ISBN-10:
0767412362
ISBN-13:
9780767412360
Pub. Date:
10/28/2001
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Morality Matters: Race, Class, and Gender in Applied Ethics / Edition 1

Morality Matters: Race, Class, and Gender in Applied Ethics / Edition 1

Paperback

Current price is , Original price is $99.75. You

Temporarily Out of Stock Online

Please check back later for updated availability.

This item is available online through Marketplace sellers.

Overview

How do race, class, and gender issues affect moral philosophy? This question is the focus of this ambitious new applied ethics anthology. Author Jeffrey R. Di Leo complements classical and contemporary readings with materials drawn from film, fiction, court cases, and current events to create this highly flexible and versatile volume.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780767412360
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 10/28/2001
Pages: 672
Product dimensions: 7.38(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.35(d)

About the Author

Jeffrey R. Di Leo received his undergraduate degree in Philosophy and Economics from Rutgers University. He has an M.A. in Comparative Literature, an M.A. in Philosophy, and a double Ph.D. in Philosophy and Comparative Literature all from Indiana University, Bloomington. He is founder and Editor-in-Chief of the comparative literature and critical theory journal symploke which is published in print by the University of Nebraksa Press and on-line by Johns Hopkins University Press. His editing work on this journal earned him the Phoenix Award for Outstanding Editorial Achievement by the Council of Editors of Learned Journals in 2000. He is also Series Editor for Class in America published by the University of Nebraska Press, and the editor most recently of On Anthologies: Critical and Practical Issues (University of Nebraska Press, 2004) and If Classrooms Matter and If Classrooms Matter: Essays on Place in Education (Routledge, 2004).

He has taught at number of universities including Indiana University, Georgia Tech, University of Illinois at Chicago, and currently, University of Houston-Victoria. For over ten years, Professor Di Leo instructed students from all over the world by correspondence through Indiana University's division of extended studies. This experience revealed to him the need for an ethics textbook that was both based on a comprehensive pedagogical system, and approached applied ethics from multiple points of entry (class, race, gender) and media (literature, film, court cases, news clips, etc.). Morality Matters was successfully designed to meet these needs. It is designed as an anthology that is both respective of the needs ofstudents (glossary, study questions, film examples, help with argument and fallacies, headnotes) as well as those of progressive philosophy instructors (includes cutting-edge work that interests classical readings on applied ethical issues with race, class, and gender approaches). One of the most useful features of the book are the many film summaries that get at the heart of the moral matter in the film. Film is one of the most effective ways to generate student interest and discussion in the classroom, and no other textbook on the market has more materials to assist the ethics instructor in this regard than Morality Matters. It is one of the hidden gems of this book.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

Moral Theories and Moral Reasoning

Arguments

Common Valid Forms of Argument

Common Invalid Forms of Argument

Fallacies

Evaluating Moral Arguments

Reconstructing Arguments and Evaluating Premises

Moral Scenarios for Opening Discussion

1 WHAT IS MORALITY? TRADITIONS AND THEORIES

Articles

Jonathan Bennett, "The Conscience of Huckleberry Finn"

Philip Hallie, "The Evil that Men Think-And Do"

James Rachels, "Egoism and Moral Skepticism"

John Arthur, "Morality, Religion, and Conscience"

Jeremy Bentham, "Classical Hedonism"

Robert Nozick, "The Experience Machine"

John Stuart Mill, "Utilitarianism"

Immanuel Kant, "The Categorical Imperative"

Richard Taylor, "A Critique of Kantianism"

Aristotle, "Virtue Ethics"

Carol Gilligan, "In a Different Voice"

George Sher, "Other Voices, Other Rooms? Women's Psychology and Moral Theory"

Ronald Duska, "What is Literature to Ethics?"

