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Morality and Moral Controversies : Readings in Moral, Social and Political Philosophy,9780136031376
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Morality and Moral Controversies : Readings in Moral, Social and Political Philosophy

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Edition:
8th
ISBN13:

9780136031376

ISBN10:
0136031374
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/25/2008
Publisher(s):
Pearson

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Summary

This comprehensive anthology includes classic and contemporary readings in moral theory--a wide array of essays that address today's most philosophically interesting and controversial ethical and political issues. Includes an ethical theory overview; shows relevance of traditional and contemporary writers.Featuresarticleson self-interest and morality, rule utilitarianism and the conflict between duty and sentiment; Featuresreadingson life and death, terrorism, internment in time of war, distribution of scarce medical resources and the survival lottery; Featuresessayson democracy, capitalism and its ethos, multiculturalism, identity and reparations. Extensive coverage of violence, terrorism, and war, as well as relativism and grounds of morality.For those involved in social or political ethical decision making.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents(new articles and essays arebolded)
Moral Theory
Issues of Life and Death
Terrorism and War
Is Terrorism Morally Distinctive?
Torture - The Case for Dirty
Training Torturers - A Critique of the "Ticking Bomb"
Argument
On the Morality of War
The Morality of Pacifism
Civil Liberties in the Time of War
Capital Punishment
Gregg v. Georgia
Perlmutter
Animals and Environmentalism
Singer
Steinbock
Baxter
Callicott
The Maze and Aura Jack Turner
Human Reproduction: Cloning and Abortion
The Ethics of Cloning-to-Produce-Children The President's Council on Bioethics
English
Medicine and Deciding Who Should Live
JFK Memorial
Death with Dignity Act Gonzales v. Oregon
Personal Relationships
Love and Sex
Kant Finnis Goldman Mohr Pineau Paglia
Family and Friendship
Wassterstrom Joseph Bennett and Sullivan Steinbock Posner LaFollette
Can Parents and Children be Friends? Joseph Kupfer
Parents and Children as Friends Kristjan Kristjansson English
Political, Social, and Economic Relationships
The Ideal State
Locke Machan Mill Mill Rawls
Patriotism, Civil Disobedience, and the Rule of Law [last Dworkin deleted]
Texas
Letter from a Birmingham Jail Martin Luther King, Jr Fuller
Property, Markets, and the Global Economy
Of Justice David Hume
The Entitlement Theory Robert Nozick
Inequality and Other Problems with Nozick;s
Libertarianism
The Communist Manifesto
Property Rights and Eminent
City of New London Markets, Property, and Power Michael Walzer
The Social Responsibility of Business is to Increase its Profits Milton Friedman
Rethinking the Social Responsibility of Business
John Mackey and Milton Friedman
Real World Justice Thomas Pogge
Antipoverty Warriors John McM
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