysis”. Camille Paglia, “Date Rape: Another Perspective”. Burton M. Leiser, “Homosexuality, Morals, and the Laws of Nature”. Jeff Jordan, “Is It Wrong to Discriminate on the Basis of Homosexuality?” U.S. Supreme Court, Romer v. Evans. 11. Affirmative Action. Richard A. Wasserstrom, “One Way to Understand and Defend Programs of Preferential Treatment”. Louis P. Pojman, “The Case Against Affirmative Action”. T. Alexander Aleinikoff, “A Case for Race-Consciousness”. U.S. Supreme Court, City of Richmond v. Crosan. 12. Crime and Punishment. Nicholas Dixon, “Why We Should Ban Handguns in the United States”. Daniel D. Polsby, “The False Promise of Gun Control”. Editors, Harvard Law Review “Juvenile Curfews and Gang Violence”. Jonathan Glover, “Execution”. Ernest van den Haag, “The Ultimate Punishment: A Defense”. Jeffery H. Reiman, “Justice, Civilization, and the Death Penalty”. 13. Economic Justice. Peter Singer, “Rich and Poor”. Robert N. Van Wyk, “World Hunger and the Extent of Our Positive Duties”. Richard T. De George, “Property and Global Justice”. D. W. Haslett, “Is Inheritance Justified?” John P. Kavanagh, “Ethical Issues in Plant Relocation”. 14. Concluding Essay. Derek Bok, “Can Higher Education Foster Higher Morals?” For Further Reading.

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