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Social and Personal Ethics

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Edition:
4th
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9780534561734

ISBN10:
053456173X
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Pub. Date:
8/1/2001
Publisher(s):
Thomson Learning
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Summary

SOCIAL AND PERSONAL ETHICS offers you a sound introduction to ethical theory and issues with via accessible readings on many of the most debated topics of our times-including drug use, hostage interrogation, war, abortion, and capital punishment, among others. Author William Shaw begins with a preliminary introduction to ethical theory that assumes no previous formal philosophy instruction and then moves on to explore a variety of real-world ethical issues. In all, the book is composed of 51 classic and contemporary articles (ten of which are new to this edition) as well as three cases studies. And, to ensure that youll find the text as accessible as it is relevant, every article in this edition was edited for readability-resulting in the most student-friendly edition to date.

Table of Contents

Preface ix
Part I: Ethical Theory
An Introduction to Ethics
The Nature of Morality
2(13)
Normative Theories of Ethics
15(21)
Classical Theories
``Happiness, Function, and Virtue''
36(7)
Aristotle
``Good Will, Duty, and the Categorical Imperative''
43(8)
Immanuel Kant
``Utilitarianism''
51(8)
John Stuart Mill
Three Contemporary Ethical Perspectives
``What Would a Satisfactory Moral Theory Be Like?''
59(7)
James Rachels
``On What We Aim At and How We Live''
66(9)
Julius M. E. Moravcsik
``Feminist Ethics: Some Central Issues''
75(11)
Alison M. Jaggar
Part II: Issues in Applied Ethics
Suicide and Euthanasia
``The Morality and Rationality of Suicide''
86(10)
Richard B. Brandt
``The Wrongfulness of Euthanasia''
96(4)
J. Gay-Williams
``Active and Passive Euthanasia''
100(5)
James Rachels
``Active and Passive Euthanasia: An Impertinent Distinction?''
105(4)
Thomas D. Sullivan
``More Impertinent Distinctions and a Defense of Active Euthansia''
109(10)
James Rachels
``Is There a Duty to Die?''
119(10)
John Hardwig
Abortion
``An Almost Absolute Value in History''
129(5)
John T. Noonan, Jr.
``The Moral Status of Abortion''
134(10)
Mary Anne Warren
``An Argument That Abortion Is Wrong''
144(10)
Don Marquis
``A Defense of Abortion''
154(11)
Judith Jarvis Thomson
``Abortion and the `Feminine Voice'''
165(10)
Celia Wolf-Devine
Animals and Environmental Ethics
``The Place of Nonhumans in Environmental Issues''
175(7)
Peter Singer
``Do Animals Have Rights?''
182(7)
Tibor R. Machan
``Should Trees Have Standing? Toward Legal Rights for Natural Objects''
189(6)
Christopher D. Stone
``People or Penguins''
195(5)
William F. Baxter
``The Search for an Environmental Ethic''
200(12)
J. Baird Callicott
``Why You Are Committed to the Immortality of Eating Meat''
212(10)
Mylan Engel, Jr.
Liberty, Paternalism, and Freedom of Expression
``On Liberty''
222(9)
John Stuart Mill
``Paternalism''
231(10)
Gerald Dworkin
``Permissible Paternalism: Saving Smokers from Themselves''
241(7)
Robert E. Goodin
``A Drug-Free America---or a Free America?''
248(7)
David Boaz
``If He Hollers Let Him Go: Regulating Racist Speech on Campus''
255(9)
Charles R. Lawrence III
U.S. Supreme Court, Texas v. Johnson
264(6)
Reproduction: Surrogacy and Cloning
``Is There Anything Wrong with Surrogate Motherhood? An Ethical Analysis''
270(9)
Ruth Macklin
``Paid Surrogacy: Arguments and Responses''
279(7)
Heidi Malm
``Is Women's Labor a Commodity?''
286(8)
Elizabeth S. Anderson
``Cloning Human Beings''
294(7)
John A. Robertson
Marriage and Family Obligations
``Adultery and Fidelity''
301(8)
Mike W. Martin
``Is Divorce Immoral?''
309(7)
Laurence D. Houlgate
``What Do Grown Children Owe Their Parents?''
316(5)
Jane English
``Filial Morality''
321(9)
Christina Hoff Sommers
Sexuality
``Pornography, Oppression, and Freedom''
330(7)
Helen E. Longino
``Feminism, Moralism, and Pornography''
337(5)
Ellen Willis
``Date Rape: A Feminist Analysis''
342(9)
Lois Pineau
``Date Rape: Another Perspective''
351(4)
Camille Paglia
``Homosexuality, Morals, and the Laws of Nature''
355(9)
Burton M. Leiser
``Is It Wrong to Discriminate on the Basis of Homosexuality?''
364(9)
Jeff Jordan
Affirmative Action
``One Way to Understand and Defend Programs of Preferential Treatment''
373(8)
Richard A. Wasserstrom
``The Case Against Affirmative Action''
381(9)
Louis P. Pojman
``A Case for Race-Consciousness''
390(12)
T. Alexander Aleinikoff
U.S. Supreme Court, City of Richmond v. Croson
402(6)
Crime and Punishment
``Handguns and Violent Crime''
408(9)
Nicholas Dixon
``The False Promise of Gun Control''
417(7)
Daniel D. Polsby
Editors, Harvard Law Review, ``Juvenile Curfews and Gang Violence: Exiled on Main Street''
424(7)
``Punishment and the Criminal Justice System''
431(8)
William H. Shaw
``The Ultimate Punishment: A Defense''
439(7)
Ernest van den Haag
``Justice, Civilization, and the Death Penalty''
446(9)
Jeffrey H. Reiman
Economic Justice
``Rich and Poor''
455(8)
Peter Singer
``World Hunger and the Extent of Our Positive Duties''
463(8)
Robert N. Van Wyk
``Property and Global Justice''
471(9)
Richard T. De George
``Welfare and Social Justice''
480(10)
John Isbister
``Is Inheritance Justified?''
490(10)
D. W. Haslett
Concluding Essay
``Can Higher Education Foster Higher Morals?''
500(10)
Derek Bok
For Further Reading 510


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