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Title Ethics in practice : an anthology / edited by Hugh LaFollette, University of South Florida St. Petersburg
Edition Fourth edition
Published Malden, MA : Wiley Blackwell, 2014
Table of Contents
 Preface for Instructorsx
 Acknowledgmentsxii
 Source Acknowledgmentsxiii
 General Introduction1
 Theorizing about Ethics3
 Reading Philosophy11
 Writing a Philosophy Paper [N]15
pt. I Ethical Theory23
 Ethical Theory25
1.Consequentialism [NR] / William H. Shaw28
2.Deontology [W] / Piers Rawling37
3.Rights [NW] / George W. Rainbolt49
4.Virtue Theory [W] / Rosalind Hursthouse60
pt. II Life and Death71
 Euthanasia73
5.Rule-Utilitarianism and Euthanasia [W] / Brad Hooker76
6.Justifying Physician-Assisted Deaths [W] / Tom L. Beauchamp85
7.Against the Right to Die [R] / J. David Velleman92
8.Dying at the Right Time: Reflections on (Un)Assisted Suicide [W] / John Hardwig101
9.A Duty to Care Revisited [R] / Joanne Lynn112
 Abortion121
10.A Defense of Abortion / Judith Jarvis Thomson124
11.On the Moral and Legal Status of Abortion [R] / Mary Anne Warren132
12.An Argument that Abortion is Wrong [W] / Don Marquis141
13.The Moral Permissibility of Abortion / Margaret Olivia Little151
14.Virtue Theory and Abortion [R] / Rosalind Hursthouse160
 Animals169
15.All Animals are Equal / Peter Singer172
16.Moral Standing, the Value of Lives, and Speciesism / R. G. Frey181
17.The Case for Animal Rights / Tom Regan192
18.The Case for the Use of Animals in Biomedical Research [N] / Carl Cohen198
19.Why Cohen is Mistaken [NR] / Hugh LaFollette204
pt. III The Personal Life215
 Family and Sexuality217
20.What Do Grown Children Owe Their Parents? / Jane English219
21.Morality, Parents, and Children / James Rachels223
22.Missing Staircases and the Marriage Debate: Is Same-Sex Marriage Bad for Children? [NR] / John Corvino233
23.What Is Marriage For? Children Need Mothers and Fathers [N] / Maggie Gallagher239
 Biomedical Technologies245
24.Artificial Means of Reproduction and Our Understanding of the Family / Ruth Macklin247
25.Is Women's Labor a Commodity? / Elizabeth S. Anderson255
26."Goodbye Dolly?" The Ethics of Human Cloning / John Harris265
27.The Wisdom of Repugnance: Why We Should Ban the Cloning of Humans / Leon R. Kass274
28.Cognitive Enhancement / David R. Crawford283
pt. IV Liberty and Equality291
 Paternalism and Risk293
29.Freedom of Action / John Stuart Mill295
30.On Improving People by Political Means / Lester H. Hunt299
31.Against the Legalization of Drugs / James Q. Wilson309
32.Why We Should Decriminalize Drug Use [R] / Douglas Husak314
33.The Liberal Basis of the Right to Bear Arms [R] / Lester H. Hunt323
34.Gun Control / Hugh LaFollette334
 Free Speech346
35.Freedom of Thought and Discussion / John Stuart Mill348
36."The Price We Pay?" Pornography and Harm [R] / Susan J. Brison352
37.The Right to Get Turned On: Pornography, Autonomy, Equality / Andrew Altman361
38.Sticks and Stones [W] / John Arthur370
39.Speech Codes and Expressive Harm [W] / Andrew Altman381
 Sexual and Racial Discrimination389
40.Racism / Michele Moody-Adams392
41.Servility and Self-Respect / Thomas E. Hill, Jr.401
42.Sexual Harassment / Anita M. Superson407
43.Date Rape / Lois Pineau415
44.Men in Groups: Collective Responsibility for Rape [R] / Robert Strikwerda422
 Affirmative Action431
45.The Case against Affirmative Action [R] / Louis P. Pojman433
46.The Rights of Allan Bakke / Ronald Dworkin443
47.Affirmative Action as Equalizing Opportunity: Challenging the Myth of "Preferential Treatment" [W] / Uma Narayan449
pt. V Justice461
 Punishment463
48.Punishment and Desert [W] / James Rachels466
49.Out of Character: On the Psychology of Excuses in the Criminal Law [W] / John M. Doris474
50.Does Punishment Work? [W] / Kevin M. Beaver484
51.In Defense of the Death Penalty / Louis P. Pojman494
52.Against the Death Penalty / Jeffrey Reiman503
 Economic Justice510
53.A Theory of Justice / John Rawls513
54.The Entitlement Theory of Justice / Robert Nozick524
55.Displacing the Distributive Paradigm / Iris Marion Young535
56.Economic Competition: Should We Care about the Losers? [W] / Jonathan Wolff545
 World Hunger552
57.Famine, Affluence, and Morality / Peter Singer554
58.Famine Relief and the Ideal Moral Code [W] / John Arthur563
59.Eradicating Systemic Poverty: Brief for a Global Resources Dividend [R] / Thomas W. Pogge571
60.Feeding People versus Saving Nature [R] / Holmes Rolston583
 Environment592
61.The Value of Nature [NW] / Ronald Sandler594
62.A Place for Cost-Benefit Analysis [R] / David Schmidtz602
