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9781405170970

Ethics In Action A Case-Based Approach

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    9781405170970

  • ISBN10:

    1405170972

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-12-31
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

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Through the analysis of forty ethical dilemmas drawn from real-life situations, Ethics in Action guides the reader through a process of moral deliberation that leads to the resolution of a variety of moral dilemmas. Fosters critical thinking by evaluating the reasons people give to support their choices and actions Challenges the paradigm of moral relativism that often impedes efforts to resolve moral dilemmas Incorporates international perspectives often lacking in texts published for a U.S. audience

Author Biography

Peggy Connolly, EdD, Mentorship Coordinator, Illinois Mathematics & Science Academy, Aurora, IL


David Richard Keller, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, and Director, Center for the Study of Ethics, Utah Valley State College, Orem, UT


Martin G. Leever, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, University of Detroit Mercy, Detroit, MI


Becky Cox White, PhD, Professor, Department of Philosophy, and Fellow, Center for Applied and Professional Ethics, California State University, Chico, Chico, CA

Table of Contents

About the Authors
Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Ethical Reasoning
A Brief Overview of Basic Ethical Theory
A Framework for Moral Reasoning
Cases and Commentaries
The Eye of the Beholder: Ethical Issues in the Arts.
Monumental Controversies - The FDR Memorial.
Fire Sale - Destroying Privately Owned Works of Art.
What Price Immortality? - The Body Worlds Exhibition.
Finders Keepers, Losers Weepers? - Returning Antiquities to Their Countries of Origin.
Faux Paws - The Genetically Engineered Bunny.
Green Achers: Ethical Issues and the Environment.
All Used Up and Nowhere to Glow - Goshute Nuclear Waste Siting and Native American Sovereignty.
Not in My Back Yard - Environmental Injustice and "Cancer Alley".
The Boiled Frog - Global Warming, U.S. Interests, and Vulnerable Nations.
A Gorilla on the Grill is Worth Two in the Bush - Wild Meat, Malnutrition, and Biological Conservation.
Future Farmers - The Ecology, Economics, and Ethics of Genetically Modified Rice.
Till Rivers Run Dry - Mexican-American Water Politics.
Plays Well With Others? Ethical Issues in Intra-social Conflicts.
Am I My Brother's Keeper? - What Are Friends For?.
Give Us Your Tired, Your Poor, Your Healthcare Professionals - Recruiting Nurses from Developing Nations.
Deadly Secrets - Releasing Confidential Medical Records to Law Enforcement Officers.
Perish the Thought! - Academic Affairs and "Community Values".
The Sound and the Fury - Noises and Neighbors.
Shoot to Thrill - Gun Schools in the United States.
Healthy, Wealthy and Whys: Ethical Issues in Health Care.
Whose Life Is It Anyway? - Collisions Between Personal Conscience and Professional Obligations.
Congratulations! Did You Have a Boy or a Girl? - Surgical Interventions on Infants with Disorders of Sex Development.
The Heart of the Matter - Who Decides When the Patient is Dead?
Lip Service - Cosmetic Use of Cadaver Tissue
Drug of Choice - Patients' Access to Experimental Drugs
A Fevered Hand on a Cooling Brow - The Nurse's Role in Aid-in-dying.
Business as Usual: Ethical Issues in the Marketplace
Sale of a Lifetime - Ovum "Donation"
Only God Can Make a Tree - Patenting Indigenous Plants
Body Shop - International Trafficking in Human Organs
Straits of Strife - Japanese Whaling, Cultural Relativism, and International Politics
Big Pharma Wants You - Direct-to-consumer Advertising
This Gun's For Hire - ExxonMobil and the Indonesian Military.
Freedom From or Freedom To? Ethical Issues in Government.
Battle Scars - Suing the Government for Medical Malpractice
Does the Past Mean Never Having to Say We're Sorry? - Reparations and Apologies
Words Fail - Institutional Responses to Creative Violence
The Idealism of Youth - Civil Disobedience and the BYU Honor Code
Britannia Waives the Rules - Collecting DNA on Arrestees
Land of the Free - The Gun Ban at the University of Utah.
School Days, School Daze: Ethical Issues in Education
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