ISBN-10:
0761807748
ISBN-13:
9780761807742
Pub. Date:
01/28/1997
Publisher:
UPA
How to Arrive at a Considered Opinion: A Method of Analyzing Moral Issues in the Public Debates / Edition 1

How to Arrive at a Considered Opinion: A Method of Analyzing Moral Issues in the Public Debates / Edition 1

by Kenneth J. Zanca

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How to Arrive at a Considered Opinion: A Method of Analyzing Moral Issues in the Public Debates / Edition 1

This book is written for the non-philosophy major taking "Contemporary Moral Issues" or "Intro to Ethics" courses. It provides a method to research any complex moral issue in hundreds of print, periodical, and Internet research sources, and gives a model of the method applied to the question of capital punishment. It helps students to learn how to analyze a moral issue and teaches them valuable skills of evaluating evidence and discerning between "right" and "wrong" in cases where rights are in conflict. Contents: Preface; Introduction: Basic Concepts and Terms; First Step: Define the Moral Issue; Second Step: Study the Issue's History; Third Step: Ask: "What Do the Moral Philosophies Say?"; Fourth Step: Ask:< "What Does Justice Require?"; The Method Applied: Is Capital Punishment Moral?; Appendix: Figures, Charts and Graphs; Index.

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ISBN-13: 9780761807742
Publisher: UPA
Publication date: 01/28/1997
Pages: 120
Product dimensions: 5.82(w) x 9.04(h) x 0.35(d)

About the Author

Kenneth J. Zanca is Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Marymount College in Palos Verdes, California.

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