9780767415828

Thinking Critically About Ethical Issues

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  • ISBN13:

    9780767415828

  • ISBN10:

    0767415825

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 8/1/2000
  • Publisher: MCGRAW HILL PUBLISHING CO
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Summary

This accessible supplementary text emphasizes the doing of philosophy rather than focusing on ethical theory or the history of ethics. With the aid of the text, students apply ethical principles to case studies that exemplify the kinds of moral issues that permeate their everyday lives.

Table of Contents

Preface

PART I. THE CONTEXT

1. The Need for Ethics

2. The Role of the Majority View

3. The Role of Feelings

4. The Role of Conscience

5. Comparing Cultures

PART II. A STRATEGY

6. A Foundation for Judgment

7. The Basic Criteria

8. Considering Obligations

9. Considering Moral Ideals

10. Considering Consequences

11. Determining Moral Responsibility

PART III. THE TRADITION

12. A Perspective on History

PART IV. CONTEMPORARY ETHICAL CONTROVERSIES

Education / Media and the Arts / Sex / Government / Law / Business / Medicine / Science / War

Afterward: A Suggestion for Further Study

Appendix: Writing About Moral Issues

Notes

Index

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