63.Ideals of Human Excellence and Preserving Natural Environments / Thomas E. Hill, Jr.611
64.A Perfect Moral Storm: Climate Change, Intergenerational Ethics, and the Problem of Moral Corruption [NR] / Stephen M. Gardiner620
 War, Terrorism, and Reconciliation631
65.Is the War on Terrorism a Defense of Civilization? [N] / Stephen Nathanson634
66.Just War Doctrine and the Military Response to Terrorism [R] / Joseph Boyle640
67.Nipping Evil in the Bud: The Questionable Ethics of Preventive Force [W] / Douglas P. Lackey649
68.The Justifiability of Humanitarian Intervention [R] / Charles R. Beitz658
69.Pacifism: Reclaiming the Moral Presumption [W] / William J. Hawk666
70.Political Reconciliation [NR] / Colleen Murphy675
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Series Blackwell philosophy anthologies ; 38
Blackwell philosophy anthologies ; 38
Contents Part I : Ethical Theory. Ethical Theory. Consequentialism ; Deontology ; Rights ; Virtue Theory -- Part II : Life and Death. Euthanasia. ; Rule-Utilitarianism and Euthanasia ; Justifying Physician-Assisted Deaths ; Against the Right to Die ; Dying at the Right Time : Reflections on (Un)Assisted Suicide ; A Duty to Care Revisited -- Abortion. ; A Defense of Abortion ; On the Moral and Legal Status of Abortion ; An Argument that Abortion is Wrong ; The Moral Permissibility of Abortion ; Virtue Theory and Abortion -- Animals. All Animals are Equal ; Moral Standing, the Value of Lives, and Speciesism ; The Case for Animal Rights ; The Case for the Use of Animals in Biomedical Research ; Why Cohen is Mistaken -- Part III : The Personal Life. Family and Sexuality. What Do Grown Children Owe Their Parents? ; Morality, Parents, and Children ; Missing Staircases and the Marriage Debate : Is Same-Sex Marriage Bad for Children? ; What is Marriage for? Children Need Mothers and Fathers -- Biomedical Technologies. Artificial Means of Reproduction and Our Understanding of the Family ; Is Women's Labor a Commodity? ; "Goodbye Dolly?" The Ethics of Human Cloning ; The Wisdom of Repugnance : Why We Should Ban the Cloning of Humans ; Cognitive Enhancement -- Part IV : Liberty and Equality. Paternalism and Risk. Freedom of Action ; On Improving People by Political Means ; Against the Legalization of Drugs ; Why We Should Decriminalize Drug Use ; The Liberal Basis of the Right to Bear Arms ; Gun Control -- Free Speech. Freedom of Thought and Discussion ; "The Price We Pay?" Pornography and Harm ; The Right to Get Turned On : Pornography, Autonomy, Equality ; Sticks and Stones ; Speech Codes and Expressive Harm -- Sexual and Racial Discrimination. Racism ; Servility and Self-Respect ; Sexual Harassment ; Date Rape ; Men in Groups : Collective Responsibility for Rape -- Affirmative Action. The Case against Affirmative Action ; The Rights of Allan Bakke ; Affirmative Action as Equalizing Opportunity : Challenging the Myth of "Preferential Treatment" -- Part V : Justice. Punishment. Punishment and Desert ; Out of Character : On the Psychology of Excuses in the Criminal Law ; Does Punishment Work? ; In Defense of the Death Penalty ; Against the Death Penalty -- Economic Justice. A Theory of Justice ; The Entitlement Theory of Justice ; Displacing the Distributive Paradigm ; Economic Competition : Should We Care about the Losers? -- World Hunger. Famine, Affluence, and Morality ; Famine Relief and the Ideal Moral Code ; Eradicating Systemic Poverty : Brief for a Global Resources Dividend ; Feeding People versus Saving Nature ; The Value of Nature ; A Place for Cost-Benefit Analysis ; Ideals of Human Excellence and Preserving Natural Environments ; A Perfect Moral Storm : Climate Change, Intergenerational Ethics, and the Problem of Moral Corruption -- War, Terrorism, and Reconciliation. Is the War on Terrorism a Defense of Civilization? ; Just War Doctrine and the Military Response to Terrorism ; Nipping Evil in the Bud : The Questionable Ethics of Preventive Force ; The Justifiability of Humanitarian Intervention ; Pacifism : Reclaiming the Moral Presumption ; Political Reconciliation
Summary 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 www.hughlafollette.com/eip4
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Print version record and CIP data provided by publisher
Subject Applied ethics.
Ethical problems.
Form Electronic book
Author LaFollette, Hugh, 1948- editor
LC no. 2013049371
ISBN 1118790731 (electronic bk.)
1118790774 (electronic bk.)
9781118790731 (electronic bk.)
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