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The Right Thing To Do: Basic Readings in Moral Philosophy,9780072476910

The Right Thing To Do: Basic Readings in Moral Philosophy

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9780072476910

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0072476915
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Pub. Date:
6/14/2002
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McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
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Summary

THE RIGHT THING TO DO is a collection of readings in moral theory and moral issues from major Western philosophers. It is the successful companion reader for Rachels' text, THE ELEMENTS OF MORAL PHILOSOPHY. This anthology explores further the theories and issues introduced in that volume, in their original and classic formulations. The collection can stand on its own as the text for a course in moral philosophy, or it can be used to supplement any introductory text.

Table of Contents

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Preface

James Rachels, "A Short Introduction to Moral Philosophy"

James Rachels, "Some Basic Points about Arguments"

Part I: THEORIES ABOUT THE NATURE OF MORALITY

1: William Grahm Sumner, "Cultural Relativism"

2: Aristotle, "The Virtues"

3: Saint Thomas Aquinas, "Ethics and Natural Law"

4: Thomas Hobbes, "The Social Contract"

5: David Hume, "Morality as Based on Sentiment"

6: John Stuart Mill, "Utilitarianism"

7: Immanuel Kant, "The Categorical Imperative"

8: Jean Grimshaw, "The Idea of a Female Ethic"

Part II: ESSAYS ABOUT MORAL ISSUES

9: Mary Anne Warren, "The Moral and Legal Status of Abortion"

10: Don Marquis, "Why Abortion Is Immoral"

11: *Gregory E. Pence, "Will Cloning Harm People?"

12: Richard D. Mohr, "Gay Basics: Some Questions, Facts, and Values"

13: Burton M. Leiser, "Is Homosexuality Unnatural?"

14: *Peter Singer, "The Singer Solution to World Poverty"

15: Jan Narveson, "Feeding the Hungry"

16: James Rachels, "The Morality of Euthanasia"

17: Richard Doerflinger, "Assisted Suicide: Pro-Choice or Anti-Life?"

18: Immanuel Kant, "Why We Have No Obligations to Animals"

19: Peter Singer, "All Animals Are Equal"

20: Thomas E. Hill, Jr., "Preserving the Environment"

21: Douglas P. Lackey, "The Ethics of War and Peace"

22: *Hugo A. Bedau, "The Case Against the Death Penalty"

23: *Ernst van den Haag, "In Defense of the Death Penalty"

24: *Milton Friedman and William J. Bennett, "Should Drugs be Legalized?"

25: Marilyn Frye, "Sexism"

26: Kwame Anthony Appiah, "Racisms"

27: Martin Luther King, Jr., "Letter from the Birmingham City Jail"

28: John Rawls, "The Justification of Civil Disobedience"



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