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Contemporary Moral Issues Diversity and Consensus Plus MySearchLab with eText -- Access Card Package

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9780205885909

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020588590X
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Pub. Date:
7/10/2012
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Pearson

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Summary

Combines arguments and personal narratives to introduce students to key issues in morality. Contemporary Moral Issuesis an anthology that provides a selection of readings on contemporary social issues revolving around three general themes: Matters of Life and Death, Matters of Equality and Diversity, and Expanding the Circle, which includes duties beyond borders, living together with animals, and environmental ethics. Each set of readings is accompanied by an extensive introduction, a bibliographical essay, pre-reading questions, and discussion questions. Learning Goals Upon completing this book readers will be able to: Understand what the key contemporary issues in morality are Understand how these issues are encountered in everyday life Develop a critical position in regard to each of the readings Note:MySearchLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MySearchLab, please visit:www.mysearchlab.comor you can purchase a ValuePack of the text + MySearchLab (at no additional cost): ValuePack ISBN-10: 020588590X / ValuePack ISBN-13: 9780205885909.

Table of Contents

Found in this Section:

1. Brief Table of Contents

2. Full Table of Contents


1. BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

Preface

Introduction: A Pluralistic Approach to Contemporary Moral Issues

An Initial Self-Assessment

General Bibliographical Resources for Ethics

 

PART I.  MATTERS OF LIFE AND DEATH

Chapter 1 Choosing Our Children: Genetic Enhancement

Chapter 2 Abortion 

Chapter 3 Euthanasia 

Chapter 4 Punishment and the Death Penalty 

Chapter 5 War, Terrorism, and Counterterrorism

 

PART II. MATTERS OF DIVERSITY AND EQUALITY

Chapter 6 Race and Ethnicity

Chapter 7 Gender 

Chapter 8 Sexual Orientation

 

PART III. EXPANDING THE CIRCLE

Chapter 9 Living with Scarcity: World Hunger and Poverty

Chapter 10 Living Together With Animals

Chapter 11 Living in the Natural World: Environmental Ethics

Chapter 12 Living in Virtual Space: Cyberethics

 


2. FULL TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

Preface

Introduction: A Pluralistic Approach to Contemporary Moral Issues

An Initial Self-Assessment

General Bibliographical Resources for Ethics

 

PART I.  MATTERS OF LIFE AND DEATH

Chapter 1: Choosing Our Children: Genetic Enhancement

Experiential Account

*Katy Duke, “A Savior Baby”

*Eva Feder Kittay, “On the Ethics of Selective Abortion for Disability: Conversations with My Son” 

An Introduction to the Moral Issues

The Arguments

Gregory Stock and Francis Fukuyama, “The Clone Wars.”

*Michael Sandel, “What’s Wrong with Enhancement?” 

Concluding Discussion Questions

For Further Reading

 

Chapter 2: Abortion

Experiential Account

Ruth Padawer, "The Two-Minus-One Pregnancy"

An Introduction to the Moral Issues

The Arguments

Jane English, “Abortion and the Concept of a Person.”

*Patrick Lee and Robert P. George, “The Wrong of Abortion” 

Concluding Discussion Questions

For Further Reading

 

Chapter 3: Euthanasia

Narrative Accounts

*Atul Gawande, “Getting Go”

*Susan M. Wolf, “Confronting Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia: My Father’s Death”

An Introduction to the Moral Issues

The Arguments

James Rachels, “Active and Passive Euthanasia.”

Concluding Discussion Questions

For Further Reading

 

Chapter 4: Punishment and the Death Penalty

Narrative Account

Helen Prejean, C.S.J., “Crime Victims on the Anvil of Pain.”

An Introduction to the Moral Issues

The Arguments

David Gelernter, “What Do Murderers Deserve? The Death Penalty in Civilized Societies.”

Jeffrey H. Reiman, “Against the Death Penalty.”

Concluding Discussion Questions

For Further Reading

 

Chapter 5: War, Terrorism, and Counterterrorism

Narrative Account

*Nancy Sherman, “Soldiers’ Moral Wounds”

An Introduction to the Moral Issues

The Arguments

Michael Walzer, “The Argument about Humanitarian Intervention.”

*Stephen L. Carter, “Torture Can Be Wrong and Still Work”

Alan M. Dershowitz, “Is There a Tortuous Road to Justice?”

Martin Cook, “Ethical Issues in Counterterrorism Warfare” 

Concluding Discussion Questions

For Further Reading

 

PART II. MATTERS OF DIVERSITY AND EQUALITY

Chapter 6: Race and Ethnicity

Narrative Account

Gregory Velazco y Trianosky, “Beyond Mestizaje: The Future of Race in America.”

An Introduction to the Moral Issues

The Arguments

Howard McGary, “Achieving Democratic Equality: Forgiveness, Reconciliation, and Reparations.”

David A. Reidy, “Hate Crimes Laws: Progressive Politics or Balkanization?”

Concluding Discussion Questions

For Further Reading

 

Chapter 7: Gender

An Introduction to the Moral Issues

The Arguments

*Kathy Miriam, “Stopping the Traffic in Women”

David Benatar, “The Second Sexism”  

Susan Moller Okin, “Is Multiculturalism Bad for Women?”  

Concluding Discussion Questions

For Further Reading

 

Chapter 8: Sexual Orientation

Narrative

*Hillary Rodham Clinton, “Remarks in Recognition of International Human Rights Day.”

An Introduction to the Moral Issues

The Arguments

*Martha Nussbaum, “A Right to Marry? Same—sex Marriage and Constitutional Law."

James Q. Wilson, “Against Homosexual Marriage.”

Concluding Discussion Questions

For Further Reading

 

PART III. EXPANDING THE CIRCLE

Chapter 9: Living with Scarcity: World Hunger and Poverty

An Introduction to the Moral Issues

The Arguments

Garrett Hardin, “Lifeboat Ethics: The Case against Helping the Poor.”

*Thomas Pögge, “The Moral Demands of Global Justice”

Michael Walzer, “Achieving Global and Local Justice”

Concluding Discussion Questions

For Further Reading

 

Chapter 10: Living Together With Animals

Narrative Account

*Jonathan Foer, “Eating Animals”

Peter Singer, “Down on the Factory Farm.”

An Introduction to the Moral Issues

The Arguments

Tom Regan, “The Case for Animal Rights.”

Carl Cohen, “The Case for the Use of Animals in Biomedical Research.”

Concluding Discussion Questions

For Further Reading

 

Chapter 11: Living in the Natural World: Environmental Ethics

Narrative Account

*Edward O. Wilson, “Apocalypse Now.  A Scientist’s Plea for Christian Environmentalism.” 

An Introduction to the Moral Issues

The Arguments

Holmes Rolston III, “Challenges in Environmental Ethics.”

Peter S. Wenz, “Just Garbage.”

Ramachandra Guha, “Radical American Environmentalism and Wilderness Preservation: A Third World Critique.”

Concluding Discussion Questions

For Further Reading

 

Chapter 12: Living in Virtual Space: Cyberethics

Narrative Account

Joseph Menn, “Hackers Live by Own Code.”

An Introduction to the Moral Issues

The Arguments

*Luciano Floridi, “The Ethical Evaluation of WikiLeaks”

James M. Moor, “Should We Let Computers Get Under Our Skins?”

Frances S. Grodzinsky and Herman T. Tavani, “Ethical Reflections on Cyberstalking.”

Richard A. Spinello, “Ethical Reflections on the Problem of Spam.”

Concluding Discussion Questions

For Further Reading

 

*Indicates new to the 4th edition

 

 



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