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Today's Moral Issues
     

Today's Moral Issues

by Daniel Bonevac, Daniel A. Bonevac (Other)
 
This anthology of 88 readings explores the most pressing ethical issues of our time. In addition to providing readings on contemporary issues, the book lends historical perspective to current moral issues through its unique inclusion of classic selections by philosophers such as Mill, Kant, Locke, and Rousseau.

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This anthology of 88 readings explores the most pressing ethical issues of our time. In addition to providing readings on contemporary issues, the book lends historical perspective to current moral issues through its unique inclusion of classic selections by philosophers such as Mill, Kant, Locke, and Rousseau.

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An introductory text for courses on contemporary moral problems. The book ties 74 classic and contemporary readings together on four themes: liberty, first principles, rights and responsibilities, and justice. The classic texts include writers such as Aristotle, Marx, Burke, Kant, Rousseau, and Locke. In each section they are followed by writings on specific modern day issues including drug legalization, pornography, the environment, health care, sexual behavior, abortion, euthanasia, capital punishment, world hunger, welfare, and affirmative action. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780767400114
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
07/28/1998
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
694
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Daniel Bonevac is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Texas at Austin. Educated at Haverford College (BA) and the University of Pittsburgh (MA, PhD), he is author of five books and editor or co-editor of three others. His first book, Reduction in the Abstract Sciences, won the Johnsonian Prize from the editors of The Journal of Philosophy. He has published articles on ethics, metaphysics, philosophical logic, and the philosophy of language. He has been teaching courses on contemporary moral issues for thirty years.

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