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Ethics in practice : an anthology

Author: Hugh LaFollette
Publisher: Oxford : Blackwell, 2006
Series: Blackwell philosophy anthologies, 3
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd ed, reprintedView all editions and formats

A collection of more than 60 essays on 14 contemporary moral questions. Through the selection of essays, organization of sections, and incisive general and section introductions, this book integrates  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hugh LaFollette
ISBN: 0631228330 9780631228332 0631228349 9780631228349
OCLC Number: 471552551
Notes: 2nd ed. first publ., 2002
Previous edition: 1997
Description: xiv, 680 p. ; 26 cm ( cased)
Contents: Preface for Instructors. Acknowledgments. General Introduction. Theorizing about Ethics. Reading Philosophy. Part I: Life and Death: 1. Euthanasia: Rule-Utilitarianism and Euthanasia: Brad Hooker [W]. Against the Right to Die: J. David Velleman [NR]. Justifying Physician-Assisted Deaths: Tom L. Beauchamp [W]. Dying at the Right Time: Reflections on (Un)Assisted Suicide: John Hardwig [W]. 2. Abortion: A Defence of Abortion: Judith Jarvis Thomson. On The Moral and Legal Status of Abortion: Mary Anne Warren [R]. An Argument that Abortion is Wrong: Don Marquis [W]. Virtue Theory and Abortion: Rosalind Hursthouse [NR]. 3. Animals: 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. Part II: The Personal Life: 4. Family and Reproductive Technology: What Do Grown Children Owe Their Parents?: Jane English. Emotional Exploitation: Sandra Lee Bartky [R]. Morality, Parents, and Children: James Rachels. Artificial Means of Reproduction and our Understanding of the Family: Ruth Macklin [N]. Is Women's Labor a Commodity?: Elizabeth S. Anderson [N]. Goodbye, Dolly: the Ethics of Human Cloning: John Harris [N]. 5. Sexuality: 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 [R]. Homosexuality and the Moral Relevance of Experience: John Corvino [NW]. 6. Virtues: Servility and Self-Respect: Thomas E. Hill, Jr. On Improving People by Political Means: Lester H. Hunt. Generosity: James D. Wallace. Humility: Judith Andre [NR]. Part III: Liberty and Equality: 7. Paternalism and Risk: Freedom of Action: John Stuart Mill. Against the Legalization of Drugs: James Q. Wilson. The War on Drugs is Lost: William F. Buckley, Jr., et. al. [N]. Permissible Paternalism: Saving Smokers from Themselves: Robert E. Goodin [R]. The Liberal Basis of the Right to Bear Arms: Todd C. Hughes & Lester H. Hunt [NR]. Gun Control: Hugh LaFollette [N]. 8. Free Speech: Freedom of Thought and Discussion: John Stuart Mill. Sex, Lies, and Pornography: Ann Garry [NR]. MacKinnon's Words: Ronald Dworkin [N]. Sticks and Stones: John Arthur [W]. Speech Codes and Expressive Harm: Andrew Altman [NW]. 9. Sexual and Racial Discrimination: Racisms: Kwame Anthony Appiah. Sexual Harassment: Anita M. Superson. Date Rape: Lois Pineau. Men in Groups: Collective Responsibility for Rape: Larry May & Robert Strikwerda [R]. 10. Affirmative Action: 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 & Uma Narayan [W]. Part IV: Justice: 11. Punishment: Punishment and Desert: James Rachels [W]. Repentance and Criminal Punishment: Jeffrie G. Murphy [R]. Making Hard Time Even Harder: Lynn Pasquerella [W]. In Defence of the Death Penalty: Louis Pojman [N]. Against the Death Penalty: Jeffrey Reiman [N]. 12. Economic Justice: A Theory of Justice: John Rawls. The Entitlement Theory of Justice: Robert Nozick. Displacing the Distributive Paradigm: Iris Marion Young. Economic Competition: Who Cares about the Losers?: Jonathan Wolff [NW]. 13. World Hunger and International Justice: Free Movement: If People Were Money: Robert E. Goodin [R]. Famine, Affluence, and Morality: Peter Singer. Famine Relief and the Ideal Moral Code: John Arthur [NW]. Hunger, Capacity, and Development: David A. Crocker [R]. Eradicating Systemic Poverty: Brief for a Global Resources Dividend: Thomas W. Pogge [NR]. 14. Environment: Feeding People versus Saving Nature: Holmes Rolston III [R]. Land Ethic: Aldo Leopold. Challenges of Ecofeminism: from "Should" to '"Can'": Gail Stenstad [NW]. Ideals of Human Excellence and Preserving Natural Environments: Thomas E. Hill Jr. [N]. Hume and Nature: Alan Carter [NW].
Series Title: Blackwell philosophy anthologies, 3
Responsibility: edited by Hugh LaFollette


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