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Contemporary moral issues

Author: Wesley Cragg; Christine M Koggel
Publisher: Toronto : McGraw-Hill Ryerson, ©2005.
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Provides students with a view of the ethical landscape. Compiled from a Canadian perspective, and incorporating contemporary court and legal material, introductions, and pedagogical tools, this text  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Wesley Cragg; Christine M Koggel
ISBN: 0070930104 9780070930100
OCLC Number: 53847355
Description: xii, 625 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Chapter One: EuthanasiaIntroductionRodriquez v. British Columbia (Attorney General). Supreme Court of Canada. September 30, 1993 - Justice A. Lamer, Justice J. Sopinka Legalizing Euthanasia: Why Now? - Margaret A. SomervilleActive and Passive Euthanasia - James RachelsThe Right to Die - Patrick Nowell-SmithDiscounted Lives? Weighing Disability When Measuring Health and Ruling on `Compassionate' Murder - Melanie RockSuggestions for Further ReadingChapter Two: Abortion and Reproductive TechnologiesIntroductionDr. Henry Morgentaler v. Her Majesty the Queen. Supreme Court of Canada. 1988 - Justice Bertha Wilson, Justice Wm. R. McIntyreAbortion and the Concept of a Person - Jane EnglishThe Beginning of Personhood: The Thomistic Biological Analysis - Jason T. EberlAbortion Through a Feminist Ethics Lens - Susan SherwinBioethics for Clinicians: 26. Assisted Reproductive Technologies - Laura Shanner, Jeffrey NiskerBill C-13: An Act Respecting Assisted Human Reproduction, October 9, 2002 (First Reading)Suggestions for Further ReadingChapter Three: Capital PunishmentIntroductionUnited States vs. Burns, Supreme Court of Canada, 2001 (2001 SCC 7)Speech in Favour of Capital Punishment (1868) - John Stuart MillDoes Capital Punishment Deter Homicide?: A Case Study of Epistemological Objectivity - Rosalind S. SimsonRetributivism and the Death Penalty - Alan BrudnerSuggestions for further readingsChapter Four: PornographyIntroductionDonald Victor Butler v. Her Majesty the Queen. Supreme Court of Canada. February 27, 1992 - Justice J. SopinkaPornography, Censorship, and Obscenity Law in Canada - Leo GroarkeSexual Equality and the Problem of an Adequate Moral Theory: The Poverty of Liberalism - Lorenne ClarkXXX: A Woman's Right to Pornography - Wendy McElroyCaught in the Web: Sexual Fantasizing, Character, and Cyberpornography - Sue DwyerSuggestions for Further ReadingChapter Five: Equality and DiscriminationIntroductionCanadian Human Rights Act. R.S., 1985, c. H-6 May, 2000Promoting Equality: A New Vision. (2000) Excerpts from Chapters 1, 2, and 3 of "A review of the Canadian Human Rights Act". Race and Crime - The Toronto Star, October 20, 2002.White Privilege and Male Privilege - Peggy McIntosh (1988) Sexism - Marilyn FryeWhy Liberals Should Support Same Sex Marriage - Adrian Alex WellingtonDisability and Equality - Jerome E. BickenbachSuggestions for Further ReadingChapter Six: Aboriginal RightsIntroductionRights of the Aboriginal Peoples of Canada (The Constitution Act of 1982 - Section 35)Remarks on Indian Aboriginal and Treaty Rights - P.E. TrudeauCanadian History: An Aboriginal Perspective - George Erasmas and Joe SaundersThe Organic Constitution: Aboriginal Peoples and the Evolution of Canada - Brian Slattery Aboriginal Rights - Michael McDonaldAboriginal Rights and the Problem of Ownership - David GauthierAboriginal Land Rights in Northern Canada - J.T. StevensonSuggestions for Further ReadingChapter Seven: PovertyIntroductionInternational Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights - United NationsExcerpt from "Freedom from Want" from We The Peoples: The Role of the United Nations in the 21st Century - United Nations. (Kofi Annan, Secretary General) 2000.Rags and Riches: Wealth Inequality in Canada (Chapter One) - Steve KerstetterRewriting the Charter at 20 or Reading it Right: The Challenge of Poverty and Homelessness in Canada - Bruce PorterGosselin v. Quebec (Attorney General) Supreme Court 2002 SCC 84. File No.: 27418, Dec. 19, 2002Poverty and Global Justice - Christine M. KoggelProperty and Hunger - Amartya SenSuggestions for Further ReadingChapter Eight: Environmental EthicsIntroductionCanada: New World Without Revolution - Northrop FryeDuties Concerning Islands - Mary MidgleyHoney Dribbles Down Your Fur - Tom ReganAgainst Animal Rights - Jan Narveson - 15.5Ethics of Wastes: The Case of the Nuclear Fuel Cycle - Andrew BrookSuggestions for further readingChapter Nine: Business Ethics and Social ResponsibilityIntroductionHuman Rights and Business Ethics: Fashioning a New Social Contract - Wesley Cragg International Code of Ethics for Canadian BusinessThe UN Global Compact Principles - At: http://unglobalcompact.orgInvestors, Codes and Corporate Responsibility - Craig MackenzieThe New Corporate Accountability - Doreen McBarnetProfessionalism and Responsibility in the Technological Society - Conrad G. BrunkSuggestions for Further ReadingsChapter Ten: War, Terrorism and the War Against Terror: The Ethical Dimensions of International ConflictIntroductionJust War or A Just War? - Jimmy CarterSpeech by Tony Blair: Glasgow (February 15, 2003)Of Drunken Cowboys and Arabian Knights: Weighing the Morality of a War Against Iraq - Mohamad BydonFriends Disunited (March 23, 2003) - Michael IgnatieffThe Logic of War - Trudy GovierPacifism: A Philosophical Analysis - Jan NarvesonIs Pacifism Morally Coherent? - Conrad BrunkSuggestions for Further ReadingChapter Eleven: Tools and TheoriesIntroductionThe Categorical Imperative - Immanuel KantUtilitarianism - J. S. MillRelativism - David B. WongThe Need for More than Justice - Annette C. BaierSuggestions for Further ReadingNotes on the Contributors
Responsibility: [edited by] Wesley Cragg, Christine Koggel.


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