CART

(0) items

Morality in Practice,9780534595531
This item qualifies for
FREE SHIPPING!
FREE SHIPPING OVER $59!

Your order must be $59 or more, you must select US Postal Service Shipping as your shipping preference, and the "Group my items into as few shipments as possible" option when you place your order.

Bulk sales, PO's, Marketplace Items, eBooks, Apparel, and DVDs not included.

Morality in Practice

by
Edition:
7th
ISBN13:

9780534595531

ISBN10:
0534595537
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
11/18/2003
Publisher(s):
CENGAGE Learning

Questions About This Book?

What version or edition is this?
This is the 7th edition with a publication date of 11/18/2003.
What is included with this book?
  • The New copy of this book will include any supplemental materials advertised. Please check the title of the book to determine if it should include any CDs, lab manuals, study guides, etc.
  • The Used copy of this book is not guaranteed to include any supplemental materials. Typically, only the book itself is included.

Related Products


  • Morality in Practice
    Morality in Practice
  • Morality in Practice
    Morality in Practice
  • Morality in Practice With Infotrac
    Morality in Practice With Infotrac





Summary

The most timely anthology available, MORALITY IN PRACTICE covers a number of critical contemporary issues, including war and terrorism, cloning, and the environment. Providing broad coverage of topics and opinions, Sterba draws from current journalism as well as philosophy to present opposing viewpoints on each issue. Each chapter covers a different area of moral concern with readings that provide alternative views as well as practical applications. Introductions to each section provide background for each issue as well as discussion of the ethical theory behind the readings.

Author Biography

James P. Sterba is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame.

