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Author LaFollette, Hugh
Title Ethics in Practice : An Anthology
Imprint Hoboken : John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated, 2014
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Edition 4th ed
Descript 1 online resource (702 pages)
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Series Blackwell Philosophy Anthologies Ser
Blackwell Philosophy Anthologies Ser
Note Intro -- Ethics in Practice: An Anthology -- Copyright -- Contents -- Preface for Instructors -- Acknowledgments -- Source Acknowledgments -- General Introduction -- Theorizing about Ethics -- Reading Philosophy -- Writing a Philosophy Paper [N] -- Part I Ethical Theory -- Ethical Theory -- 1 Consequentialism -- 2 Deontology -- 3 Rights -- 4 Virtue Theory -- Part II Life and Death -- Euthanasia -- 5 Rule-Utilitarianism and Euthanasia -- 6 Justifying Physician-Assisted Deaths -- 7 Against the Right to Die -- 8 Dying at the Right Time: Reflections on (Un)Assisted Suicide -- 9 A Duty to Care Revisited -- Abortion -- 10 A Defense of Abortion -- 11 On the Moral and Legal Status of Abortion -- 12 An Argument that Abortion is Wrong -- 13 The Moral Permissibility of Abortion -- 14 Virtue Theory and Abortion -- Animals -- 15 All Animals are Equal -- 16 Moral Standing, the Value of Lives, and Speciesism -- 17 The Case for Animal Rights -- 18 The Case for the Use of Animals in Biomedical Research -- 19 Why Cohen is Mistaken -- Part III The Personal Life -- Family and Sexuality -- 20 What Do Grown Children Owe Their Parents? -- 21 Morality, Parents, and Children -- 22 Missing Staircases and the Marriage Debate: Is Same-Sex Marriage Bad for Children? -- 23 What is Marriage for? Children Need Mothers and Fathers -- Biomedical Technologies -- 24 Artificial Means of Reproduction and Our Understanding of the Family -- 25 Is Women's Labor a Commodity? -- 26 "Goodbye Dolly?" The Ethics of Human Cloning -- 27 The Wisdom of Repugnance: Why We Should Ban the Cloning of Humans -- 28 Cognitive Enhancement -- Part IV Liberty and Equality -- Paternalism and Risk -- 29 Freedom of Action -- 30 On Improving People by Political Means -- 31 Against the Legalization of Drugs -- 32 Why We Should Decriminalize Drug Use -- 33 The Liberal Basis of the Right to Bear Arms
34 Gun Control -- Free Speech -- 35 Freedom of Thought and Discussion -- 36 "The Price We Pay?" Pornography and Harm -- 37 The Right to Get Turned On: Pornography, Autonomy, Equality -- 38 Sticks and Stones -- 39 Speech Codes and Expressive Harm -- Sexual and Racial Discrimination -- 40 Racism -- 41 Servility and Self-Respect -- 42 Sexual Harassment -- 43 Date Rape -- 44 Men in Groups: Collective Responsibility for Rape -- Affirmative Action -- 45 The Case against Affirmative Action -- 46 The Rights of Allan Bakke -- 47 Affirmative Action as Equalizing Opportunity: Challenging the Myth of "Preferential Treatment" -- Part V Justice -- Punishment -- 48 Punishment and Desert -- 49 Out of Character: On the Psychology of Excuses in the Criminal Law -- 50 Does Punishment Work? -- 51 In Defense of the Death Penalty -- 52 Against the Death Penalty -- Economic Justice -- 53 A Theory of Justice -- 54 The Entitlement Theory of Justice -- 55 Displacing the Distributive Paradigm -- 56 Economic Competition: Should We Care about the Losers? -- World Hunger -- 57 Famine, Affluence, and Morality -- 58 Famine Relief and the Ideal Moral Code -- 59 Eradicating Systemic Poverty: Brief for a Global Resources Dividend -- 60 Feeding People versus Saving Nature -- 61 The Value of Nature -- 62 A Place for Cost-Benefit Analysis -- 63 Ideals of Human Excellence and Preserving Natural Environments -- 64 A Perfect Moral Storm: Climate Change, Intergenerational Ethics, and the Problem of Moral Corruption -- War, Terrorism, and Reconciliation -- 65 Is the War on Terrorism a Defense of Civilization? -- 66 Just War Doctrine and the Military Response to Terrorism -- 67 Nipping Evil in the Bud: The Questionable Ethics of Preventive Force -- 68 The Justifiability of Humanitarian Intervention -- 69 Pacifism: Reclaiming the Moral Presumption -- 70 Political Reconciliation
The fourth edition of Ethics in Practice offers an impressive collection of 70 new, revised, and classic essays covering 13 key ethical issues. Essays integrate ethical theory and the discussion of practical moral problems into a text that is ideal for introductory and applied ethics courses. A fully updated and revised edition of this authoritative anthology of classic and contemporary essays covering a wide range of ethical and moral issues Integrates ethical theory with discussions of practical moral problems, and includes three essays on theory written specifically for this volume Nearly half of the essays are written or revised exclusively for this anthology, which now also features eleven essays new to this edition, as well as expanded sections discussing theory, reproductive technologies, war and terrorism, and animals Content allows teachers to discuss discrete practical issues (e.g., euthanasia), focus on the broader grouping of topics (e.g., life and death), or focus on common themes which bridge sections (sexism, moral standing, individualism and community) Section introductions not only outline the basic issues discussed in the essays, but relate them to theoretical perspectives and practical issues discussed elsewhere in the book. Guides students with supporting introductory essays on reading philosophy, theorizing about ethics, writing a philosophy paper, and a supporting web site at
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: LaFollette, Hugh Ethics in Practice : An Anthology Hoboken : John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated,c2014 9780470671832
Subject Applied ethics.;Ethical problems
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