Media Gallery

The Shop on Main Street (film summary)

Wall Street (film summary)

Ursula K. Le Guin,"The Ones Who Walk Away from the Omelas" (story summary)

Herman Melville, Billy Budd (novel summary)

Supplementary Readings

2 RELATIVISM AND HUMAN RIGHTS

Articles

Ruth Benedict, "A Defense of Moral Relativism"

W.T. Stace, "A Critique of Moral Relativism"

Mary Midgley, "Trying Out One's New Sword: A Critique of Moral Isolationism"

Martha Nussbaum "Imagination and the Perspectives of Others"

Claude Ake, "The African Context of Human Rights"

Jane Perlez, "Uganda's Women: Children, Drudgery, And Pain"

Kenneth K. Inada, "ABuddhist Response to the Nature of Human Rights"

Charlotte Bunch, "Women's Rights as Human Rights"

The United States Bill of Rights and the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Media Gallery

Herodotus, "Morality as Custom" (summary)

Do The Right Thing (film summary)

Red Corner (film summary)

Welcome to Sarajevo (film summary)

Supplementary Readings

3 ABORTION AND EUTHANASIA

Articles

Judith Jarvis Thomson, "A Defense of Abortion"

Don Marquis, "Why Abortion is Immoral"

Sally Markowitz, "Abortion and Feminism"

Loretta J. Ross, "African-American Women and Abortion"

U.S. Supreme Court, Roe v. Wade

James Rachels, "Active and Passive Euthanasia"

Bonnie Steinbock, "The Intentional Termination of Life"

Joanne Lynn and James F. Childress, "Must Patients Always Be Given Food and Water?"

Media Gallery

A Private Matter (film summary)

Whose Life is it Anyway? (film summary)

Racing with the Moon (film summary)

Ernest Hemingway, "Hills Like White Elephants" (story summary)

The Case of Dr. Kevorkian (event summary)

Supplementary Readings

4 PUNISHMENT AND THE DEATH PENALTY

Articles

Albert Camus, "Reflections on the Guillotine"

Immanuel Kant, "The Retributive Theory of Punishment"

Ernest Van Den Haag, "On Deterrence and the Death Penalty"

Hugo Bedau, "The Death Penalty as a Deterrent"

Anthony Amsterdam, "Race and the Death Penalty"

U.S. Supreme Court, Furman v. Georgia

U.S. Supreme Court, Gregg v. Georgia

Media Gallery

Fyodor Dostoevsky, Crime and Punishment (scene summary)

Sacco and Vanzetti (film summary)

Dead Man Walking (film summary)

The Green Mile (film summary)

Illinois Death Row Conviction Thrown Out (event summary)

Supplementary Readings

5 SEXUALITY AND MARRIAGE

Articles

Thomas Aquinas, "The Purpose of Sex"

Immanuel Kant, "On Sexuality and Marriage"

Richard Mohr, "Gay Basics: Some Questions, Facts, and Values"

Michael Levin, "Why Homosexuality is Abnormal"

U.S. Supreme Court, Bowers v. Hardwick

Richard Wasserstrom, "Is Adultery Immoral?"

Laurence Houlgate, "Is Divorce Immoral?"

Chesire Calhoun, "Feminism, Lesbianism and the Family"

Media Gallery

Doris Lessing, "Between Men" (story summary)

E. M. Forster, "The Road from Colonus" (story summary)

Crimes and Misdemeanors (film summary)

The Story of Us (film summary)

Love and Death on Long Island (film summary)

The Wedding Banquet (film summary)

The 1996 Defense of Marriage Act

Supplementary Readings

6 RACISM AND AFFIRMATIVE ACTION

Articles

Kwame Anthony Appiah, "Racisms"

Jean-Paul Sartre, "Anti-Semite and Jew"

Richard Wasserstrom, "Racism and Sexism"

Bernard Boxill, "Blacks and Social Justice"

Lino A. Graglia, "Affirmative Discrimination"

Richard Kahlenberg, "Class, Not Race"

U.S. Supreme Court, Regents of the University of California vs. Bakke

Media Gallery

Ralph Ellison, "The Battle Royal" (story summary)

