9780073535883

Social Ethics: Morality and Social Policy

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  • ISBN13:

    9780073535883

  • ISBN10:

    0073535885

  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 5/31/2011
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

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Summary

With an assortment of readings and perspectives from some of the most respected thinkers of our time, Social Ethics: Morality and Social Policy provides a balanced, engaging introduction to today's most pressing social and moral problems. This highly popular anthology illuminates the issues at the heart of each contemporary problem and encourages critical, fair-minded examination of varying viewpointsall presented in the words of those who embrace them. Helpful editorial features include substantial chapter introductions, a summary preceding each selection, discussion questions, and bibliographies for further reading.

Table of Contents

Preface

PART ONE: LIFE-AND-DEATH ISSUES

CHAPTER 1 ABORTION

CHAPTER 2 EUTHANASIA AND PHYSICIAN-ASSISTED SUICIDE

CHAPTER 3 THE DEATH PENALTY

PART TWO: LIBERTY ISSUES

CHAPTER 4 SEXUAL MORALITY AND SAME-SEX MARRIAGE

CHAPTER 5 PORNOGRAPHY, HATE SPEECH, AND CENSORSHIP

CHAPTER 6 DRUG CONTROL, ADDICTION, AND MEDICAL USE

PART THREE: GLOBAL ISSUES

CHAPTER 7 TERRORISM, HUMAN RIGHTS, AND TORTURE

CHAPTER 8 WORLD HUNGER, POVERTY, ECONOMIC JUSTICE, AND INDIVIDUAL RESPONSIBILITY

CHAPTER 9 ANIMALS

CHAPTER 10 THE ENVIRONMENT AND GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE

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