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Issues in moral philosophy

Author: Thomas Donaldson
Publisher: New York : McGraw-Hill, ©1986.
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Donaldson
ISBN: 0070175349 9780070175341
OCLC Number: 12343421
Description: xii, 480 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1 Ethical theory --
Conventional morality --
The myth of the cave / Plato --
A defense of cultural relativism / William Graham Sumner --
A critique of cultural relativism / Carl Wellman --
Man's self-interested nature / Thomas Hobbes --
Moral development: a modern statement of the platonic view / Lawrence Kohlberg --
Nicomachean ethics / Aristotle --
Foundations of the metaphysics of morals / Immanuel Kant --
Utilitarianism / John Stuart Mill --
Distributive justice / John Rawls --
Justice as entitlement / Robert Nozick --
Morality and liberal ideal / Michael J. Sandel --
Morality and the criminal law / Patrick Devlin --
Immorality and treason / H.L.A. Hart --
pt. 2. Censorship and sexual ethics --
Case study Paris adult theatre. / V. Slaton --
Democracy, censorship and the arts / Walter Berns --
Pornography and respect of women / Ann Garry --
Freedom and the offense principle / Joel Feinberg --
Natural law and unnatural acts / John M. Finnis --
Homosexuality and natural law / Burton Leiser --
pt. 3. Prejudice and equality --
Case study / Freida Mae Jones --
The equal rights amendment --
Statement on the equal rights amendment U.S. Commission on civil rights --
the inevitability of patriarchy / Steven Goldberg --
On being a woman / Simone de Beauvoir --
Sexual blindness and sexual equality / Bernard Boxill --
Reverse discrimination as unjustified / Lisa Newton --
A defense of programs of preferential treatment / Richard Wasserstrom --
pt. 4. Abortion --
Case studies / Susan Crenshaw; Kimberly Wilson; Sarah Feinberg/ Diana Ludlow --
Akron Center for reproductive health / V. City of Akron --
An almost absolute value in history / John T. Noonan --
Abortion and infanticide / Michael Tooley --
A third way / Wayne Sumner --
Abortion and the concept of a person / Jane English --
pt. 5. Euthanasia --
Case studies / Donald Cowart; Tyson Faulks --
Summary: superintendent of Belchertown State school? / V. Saikewicz --
Some nonreligious views against proposed mercy-killing legislation / Yale Kamisar --
Mercy-killing legislation a rejoinder / Glanville Williams --
Active and passive euthanasia / James Rachels --
Euthanasia / Philippa Foot --
pt. 6. Punishment and the death penalty --
Case study / Gregg V. Georgia --
The crime of punishment / Karl Menninger --
The problem with rehabilitation / American friends Service Committee --
Justifying punishment / R.S. Downie --
The right to punish / Immanuel Kant --
The death sentence / Sidney Hook --
Capital punishment / Hugo Adam Bedau --
pt. 7. Economic responsibilities: corporate and social --
Case study / Plasma International --
The social responsibility of business is to increase its profits / Milton Friedman --
Can a corporation have a conscience / Kenneth E. Goodpaster and John B. Matthews --
The new property / George C. Lodge --
The case against helping the poor / Garrett Hardin --
Rich and poor / Peter Singer --
Basic rights / Henry Shue --
pt. 8. Nuclear war --
Case study: the freeze referendum --
A brief history of the arms race / Solly Zuckerman --
Scientists describe Nuclear winter / Constance Holden --
A rational approach to disarmament / Caspar W. Weinberger --
Nuclear deterrence and self defense / Thomas Donaldson --
A contractual defense of nuclear deterrence / Christopher Morris --
The challenge of peace: God's promise and our response --
Appendix: the Human life bill.
Responsibility: [compiled by] Thomas Donaldson.

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