Gayl Jones, "White Rat" (story summary)

To Kill a Mockingbird (film summary)

White Man's Burden (film summary)

In the Heat of the Night (film summary)

Supplementary Readings

7 SEXISM AND VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

Articles

Marilyn Frye, "Sexism"

Steven Goldberg, "The Inevitability of Patriarchy"

Plato, "On The Equality of Women"

Aristotle, "On the Inequality of Women"

John Stuart Mill, "Sexism as Inequality"

Simone de Beauvior, "The Second Sex"

Lois Pineau, "Date Rape: A Feminist Analysis"

Patricia Yancey Martin and Robert Hummer, "Fraternities and Rape on Campus"

Suzanne Pharr, "Hate Violence Against Women"

bell hooks, "Violence in Intimate Relationships"

Angela Davis, "Rape, Racism and the Myth of the Black Rapist"

Media Gallery

Margaret Atwood, "Rape Fantasies" (story summary)

Irwin Shaw, "The Girls in Their Summer Dresses" (story summary)

Thelma and Louise (film summary)

The Color Purple (film summary)

In the Company of Men (film summary)

The General's Daughter (film summary)

The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Women

Supplementary Readings

8 PORNOGRAPHY AND HATE SPEECH

Articles

Catharine MacKinnon, "Pornography, Civil Rights and Speech"

Lisa Duggan, Nan D. Hunter and Carole S. Vance, "False Promises: Feminist Antipornography Legislation"

Gerald Gunther, "Good Speech, Bad Speech-No"

Andrew Altman, "Liberalism and Campus Hate Speech"

Richard Delgado and Jean Stefancic, "Dealing With Words that Wound"

U.S. District Court, Doe vs. University of Michigan

Media Gallery

The People of the State of California vs. Lawrence Ferlinghetti (case summary)

Blackboard Jungle (film summary)

American History X (film summary)

The People vs. Larry Flint (film summary)

Skokie Residents Combat Hatred (event summary)

2 Live Crew (event summary)

Supplementary Readings

9 POVERTY AND DISTRIBUTIVE JUSTICE

Articles

Peter Singer, "Famine, Affluence and Morality"

Garrett Hardin, "Lifeboat Ethics"

Diana M. Pearce, "The Feminization of Poverty"

Margaret B. Wilkerson & Jewell Handy Gresham, "The Racialization of Poverty"

Kai Nielsen, "Radical Egalitarianism"

John Rawls, "A Theory of Justice"

Tibor Machan, "The Nonexistence of Basic Welfare Rights"

Nancy Fraser, "Women, Welfare and the Politics of Need Interpretation"

Peter Marin, "Helping and Hating the Homeless"

Media Gallery

Jonathan Swift, "A Modest Proposal" (complete story)

Anzia Yezierska, "The Free Vacation House" (story summary)

Dorothy West, "Jack in the Pot" (story summary)

Soylent Green (film summary)

Lifeboat (film summary)

The Grapes of Wrath (film summary)

Supplementary Readings

10 ANIMAL RIGHTS AND ENVIRONMENTAL ETHICS

Articles

Aldo Leopold, "The Land Ethic"

Peter S. Wenz, "Ecology and Morality"

William F. Baxter, "People or Penguins"

Karen J. Warren, "Feminism and Ecology"

Karl Grossman, "Environmental Racism"

Peter Singer, "Animal Liberation"

Bonnie Steinbock, "Speciesism and the Idea of Equality"

Immanuel Kant, "Our Duty to Animals"

Media Gallery

George Orwell, "Shooting an Elephant" (essay summary)

Gustave Flaubert, "The Legend of St. Julian the Hospitaler" (story summary)

Blood of the Beasts (film summary)

All the Little Animals (film summary)

Gorillas in the Mist (film summary)

Never Cry Wolf (film summary)

Erin Brockovich (film summary)

Universal Declaration of the Rights of Animals

Supplementary Readings

GLOSSARY

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews