"I really love the way Dr. Pierce writes. It makes the text insightful and accessible at the same time. I predict that students taking a philosophy course for the first time will really enjoy reading this book, as well as praticipating in the discussions of the cases."---Candace Gauthier, University of North Carolina, Wilmington
An ideal supplement for courses on ethics, Morality Play: Case Studies in Ethics features the most thought-provoking themes in ethics today. Issues surrounding topics such as crime and punishment, life and death, habitat and humanity, liberty and coercion, and value and culture are brought to life in the most contemporary and stirring case studies available.
Morality Play offers an approach that is both flexible and practical. It provides three alternative methods of organization for universal teaching approaches: contemporary moral problems, ethical theories, and moral principles. The introduction illustrates how to effectively use case studies in a classroom and provides a short review of the fundamentals of argumentation and critical thinking. Discussion questions and resources follow each case study.