Table of Contents

Preface
General Introduction
I
THE DISTRIBUTION OF INCOME AND WEALTH
Introduction
Alternative Views
John Hospers: The Libertarian Manifesto
James P
Sterba: From Liberty to Welfare
Kai Nielson: Radical Egalitarianism
John Rawls: Justice as Fairness: Justice as Fairness: A Restatement
James P
Sterba: Rawls and a Morally Defensible Conception of Justice
Practical Applications
Supreme Court of the United States: Wyman, Commissioner of New York Department of Social Services v
James
Supreme Court of the United States: Plyler v
Doe
II
NEAR AND DISTANT PEOPLES
Introduction
Alternative Views
Garrett Hardin: Lifeboat Ethics: The Case Against Helping the Poor
Peter Singer: The Solution to World Poverty
Lawrence Blum: Impartiality, Beneficence, and Friendship
James Rachels: Morality, Parents, and Children
Practical Application
Michael Marin: The Food Aid Racket
Mary B
Anderson: Some Moral Dilemmas of Humanitarian Aid
III
ABORTION AND EUTHANASIA
Introduction
Alternative Views
Judith Jarvis Thomson: A Defense of Abortion
Don Marquis: Why Abortion is Immoral
Mary Anne Warren: On the Moral and Legal Status of Abortion
Sally Markowitz: A Feminist Defense of Abortion
James Rachels: Euthanasia, Killing, and Letting Die
Bonnie Steinbock: The Intentional Termination of Life
Practical Applications
Supreme Court of the United States: Planned Parenthood v
Casey
Ronald Dworkin, Thomas Nagel, Robert Nozick, John Rawls, Thomas Scanlon and Judith Jarvis Thomson: The Brief of the Amici Curiae
Supreme Court of the United States: Washington et al
v
Glucksberg et al
GENETIC ENGINEERING
Introduction
Michael Tooley: Moral Status of Cloning Humans
Leon Kass: Why We Should Ban the Cloning of Humans
Cass Sunstein:The Constitution and the Clone
Practical Applications
Recommendations of the National Bioethics Advisory Commission
V
SEX EQUALITY
Introduction
Alternative Views
Susan Okin: Justice and Gender
James P
Sterba: Feminist Justice and the Family
Christina Sommers: Philosophers against the Family
Marilyn Friedman: They Lived Happily Ever After: Sommers on Women and Marriage
David Benatar: The Second Sexism
James P
Sterba:The Wolf Again in Sheep's Clothing
Practical Applications
National Organization for Women (NOW): Bill of Rights
The Beijing Declaration and Platform of Action
VI
AFFIRMATIVE ACTION
Introduction
Alternative Views
James P
Sterba: Defending Affirmative Action, Defending Preferences
Terry Pell: Race Preference and Formal Equality Preferences
James P
Sterba: What Really is Pell's Ideal of Formal Equality? Preferences
Terry Pell: What is the Big Deal about Racial Preferences? Practical Application
U
Supreme Court: Bollinger v
Grutter and Gratz
VII
SEXUAL HARASSMENT
Introduction
Alternative Views
Barbara A
Gutek: Understanding Sexual Harassment at Work
Ellen Frankel Paul: Exaggerating the Extent of Sexual Harassment
Nancy ("Ann") Davis: Sexual Harassment in the University
James P
Sterba: Understanding, Explaining and Eliminating Sexual Harassment
Practical Application
Supreme Court of the United States: Harris v
Forklift Systems Inc
VIII
PORNOGRAPHY
Introduction
Alternative Views
Catharine MacKinnon: Pornography, Civil Rights and Speech
Wendy Kaminer: Feminists Against the First Amendment
Practical Applications
United States District Court and Court of Appeals: American Booksellers v
Hudnutt
Supreme Court of Canada: Donald Victor Butler v
Her Majesty the Queen
IX
HATE SPEECH
Introduction
Alternative Views
Gerald Gunther: No Speech Code
Alan Dershowitz: Speech Codes and Diversity
Charles Lawrence III: Regulating Racial Speech on Campus
Katharine Bartlett and Jean O'Barb: The Chilly Climate on College Campuses: An Expansion of the 'Hate Speech' Debate
Practical Applications
Superior Court of California: Curry v
Stanford
ACLU: Policy Statement: Free Speech and Bias on College Campuses
X
GAY AND LESBIAN RIGHTS
Introduction
Alternative Views
John Finnis: Homosexual Conduct is Wrong
Martha Nussbaum: Homosexual Conduct is not Wrong
Richard Mohr: Prejudice and Homosexuality
Carl Horowitz: Homosexuality's Legal Revolution
Practical Applications
Supreme Court of Vermont: Baker v
Vermont
XI
ANIMAL LIBERATION AND ENVIRONMENTAL ETHICS
Introduction
Alternative Views
Peter Singer: All Animals Are Equal
Michael Pollan: The Unnatural Idea of Animal Rights
Paul W
Taylor: The Ethics of Respect for Nature
James P
Sterba: Morality as a Compromise Between Anthropocentricism and Nonanthropocentrism
Karen Warren: The Power and Promise of Ecological Feminism
Practical Applications
Congress of the United States: From the Animal Welfare Act
Congress of the United States: Amendments to the Animal Welfare Act
Supreme Court of the United States: Tennessee Valley Authority v
Hill
XII
PUNISHMENT AND RESPONSIBILITY
Introduction
Alternative Views
Karl Menninger: The Crime of Punishment
Richard B
Brandt: A Utilitarian Theory of Punishment
C
S
Lewis: A Critique of the Humanitarian Theory of Punishment
Edmund L
Pincoffs: Classical Retributivism
Practical Applications
Ernest van den Haag: Deterrence and Uncertainty
Jeffrrey H
Reiman: Civilization, Safety and Deterrence
Supreme Court of the United States: Gregg v
Georgia
XIII
WAR AND TERRORISM
Introduction
Alternative Views
James P
Sterba: Reconciling Pacifists and Just War Theorists
Stephen Nathanson: Can Terrorism be Morally Justified? James P
Sterba: Terrorism and International Justice
Burton Leiser: Why War with Iraq is Morally Justified
James P
Sterba: Why War with Iraq is not Morally Justified
Practical Application
United Nations Security Council Resolution 1441.]]>


Please wait while the item is added to your cart...