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The ethical life : fundamental readings in ethics and moral problems

Author: Russ Shafer-Landau
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats

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  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Textbooks
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Russ Shafer-Landau
ISBN: 9780199773527 0199773521
OCLC Number: 720259910
Description: viii, 456 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: *=NEW TO THIS EDITION ; INTRODUCTION ; PART ONE. 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 TWO. 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 THREE. 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 (new version) ; PART FOUR. 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 ; * 30. Paul Taylor, The Ethics of Respect for the Environment ; * 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 LIMITS 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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