What's Wrong?

What's Wrong? : Applied Ethicists and Their Critics

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"What's Wrong?" is an engaging introduction to applied ethics, providing thorough coverage of virtually all the standard issues in applied ethics - such as abortion, euthanasia, capital punishment, world hunger, and animal rights. Boonin and Oddie also include cutting edge topics, such as cloning, racial profiling, same-sex marriage, prostitution, and slave reparations. A unique feature of the book is that each of its chapters focus on a single topic and provide a featured article on that topic followed by several critical responses to the article. The chapters also provide critical introductions to help students see how the arguments in the different readings are related to one another, and to see what questions should be raised in analyzing and evaluating arguments.show more

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  • Paperback | 764 pages
  • 188 x 231.1 x 33mm | 1,088.63g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195167619
  • 9780195167610

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"What's Wrong? presents applied ethics at its finest. Boonin and Oddie have collected an ideal assortment of compact, well-argued papers on an impressive range of issues. Additionally, they provide outstanding section introductions throughout. I recommend this volume with enthusiasm."--Ted A. Warfield, University of Notre Dame"Excellent selection of readings--perfect for an introduction to ethics course. The inclusion of materials on the family, smoking tobacco, criminalizing blackmail, and other non-standard applied ethics topics makes this a unique text in the field."--Eric Rovie, Webster Universityshow more

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