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Explore today's challenging moral terrain with James White's CONTEMPORARY MORAL PROBLEMS. The ninth edition examines the compelling and contentious debate over society's most pressing ethical controversies. This anthology covers divergent viewpoints on many timely issues and introduces you to the major theories in the history of Western ethics. This balanced collection features carefully chosen readings on classic topics such as abortion, euthanasia, and capital punishment. It also engages students in current debates about global warming, torture, war and terrorism, and same-sex marriage. Fourteen new reading selections in this edition ensure up-to-date coverage of contemporary moral issues. This book's well-crafted introductions to each chapter and reading; emphasis on opposing viewpoints; probing review and discussion questions; and provocative case studies ensure that you will develop a rich understanding of ethical theories and the issues to which they apply. Depend on this accessible, comprehensive anthology to engage you in a lively and informed discussion of contemporary ethics.
Table of Contents
|Egoism and Moral Scepticism|
|Religion, Morality, and Conscience|
|The Natural Law|
|Morality is Based on Sentiment|
|Trying Out One+s New Sword|
|The Categorical Imperative|
|Happiness and Virtue|
|A Theory of Justice|
|The Idea of a Female Ethic|
|The U.S. Supreme Court: Roe v. Wade (1973)|
|An Almost Absolute Value in History|
|A Defense of Abortion|
|On the Moral and Legal Status of Abortion Sidney|
|Abortion and the Sexual Agenda|
|An Argument that Abortion is Wrong|
|Euthanasia and the Duty to Die|
|Active and Passive Euthanasia|
|The Intentional Termination of Life|
|Killing and Letting Die|
|The Survival Lottery|
|Is There a Duty to Die? Problem Cases|
|The U.S. Supreme Court|
|The Retributive Theory of Punishment|
|The Ultimate Punishment|
|Justice, Civilization, and the Death Penalty|
|What Do Murderers Deserve? Problem Cases|
|Gay Rights and Same-Sex Marriage|
|Introduction Martha Nussbaum|
|Is it Wrong to Discriminate on the Basis of Homosexuality?|
|Who Needs Marriage?|
|What Marriage is For Problem Cases|
|Drugs and Addiction|
|The Ethics of Addiction|
|U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration: Speaking Out|
|Against Drug Legalization|
|Addiction and Drug Policy|
|The Ethics of Smoking|
|The Moral Status of Animals|
|Our Duties to Animals|
|Peter Singer: All Animals Are Equal|
|The Case for Animal Rights|
|Difficulties with the Strong Animal Rights Position|
|Global Warming and Consumption|
|Global Warming Bjorn Lomborg: The Cost of Global Warming|
|The Environmental Costs of Consumption|
|Famine, Affluence, and Morality|
|War and Terrorism|
|The Conduct of Just and Limited War|
|What is Terrorism?|
|The Terrorist+s Tacit Message|
|Questions Regarding a War on Terrorism|
|The War on Terrorism and the End of Human Rights|
|Torture David Luban: Torture and the Ticking Bomb|
|How to Interrogate Terrorists|
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