This collection of readings in moral theory and moral issues from major Western philosophers is the ideal companion reader for James Rachels' text The Elements of Moral Philosophy. The anthology explores further the theories and issues introduced in that volume, in their original and classic formulations. The collection can stand on its own as the text for a course in moral philosophy, or it can be used to supplement any introductory text. . .This fifth edition contains new essays about prostitution, monogamy, date rape, terrorism, torture, genetic engineering, and the atomic bombings of Japan..
*Contents are preliminary* * indicates new to this edition Preface 1. A Short Introduction to Moral Philosophy,James Rachels 2. Some Basic Points about Arguments,James Rachels UTILITARIANISM 3. Utilitarianism,John Stuart Mill 4. Utilitarianism and Integrity,Bernard Williams 5. The Experience Machine,Robert Nozick OTHER THEORETICAL ESSAYS 6. The Subjectivity of Values,J.L. Mackie 7. The Categorical Imperative,Immanuel Kant 8. The Virtues,Aristotle *9. Master Morality and Slave Morality,Fredrich Nietzsche *10. Caring Relations and Principles of Justice,Virginia Held ABORTION 11. Why Abortion is Immoral,Don Marquis 12. A Defense of Abortion,Judith Jarvis Thomson *13. On the Moral and Legal Status of Abortion / Postscript on Infanticide,Mary Ann Warren ANIMALS 14. All Animals Are Equal,Peter Singer Torturing Puppies and Eating Meat: It's All in Good Taste,Alastair Norcross 16. Do Animals Have Rights?,Tibor R. Machan STARVATION 17. 9/11 and Starvation,Mylan Engel, Jr. 18. The Singer Solution to World Poverty,Peter Singer WAR, TERRORISM AND TORTURE 19. The Ethics of War and Peace,Douglas P. Lackey 20. Fifty Years After Hiroshima,John Rawls 21. What is Wrong with Terrorism?,Thomas Nagal *22. The War on Terrorism and the End of Human Rights,David Luban 23. Liberalism, Torture, and the Ticking BombDavid Luban The Death Penalty *24. A Defense of the Death Penalty,Louis P. Pojam *25. Why The United States Will Join the Rest of the World in Abandoning Capital Punishment,Stephen B. Bright SEX AND DRUGS 26. America�??s Unjust Drug War,Michael Huemer 27. Is Homosexuality Unnatural?,Burton M. Leiser 28. Monogamy: A Critique,John Murtry 29. Our Sexual Ethics,Bertrand Russell 30. Alcohol and Rape,Nicholas Dixon *31. Charges Against Prostitution,Lars O. Ericsson> RACE 32. Letter from the Birmingham City Jail,Martin Luther King, Jr. 33. Is Racial Discrimination Arbitrary?,Peter Singer 34. In Defense of Quotas,James Rachels BIOETHICS 35. The Morality of Euthanasia,James Ra