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Analyzing Moral Issues - 2nd edition

Analyzing Moral Issues (ISBN10: 0072840730; ISBN13: 9780072840735)
ISBN13: 978-0072840735
ISBN10: 0072840730

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-0767420228
ISBN10: 0767420225

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.

Features :
  • 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.

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Edition/Copyright: 2ND 02
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company
Published: 07/28/2001
International: No

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