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Contemporary Moral Problems



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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

Ethical Theories
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
Problem Cases
Suggested Readings
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
Problem Cases
Suggested Readings
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
Suggested Readings
Capital Punishment
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
Suggested Readings
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
Suggested Readings
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
Problem Cases
Suggested Readings
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
Problem Cases
Suggested Readings
Global Warming and Consumption
Global Warming Bjorn Lomborg: The Cost of Global Warming
The Environmental Costs of Consumption
Famine, Affluence, and Morality
Problem Cases
Suggested Readings
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
Problem Cases
Suggested Readings
Torture David Luban: Torture and the Ticking Bomb
How to Interrogate Terrorists
Problem Cases
Suggested Readings
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