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Analyzing moral issues

Author: Judith A Boss
Publisher: New York : McGraw-Hill, ©2008.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Judith A Boss
ISBN: 9780073386638 0073386634
OCLC Number: 155128361
Description: pages cm
Contents: 1. Moral theory --
Moral philosophy --
Purpose of moral theories --
Types of moral theories --
Relativism in ethics --
Beyond ethical relativism --
Morality and religion --
Universality and religious ethics --
Universal moral theories --
Ethical egoism --
Utilitarianism --
Deontology : the ethics of duty --
Rights-based ethics --
Virtue ethics --
Nicomachean ethics / Aristotle --
The fountainhead / Ayn Rand --
An introduction to the principles of morals and legislation / Jeremy Bentham --
Utilitarianism / John Stuart Mill --
Fundamental principles of the metaphysic of ethics / Immanuel Kant --
A theory of Justice / John Rawls --
Two treatises of civil government / John Locke --
Caring : a feminine approach to ethics and moral education / Nel Noddings --
The analects / Confucius --
"The relevance of the noble eightfold path to contemporary society" / P. Don Premasiri --
2. Abortion --
The history of abortion in the United States --
The U.S. Supreme Court Roe v. Wade decision --
Abortion and religion --
Stages of fetal development --
Methods of abortion --
The moral issues --
"A defense of abortion" / Judith Jarvis Thomson --
"An almost absolute value in history" / John T. Noonan Jr. --
"The moral significance of birth" / Mary Anne Warren --
"Why abortion is immoral" / Don Marquis --
"Refuse to choose : women deserve better than abortion" / Serrin M. Foster --
"Abortion and fathers' rights" / Stephen D. Hales --
3. Genetic engineering, cloning, and stem cell research --
The history of genetic engineering --
The Human Genome Project --
Genetic engineering --
Cloning --
Stem cell research --
The moral issues --
"The new eugenics" / Matt Ridley --
"Human cloning : ethical and social issues" / Judith A. Johnson and Erin D. Williams --
"The wisdom of repugnance : why we should ban the cloning of humans" / Leon Kass --
"Statement in support of H.R. 810, the Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act" / James Langevin --
"Stem cell research policy" / George W. Bush --
"Whose body is it anyway? : disputes over body tissue in a biotechnology age" / Lori Andrews and Dorothy Nelkin --
4. Euthanasia and assisted suicide --
What is euthanasia? --
The philosophers on euthanasia --
The contemporary debate over euthanasia --
Euthanasia legislation --
Physician-assisted suicide --
The Hospice Movement --
The moral issue --
"Active and passive euthanasia" / James Rachels --
"The case for euthanasia" / Margaret Pabst Battin --
"The wrongfulness of euthanasia" / J. Gay-Williams --
"Is there a duty to die?" / John Hardwig --
"A feminist critique of physician-assisted suicide" / Susan M. Wolf --
5. The death penalty --
History of the death penalty --
The death penalty today --
The death penalty : juvenile and mentally retarded offenders --
The medicalization of executions --
DNA testing --
The philosophers on the death penalty --
The moral issues --
"The ultimate punishment : a defense of capital punishment" / Ernest Van Den Haag --
"Punishment and loss of moral standing" / Christopher W. Morris --
"Capital punishment" / Hugo Adam Bedau --
"Why the death penalty should be abolished in the United States" / Jeffrey Reiman --
"Would Jesus pull the switch?" / Helen Prejean --
6. Drug and alcohol use --
What is a drug? --
The history of drug and alcohol use --
Legal and illegal drugs --
Drug and alcohol use today --
Drug and alcohol use among college students --
Drugs in sports --
The disease model of addiction --
The moral model of addiction --
The philosophers on drug and alcohol abuse --
The moral issues. 7. Sexual intimacy and marriage --
Religious and cultural attitudes toward sexuality and marriage --
Sexual intimacy and love --
Marriage --
Homosexuality and same-sex marriage --
Cohabitation and premarital sex --
The philosophers on sexuality and marriage --
Adultery and infidelity --
Sex and violence --
Prostitution and the sex trade --
The moral issues --
Declaration on sexual ethics / The Vatican --
"Better sex" / Sara Ruddick --
"Is homosexuality bad sexuality?" / Michael Ruse --
Goodridge v. Department of Public Health (2003) / Margaret H. Marshall and Robert J. Coady --
"Family's outlaws : rethinking the connections between feminism, lesbianism, and the family / Cheshire Calhoun --
"Is adultery immoral?" / Richard Wasserstrom --
"Date rape : a feminist analysis? / Lois Pineau --
8. Feminism, motherhood, and the workplace --
Feminism --
The philosophers on women --
Motherhood --
Women in the workplace --
Sexual harassment --
The moral issues --
"The second sex" / Simone de Beauvoir --
"Essentialist challenges to liberal feminism" / Ruth Groenhout --
"Philosophers against the family" / Christina Hoff Sommers --
"Homeward bound" / Linda Hirshman --
"The return of the Mommy Wars" / Cathy Young --
"The logic of patriarchy" / Steven Goldberg --
"Reckless eyeballing : sexual harassment on campus" / Katie Roiphe --
9. Freedom of speech --
What is "freedom of speech?" --
Limitations on freedom of speech --
The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution --
Freedom of speech in cyberspace --
Pornography --
Hate speech as protected speech --
Speech codes and free speech zones on college campuses --
The philosophers on freedom of speech --
The moral issues --
On liberty / John Stuart Mill --
"Pornography, civil rights, and speech" / Catharine A. MacKinnon --
"If he hollers let him go : regulating racist speech on campus" / Charles R. Lawrence III --
"Hate speech and pornography : do we have to choose between freedom of speech and equality?" / Nadine Strossen --
"There's no such thing as free speech, and it's a good thing, too" / Stanley Fish --
"Political correctness, speech codes, and diversity" / Alan M. Dershowitz --
"The First Amendment in cyberspace" / Cass R. Sunstein --
10. Racial discrimination and global justice --
Defining the key terms --
The philosophers on racism --
The roots of American racism --
Globalization, colonialism, and racism --
The moral issues --
"To fulfill these rights" / Lyndon B. Johnson --
"The heart of racism" / Jorge Garcia --
"The Color-blind principle" / Bernard R. Boxill --
"Race, biology, and justice" / Michael Levin --
"Colonialism and its others : considerations on rights and care discourses" / Uma Narayan --
"Aqui estamos y no nos vamos!" : global capital and immigrant rights" / William Robinson --
"World poverty and human rights" / Thomas Pogge --
11. War and terrorism --
Background --
The philosophers on war and terrorism --
The just-war tradition --
Weapons of mass destruction --
Pacifism and conscription --
The moral issues --
"War and murder" / Elizabeth Anscombe --
"War and terrorism" / C.A.J. Coady --
"Interpreting the Islamic ethics of war and peace" / Sohail H. Hashmi --
"The New state of nature and the new terrorism" / Robinson A. Grover --
"Nuclear weapons, ethics, morals and law" / Jonathan Granoff --
"The war on terrorism and the end of human rights" / David Luban --
"Sharing the burden" / Stephen Joel Trachtenberg --
"Conscription : the terrible price of war" / Ron Paul --
"Peace and security" / Jonathan Granoff --
12. Animal rights and environmental ethics --
The legal and moral status of nonhuman animals --
The legal and moral status of the environment --
The philosophers on the moral value of nonhuman animals and the environment --
Animal farming, environmental degradation, and vegetarianism --
Pollution, global warming, and climate change --
Animal experimentation --
The moral issues --
"The moral basis of vegetarianism" / Tom Regan --
"Animal rights revisited" / Jan Narveson --
Animal liberation / Peter Singer --
"Do animals have rights?" / Carl Cohen --
"The land ethic" / Aldo Leopold --
"Deep ecology" / Bill Devall and George Sessions --
"The challenge of climate change and global warming" / Ban Ki-Moon --
"The power and the promise of ecological feminism" / Karen J. Warren --
Glossary.
Responsibility: Judith Boss.
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