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Brief yet thorough and affordably priced, The Ethical Life: Fundamental Readings in Ethics and Moral Problems is ideal for courses in introductory ethics and contemporary moral problems. Featuring thirty-nine readings divided into four parts--Value Theory, Normative Ethics, Metaethics, and Moral Problems--it introduces students to ethical theory and a wide range of moral issues. The essays include selections from such historically influential philosophers as Aristotle, Hume, Kant, and Mill alongside work by contemporary philosophers like Philippa Foot, Robert Nozick, Peter Singer, and Judith Jarvis Thomson. Detailed section and reading introductions provide helpful contextual information. Designed as a companion reader to Russ Shafer-Landau's textbook, The Fundamentals of Ethics, The Ethical Life is also comprehensive enough to be used on its own. The book is enhanced by an Instructor's Manual and Testbank on CD and a Companion Website for students and instructors.
Table of Contents
|A Note on the Companion Volume|
|Help for Students and Instructors|
|Value Theory: The Nature Of The Good Life|
|Epicurus, Letter to Menoeceus|
|Brave New World|
|The Experience Machine|
|The Meaning of Life|
|Normative Ethics: Theories Of Right Conduct|
|Extreme and Restricted Utilitarianism|
|The Good Will and the Categorical Imperative|
|Nicomachean Ethics Aristotle|
|What Makes Right Acts Right?|
|What Is Feminist Ethics?|
|Metaethics: The Status Of Morality|
|Moral Distinctions Not Derived from Reason|
|The Subjectivity of Values|
|Ethics and Observation|
|Trying Out One's New Sword|
|Renford Bambrough, Proof|
|The Singer Solution to World Poverty|
|Paid Surrogacy: Arguments and Responses|
|Playing God: Genes, Clones, and Luck|
|The Morality of Euthanasia|
|The Survival Lottery|
|Unsanctifying Human Life|
|People or Penguins: The Case for Optimal Pollution|
|A Defense of Abortion|
|Why Abortion Is Immoral|
|The Conscience of Huckleberry Finn|
|Terrorism: A Critique of Excuses|
|Liberalism, Torture, and the Ticking Bomb|
|Letter from Birmingham City Jail|
|Justifying Legal Punishment|
|An Eye for an Eye?|
|America's Unjust Drug War|
|Why Shouldn't Tommy and Jimmy Have Sex? A Defense of Homosexuality|
|What Do Grown Children Owe Their Parents?|
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