Comprehensive, clear-sighted introductions to general and specific areas of ethical debate cover major ethical theories, including feminist ethics, contract theory, and ethical relativism, before delving into issues ranging from euthanasia and sexual morality to war and globalization. David Hume A Treatise of Human Nature selections An Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals selections 11. The sixth edition adds study questions after each reading in order to help students delve more deeply into each work and also features eight new selections and expanded introductions. Illuminating overviews and a selection of readings from both traditional and contemporary sources make even complex philosophical concepts reader friendly. First, readers are introduced to such ethical subjects as religion and global ethics, utilitarianism and deontology, natural law ethics, virtue ethics, non-Western paradigms, feminist ethics, and care ethics. Contemporary issues include abortion, euthanasia, sexual morality, economic justice, prison reform and capital punishment, war, violence, globalization, structural racism, and same-sex marriage.
Prichard Does Moral Philosophy Rest on a Mistake? The concepts of justice Rawls and rights Feinberg are explored, as well as recent views on cultural relativism Rachels and an ethic influenced by feminist concerns Held. Hill Ticking Bombs, Torture, and the Analogy with Self-Defense 56. John Stuart Mill Utilitarianism 14. Plus, this edition brings the debate up-to-date with detailed discussions of timely moral topics such as same-sex marriage, structural racism, factory farming, pacifism, and global distributive justice. Then, these and other ethical concepts provide the framework for in-depth discussions on moral dilemmas such as euthanasia, sexual morality, economic justice, animal ethics, war, violence, and globalization.
The most comprehensive collection of its kind, Ethics: History, Theory, and Contemporary Issues, Third Edition, is organized into three parts, providing instructors with flexibility in designing and teaching a variety of courses in moral philosophy. It teaches moral decision making as an active process, giving students the theoretical and logical tools required to do ethics. The first part, Historical Sources, moves from classical thought Plato, Aristotle, Epicurus, and Epictetus through medieval views Augustine and Aquinas to modern theories Hobbes, Butler, Hume, Kant, Bentham, and Mill , culminating with leading nineteenth- and twentieth-century thinkers Nietzsche, James, Dewey, Camus, and Sartre. Comprehensive, clear-sighted introductions to general and specific areas of ethical debate cover major ethical theories, including feminist ethics and ethical relativism, before delving into issues ranging from euthanasia and sexual morality to war, stem cell research, environmental ethics and more. Judith Jarvis Thomson Turning the Trolley 58.
Joel Feinberg The Nature and Value of Rights 30. Welcome to the companion website for Ethics: History, Theory, and Contemporary Issues, Sixth Edition by Steven M. He is the author or editor of more than fifty books. Illuminating overviews and a selection of readings from traditional and contemporary sources make even complex philosophical concepts reader-friendly. Contemporary moral issues discussed include euthanasia, sexual morality, economic justice, animal ethics, war, violence, and globalization.
Comprehensive, clear-sighted introductions to general and specific areas of ethical debate cover influential ethical theories, including religion and global ethics, utilitarianism and deontology, natural law ethics, virtue ethics, and feminist and care ethics. Cicero On Duties selections 5. Its readings - unabridged where possible - are organized into three parts, essentially offering three books under one cover. Ayer Language, Truth, and Logic selections 21. Cahn is Professor of Philosophy at The City University of New York Graduate Center. Containing a number of useful resources for students and instructors, this site is designed to supplement and enhance the material found in the text.
One-third of the selections are authored by women. Taurek and Derek Parfit on when and why one should save from harm a greater rather than a lesser number of people. Peter Singer Famine, Affluence, and Morality 52. About the Author: Barbara MacKinnon is a professor emerita of philosophy at the University of San Francisco. Richard Taylor The Meaning of Life. The concise edition removes readings found in the market-leading comprehensive edition, but the remainder of the content is identical, providing a balanced and effective introduction to ethics that integrates theory with today's most pressing moral issues.
Davis, Mohandas Gandhi, and Richard Rorty. John Rawls A Theory of Justice selections 27. James Rachels Active and Passive Euthanasia 50. These simulations offer students the opportunity to personally engage with dilemmas and thought experiments commonly presented in introduction to ethics classes and provide instructors with a way to seamlessly integrate online assignments into the class. By using the Web site, you confirm that you have read, understood, and agreed to be bound by the. Julia Annas Being Virtuous and Doing the Right Thing 37.
Comprehensive and clear introductions to general and specific areas of ethical debate cover such influential ethical theories as religion and global ethics, utilitarianism and deontology, natural law ethics, and feminist and care ethics. Are virtues the proper starting point for moral theorizing? Peter Markie is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Missouri, Columbia. Brings together fresh debates on the most controversial issues in moral theory Questions include: Are moral requirements derived from reason? Stevenson The Emotive Meaning of Ethical Terms 22. The book concludes with an essay by Judith Jarvis Thomson on the trolley problem. Cahn and Peter Markie gives 976 pages of quality lessons.