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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. Edition/Copyright: 2ND 02
New to This Edition : ;padding-left:10px;margin:0px;'> 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.
- 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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