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Ethics : Theory and Contemporary Issues

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Edition:
2nd
ISBN13:

9780534525040

ISBN10:
0534525040
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
7/10/1997
Publisher(s):
Wadsworth Publishing

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This is the 2nd edition with a publication date of 7/10/1997.
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Summary

Intended for Ethics and Moral Philosophy courses. Substantive and flexible enough to be used in courses covering either or both Ethical Theory and Moral Problems.

This comprehensive ethics text combines theory and issues with text and readings. Part One covers ethical theory, utilitarianism, Kant's moral theory, natural law, and virtue ethics. Part Two contains contemporary ethical issues ranging from personal issues such as sexual morality to issues of public policy such as legal punishment to international concerns such as war and peace and economic justice.

Table of Contents

Preface xv
Part I Ethical Theory 3(120)
Chapter 1 Ethics and Ethical Reasoning
3(9)
Chapter 2 Ethical Relativism
12(8)
Chapter 3 Egoism
20(12)
Chapter 4 Utilitarianism
32(19)
Chapter 5 Kant's Moral Theory
51(21)
Chapter 6 Naturalism and Virtue Ethics
72(20)
Chapter 7 Feminist Thought and the Ethics of Care
92(31)
Part II Ethical Issues 123(334)
Chapter 8 Euthanasia
123(30)
Chapter 9 Abortion
153(35)
Chapter 10 Sexual Morality and Pornography
188(34)
Chapter 11 Equality and Discrimination
222(27)
Chapter 12 Economic Justice
249(39)
Chapter 13 Legal Punishment
288(33)
Chapter 14 Environmental Ethics
321(45)
Chapter 15 Animal Rights
366(23)
Chapter 16 Ethical Issues in Science and Technology
389(26)
Chapter 17 Global Issues
415(42)
Appendix How to Write an Ethics Paper 457(12)
Index 469


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