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Morality in practice

Author: James P Sterba
Publisher: Belmont, CA : Wadsworth/Thomson Learning, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 6th edView all editions and formats
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"Morality in Practice" covers a number of critical contemporary issues, including war and terrorism, cloning, and the environment. Providing broad coverage of topics and opinions, Sterba draws from current journalism as well as philosophy to present opposing viewpoints on each issue. Each chapter covers a different area of moral concern with readings that provide alternative views as well as practical applications.  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James P Sterba
ISBN: 0534521118 9780534521110
OCLC Number: 45024346
Description: x, 597 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The distribution of income and wealth --
Near and distant peoples --
Abortion and euthanasia --
Sex equality --
Affirmative action --
Sexual haramment --
Pornography --
Hate speech --
Gay and lesbian rights --
Gun control --
Animal liberation and environmental justice --
Punishment and responsibility --
War and humanitarian intervention.
Responsibility: edited by James P. Sterba.

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"Morality in Practice" covers a number of critical contemporary issues, including war and terrorism, cloning, and the environment. Providing broad coverage of topics and opinions, Sterba draws from current journalism as well as philosophy to present opposing viewpoints on each issue. Each chapter covers a different area of moral concern with readings that provide alternative views as well as practical applications. Introductions to each section provide background for each issue as well as discussion of the ethical theory behind the readings.

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