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Clashing Views on Controversial Moral Issues / Edition 7

Clashing Views on Controversial Moral Issues / Edition 7

by Stephen Satris


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Clashing Views on Controversial Moral Issues / Edition 7

This debate-style reader is designed to introduce students to current controversies in moral philosophy. The readings,which represent the arguments of leading philosophers and commentators,reflect a variety of viewpoints,and are presented in a pro/con format.

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ISBN-13: 9780073031927
Publisher: Dushkin/McGraw-Hill
Publication date: 11/01/1999
Series: Taking Sides Series
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.16(h) x 0.74(d)

Table of Contents

PART 1. Fundamental Issues in Morality

ISSUE 1. Is Morality Relative to Culture?

YES: Melville J. Herskovits, from "Cultural Relativism and Cultural Values," in Frances Herskovits, ed., Cultural Relativism: Perspectives in Cultural Pluralism

NO: Louis P. Pojman, from Ethics: Discovering Right and Wrong, 2d ed.

ISSUE 2. Does Morality Need Religion?

YES: C. Stephen Layman, from The Shape of the Good: Christian Reflections on the Foundations of Ethics

NO: John Arthur, from "Religion, Morality, and Conscience," in John Arthur, ed., Morality and Moral Controversies, 4th ed.

PART 2. Morality and Contemporary Social Thought

ISSUE 3. Does Feminism Provide a Positive Direction for Society?

YES: Ruth Sidel, from On Her Own: Growing Up in the Shadow of the American Dream

NO: Elizabeth Powers, from "A Farewell to Feminism," Commentary

ISSUE 4. Does Welfare Do More Harm Than Good?

YES: Charles Murray, from "What to Do About Welfare," Commentary

(and more...)

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