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Ethical Life : Fundamental Readings in Ethics and Moral Problems

Ethical Life : Fundamental Readings in Ethics and Moral Problems - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 978-0199773527

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ISBN13: 978-0199773527
ISBN10: 0199773521
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Publisher: Oxford University Press
Published: 2012
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Ethical Life : Fundamental Readings in Ethics and Moral Problems - 2ND 12 edition

ISBN13: 978-0199773527

Russ Shafer-Landau

ISBN13: 978-0199773527
ISBN10: 0199773521
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 2ND 12
Publisher: Oxford University Press

Published: 2012
International: No
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Brief yet thorough and affordably priced, The Ethical Life: Fundamental Readings in Ethics and Moral Problems, Second Edition, is ideal for courses in introductory ethics and contemporary moral problems. Featuring forty readings divided into four parts - Value Theory, Normative Ethics,Metaethics, and Moral Problems - it introduces students to ethical theory and a wide range of moral issues. The essays include selections from such historically influential philosophers as Aristotle, Hume, Kant, and Mill alongside work by contemporary philosophers like Philippa Foot, Robert Nozick,Peter Singer, and Judith Jarvis Thomson. Detailed section and reading introductions provide helpful contextual information.The second edition adds nine new readings, by Plato, Ayn Rand, A.J. Ayer, Harry Gensler, Alan Dershowitz, Alastair Norcross, Paul Taylor, Thomas Hill, Jr., and Philippa Foot. It also features new subcategories in Part IV. Moral Problems: Euthanasia and a Modest Proposal; Terrorism and Torture; TheTreatment of Non-Humans (Animals and the Environment); Abortion; The Limits of the Law; and Children and Parents. Designed as a companion reader to Russ Shafer-Landau's textbook, The Fundamentals of Ethics, Second Edition, The Ethical Life, Second Edition, is also comprehensive enough to be used onits own.

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Table of Contents *=New to this Edition Preface A Note on the Companion Volume INTRODUCTION PART I. VALUE THEORY: THE NATURE OF THE GOOD LIFE 1. Epicurus, Letter to Menoeceus 2. John Stuart Mill, Hedonism 3. Aldous Huxley, Brave New World 4. Robert Nozick, The Experience Machine 5. Richard Taylor, The Meaning of Life 6. Jean Kazez, Necessities PART II. NORMATIVE ETHICS: THEORIES OF RIGHT CONDUCT * 7. Plato, Euthyphro 8. Philippa Foot, Natural Goodness * 9. Ayn Rand, The Ethics of Emergencies 10. J.J.C. Smart, Extreme and Restricted Utilitarianism 11. Immanuel Kant, The Good Will and the Categorical Imperative 12. Thomas Hobbes, Leviathan 13. W.D. Ross, What Makes Right Acts Right? 14. Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics 15. Hilde Lindemann, What Is Feminist Ethics? PART III. METAETHICS: THE STATUS OF MORALITY 16. David Hume, Moral Distinctions Not Derived from Reason * 17. A.J. Ayer, A Critique of Ethics 18. J.L. Mackie, The Subjectivity of Values * 19. Harry Gensler, Cultural Relativism 20. Michael Smith, Realism 21. Renford Bambrough, Proof PART IV. MORAL PROBLEMS 22. Peter Singer, The Singer Solution to World Poverty 23. John Corvino, Why Shouldn't Tommy and Jimmy Have Sex? A Defense of Homosexuality 24. Jonathan Bennett, The Conscience of Huckleberry Finn EUTHANASIA AND A MODEST PROPOSAL 25. James Rachels, The Morality of Euthanasia 26. John Harris, The Survival Lottery TERRORISM AND TORTURE 27. Michael Walzer, Terrorism: A Critique of Excuses * 28. Alan Dershowitz, Should the Ticking Bomb Terrorist be Tortured? THE TREATMENT OF NON-HUMANS: ANIMALS AND THE ENVIRONMENT * 29. Alastair Norcross, Puppies, Pigs, and People: Eating Meat and Marginal Cases * 30. Paul Taylor, The Ethics of Respect for Nature * 31. Thomas Hill, Jr., Ideals of Human Excellence and Preserving Natural Environments ABORTION 32. Judith Jarvis Thomson, A Defense of Abortion 33. Don Marquis, Why Abortion Is Immoral * 34. Philippa Foot, Abortion and the Doctrine of Double Effect THE LIMINTS OF THE LAW 35. Igor Primoratz, Justifying Legal Punishment 36. Stephen Nathanson, An Eye for an Eye? 37. Martin Luther King, Jr., Letter from Birmingham City Jail 38. Michael Huemer, America's Unjust Drug War CHILDREN AND PARENTS 39. Hugh LaFollette, Licensing Parents 40. Jane English, What Do Grown Children Owe Their Parents?
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