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Looking for a book that combines ethical theory with today's most relevant and compelling issues? SOCIAL AND PERSONAL ETHICS provides you with a sound introduction to ethical theory and issues through engaging readings on today's most hotly debated topics including war, marriage and sexual morality, business ethics, and a new section on voting and democracy.
Table of Contents
|An Introduction to Ethics|
|The Nature of Morality|
|Normative Theories of Ethics|
|The Challenge of Cultural Relativism|
|Four Rival Ethical Perspectives|
|Happiness, Function, and Virtue|
|Good Will, Duty, and the Categorical Imperative|
|What Makes Right Acts Right?|
|Issues in Applied Ethics|
|Suicide and Euthanasia|
|The Morality and Rationality of Suicide|
|Voluntary Active Euthanasia|
|When Self-Determination Runs Amok|
|Is There a Duty to Die?|
|An Almost Absolute Value in History|
|The Moral Status of Abortion|
|An Argument That Abortion Is Wrong|
|A Defense of Abortion|
|Virtue Theory and Abortion|
|Animals, Vegetarianism, and Environmental Ethics|
|The Place of Nonhumans in Environmental Issues|
|Do Animals Have Rights?|
|Why You Are Committed to the Immorality of Eating Meat|
|Why I Am Only a Demi-Vegetarian|
|Reply to Hare|
|Respect for Life|
|Reply to Rolston|
|Liberty and Paternalism|
|A Drug-Free America--or a Free America?|
|U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency: Speaking Out Against Drug Legalization|
|Marriage and Sexual Morality|
|Why Shouldn't Tommy and Jim Have Sex?|
|Homosexuality, Gay Marriage, and the Common Good|
|Gay Marriage: The Case for Equal Treatment|
|Adultery and Fidelity|
|Alcohol and Rape|
|Pornography, Oppression, and Freedom|
|Voting and Democracy|
|Considerations on Representative Government|
|Is There a Duty to Vote?|
|Editors, Harvard Law Review: The Case for Compulsory Voting|
|Crime, Guns, and Rights|
|The False Promise of Gun Control|
|Handguns and Violent Crime|
|Is There a Right to Own a Gun?|
|Punishment and the Death Penalty|
|Punishment and the Criminal Justice System|
|The Ultimate Punishment: A Defense|
|Justice, Civilization, and the Death Penalty|
|U.S. Supreme Court: Atkins v. Virginia|
|The Ethics of War and the Response to Terrorism|
|Jus ad Bellum and an Officer's Moral Obligations: Ignorance, the Constitution, and Iraq|
|Civilians and Combatants|
|Torture in Principle and in Practice|
|Race, Discrimination, and Affirmative Action|
|A More Perfect Union|
|One Way to Understand and Defend Programs of Preferential Treatment|
|The Case Against Affirmative Action|
|U.S. Supreme Court: The University of Michigan Affirmative Action Cases|
|Editors, Harvard Law Review: Never Again Shall A People Starve in a World of Plenty|
|Welfare and Social Justice|
|Let the Poor Sell Their Kidneys|
|Is Inheritance Justified?|
|U.S. Supreme Court: Kelo v. City of New London|
|Ethics in Business|
|The Inconclusive Case Against Manipulative Advertising|
|The Ethics of Sales|
|Some Paradoxes of Whistleblowing|
|Drug Testing in Employment|
|For Further Reading|
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