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Social Ethics : Morality and Social Policy

Social Ethics : Morality and Social Policy - 5th edition

ISBN13: 978-0070401433

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Social Ethics : Morality and Social Policy - 5TH 97 edition

ISBN13: 978-0070401433

Thomas A. Mappes and Jane S. Zembaty

ISBN13: 978-0070401433
ISBN10: 0070401438
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 5TH 97
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company

Published: 1997
International: No
Summary

Perfect for introductory ethics courses, this popular anthology encourages a critical examination of contemporary moral problems by representing differing viewpoints on issues like the death penalty; euthanasia; hate speech and censorship; world hunger and global justice; and the environment. The readings, half of which are new to this Fifth Edition, include relevant options, as well as selections from the work of some of the most respected contemporary writers and thinkers.

Author Bio

Mappes, Thomas A. : Frostburg State University


Zembaty, Jane S. : University of Dayton

Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1: ABORTION

Introduction
Mary Anne Warren: On the Moral and Legal Status of Abortion
Jane English: Abortion and the Concept of a Person
Don Marquis: Why Abortion is Immoral
Justice Harry A. Blackman: Majority Opinion in Roe v. Wade
Justices Sandra Day O'Connor, Anthony M. Kennedy, and David H. Souter, Opinion in Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Casey, Governor of Pennsylvania
Susan Sherwin, Abortion: A Feminist Perspective
Suggested Additional Readings for Chapter 1

CHAPTER 2: EUTHANASIA AND PHYSICIAN-ASSISTED SUICIDE

Introduction
James Rachels: Active and Passive Euthanasia
Daniel Callahan: Killing and Allowing to Die
Dan W. Brock: Voluntary Active Euthanasia
Stephen G. Potts: Objectives to the Institutionalization of Euthanasia
Margaret P. Battin: Euthanasia: The Way We Do It: The Way They Do It
David T. Watts and Timothy Howell, Assisted Suicide Is Not Voluntary Active Euthanasia
Judge John T. Noonan, Jr., Majority Opinion in Compassion in Dying v. State of Washington
Suggested Additional Readings for Chapter 2

CHAPTER 3: THE DEATH PENALTY

Introduction
Justices Potter Stewart, Lewis F. Powell, Jr., and John Paul Stevens, Opinion in Gregg v. Georgia.
Igor Primoratz: A Life for a Life
Stephen Nathanson: An Eye for an Eye?
Jonathan Glover: Deterrence and Uncertainty
Richard C. Dieter: The Practical Burdens of Capital Punishment
Suggested Additional Readings for Chapter 3

CHAPTER 4: SEXUAL MORALITY

Introduction
Vincent C. Punzo: Morality and Human Sexuality
Thomas A. Mappes: Sexual Morality and the Concept of Using Another Person
Robin West: The Harms of Consensual Sex
Mike W. Martin: Homosexuality and Homophobia
Justice Byron R. White: Majority Opinion in Bowers v. Hardwick
John Arthur: Privacy, Homosexuality, and the Constitution
Suggested Additional Readings for Chapter 4

CHAPTER 5: PORNOGRAPHY, HATE SPEECH, AND CENSORSHIP

Introduction
John Stuart Mill: On Liberty
The Attorney's General's Commission on Pornography: The Question of Harm
Helen E. Longino: Pornography, Oppression, and Freedom: A Closer Look
Mark R. Wicclair: Feminism, Pornography, and Censorship
Illinois Supreme Court: Village of Skokie v. National Socialist Party of America
Charles R. Lawrence III: Racist Speech as the Functional Equivalent of Fighting Words
Andrew Altman: Liberalism and Campus Hate Speech: A Philosophical Examination
Suggested Additional Readings for Chapter 5

CHAPTER 6: SEXISM, RACISM AND OPPRESSION

Introduction
Marilyn Frye: Sexism
Gloria Yamato: Something About the Subject Makes It Hard to Name
Marilyn Frye: Oppression
Iris M. Young: Five Faces of Oppression
Kenneth Clatterbaugh: The Oppression Debate in Sexual Politics
Suggested Additional Readings for Chapter 6

CHAPTER 7: AFFIRMATIVE ACTION

Introduction
Edwin C. Hettinger: What is Wrong with Reverse Discrimination?
Shelby Steele: Affirmative Action: The Price of Preference
Justice Sandra Day O'Connor: Opinion in Adarand Constructors v. Federico Pena, Secretary of Transportation
Justice John Paul Stevens: Dissenting Opinion in Adarand Constructors v. Federico Pena, Secretary of Transportation
Justice Clarence Thomas: Concurring Opinion in Adarand Constructors v. Federico Pena, Secretary of Transportation
Cornel West: Nihilism in Black America
Suggested Readings for Chapter 7

CHAPTER 8: ECONOMIC JUSTICE AND WELFARE

Introduction
John Hospers: What Libertarianism Is
Kai Nielsen: A Moral Case for Socialism
Charles Murray: A Proposal for Public Welfare
Nancy Fraser: Women, Welfare, and the Politics of Need Interpretation
Trudy Govier: The Right to Eat and the Duty to Work
Suggested Additional Readings for Chapter 8

CHAPTER 9: WORLD HUNGER AND GLOBAL JUSTICE

Introduction
The Presidential Commission on World Hunger: Why Should the United States Be Concerned?
Peter Singer: Famine, Affluence, and Morality
Garrett Hardin: Living on a Lifeboat,
Kai Nielsen: Global Justice, Capitalism and the Third World
Richard T. DeGeorge: Property and Global Justice
Suggested Readings for Chapter 9

CHAPTER 10: ANIMALS

Introduction
Peter Singer: All Animals Are Equal
Tom Regan: The Case for Animal Rights
R.G. Frey: Moral Vegetarianism and the Argument from Pain and Suffering
Carl Cohen: The Case for the Use of Animals in Biomedical Research
Mary Anne Warren: Human and Animal Rights Compared
Suggested Additional Readings for Chapter 10

CHAPTER 11: THE ENVIRONMENT

Introduction
William F. Baxter: People or Penguins: The Case for Optimal Pollution
Aldo Leopold: The Land Ethic
Bernard E. Rollin: Environmental Ethics
Bill Devall and George Sessions: Deep Ecology
Ramachandra Guha: Radical American Environmentalism and Wilderness Preservation: A Third World Critique
Karen J. Warren: The Power and the Promise of Ecological Feminism
Suggested Additional Readings for Chapter 11

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