Morality and Moral Controversies

Morality and Moral Controversies : Readings in Moral, Social, and Political Philosophy

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For courses in Ethics, Applied Ethics, Social and Political Ethics, and Ethics and Moral Issues.Comprehensive anthology includes classic and contemporary readings in moral theory with wide array of essays that address today's most philosophically interesting and controversial ethical and political issues. Includes ethical theory overview; shows relevance of traditional and contemporary writers.show more

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  • Paperback | 655 pages
  • 181.9 x 237.2 x 30.2mm | 966.16g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 6th edition
  • 013034155X
  • 9780130341556

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Preface to the Sixth Edition. I. MORAL THEORY. 1. Classical Theories of Morality. Nichomachean Ethics, Aristotle. Leviathan, Thomas Hobbes. The Fundamental Principles of the Metaphysic of Morals, Immanuel Kant. Utilitarianism, John Stuart Mill.2. Contemporary Perspectives. Intuition, W.D. Ross. Kant and Utilitarianism Contrasted, Onora O'Neill. Is Patriotism a Virtue? Alasdair MacIntyre. Feminist Transformations of Moral Theory, Virginia Held.3. The Sources and Grounds of Morality. Morality, Religion, and Conscience, John Arthur. The Source of Moral Ideas: Society, Custom, and Sympathy, Edward Westermark. Morality Is Based on Sentiment, David Hume. Trying Out One's New Sword, Mary Midgley. Relativism in Ethics, William H. Shaw. Ethics, Thomas Nagel. The Arc of the Moral Universe, Joshua Cohen.II. ISSUES OF LIFE AND DEATH. 4. Violence, Terrorism, and War. Do Guns Mean Crime? The Economist. Terrorism, R.G. Frey and Christopher W. Morris. On the Morality of War, Richard Wasserstrom.5. Capital Punishment. The Death Penalty, Gregg v. Georgia. Desert and Capital Punishment, Martin Perlmutter. The Ultimate Punishment, Ernest van den Haag. Justice, Civilization, and the Death Penalty, Jeffrey H. Reiman. Refuting Reiman, Ernest van den Haag.6. Animals and the Natural Environment. All Animals Are Equal, Peter Singer. Speciesism and the Idea of Equality, Bonnie Steinbock. People or Penguins, William F. Baxter. The Land Ethic, J. Baird Callicott.7. Abortion. The Constitutional Right to Abortion, Roe v. Wade. A Defense of Abortion, Judith Jarvis Thomson. On the Moral and Legal Status of Abortion, Mary Ann Warren. Abortion and the Concept of a Person, Jane English. An Argument That Abortion Is Wrong, Dan Marquis. Fathers and Fetuses, George W. Harris.8. Euthanasia and Eugenics. Removing Life-Support Systems, Cruzan v. Director, Missouri Department of Health. Comparing Human Lives: The Archbishop and the Chambermaid, William Godwin. An Alternative to the Ethic of Euthanasia, Arthur J. Dyck. Active and Passive Euthanasia, James Rachels. Defective Newborns and the Morality of Termination, Richard B. Brandt. Playing God: Genes, Clones, and Luck, Ronald Dworkin.III. POLITICAL AND SOCIAL RELATIONSHIPS. 9. Justice and Economic Distribution. The Second Treatise of Government, John Locke. Of Justice, David Hume. The Communist Manifesto, Karl Marx and Frederick Engels. A Theory of Justice, John Rawls. The Entitlement Theory, Robert Nozick. Rich and Poor, Peter Singer. What People Deserve, James Rachels. Markets and Hard Work, Michael Walzer.10. Civil Disobedience and Rule of Law. Crito, Plato. Taking Rights Seriously, Ronald Dworkin. Civil Disobedience and the Social Contract, John Rawls. On Not Prosecuting Civil Disobedience, Ronald Dworkin. The Problem of the Grudge Informer, Lon L. Fuller.11. Liberty and Freedom. On Liberty, John Stuart Mill. Requiring Medical Treatment, JFK Memorial Hospital v. Heston. The Ethics of Addiction: An Argument in Favor of Letting Americans Take Any Drug They Want, Thomas Szasz. The Ethics of Smoking, Robert E. Goodin. Addiction and Drug Policy, Danny Shapiro. Freedom, Conditioning, and the Real Woman, Janet Radcliffe Richards.12. Free Speech. Of the Liberty of Thought and Discussion, John Stuart Mill. Flag Burning as Constitutionally Protected, Texas v. Johnson. Nazi Marches, Village of Skokie v. National Socialist Party. Prohibiting Racist Speech on Campus: A Debate, Charles Lawrence and Gerald Gunther. Political Correctness, Speech Codes, and Diversity, Alan Dershowitz. Pornography, Oppression, and Freedom: A Closer Look, Helen E. Longino. Feminism, Pornography, and Censorship, Mark R. Wicclair. Pornography, American Booksellers v. Hudnut. Internet Censorship: A Debate, Jay A. Sekulow and Jerry Berman.13. Equality and Difference. The Subjection of Women, John Stuart Mill. Sexual Harassment, Ellison v. Brady. Sex Equality and Discrimination: Difference v. Dominance, Will Kymlicka. Feminists, Meet Mr. Darwin, Robert Wright. On Racism and Sexism: Realities and Ideals, Richard A. Wasserstrom. Social Movements and the Politics of Difference, Iris Marion Young.14. Racism and Affirmative Action. Affirmative Action in Universities, Regents of the University of California v. Bakke. The Rights of Alan Bakke, Ronald Dworkin. Affirmative Racism, Charles Murray. Reverse Discrimination, James Rachels. Racism and Reparations, John Arthur.IV. PERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS. 15. Love, Sex, and Friendship. Duties Toward the Body in Respect to Sexual Impulse, Immanuel Kant. What's Wrong with Homosexuality, John Finnis. Plain Sex, Alan H. Goldman. Gay Basics: Some Questions, Facts, and Values, Richard Mohr. Date Rape: A Feminist Analysis, Lois Pinau. An Interview About Date Rape, Camille Paglia. The Saturated Self: Personal Relationships in the Information Age, Kenneth Gergen.16. Marriage and the Family. Is Adultery Immoral? Richard Wasserstrom. Polygamy Is Good Feminism, Elizabeth Joseph. Same-Sex Marriage: A Debate, William Bennett and Andrew Sullivan. Surrogate Motherhood as Prenatal Adoption, Bonnie Steinbock. Selling Babies, Richard A. Posner. No-Fault Family Law and the Unencumbered Self, Michael J. Sandel. Licensing Parents, Hugh Lafollette. Who Controls a Child's Education? Wisconsin v. Yoder. What Do Grown Children Owe Their Parents? Jane English.Postscript to Instructors.show more

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