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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
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