9780078119088

The Right Thing To Do: Basic Readings in Moral Philosophy

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    9780078119088

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  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 10/23/2014
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

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Summary

The Right Thing to Do: Basic Readings in Moral Philosophy is a companion reader to the best-selling text: The Elements of Moral Philosophy (0-07-8119065). Authors James Rachels and Stuart Rachels offer engaging, thought-provoking essays on compelling issues that students are familiar with and understand. This rich collection of essays can be used on its own for a course on moral philosophy, or it can be used to supplement other introductory texts.

Table of Contents

RACHELS, THE RIGHT THING TO DO: BASIC READINGS IN MORAL PHILOSOPHY, 7E

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Preface
About the Authors

INTRODUCTION

1. A Short Introduction to Moral Philosophy James Rachels
2. Some Basic Points about Arguments James Rachels

UTILITARIANISM

3. Utilitarianism John Stuart Mill
4. Utilitarianism and Integrity Bernard Williams
5. The Experience Machine Robert Nozick

OTHER THEORETICAL ESSAYS

6. The Subjectivity of Values J. L. Mackie
7. Our Sense of Right and Wrong C. S. Lewis
8. The Categorical Imperative Immanuel Kant
9. The Virtues Aristotle
10. Master Morality and Slave Morality Friedrich Nietzsche
11. Caring Relations and Principles of Justice Virginia Held

ABORTION

12. On the Moral and Legal Status of Abortion and Postscript on Infanticide Mary Anne Warren
13. Why Abortion Is Immoral Don Marquis
14. A Defense of Abortion Judith Jarvis Thomson

ANIMALS

15. All Animals Are Equal Peter Singer
16. Torturing Puppies and Eating Meat: It’s All in Good Taste Alastair Norcross
17. Do Animals Have Rights? Tibor R. Machan

POVERTY

18. Famine, Affluence, and Morality Peter Singer
19. Poverty and Parenthood Stuart Rachels

THE DEATH PENALTY

20. A Defense of the Death Penalty Louis P. Pojman
21. Why the United States Will Join the Rest of the World in Abandoning Capital Punishment Stephen B. Bright

WAR, TERRORISM, AND TORTURE

22. Hellhole Atul Gawande
23. The Ethics of War and Peace Douglas P. Lackey
24. Fifty Years after Hiroshima John Rawls
25. What Is Wrong with Terrorism? Thomas Nagel
26. Liberalism, Torture, and the Ticking Bomb David Luban

SEX AND DRUGS

27. America’s Unjust Drug War Michael Huemer
28. Our Sexual Ethics Bertrand Russell
29. A Few Words about Gay Marriage Andrew Sullivan
30. Same-Sex Marriage and the Argument from Public Disagreement David Boonin
31. Alcohol and Rape Nicholas Dixon

RACE, WOMEN, AND IMMIGRATION

32. Letter from the Birmingham City Jail Martin Luther King Jr.
33. Is Racial Discrimination Arbitrary? Peter Singer
34. In Defense of Quotas James Rachels
35. Homeward Bound Linda Hirshman
36. The Case for Open Immigration Michael Huemer

BIOETHICS

37. The Morality of Euthanasia James Rachels
38. The Wrongfulness of Euthanasia J. Gay-Williams
39. The New Eugenics Matt Ridley
40. Human Cloning and the Challenge of Regulation John A. Robertson
41. Selling Organs for Transplantation Lewis Burrows
42. A Free Marked Would Reduce Donations and Would Commodify the Human Body James F. Childress

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