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Contemporary Moral Issues : Diversity and Consensus

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3rd
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9780131829978

ISBN10:
0131829971
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
2/15/2005
Publisher(s):
Pearson

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Table of Contents

Preface xi
Introduction: A Pluralistic Approach to Contemporary Moral Issues xiii
An Initial Self-Quiz xxiv
PART ONE Matters of Life and Death
Cloning and Reproductive Technologies
3(42)
An Introduction to the Moral Issues
4(6)
The Arguments
10(31)
``The Clone Wars''
10(10)
Gregory Stock
Francis Fukuyama
``Parenting in an Era of Genetics''
20(10)
Glenn McGee
``Embryonic Stem Cell Research: A Moral Defense''
30(11)
F. M. Kamm
Concluding Discussion Questions
41(1)
For Further Reading
42(3)
Videotape: Topic: To Preserve or Defend, Does the Gift of Life Cost Life Itself? Stem Cell Research
Source: Nightline, June 20, 2001
Abortion
45(50)
Experiential Account
46(3)
``There Just Wasn't Room in Our Lives Now for Another Baby''
46(3)
Linda Bird Francke
An Introduction to the Moral Issues
49(7)
The Arguments
56(31)
``Abortion and the Concept of a Person''
56(8)
Jane English
``Buddhism, Abortion, and the Middle Way''
64(12)
Roy W. Perrett
``Why Abortion Is Immoral''
76(11)
Don Marquis
Concluding Discussion Questions
87(2)
For Further Reading
89(6)
Videotape: Topic: Civil War (Roe v. Wade)
Source: Nightline, January 22, 2003
Euthanasia
95(42)
Narrative Accounts
96(6)
``It's Over, Debbie''
96(1)
Anonymous
``Death and Dignity: A Case of Individualized Decision Making''
97(5)
Timothy E. Quill
An Introduction to the Moral Issues
102(6)
The Arguments
108(25)
``Is There a Duty to Die?''
108(12)
John Hardwig
``Active and Passive Euthanasia''
120(5)
James Rachels
``Assisted Suicide: Pro-Choice or Anti-Life?''
125(8)
Richard Doerflinger
Concluding Discussion Questions
133(2)
For Further Reading
135(2)
Videotape: Topic: A Good Death
Source: Nightline, March 12, 2004
Punishment and the Death Penalty
137(30)
Narrative Account
138(3)
``Crime Victims on the Anvil of Pain''
138(3)
Helen Prejean
An Introduction to the Moral Issues
141(6)
The Arguments
147(14)
``What Do Murderers Deserve? The Death Penalty in Civilized Societies''
147(5)
David Gelernter
``Against the Death Penalty''
152(9)
Jeffrey H. Reiman
Concluding Discussion Questions
161(2)
For Further Reading
163(4)
War, Terrorism, and Counterterrorism
167(40)
An Introduction to the Moral Issues
168(6)
The Arguments
174(28)
``The Argument about Humanitarian Intervention''
174(10)
Michael Walzer
``Ethical Issues in Counterterrorism Warfare''
184(4)
Martin L. Cook
``Terrorism, Global Journalism, and the Myth of the Nation-State''
188(11)
Deni Elliott
``Is There a Tortuous Road to Justice?''
199(3)
Alan M. Dershowitz
Concluding Discussion Questions
202(1)
For Further Reading
203(4)
Videotape: Topic: Torture
Source: Nightline, May 12, 2004
PART TWO Matters of Diversity and Equality
Race and Ethnicity
207(52)
An Introduction to the Moral Issues
208(7)
The Arguments
215(40)
``Achieving Democratic Equality: Forgiveness, Reconciliation, and Reparations''
215(11)
Howard McGary
``Hate Crimes Laws: Progressive Politics or Balkanization?''
226(14)
David A. Reidy
Gregory Velazco y Trianosky, ``Beyond Mestizaje: The Future of Race in America''
240(15)
Concluding Discussion Questions
255(1)
For Further Reading
256(3)
Videotape: Topic: America in Black and White
Source: Nightline, December 3, 2003
Gender
259(42)
An Introduction to the Moral Issues
260(6)
The Arguments
266(31)
``What Is Sexual Harassment?''
266(1)
Catharine MacKinnon
``The Second Sexism''
267(19)
David Benatar
``Is Multiculturalism Bad for Women?''
286(11)
Susan Moller Okin
Concluding Discussion Questions
297(1)
For Further Reading
298(3)
Videotape: Topic: Divine Law, the Case of Amina Lawal
Source: Nightline, July 10, 2003
Sexual Orientation
301(26)
An Introduction to the Moral Issues
302(5)
The Arguments
307(15)
``Gay Rights''
307(8)
Martha Nussbaum
``Against Homosexual Marriage''
315(7)
James Q. Wilson
Concluding Discussion Questions
322(1)
For Further Reading
323(4)
Videotape: Topic: Gay Marriage
Source: Nightline, February 24, 2004
PART THREE Expanding the Circle
World Hunger and Poverty
327(50)
Narrative Account
328(2)
``The Hunger''
328(2)
Lawrence B. Salander
An Introduction to the Moral Issues
330(5)
The Arguments
335(36)
``Lifeboat Ethics: The Case against Helping the Poor''
335(8)
Garrett Hardin
``Rich and Poor''
343(16)
Peter Singer
``Suffer the Little Children''
359(12)
Hugh LaFollette
Larry May
Concluding Discussion Questions
371(2)
For Further Reading
373(4)
Videotape: Topic: The Shipment: Trying to Deliver Food to Those Who Need It
Source: Nightline, July 17, 2002
Living Together with Animals
377(40)
Narrative Account
378(11)
``Beastly Questions''
378(3)
Robert B. White
``Down on the Factory Farm''
381(8)
Peter Singer
An Introduction to the Moral Issues
389(5)
The Arguments
394(17)
``The Case for Animal Rights''
394(8)
Tom Regan
``The Case for the Use of Animals in Biomedical Research''
402(9)
Carl Cohen
Concluding Discussion Questions
411(2)
For Further Reading
413(4)
Videotape: Topic: Give Me a Break, PETA
Source: ABC 20/20, February 7, 2003
Environmental Ethics
417(52)
Narrative Account
418(5)
``Native American Attitudes toward the Environment''
418(5)
N. Scott Momaday
An Introduction to the Moral Issues
423(4)
The Arguments
427(39)
``Challenges in Environmental Ethics''
427(17)
Holmes Rolston III
``Just Garbage''
444(22)
Peter S. Wenz
``Radical American Environmentalism and Wilderness Preservation: A Third World Critique''
466(1)
Ramachandra Guha
Concluding Discussion Questions
466(1)
For Further Reading
467(2)
Cyberethics
469(5)
Narrative Account
470(4)
``Hackers Live by Own Code''
470(4)
Joseph Menn
An Introduction to the Moral Issues
474


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