College Ethics: A Reader on Moral Issues That Affect You

College Ethics: A Reader on Moral Issues That Affect You

by Bob Fischer
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College Ethics: A Reader on Moral Issues That Affect You

College Ethics: A Reader on Moral Issues That Affect You is a collection of brief, engaging, and accessible readings on issues that directly affect—and matter to—today's college students. Ideal for courses in college ethics or introductory ethics, College Ethics can be used as either a main text or a supplementary reader.


Focuses on material that's directly relevant to students' lives, with articles on topics like casual sex, gender identity, hate speech on campus, heavy drinking, and college sports

Covers issues that are important on today's campuses, including accommodating gender identity, responsibility for implicit bias, the nature of prejudice, trigger warnings, and protest

Includes readings on academic ethics, enabling professors to have important conversations about cheating, plagiarism, and the aims of education

Includes a brief primer on ethics, comprehension and discussion questions, and detailed case studies for every reading

An Ancillary Resource Center contains an Instructor's Manual with Test Bank and PowerPoint lecture slides

A Companion Website provides resources for students

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780190498658
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 11/11/2016
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 672
Sales rank: 112,361
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Bob Fischer is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Texas State University. He is coeditor of The Moral Complexities of Eating Meat (OUP, 2015) and Modal Epistemology after Rationalism (2016), and the author of Modal Justification via Theories (forthcoming).

Table of Contents

Instructor and Student Resources
This Book
Getting Our Bearings
Thinking, Fast and Critically
Making Arguments
Moral Theory
Going Forward
Part I. Sex and Relationships
1. Why Shouldn't Tommy and Jim Have Sex? A Defense of Homosexuality, John Corvino
2. What's Love Got to Do with It? Epicureanism and Friends with Benefits, William O. Stephens
3. Virtue Ethics, Casual Sex, and Objectification, Raja Halwani
4. Sexism in Practice: Feminist Ethics Evaluating the Hookup Culture, Conor Kelly
5. Sexual Privacy, Laurie Shrage and Robert Stewart
6. Date Rape's Other Victim, Katie Roiphe
7. Alcohol and Rape, Nicholas Dixon
8. Just Pushy Enough, Anne Barnhill
Part II. Abortion
9. Is Abortion a Question of Personal Morality?, Julie Kirsch
10. Abortion, John Harris and Søren Holm
11. Virtue Theory and Abortion, Rosalind Hursthouse
Part III. Sexism, Gender, and Racism
12. Sexism, Ann E. Cudd and Leslie E. Jones
13. A Sensible Antiporn Feminism, A.W. Eaton
14. What Makes a Woman?, Elinor Burkett
15. Trans Persons, Cisgender Persons, and Gender Identities, Christine Overall
16. The Pressure to Cover, Kenji Yoshino
17. Racism: What It Is and What It Isn't, Lawrence Blum
18. Latino/as, Asian Americans, and the Black-White Binary, Linda Martin Alcoff
19. Racial Cognition and the Ethics of Implicit Bias, Daniel Kelly and Erica Roedder
20. How Not to Accuse Someone of Prejudice, Emrys Westacott
Part IV. Affirmative Action in Admissions
21. The Meaning of "Merit," William G. Bowen and Derek Bok
22. Does Your "Merit" Depend upon Your Race? A Rejoinder to Bowen and Bok, Stephan Thernstrom and Abigail Thernstrom
Part V. Speech and Protest
23. Words That Wound, Richard Delgado and Jean Stefancic
24. Campus Speech Restrictions, Martin Golding
25. The Coddling of the American Mind, Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt
26. Why I Use Trigger Warnings, Kate Manne
27. Self-Respect and Protest, Bernard R. Boxill
28. Symbolic Protest and Calculated Silence, Thomas E. Hill, Jr.
Part VI. Drugs and Drinking
29. An Argument for Drug Prohibition, Peter de Marneffe
30. Drug Prohibition Is Both Wrong and Unworkable, Tibor R. Machan
31. The Morning After: Hangovers and Regrets, Thomas Vander Ven
32. The Dark Power of Fraternities, Caitlin Flanagan
Part VII. Consumer Ethics
33. Download This Essay: A Defense of Stealing E-Books, Andrew T. Forcehimes
34. A Response to Forcehimes's "Download This Essay: A Defense of Stealing E-Books," Sadulla Karjiker
35. The Singer Solution to World Poverty, Peter Singer
36. Women Shopping and Women Sweatshopping: Individual Responsibility for Consumerism, Lisa Cassidy
37. Puppies, Pigs, and People: Eating Meat and Marginal Cases, Alastair Norcross
38. It's Not My Fault: Global Warming and Individual Moral Obligations, Walter Sinnott-Armstrong
39. Climate, Collective Action, and Individual Ethical Obligations, Marion Hourdequin
Part VIII. Sports
40. The Role and Value of Intercollegiate Athletics in Universities, Myles Brand
41. On the Role and Value of Intercollegiate Athletics in Universities, J. Angelo Corlett
Part IX. Gaming, Music, and Humor
42. Defending the Morality of Violent Video Games, Marcus Schulzke
43. The Gamer's Dilemma: An Analysis of the Arguments for the Moral Distinction Between Virtual Murder and Virtual Pedophilia, Morgan Luck
44. The Ethics of Singing Along: The Case of "Mind of a Lunatic," Aaron Smuts
45. The Negative Ethics of Humor, John Morreall
Part X. Dishonesty, Enhancement, and Extra Credit
46. Why Is Cheating Wrong?, Mathieu Bouville
47. Enhancement and Cheating, Rebecca Roache
48. Ideals of Student Excellence and Enhancement, Gavin G. Enck
49. The Role of Cultural Values in Plagiarism in Higher Education, Nina C. Heckler and David R. Forde
50. A Moral Case Against Certain Uses of Plagiarism Detection Services, J. Caleb Clanton
51. Seven Arguments Against Extra Credit, Christopher A. Pynes
Part XI. The Aims of Education
52. Should Students Have to Borrow? Autonomy, Well-Being, and Student Debt, Christopher Martin
53. From Knowledge to Wisdom: The Need for an Academic Revolution, Nicholas Maxwell
54. Education for Citizenship in an Era of Global Connection, Martha Nussbaum
55. Claiming an Education, Adrienne Rich

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