College Ethics A Reader on Moral Issues That Affect You

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  • Copyright: 2016-11-11
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College Ethics: A Reader on Moral Issues That Affect You is a collection of brief, engaging, and accessible readings on issues that directly affect--and matter to--today's college students. Ideal for courses in college ethics or introductory ethics, College Ethics can be used as either a main
text or a supplementary reader.


Focuses on material that's directly relevant to students' lives, with articles on topics like casual sex, gender identity, hate speech on campus, heavy drinking, and college sports

Covers issues that are important on today's campuses, including accommodating gender identity, responsibility for implicit bias, the nature of prejudice, trigger warnings, and protest

Includes readings on academic ethics, enabling professors to have important conversations about cheating, plagiarism, and the aims of education

Includes a brief primer on ethics, comprehension and discussion questions, and detailed case studies for every reading

Oxford Learning Link contains an Instructor's Manual with Test Bank and PowerPoint lecture slides

A Companion Website provides resources for students

Author Biography

Bob Fischer is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Texas State University. He is coeditor of The Moral Complexities of Eating Meat (OUP, 2015) and Modal Epistemology after Rationalism (2016), and the author of Modal Justification via Theories (forthcoming).

Table of Contents

Instructor's Introduction
Student's Introduction: Welcome to College Ethics
Sex and Relationships
Why Shouldn't Tommy and Jim Have Sex?, John Corvino
What's Love Got to Do with It: Epicureanism and Friends with Benefits, William Stephens
Virtue Ethics, Casual Sex, and Objectification, Raja Halwani
Sexism in Practice: Feminist Ethics Evaluating the Hookup Culture, Conor Kelly
Sexual Privacy, Laurie Shrage and Robert Stewart
Date Rape's Other Victim, Katie Roiphe
Alcohol and Rape, Nicholas Dixon
Just Pushy Enough, Anne Barnhill
Is Abortion a Question of Personal Morality?, Julie Kirsch
Abortion, John Harris and Soren Holm
Virtue Theory and Abortion, Rosalind Hursthouse
Sexism, Gender, and Racism
Sexism, Ann E. Cudd and Leslie E. Jones
A Sensible Antiporn Feminism, A.W. Eaton
What Makes a Woman?, Elinor Burkett
Trans Persons, Cisgender Persons, and Gender Identities, Christine Overall
The Pressure to Cover, Kenji Yoshino
Racism: What It Is and What It Isn't, Lawrence Blum
Latinos, Asian Americans, and the Black-White Binary, Linsa Alcoff
Racial Cognition and the Ethics of Implicit Bias, Daniel Kelly and Erica Roedder
How Not to Accuse Someone of Prejudice, Emyr Westacott
Affirmative Action in Admissions
The Meaning of Merit, Derek Box and William G. Bowen
Does Your "Merit" Depend upon Your Race? A Rejoinder to Bowen and Bok, Stephan Thernstrom and Abigail Thernstrom
Speech and Protest
Words that Wound, Richard Delgado and Jean Stefanic
Campus Speech Restrictions, Martin Golding
The Coddling of the American Mind, Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt
Why I Use Trigger Warnings, Kate Manne
Self-Respect and Protest, Bernard R. Boxill
Symbolic Protest and Calculated Silence, Thomas E. Hill
Drugs and Drinking
An Argument for Drug Prohibition, Peter de Marneffe
Drug Prohibition Is Both Wrong and Unworkable, Tibor Machan
The Morning After, Thomas Vander Ven
The Dark Power of Fraternities, Caitlin Flanagan
Consumer Ethics
Download This Essay: A Defence of Stealing Ebooks, Andrew Forcehimes
A Response to Forcehimes' 'Download This Essay: A Defence of Stealing Ebooks,' Sadulla Karjiker
The Singer Solution to World Poverty, Peter Singer
Women Shopping and Women Sweatshopping: Individual Responsibility for Consumerism, Lisa Cassidy
Puppies, Pigs, and People: Eating Meat and Marginal Cases, Alastair Norcross
It's Not My Fault: Global Warming and Individual Moral Obligations, Walter Sinnott-Armstrong
Climate, Collective Action, and Individual Ethical Obligations, Marion Hourdequin
The Role and Value of Intercollegiate Athletics in Universities, Myles Brand
On the Role and Value of Intercollegiate Athletics in Universities, J. Angelo Corlett
Gaming, Music, and Humor
Defending the Morality of Violent Video Games, Marcus Schulzke
The Gamer's Dilemma: An Analysis of the Arguments for the Moral Distinction between Virtual Murder and Virtual Pedophilia, Morgan Luck
The Ethics of Singing Along: The Case of 'Mind of a Lunatic,' Aaron Smuts
The Negative Ethics of Humor, John Morreall
Dishonesty, Enhancement, and Extra Credit
Why is Cheating Wrong? Mathieu Bouville
Enhancement and Cheating, Rebecca Roache
Ideals of Student Excellence and Enhancement, Gavin Enck
The Role of Cultural Values in Plagiarism in Higher Education, Nina C. Heckler
A Moral Case Against Certain Uses of Plagiarism Detection Services, J. Caleb Clanton
Seven Arguments Against Extra Credit, Christopher Pynes
The Aims of Education
Should Students Have to Borrow? Autonomy, Wellbeing and Student Debt, Christopher Martin
From Knowledge to Wisdom: The Need for an Academic Revolution, Nicholas Maxwell
Education for Citizenship in an Era of Global Connection, Martha Nussbaum
Claiming an Education, Adrienne Rich

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