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Contemporary Moral Problems

Contemporary Moral Problems - 7th edition

ISBN13: 978-0534585365

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Contemporary Moral Problems - 7TH 03 edition

ISBN13: 978-0534585365

James E. White

ISBN13: 978-0534585365
ISBN10: 0534585361
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 7TH 03
Publisher: Wadsworth, Inc

Published: 2003
International: No
Summary

This topically organized anthology-replete with problem cases, illuminating introductory essays, and end- of-chapter study questions--engages students in a variety of contemporary moral debates. Combining divergent viewpoints on a number of timely issues and an introduction to the major currents of thought in the history of Western ethics, White's CONTEMPORARY MORAL PROBLEMS, Seventh Edition provides students with a proven roadmap through the compelling and contentious arena of today's most pressing moral problems.

Benefits:

  • NEW! A new chapter on the ethics of war and terrorism provides analytic depth to an issue of primary importance in today's headlines.
  • NEW! New cases, added throughout the text, reassert the timeliness and real-world importance of exploring these ethical issues.
  • NEW! 27 new readings enhance both the coverage of topics addressed in previous editions as well as the coverage of new topics: embryonic stem cell research, same-sex marriage, drugs.
  • NEW! New Web links at the end of each chapter direct students to additional readings and information.
  • Moral problems receive both classical and contemporary coverage encompassing a variety of divergent positions in each instance.
  • Pedagogical aids such as study/discussion questions, backgrounds to the readings, summaries of conclusions and arguments for the readings, and bios of the philosophers enable students to identify more rapidly the key ideas developed in each reading.
  • Compelling problem cases in every chapter help students to situate ethical ideas within real world contexts.
  • Additional cases available on the Web, free to users via a password (contact your local Wadsworth Sales Representative).

Author Bio

White, James E. : St. Cloud State University

Table of Contents

Preface

1. ETHICAL THEORIES

Introduction
Rachels: Egoism and Moral Skepticism
Arthur: Religion, Morality, and Conscience
Nietzsche: Master and Slave Morality
Midgley: Trying Out One's New Sword
Mill: Utilitarianism
Rachels: The Debate over Utilitarianism
Kant: The Categorical Imperative
Aristotle: Happiness and Virtue
Feinberg: The Nature and Value of Rights
Dworkin: Taking Rights Seriously
Rawls: A Theory of Justice
Baier: The Need for More than Justice
Problem Cases
Suggested Readings

2. ABORTION

Introduction
The Supreme Court: Roe v
Wade (1973)
Noonan: An Almost Absolute Value in History
Thomson: A Defense of Abortion
Hursthouse: Virtue Theory and Abortion
Warren: On the Moral and Legal Status of Abortion
Marquis: An Argument that Abortion is Wrong
Markowitz: Feminism and Abortion
Problem Cases
Suggested Readings

3. EUTHANASIA AND SUSTAINING LIFE

Introduction
Rachels: Active and Passive Euthanasia
Steinbock: The Intentional Termination of Life
Foot: Killing and Letting Die
Harris: The Survival Lottery
Singer: Justifying Voluntary Euthanasia
Potts: Objections to the Institutionalization of Euthanasia
Wolf: A Feminist Critique of Physician-Assisted Suicide
Problem Cases
Suggested Readings

4. CAPITAL PUNISHMENT

Introduction
The Supreme Court: Gregg v
Georgia (1976)
Kant: The Retributive Theory of Punishment
Pojman: Deterrence and the Death Penalty
Reiman: Deterrence: Common Sense and the Best Bet Argument
Amsterdam: Capital Punishment
Problem Cases
Suggested Readings

5. SEXUALITY AND MARRIAGE

Introduction
The Vatican: Declaration on Sexual Ethics
Goldman: Plain Sex
Corvino: Why Shouldn't Tommy and Jim Have Sex? A Defense of Homosexuality
Bradshaw: A Reply to Corvino
Knight: How Domestic Partnerships and "Gay Marriage" Threaten the Family
Rauch: Who Needs Marriage? Problem Cases
Suggested Readings

6. PORNOGRAPHY AND DRUGS

Introduction
Mill: On Liberty
Lynn: Pornography and Free Speech: The Civil Rights Approach
Garry: Sex, Lies, and Pornography
Szasz: The Ethics of Addiction
Wilson: Against Legalization of Drugs
Shapiro: Addiction and Drug Policy
Problem Cases
Suggested Readings

7. AFFIRMATIVE ACTION

Introduction
Pojman: The Moral Status of Affirmative Action
Mosley: The Case against Pojman
Thomas: What Good Am I? Hill: The Message of Affirmative Action
Problem Cases
Suggested Readings

8. ANIMALS

Introduction
Kant: Our Duties to Animals
Singer: All Animals Are Equal
Regan: The Case for Animal Rights
Machan: Do Animals Have Rights? Rachels: Vegetarianism and "the Other Weight Problem
" Problem Cases
Suggested Readings

9. THE ENVIRONMENT

Introduction
Leopold: The Land Ethic
Callicott: Animal Liberation: A Triangular Affair
Devall/Sessions: Deep Ecology
Guha: Radical American Environmentalism and Wilderness Preservation: A Third World Critique
Durning: The Environmental Costs of Consumption
Problem Cases
Suggested Readings

10. WAR AND TERRORISM

Introduction
Lackey: Pacifism
O'Brien: The Conduct of Just and Limited War
Khatchadourian: The Morality of Terrorism
Calhoun: The Terrorist's Tacit Message
Khadduri: The Doctrine of Jihad
Problem Cases
Suggested Readings
Index

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