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Ethics in Practice : An Anthology



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With incisive and engaging introductions by the editor, Ethics in Practice integrates ethical theory and the discussion of practical moral problems into a text that is ideal for introductory and applied ethics courses. A fully updated and revised edition of this authoritative anthology of classic and contemporary essays covering a wide range of ethical and moral issues Integrates ethical theory with discussions of practical moral problems Provides coverage of ethical issues on familiar topics such as abortion, free speech and affirmative action and contains an entirely new section on war and terrorism Also features essays on economic justice, world hunger and international justice, and obligations to the environment An excellent companion to LaFollette's text, The Practice of Ethics (2006)

Author Biography

Hugh LaFollette is Marie and Leslie E. Cole Chair in Ethics, University of South Florida St. Petersburg. He is author of Personal Relationships: Love, Identity, and Morality (1995), co-author of Brute Science: The Dilemmas of Animal Experimentation (1996), author of The Practice of Ethics (Blackwell 2007) and co-editor of six other volumes, including The Blackwell Guide to Ethical Theory (1999).

Table of Contents

N]= New to third edition
[R] = Revised for Ethics in Practice
[W]= Written for Ethics in Practice
Preface to the instructor
General Introduction Theorizing about Ethics
Reading Philosophy
Ethical Theory
Consequentialism [NW]
Deontology [NW]
Virtue Theory [NW]
Life and Death Euthanasia
Justifying Physician-Assisted Deaths [W]
Against the Right to Die [R]
Dying at the Right Time: Reflection on (Un)Assisted Suicide [W]
A Duty to Care [RN]
A Defense of Abortion
On the Moral and Legal Status of Abortion [R]
An Argument that Abortion is Wrong [W]
The Moral Permissibility of Abortion [N]
Virtue Theory and Abortion [R]
All Animals are Equal
The Moral Community
Moral Standing, the Value of Lives, and Specieism
The Case for Animal Rights
The Personal Lifeamily and Reproductive Technology
What Do Grown Children Owe Their Parents?
Morality, Parents and Children
Artificial Means of Reproduction and our Understanding of the Family
Is Women''s Labor a Commodity?
Goodbye, Dolly: the Ethics of Human Cloning
The Wisdom of Repugnance: Why We Should Ban the Cloning of Humans [N]
Morality and Human Sexuality
Plain Sex
Why Homosexuality is Abnormal [R]
Homosexuality and the Moral Relevance of Experience
Liberty and Equality aternalism and Risk
On Improving People by Political Means
Against the Legalization of Drugs
Why We Should Decriminalize Drug Use
The Liberal Basis of the Right to Bear Arms [R]
Gun control
Freedom of Thought and Discussion
The Price We Pay?[NR]
The Right to Get Turned On: Pornography, Autonomy, Equality [N]
Sticks and Stones [W]
Speech Codes and Expressive Harm [W]
Sexual and Racial Discrimination
Racism [N]
Servility and Self-Respect
Sexual Harassment
Date Rape
Men in Groups: Collective Responsibility for Rape [R]
Affirmative Action
Against Affirmative Action [NR]
The Rights of Allan Bakke
Affirmative Action As Equalizing Opportunity: Challenging the Myth ofreferential Treatment [W]
Punishment and Desert [W]
Out of Character: On the Psychology of Excuses in the Criminal Law [NW]
Does Punishment Work?
In Defense of the Death Penalty
Against the Death Penalty
A Theory of Justice
The Entitlement Theory of Justice
Displacing the Distributive Paradigm
Economic Competition: Should We Care about the Losers?[W]
Famine, Affluence, and Morality
Famine Relief and the Ideal Moral Code [W]
Eradicating Systemic Poverty
Feeding People versus Saving Nature [R]
The Land Ethic
A Place for Cost Benefit Analysis [NR]
Ideals of Human Excellence and Preserving Nat
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