101 Ethical Dilemmas

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  • Copyright: 2007-04-03
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Will meat eaters get into heaven? Do trees have rights? Is it ever right to design a baby? What would you do? Would you always do the right thing? IS there a right thing? In this second edition of his thought-provoking and highly engaging introduction to ethics, Martin Cohen brings us eleven brand new ethical dilemmas including: The Dodgy Donor Clinic The Famous Footbridge Dilemma The Human Canonball. From overcrowded lifeboats to the censor's pen, Martin Cohen's stimulating and amusing dilemmas reveal the subtleties, complexities and contradictions that make up the rich tapestry of ethics. From DIY babies and breeding experiments to 'Twinkies courtroom drama' and Newgate Prison, there is a dilemma for everyone. Dilemmas from the worlds of medical, business, legal and war ethics; dilemmas in the shape of beautiful and ugly sisters, frogs, kings, ancient volcanic islands and suspiciously exotic villages. This book may not help you become a good person, but atleast you will have had a good think about it.

Table of Contents

Forward!p. xii
How to use this bookp. xvii
Note on the philosophical picturesp. xix
Four dodgy dilemmas to get started with...
The lifeboatp. 2
Sinking furtherp. 3
The psychologists' talep. 4
Custom is kingp. 5
And three personal dilemmas which maybe a business ethics course could help with...
The internet bargainp. 7
The toasterp. 8
The liarp. 9
Three tricky trolley dilemmas (that need to be solved together)
The dodgy donor clinicp. 11
The famous footbridge dilemmap. 12
The human cannonballp. 13
The descent begins
The first stage of crueltyp. 15
Stage 2: free to do otherwisep. 18
Penultimate stage: the two testsp. 19
Final stage: the immortal memberp. 21
Some pretty ancient dilemmas
Gyges' ringp. 24
The woeful tale of St Augustinep. 26
A balanced tale for the Yellow Emperorp. 28
The ascetic tale of Chrysippus the Stoicp. 29
The sensible tale of Epicurusp. 30
Magnanimous Manp. 31
The Magnanimous Man in Heavenp. 32
Anti-social dilemmas
Against e-Villep. 35
Stumpedp. 37
Cracked?p. 38
Getting hotterp. 39
Feeling drainedp. 40
A dose of medical ethics
Breeding experimentsp. 42
Designer babiesp. 44
KwikBabyp. 45
The downmarket rivalp. 47
TGN1412p. 49
The Nobodie Rules: a drama in three actsp. 50
Witheringspoon-X diseasep. 54
The hospital's dilemmap. 55
The censor's dilemma
Foul thingsp. 58
The criminal connectionp. 60
A matter of standardsp. 62
The exploitative picturesp. 63
The nasty pop groupp. 65
Business week: dilemmas from business ethics...
The short memos by the piratep. 67
The blaring radiop. 68
The infectious diseasep. 69
The witnessp. 70
And another dilemma for business ethics (with the emphasis on ethics)
The Devil's chemistsp. 71
A pentad of moral stories: searching for divine justice
The unfruitful treep. 75
Job's lotp. 76
The sacrificial lambp. 77
The modern day Good Samaritanp. 78
Lazarus the beggarp. 79
Some monkey business
Monkey businessp. 81
More monkey businessp. 84
Life's not fairp. 86
Infantile ethical egotismp. 87
Searching for the good life
The rich man's dilemmap. 89
The beauty trapp. 90
The good lifep. 93
Three more trolley dilemmas (that no one really cares about anyway)
Flight 999 to Shangri-Lap. 95
Dangerous nibblesp. 97
The terroristp. 98
Watching brief
The Panopticonp. 100
The Panopticon: second sectionp. 101
The Panopticon: third sectionp. 102
The Panopticon: final sectionp. 103
Animals too: the vegetarian's dilemma
Plutarch's uncongenial farep. 105
The beastp. 106
Plutarch's responsep. 107
St Paul's viewp. 108
Chrysostom's warningp. 109
Ethically suspect fairy tales
The Frog-Kingp. 111
The Juniper Tree: a diabolical fairy talep. 114
A cautionary talep. 118
The Illegals: a modern fairy talep. 121
Stories of Relatavia
The Baldies of Hairlandp. 124
The Baldies of Hairland IIp. 126
Just dessertsp. 128
Another problem with the relatives: a matter of honourp. 129
War ethics
The good fightp. 132
Just some warsp. 134
The unjustified false beliefp. 135
The deterrentsp. 136
The school for terrorp. 138
The hate preacherp. 140
Environmental ethics
The dodo's callp. 146
Killing the wolfp. 147
The Green Revolutionp. 148
Pain is goodp. 149
Money matters
Greed is goodp. 151
Death and taxesp. 153
Legal dilemmas
Rough justicep. 155
Son of Samp. 156
The Twinkies: not a normal actp. 158
The Twinkies: the villain entersp. 161
Diktatiaville City Squarep. 164
Island ethics
Sanctuary Islandp. 167
Sanctuary Island IIp. 169
Sanctuary Island IIIp. 170
Some really rather implausible ethical dilemmas that could only happen in the movies...
B-movie openersp. 172
The main feature: Clockwork Orange dilemmasp. 173
Nearly at the ends if not the means
100 Person Villagep. 175
Voltaire's dilemmap. 177
The pragmatic responsep. 179
Discussions 180
Glossaryp. 335
Notes and cuttingsp. 348
Further readingp. 358
Indexp. 365
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