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Ethics in practice : an anthology

Author: Hugh LaFollette
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Blackwell, 1997.
Series: Blackwell philosophy anthologies, 3.
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In addition to more familiar issues, such as abortion, animal rights and the environment, the volume includes coverage of less familiar but equally important topics, such as immigration, political  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hugh LaFollette
ISBN: 1557866392 9781557866394 1557866406 9781557866400
OCLC Number: 34663249
Description: xiii, 703 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Contents: Part I. Life and death: Why physicians should aid the dying / Gregory Pence --
Justifying physician-assisted deaths / Tom L. Beauchamp --
Rule utilitarianism and euthanasia / Brad Hooker --
Dying at the right time : reflections on an (un)assisted suicide / John Hardwig --
A defense of abortion / Judith Jarvis Thomson --
On the moral and legal status of abortion / Mary Anne Warren --
An argument that abortion is wrong / Don Marquis --
Redefining abortion / Barbara Katz Rothman --
All animals are equal / Peter Singer --
The moral community / Michael Allen Fox --
Moral standing, the value of lives and speciesism / R.G. Frey --
The case for animal rights / Tom Regan --
Learning to see the animals again / John P. Gluck. Part II. The personal life: What do grown children owe their parents? / Jane English --
Emotional exploitation / Sandra Lee Bartky --
The priority of personal interests / Bernard Williams --
Morality, parents, and children / James Rachels --
What's wrong with rape / Pamela Foa --
Morality and human sexuality / Vincent C. Punzo --
Plain sex / Alan H. Goldman --
Why homosexuality is abnormal / Michael Levin --
Homosexuality, morals and the law of nature / Burton M. Leiser --
Servility and self-respect / Thomas E. Hill, Jr. --
Generosity / James D. Wallace --
On improving people by political means / Lester H. Hunt --
The social basis of character : an ecological humanist approach / Steven Fesmire. Part III. Liberty and equality: Freedom of action / John Stuart Mill --
Against the legalization of drugs / James Q. Wilson --
Taking drugs seriously : liberal paternalism and the rationality of preferences / Ann E. Cudd --
Permissible paternalism : saving smokers from themselves / Robert E. Goodin --
Freedom of thought and discussion / John Stuart Mill --
Do we have a right to pornography / Ronald Dworkin --
Pornography, speech acts, and silence / Rae Langton --
Sticks and stones / John Arthur --
Speech codes and feminism / Marilyn Friedman --
Racisms / Kwame Anthony Appiah --
Oppression by choice / Ann E. Cudd --
Sexual harassment / Anita M. Superson --
Date rape / Lois Pineau --
Men in groups : collective responsibility for rape / Larry May and Robert Strikwerda --
Affirmative action / Michael Levin --
The rights of Allan Bakke / Ronald Dworkin --
Affirmative action as equalizing opportunity : challenging the myth of "preferential treatment" / Luke Charles Harris and Uma Narayan. Part IV. Justice: Punishment and desert / James Rachels --
Two concepts of rules / John Rawls --
Repentance and criminal punishment / Jeffrie G. Murphy --
Making hard time even harder / Lynn Pasquerella --
The philosophy of state compensation / John Haldane and Anthony Harvey --
A theory of justice / John Rawls --
The entitlement theory of justice / Robert Nozick --
Displacing the distributive paradigm --
Iris Marion Young --
Property rights, economic inequalities, and international obligations / Clark Wolf --
Free movement : if people were money / Robert Goodin --
Famine, affluence, and morality / Peter Singer --
Rights and the duty to bring aid / John Arthur --
Hunger, capability, and development / David A. Crocker --
Feeding people versus saving nature? / Holmes Rolston III --
The land ethic / Aldo Leopold --
Reconciling anthropocentric and nonanthropocentric environmental ethics / James P. Sterba --
The power and promise of ecological feminism / Karen J. Warren --
Animal liberation : a triangular affair / J. Baird Callicott.
Series Title: Blackwell philosophy anthologies, 3.
Responsibility: edited by Hugh LaFollette.

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