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The Moral Of The Story: An Introduction to Ethics

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9780072963359

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0072963352
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Pub. Date:
5/10/2005
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Summary

The Moral of the Story, Fifth Edition offers a remarkably effective approach that helps students understand and evaluate moral issues. Through storytelling and story analysis, using examples from fiction and film, Rosenstand clearly shows how ethical theories are applied to real life. The fifth edition encapsulates and reflects the present social and political climate. As such, coverage of topics like courage, terrorism, and just war have been enhanced and updated throughout.

Table of Contents

Preface x
Acknowledgments xiv
PART 1 The Story as a Tool of Ethics
1(102)
Thinking About Values
3(32)
The Best of Times, the Worst of Times?
3(3)
Good and Evil
6(3)
Morals, Ethics, and Values
9(4)
Why Be Moral?
13(1)
Debating Moral Issues
14(3)
Martha Nussbaum: Stories Have Value
17(18)
Primary Reading: Martha Nussbaum, Love's Knowledge
21(2)
Narrative: How to Be Good
23(5)
Narrative: Smoke Signals
28(3)
Narrative: Big Fish
31(4)
Learning Moral Lessons from Stories
35(68)
Didactic Stories
35(2)
The New Interest in Stories
37(3)
The Value of Stories
40(1)
Stories Past and Present
41(27)
Stories to Live and Die By
68(9)
Seeing Your Life as a Story
77(4)
Living in the Narrative Zone
81(22)
Primary Reading: Plato, Republic
84(4)
Primary Reading: Aristotle, Poetics
88(2)
Primary Reading: Umberto Eco, The Name of the Rose
90(2)
Primary Reading: Tristine Rainer, Your Life as Story
92(2)
Narrative: Medea
94(4)
Narrative: The Sorrows of Young Werther
98(1)
Narrative: Pulp Fiction
99(4)
PART 2 What Should I Do? Theories of Conduct
103(266)
Ethical Relativism
105(51)
How to Deal with Moral Differences
107(2)
The Lessons of Anthropology
109(6)
Problems with Ethical Relativism
115(8)
Refuting Ethical Relativism
123(5)
Ethical Relativism and Multiculturalism
128(28)
Primary Reading: Ruth Benedict, ``Anthropology and the Abnormal''
134(3)
Primary Reading: Dwight Furrow, ``Of Cave Dwellers and Spirits''
137(2)
Primary Reading: Bhikhu Parekh, ``The Concept of Multicultural Education''
139(3)
Narrative: The Poisonwood Bible
142(6)
Narrative: Possessing the Secret of Joy
148(3)
Narrative: Sideshow
151(2)
Narrative: Do the Right Thing
153(3)
Myself or Others?
156(57)
Psychological Egoism
156(16)
Ethical Egoism
172(7)
Altruism: Ideal and Reciprocal
179(34)
Primary Reading: Plato, Republic
187(3)
Primary Reading: Erik Katz, ``The Rings of Tolkien and Plato''
190(4)
Primary Reading: Thomas Hobbes, Leviathan
194(1)
Primary Reading: Ayn Rand, ``The Ethics of Emergencies''
195(4)
Narrative: Friends
199(2)
Narrative: Return to Paradise
201(4)
Narrative: Madame Bovary
205(2)
Narrative: Atlas Shrugged
207(3)
Narrative: ``The Gift of the Magi''
210(1)
Narrative: The Lord of the Rings
211(2)
Using Your Reason, Part 1: Utilitarianism
213(50)
Jeremy Bentham and the Hedonistic Calculus
214(13)
John Stuart Mill: Another Utilitarian Vision
227(13)
Act and Rule Utilitarianism
240(23)
Primary Reading: Jeremy Bentham, ``Of the Principle of Utility''
243(2)
Primary Reading: John Stuart Mill, Utilitarianism
245(3)
Narrative: ``The Blacksmith and the Baker''
248(2)
Narrative: The Brothers Karamazov
250(2)
Narrative: ``The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas''
252(1)
Narrative: Saving Private Ryan
253(3)
Narrative: Extreme Measures
256(3)
Narrative: Runaway Jury
259(4)
Using Your Reason, Part 2: Kant's Deontology
263(36)
The Good Will
263(3)
The Categorical Imperative
266(10)
Rational Beings Are Ends in Themselves
276(23)
Primary Reading: Immanuel Kant, Grounding for the Metaphysics of Morals
285(2)
Primary Reading: Immanuel Kant, The Metaphysics of Morals
287(2)
Narrative: High Noon
289(3)
Narrative: Outland
292(1)
Narrative: Cop Land
292(2)
Narrative: Abandon Ship!
294(2)
Narrative: The Insider
296(3)
Personhood, Rights, and Justice
299(70)
What Is a Human Being?
299(1)
Persons and Rights
300(15)
Questions of Rights
315(11)
Distributive Justice
326(8)
Criminal Justice
334(35)
Primary Reading: The United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights
342(4)
Primary Reading: John Rawls, ``Justice as Fairness''
346(2)
