Summary: In its seventh edition, Social Ethics: Morality and Social Policy continues to provide material that will encourage reflective and critical examination of key contemporary moral problems. With additional readings and a new organization that groups related chapters together under four categories, this edition enhances the teachability that was the most salient characteristic of previous editions. The text maintains its ability to bring the central issues into clear focus
, while allowing supporting arguments for widely diverse positions to be presented by those who embrace them.
Summary: In its seventh edition, Social Ethics: Morality and Social Policy continues to provide material that will encourage reflective and critical examination of key contemporary moral problems. With additional readings and a new organization that groups related chapters together under four categories, this edition enhances the teachability that was the most salient characteristic of previous editions. The text maintains its ability to bring the central issues into clear focus, while allowing supporting arguments for widely diverse positions to be presented by those who embrace them. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:7TH 07 Cover: Paperback Publisher:McGraw-Hill Publishing Company Published: 07/20/2006 International: No
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PART ONE: LIFE-AND-DEATH ISSUES CHAPTER 1. ABORTION
Introduction Pope John Paul II, The Unspeakable Crime of Abortion Mary Anne Warren, On the Moral and Legal Status of Abortion Don Marquis, Why Abortion is Immoral Judith Jarvis Thomson, A Defense of Abortion Margaret Olivia Little, The Morality of Abortion Justice Harry A. Blackmun, Majority Opinion in Roe v. Wade George J. Annas, ''Partial-Birth Abortion'' and the Supreme Court 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, Objections to the Institutionalisation of Euthanasia David T. Watts and Timothy Howell, Assisted Suicide Is Not Voluntary Active Euthanasia Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist, Opinion of the Court in Washington v. Glucksberg Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, Concurring Opinion in Washington v. Glucksberg and Vacco v. Quill Franklin G. Miller and Diane E. Meier, Voluntary Death: A Comparison Of Terminal Dehydration and Physician-Assisted Suicide 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 Justice Thurgood Marshall, Dissenting Opinion in Gregg v. Georgia Igor Primoratz, A Life for a Life Stephen Nathanson, An Eye for an Eye? Louis P. Pojman, Deterrence and the Death Penalty Jeffrey Reiman, Common Sense, the Deterrent Effect of the Death Penalty, and the Best Bet Argument David Dolinko, Procedural Arguments Against the Death Penalty Suggested Additional Readings for Chapter 3
PART TWO: LIBERTY ISSUES CHAPTER 4. SEX AND MARRIAGE
Introduction Vincent C. Punzo, Morality and Human Sexuality Thomas A. Mappes, Sexual Morality and the Concept of Using Another Person John Corvino, Why Shouldn't Tommy and Jim Have Sex? A Defense of Homosexuality Chief Justice Margaret H. Marshall, Majority Opinion in Goodridge v. Department of Public Health Justice Martha B. Sosman, Dissenting Opinion in Goodridge v. Department of Public Health Maggie Gallagher, What Marriage Is For: Children Need Mothers and Fathers Jonathan Rauch, For Better or Worse? The Case for Gay (and Straight) Marriage Suggested Additional Readings for Chapter 4
CHAPTER 5. PORNOGRAPHY, HATE SPEECH, AND CENSORSHIP
Introduction John Stuart Mill, On Liberty The Attorney 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, Opinion in 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 Judge Peter Stone, Opinion in Corry v. Stanford University Suggested Additional Readings for Chapter 5
CHAPTER 6. DRUG CONTROL AND ADDICTION
Introduction Justice Jacob J. Spiegel, Opinion in Commonwealth v. Joseph D. Leis Thomas S. Szasz, The Ethics of Addiction Robert E. Goodin, Permissible Paternalism: Saving Smokers from Themselves Ethan A. Nadelmann, The Case for Legalization James Q. Wilson, Against the Legalization of Drugs Daniel Shapiro, Addiction and Drug Policy Suggested Additional Readings for Chapter 6
CHAPTER 7. TERRORISM, HUMAN RIGHTS, AND CIVIL LIBERTIES
Introduction Stephen Nathanson, Can Terrorism Be Morally Justified? Alison M. Jaggar, What Is Terrorism, Why Is It Wrong, and Could It Ever Be Morally Permissible? David Luban, The War on Terrorism and the End of Human Rights Justice Hugo Lafayette Black, Majority Opinion in Korematsu v. United States Justice Frank Murphy, Dissenting Opinion in Korematsu v. United States Jeremy Waldron, Security and Liberty: The Image of Balance Suggested Additional Readings for Chapter 7
PART THREE: JUSTICE ISSUES CHAPTER 8. SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC JUSTICE
Introduction John Hospers, What Libertarianism Is Kai Nielsen, A Moral Case for Socialism Iris M. Young, Five Faces of Oppression Nancy Fraser, After the Family Wage: A Postindustrial Thought Experiment Howard McGary, The African-American Underclass and the Question of Values Suggested Additional Readings for Chapter 8
CHAPTER 9. WORLD HUNGER AND POVERTY
Introduction Peter Singer, Famine, Affluence, and Morality Garrett Hardin, Living on a Lifeboat Amartya Sen, Property and Hunger Thomas Pogge, Two Reflections on The First United Nations Millennium Development Goal Max Borders, Western Ethical Imperialism? United Trauma Relief, A Consensus Statement on Sweatshop Abuse Matt Zwolinski, Sweatshops Suggested Additional Readings for Chapter 9
PART FOUR: PLANETARY ISSUES 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 Jan Narveson, For Free Market Environmentalism Tony Smith, Against Free Market Environmentalism Peter S. Wenz, Just Garbage 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 Suggested Additional Readings for Chapter 11
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