Today's Moral Issues: Classic and Contemporary Perspectives / Edition 5

Today's Moral Issues: Classic and Contemporary Perspectives / Edition 5

by Daniel Bonevac
     
 

Designed for contemporary moral problems courses, Bonevac's Today's Moral Issues is unique in providing theoretical readings related to the contemporary issues readings that follow; students connect theory and practice, thereby making the theory interesting and relevant. In addition to providing readings on contemporary topics, the book lends historical perspective to… See more details below

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Designed for contemporary moral problems courses, Bonevac's Today's Moral Issues is unique in providing theoretical readings related to the contemporary issues readings that follow; students connect theory and practice, thereby making the theory interesting and relevant. In addition to providing readings on contemporary topics, the book lends historical perspective to current moral issues with its unique inclusion of classic selections by philosophers such as Aristotle, Mill, Kant, and Locke.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780072877052
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
08/05/2005
Edition description:
5TH
Pages:
672
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.01(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction : moral arguments and moral relativism1
Pt. IFirst principles15
from Nicomachean ethics20
from Summa theologica25
from A treatise of human nature29
from Fundamental principles of the metaphysics of morals32
from Utilitarianism and "letter to John Venn"38
from The ethics of ambiguity46
"Our sexual ethics"53
"Sexual morality and the concept of using another person"58
"Abortion and the sexual agenda"65
from Sexual desire69
"Universal declaration of the rights of animals"75
from Animal liberation77
"The case for animal rights"85
"The case for the use of animals in biomedical research"90
from "The tragedy of the commons"100
"Property rights : the real issue"103
"Risks, costs, and benefits"110
from Deep ecology114
"The power and the promise of ecological feminism"119
"Predicament or progress?"122
Pt. IILiberty129
from The republic131
from Nicomachean ethics137
from Reflections on the revolution in France140
from On liberty146
"An open letter to Bill Bennett"160
"A response to Milton Friedman"163
"The case for legalization"166
"Against the legalization of drugs"177
"Pornography, civil rights, and speech"189
"The question of harm"193
from Sexual correctness200
Majority opinion in R.A.V. v. City of St. Paul, Minnesota209
from There's no such thing as free speech, and it's a good thing, too215
"Kindly inquisitors : the new attacks on free thought"221
Majority and dissenting opinions in Texas v. Johnson226
Majority opinion in Bowers v. Hardwick240
Majority opinion in Lawrence et al. v. Texas243
Majority and dissenting opinions in Goodridge v. Department of Public Health248
"Objections to these unions"263
"The Libertarian question"269
Pt. IIIRights and responsibilities273
from Leviathan275
from Second treatise of government280
from Reflections on the revolution in France287
from Utilitarianism292
"The right to privacy"297
from The economics of justice307
"Driving to the panopticon : a philosophical exploration of the risks to privacy posed by the information technology of the future"317
"Liberal and communitarian defenses of workplace privacy"327
"Rationality and the right to privacy"330
Majority opinion in Roe v. Wade338
"A defense of abortion"343
"On the moral and legal status of abortion"353
"Abortion and the concept of a person"364
"Why abortion is immoral"370
"Public reason and political conflict : abortion"382
Matter of Quinlan387
"The wrongfulness of euthanasia"392
"The morality of euthanasia"395
"The brief of the Amici Curiae"401
Majority opinion in Washington et al. v. Glucksberg et al407
from On crimes and punishment415
"The right of punishing"420
from "Reflections on the guillotine"423
Concurring opinion in Furman v. Georgia427
Majority opinion in Gregg v. Georgia429
from The death penalty : a debate433
"The case against the death penalty"437
"Why the death penalty works"444
"Whether it is always sinful to wage war?"450
from On the law of war and peace452
"On the nature of war"457
"Non-violence in various aspects"461
from Just and unjust wars465
"Preventive war"471
Pt. IVJustice and equality475
from Nicomachean ethics477
from Politics479
from Second treatise of government481
from Discourse on the origin of inequality491
from On the social contract499
from Manifesto of the Communist party503
"Bread and freedom"509
from A theory of justice511
from Anarchy, state, and utopia517
"Commonwealth Club address"527
"Egalitarian justice : equality as a goal and equality as a right"532
"What libertarianism is"535
"Liberalism"541
"Welfare, membership and need"547
from Losing ground : American social policy, 1950-1980552
"Why welfare pays"561
Majority opinion in Brown v. Board of Education566
Majority opinion in regents of the University of California v. Bakke569
"The disease as a cure"577
from Blacks and social justice583
"'Affirmative action' : a worldwide disaster"588
from The shape of the river603
Majority opinion in Gratz et al. v. Bollinger et al.608
Majority opinion in Grutter v. Bollinger et al.613
Majority and dissenting opinions in United States v. Virginia et al.624
from A vindication of the rights of woman632
"Sexual difference and sexual equality"634
"Reconstructing sexual equality"640
"Justice and gender"644
from Who stole feminism?649
from Domestic tranquility652

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