Morals and Consent: Contractarian Solutions to Ethical Woes

Morals and Consent: Contractarian Solutions to Ethical Woes

by Malcolm Murray

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780773551114
Publisher: McGill-Queens University Press
Publication date: 09/27/2017
Pages: 416
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author


Malcolm Murray is a professor of moral philosophy at the University of Prince Edward Island and co-author, with Nebojsa Kujundzic, of Critical Reflection: A Textbook for Critical Thinking.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Preface ix

Part 1 Theoretical Background

1 The Consent Principle 3

2 Game Theory, Evolution, and Metaethics 31

3 Contractarian Lineage 55

Part 2 Death

4 Euthanasia: End-of-Life Choices 67

5 Abortion: Fetuses and Rights 86

6 The Death Penalty: Killing Killers 105

Part 3 Sex

7 Sex Trades 121

8 Unwanted Sexual Offers 144

9 Prejudice and Affirmative Action 168

Part 4 Beneficence

10 Duties of Beneficence? 187

11 Animals and Obligations 205

12 The Environment and Its Future Tenants 220

Part 5 Liberty

13 Genetic Meddling and Organ Sales 241

14 Terrorism and Torture 260

15 Blackmail and Imprudence 285

Notes 305

Bibliography 351

Index 385

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