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Choice and action : an introduction to ethics

Author: Charles L Reid
Publisher: New York : Macmillan Pub. Co. ; London : Collier Macmillan Publishers, ©1981.
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Genre/Form: Einführung
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Reid, Charles L., 1927-
Choice and action.
New York : Macmillan Pub. Co. ; London : Collier Macmillan Publishers, ©1981
(OCoLC)609301703
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles L Reid
ISBN: 0023991801 9780023991806
OCLC Number: 6087793
Description: xi, 540 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Ethics, society, and individuals: Why should we be moral? / Kurt Baier --
Existentialism is humanism / Jean-Paul Sartre --
2. Relativism and subjectivism: Folkways / William Graham Sumner --
Culture / Alfred Louis Kroeber & Clyde Kluckhohn --
Social science and ethical relativism / Paul Taylor --
The psychological basis of cultural relativism / Solomon Asch --
Three ethical fallacies / Brenda Cohen --
3. Self interest: Leviathan / Thomas Hobbes --
Ultimate principles and ethical egoism / Brian Medlin --
In defense of egoism / Jesse Kalin --
4. "Happiness" is self-realization: Aristotle: Nicomachean ethics / Aristotle --
5. "Happiness" is pleasure: Hedonistic utilitarianism: Utilitarianism / John Stuart Mill --
6. Deontological ethics: Kant: The fundamental principles of the metaphysics of morals / Immanuel Kant --
7. Value and the good: Science and ethics / Bertrand Russell --
Moral beliefs / Phillippa Foot. 8. Punishment and capital punishment: Theories of punishment / Westal W. Willoughby --
Furman v. Georgia / U.S. Supreme Court --
The collapse of the case against capital punishment / Ernest van den Haag --
9. Social and economic justice: Justice as reciprocity / John Rawls --
Economic income and social justice / Joel Feinberg --
10. Privacy: Privacy: a rational context / Charles Fried --
Privacy, intimacy, and personhood / Jeffrey H. Reiman --
11. Abortion: a woman's right: Roe v. Wade / U.S. Supreme Court --
A defense of abortion / Judith Jarvis Thomson --
Thomson on abortion / Baruch Brody --
12. Abortion: the right to life: Understanding the abortion argument / Roger Wertheimer --
13. Sex, morality, and the law: Morals and the criminal law / Patrick Devlin --
Immorality and treason / H.L.A. Hart --
14. Sexual perversion: Sexual perversion / Thomas Nagel. 15. Suicide and euthanasia: The morality and rationality of suicide / R.B. Brandt --
Euthanasia: our right to die / Joseph Fletcher --
Active and passive euthanasia / James Rachels --
A reply to Rachels on active and passive euthanasia / Tom L. Beauchamp --
Beneficent euthanasia and benemortasia: alternative views of mercy / Arthur Dyck --
16. Modification of human life by biomedical research: The new biology: what price relieving man's estate? / Leon R. Kass.
Responsibility: Charles L. Reid.

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