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Everyday morality : an introduction to applied ethics

Author: Mike W Martin
Publisher: Belmont, Calif. : Wadsworth Pub. Co., ©2007.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mike W Martin
ISBN: 0495007080 9780495007081
OCLC Number: 970901767
Description: xii, 356 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Character and Conduct --
Morality and Self-Interest --
What Is Morality? --
Applied Ethics --
Ethical Subjectivism --
Ethical Egoism --
Psychological Egoism --
Self-Fulfillment --
Theories of Right Action --
Aims of Ethical Theories --
Act-Utilitarianism --
Rule-Utilitarianism --
Rights Ethics and Liberty --
Rights Ethics and Welfare --
Duty Ethics and Respect for Persons --
Duty Ethics and Prima Facie Duties --
Which Theory Is Best? --
Pragmatism --
Theories of Virtue --
Human Nature and Virtue Theories --
Plato: Moral Health --
Aristotle: Rational Emotions and Desires --
Difficulties with Greek Ethics --
Aquinas: Religious Virtues --
Hume: Benevolence and Sympathy --
From Theory to Practice --
MacIntyre: Self-Knowledge and Social Goods --
Pincoffs: Choices Among Persons --
Multicultural Ethics --
Diversity and Relativism --
Ethical Conventionalism --
Sheer-Diversity Argument --
Group Survival Argument --
Group-Authority Argument --
Tolerance Argument --
Ethical Pluralism --
Multiple Goods and Emphases --
Self-Fulfillment Argument --
Conceptual Relativism --
Multiculturalism --
Disabilities and Diversity --
Religious Ethics --
Motivation: Surrender, Community, and Karma --
Guidance: The Golden Rule --
Ideals and Exemplars --
Justification: Divine Command Ethics --
Moral Critiques of Religion --
Feminism --
Gender Roles --
Care Ethics --
Language --
Rape --
Sexual Harassment --
The Workplace --
Academia --
Race and Ethnic Identity --
Racism, Race, and Ethnicity --
Explaining Racism --
Moral Perspectives --
Psychological-Sociological Perspectives --
Biological Perspectives --
Assimilationist and Pluralistic Ideals --
Culture Wars --
Speech Codes --
Affirmative Action --
Discussion Topics --
Life and Death --
Abortion --
Are Fetuses Persons? --
Conservatives --
Liberals --
Moderates --
Balancing Moral Reasons --
Conflicting Rights: Liberals Versus Conservatives --
Moderates --
Laws and Government Policies --
Suicide and Euthanasia --
What Is Suicide? --
Is Suicide Ever Justified? --
Preventing Suicide --
Assisting Suicide --
Euthanasia --
Active Euthanasia, Mercy, and Autonomy --
Animals --
Animals as Companions --
No Moral Worth --
Full Moral Status --
Partial Moral Status --
Environment --
Human-Centered Ethics --
Nature-Centered Ethics --
Sentientist Ethics --
Biocentric Ethics --
Ecocentric Ethics --
From Theory to Practice --
Discussion Topics --
Terrorism and Evil --
Understanding Evil --
Evaluation and Explanation --
Terrorism and Just War --
Peacemaking --
Compromise --
Moral Autonomy and Mental Health --
Self-Respect --
Masochism --
Self-Deprecation --
Irrational Shame and Guilt --
Responsibilities to Oneself --
Self-Respect Versus Self-Esteem --
Snobbery --
Self-Knowledge and Self-Deception --
Self-Knowledge --
Self-Deceiving Tactics --
Paradoxes --
Responsibility --
Self-Respect, Self-Esteem, and Immorality --
Self-Control and Courage --
Loss of Self-Control --
Paradoxes --
Inner Conflict and Self-Respect --
Excuses --
Forms of Courage --
Courage, Cowardice, and Fear --
A Definition of Courageous Actions --
The Good of Courage --
Emotional Intelligence --
Anger --
Hatred --
Envy --
The Therapeutic Trend --
The Therapeutic Trend in Ethics --
Nietzsche's Therapeutic Critique of Morality --
Freud's Therapeutic Critique --
Integrating Morality and Therapy --
Determinism and Responsibility --
Drug Abuse --
Problem Drugs --
Why Use Drugs? --
Dependency and Addiction --
Problem Drinkers --
The Right to Smoke --
Illegal Drugs --
Sexual Morality --
Sex and Love --
Definitions of Love --
Arguments for Sex without Love --
Arguments for Sex with Love --
True Love: Obligations or Ideals? --
Homosexuality and Homophobia --
Closets and Coming Out --
The Reproductive Purpose of Sex --
Other Senses of "Unnatural" --
Promiscuity --
Homophobia --
Pornography and Fantasy --
A Definition of Pornography --
Examples of Pornography --
Fantasy --
Fantasy as Morally Neutral --
Fantasy as Sometimes Immoral --
A Synthesis of Opposing Views --
Obscenity --
Marriage and Adultery --
Is Marriage a Moral Issue? --
Potential Drawbacks to Marriage --
Outside Control --
Psychological Constriction --
Sexual Confinement --
Extramarital Affairs: Two Cases --
Taylor's Defense of Extramarital Affairs --
Jealousy --
Community and Wealth --
Money --
The Cheating Culture --
Money Madness and Consumer Compulsion --
Gambling --
Money and Happiness --
American Dreams --
Economic Justice --
Meaningful Work --
Alienation and Anxiety --
Work Ethic --
Professions and Professionalism --
Confidentiality --
Integrity and Professional Distance --
Whistleblowing and Loyalty --
Computers and Community --
Privacy and Safety --
Free and Responsible Speech --
Property and Piracy --
Computer Abuse and Hackers --
Autonomy and Technology --
Community Service --
Compassionate Caring --
Sense of Gratitude --
Passion for Justice --
Generosity and Supererogation --
Obligations to Help --
Conscription.
Responsibility: Mike W. Martin.

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Preface. Part One: CHARACTER AND CONDUCT. 1. Morality and Self-Interest. 2. Theories of Right Action. 3. Theories of Virtue. Part Two: MULTICULTURAL ETHICS. 4. Diversity and Relativism. 5. Religious Read more...

 
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