Primary Reading: Martin Luther King, Jr., ``A Letter from Birmingham Jail''
348(2)
Primary Reading: Diane Whiteley, ``The Victim and the Justification of Punishment''
350(3)
Narrative: Blade Runner
353(3)
Narrative: Gattaca
356(3)
Narrative: Mississippi Burning
359(3)
Narrative: Outbreak
362(3)
Narrative: Minority Report
365(4)
PART 3 How Should I Be? Theories of Virtue
369(324)
Socrates, Plato, and the Good Life
371(45)
What Is Virtue?
371(4)
The Good Teacher
375(7)
The Good Life
382(2)
The Virtuous Person
384(3)
Plato's Theory of Forms
387(29)
Primary Reading: Plato, Euthyphro
395(3)
Primary Reading: Plato, Apology
398(4)
Narrative: A Man for All Seasons
402(3)
Narrative: ``The Myth of the Cave''
405(3)
Narrative: The Truman Show
408(3)
Narrative: ``The Store of the Worlds''
411(2)
Narrative: Shrek
413(3)
Aristotle's Virtue Theory
416(39)
Aristotle the Scientist
417(3)
Aristotle and Virtue
420(13)
Aristotle's Influence on Aquinas
433(2)
Some Objections to Greek Virtue Theory
435(20)
Primary Reading: Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics Book II
437(4)
Primary Reading: Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics Book III
441(2)
Narrative: ``The Flight of Icarus''
443(2)
Narrative: Njal's Saga
445(2)
Narrative: Lord Jim
447(2)
Narrative: ``A Piece of Advice''
449(3)
Narrative: As Good As It Gets
452(3)
Contemporary Perspectives
455(45)
Ethics and the Morality of Virtue
455(4)
Have Virtue, and Then Go Ahead: Mayo, Foot, and Sommers
459(8)
The Quest for Authenticity: Kierkegaard, Heidegger, Sartre, and Levinas
467(33)
Primary Reading: Soren Kierkegaard, Johannes Climacus
489(1)
Primary Reading: Soren Kierkegaard, Either/Or
490(1)
Primary Reading: Emmanuel Levinas, ``The Paradox of Morality: An Interview with Emmanuel Levinas''
491(2)
Narrative: Hannah and Her Sisters
493(2)
Narrative: No Exist
495(1)
Narrative: A Few Good Men
496(4)
Case Studies in Virtue
500(66)
Courage: What Is It? and Who Has It?
500(7)
Compassion: Are We Born with It?
507(7)
Gratitude: How Much and When?
514(17)
Virtue and Conduct: A Combination?
531(35)
Primary Reading: John McCain, Why Courage Matters: The Way to a Braver Life
537(3)
Primary Reading: Philip Hallie, Tales of Good and Evil, Help and Harm
540(1)
Primary Reading: Lin Yutang, ``On Growing Old Gracefully''
541(2)
Narrative: Band of Brothers
543(2)
Narrative: The Life of Tom Horn
545(4)
Narrative: ``The Parable of the Good Samaritan''
549(2)
Narrative: ``King Yudisthira and the Dog''
551(2)
Narrative: Schindler's List
553(3)
Narrative: Eat Drink Man Woman
556(3)
Narrative: Pay It Forward
559(3)
Narrative: Grand Canyon
562(4)
Different Gender, Different Ethics?
566(60)
Feminism and Virtue Theory
566(1)
What is Gender Equality?
567(4)
Women's Historical Role in the Public Sphere
571(4)
First-, Second-, and Third-Wave Feminism
575(8)
Facets of Feminism Today
583(43)
Primary Reading: Harriet Taylor Mill, ``Enfranchisement of Women''
598(4)
Primary Reading: Simone de Beauvoir, The Second Sex
602(3)
Primary Reading: Carol Gilligan, In a Different Voice
605(2)
Primary Reading: Deborah Tannen, Talking from 9 to 5
607(4)
Narrative: A Doll's House
611(5)
Narrative: Like Water for Chocolate
616(3)
Narrative: ``The Woman Destroyed''
619(3)
Narrative: Mona Lisa Smile
622(4)
Applied Ethics: A Sampler
626(67)
Media Ethics
626(6)
Theory of a Just War
632(9)
Animal Welfare and Animal Rights
641(6)
The Death Penalty
647(8)
Stories and Issues: A Final Word
655(38)
Primary Reading: Andrew Belsey and Ruth Chadwick, ``Ethics as a Vehicle for Media Quality''
657(2)
Primary Reading: John Rawls, The Law of Peoples
659(3)
Primary Reading: Jan Narveson, ``Morality and Violence: War, Revolution, Terrorism''
662(3)
Primary Reading: David Rodin, ``Terrorism Without Intention''
665(4)
Primary Reading: Sue Savage-Rumbaugh and Roger Lewin, Kanzi: The Ape at the Brink of the Human Mind
669(3)
Primary Reading: Stephen Nathanson, An Eye for an Eye? The Morality of Punishing by Death
672(2)
Primary Reading: John Douglas and Mark Olshaker, Journey into Darkness
674(3)
Primary Reading: Tom Sorell, ``Two Ideals and the Death Penalty''
677(3)
Primary Reading: Mark Fuhrman, Death and Justice: An Expose of Oklahoma's Death Row Machine
680(4)
Narrative: 15 Minutes
684(3)
Narrative: ``The Jigsaw Man''
687(1)
Narrative: The Life of David Gale
688(5)
Bibliography 693(7)
Credits 700(2)
Glossary 702(7)
Index 709


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