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Social and personal ethics

Author: William H Shaw
Publisher: Belmont, CA : Wadsworth Pub., ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats

This introduction to contemporary ethics combines classical readings with essays by modern philosophers. The text consists of chapters on ethical theory before covering issues such as suicide and  Read more...


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Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William H Shaw
ISBN: 053454360X 9780534543600
OCLC Number: 40159996
Description: viii, 519 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Part I Ethical theory: 1. An Introduction to Ethics. The Nature of Morality. Normative Theories of Ethics. 2. Classical Theories. Aristotle, Happiness, Function, and Virtue. Immanuel Kant, Good Will, Duty, and the Categorical Imperative. John Stuart Mill, Utilitarianism. 3. Three Contemporary Ethical Perspectives. James Rachels, What Would a Satisfactory Moral Theory Be Like? Julius M. E. Moravcsik, On What We Aim at and How We Live. Alison M. Jaggar, Feminist Ethics: Some Central Issues. Part two Issues in applied ethics: 4. Suicide and Euthanasia. Richard B. Brandt, The Morality and Rationality of Suicide. J. Gay-Williams, The Wrongfulness of Euthanasia. James Rachels, Active and Passive Euthanasia. 5. Abortion. John T. Noonan, Jr., An Almost Absolute Value in History. Mary Anne Warren, The Moral Status of Abortion. Don Marquis, An Argument that Abortion is Wrong. Judith Jarvis Thomson, A Defense of Abortion. Celia Wolf-Devine, Abortion and the Feminine Voice. 6. Animals and Environmental Ethics. Peter Singer, The Place of Nonhumans in Environmental Issues. Tibor R. Machan, Do Animals Have Rights? Christopher D. Stone, Should Trees Have Standing? Toward Legal Rights for Natural Objects. William F. Baxter, People or Penguins? J. Baird Callicott, The Search for an Environmental Ethic. 7. Happiness, Self-Realization, and Self-Respect. John Stuart Mill, A Crisis in My Mental History. Jon Elster, Self-Realization. Thomas E. Hill, Jr., Self-Respect Reconsidered. Richard Kraut, Two Conceptions of Happiness. 8. Liberty, Paternalism, and Freedom of Expression. John Stuart Mill, On Liberty. Gerald Dworkin, Paternalism. Robert E. Goodin, Permissible Paternalism: Saving Smokers from Themselves. David Boaz, A Drug-Free America, or a Free America? Charles R. Lawrence III, If He Hollers Let Him Go: Regulating Racist Speech on Campus. U.S. Supreme Court, Texas v. Johnson. 9. Surrogacy, Parenthood, and Family Obligations. Ruth Macklin, Is There Anything Wrong with Surrogate Motherhood? Heidi Malm, Paid Surrogacy: Arguments and Responses. Elizabeth S. Anderson, Is Women's Labor a Commodity? Jane English, What Do Grown Children Owe Their Parents? Christina Hoff Sommers, Filial Morality. Laurence D. Houlgate, Is Divorce Immoral? 10. Sexuality. Helen E. Longino, Pornography, Oppression, and Freedom. Ellen Willis, Feminism, Moralism, and Pornography. Lois Pineau, Date Rape: A Feminist Analysis. Camille Paglia, Date Rape: Another Perspective. Burton M. Leiser, Homosexuality, Morals, and the Laws of Nature. Jeff Jordan, Is It Wrong to Discriminate on the Basis of Homosexuality? U.S. Supreme Court, Romer v. Evans. 11. Affirmative Action. Richard A. Wasserstrom, One Way to Understand and Defend Programs of Preferential Treatment. Louis P. Pojman, The Case Against Affirmative Action. T. Alexander Aleinikoff, A Case for Race-Consciousness. U.S. Supreme Court, City of Richmond v. Crosan. 12. Crime and Punishment.
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