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Summary: Analyzing Moral Issues combines the appeal and strengths of the moral problems approach with a solid foundation in moral theory and moral reasoning. In addition to providing an overview of some of the major moral issues in our society, this text/reader gives readers the hands-on skills necessary to recognize and analyze moral arguments, and introduces them to both Western and non-Western moral theories.
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- Based on user feedback, the second edition contains more court cases and material on environmental ethics. The readings are more judiciously edited.
- Discussion of moral theory has been expanded to include natural law theories (see Chapter 1).
- Chapter 4, "Genetic Engineering and Cloning," has been updated and revised to reflect the latest developments. It includes 4 new readings.
- A total of 12 new readings have been added.
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- The text covers a broad range of ethical perspectives, including virtue ethics (Aristotelean and Confucian), Buddhist and feminist care ethics, and Rawlsian and communitarian approaches.
- Chapter Two introduces moral reasoning and shows readers how to apply the principles to a specific philosophical reading: Judith Jarvis Thomson's "A Defense of Abortion."
- Substantial chapter introductions provide students with the basic information necessary to understand the issues in the readings.
- Students apply critical thinking and reading skills within the critical thinking framework surrounding each article, and when examining the numerous cases following each chapter.
- The author encourages students to consider the range of ethical theories in thinking through moral situations.
- "Writing a Paper in Moral Philosophy" and "Debating a Moral Issue" appendices conclude the text.
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company
Year Published: 2002
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