Disputed Moral Issues: A Reader
Mark Timmons (ed.)
Oxford University Press (2007)
|Abstract||Ideal for courses in contemporary moral problems, introduction to ethics, and applied ethics, Disputed Moral Issues: A Reader is a comprehensive anthology that brings together sixty-seven engaging articles on a wide range of contemporary moral issues. Carefully selected and edited for an undergraduate audience, the essays are organized into twelve chapters that cover: * Sexual morality * Pornography, hate speech, and censorship * Drugs, gambling, and addiction * Sexism, racism, and reparation * Euthanasia and suicide * Abortion * Cloning and genetic enhancement * The death penalty * War, terrorism, and torture * World hunger and poverty * Animals * The environment Striking a unique balance between moral theory and applied ethics, editor Mark Timmons provides students with an accessible Moral Theory Primer (Chapter 1), in which he outlines the guiding principles of moral theory, presents six central moral theories, and relates those theories to the issues debated in the articles. Each of the remaining chapters is preceded by an introduction that explains key concepts and shows how theories from the Moral Theory Primer are connected to the arguments presented in that chapter's essays. Each selection is preceded by a brief summary and reader cues, which direct students to a specific section of the Moral Theory Primer in order to best help them understand the essay in question. A "Quick Guide to Moral Theories" appendix, an extensive glossary of key terms, and suggested further readings after each chapter further enhance the text. A "User's Guide," which follows the preface, shows instructors how they can integrate moral theories and applied ethics into their courses|
|Keywords||Ethics Ethical problems|
|Buy the book||$30.00 used (66% off) $45.00 new (48% off) $71.99 direct from Amazon (17% off) Amazon page|
|Call number||BJ1012.D57 2007|
|External links||This entry has no external links. Add one.|
|Through your library||Configure|
Similar books and articles
Louis P. Pojman & Lewis Vaughn (eds.) (2007). The Moral Life: An Introductory Reader in Ethics and Literature. Oxford University Press.
Norman Lillegard (ed.) (2010). The Moral Domain: Guided Readings in Philosophical and Literary Texts. Oxford University Press.
David Copp (ed.) (2006). The Oxford Handbook of Ethical Theory. Oxford University Press.
Judith A. Boss (2001). Analyzing Moral Issues. Mcgraw Hill.
Richard Burnor (2011). Ethical Choices: An Introduction to Moral Philosophy with Cases. Oxford University Press.
Jan Narveson (1993). Moral Matters. Broadview Press.
Daniel A. Bonevac (ed.) (2001). Today's Moral Issues: Classic and Contemporary Perspectives. Mcgraw Hill.
Lewis Vaughn (2010). Contemporary Moral Arguments: Readings in Ethical Issues. Oxford University Press.
Hugh LaFollette (ed.) (2007). Ethics in Practice: An Anthology. Blackwell Pub..
Sorry, there are not enough data points to plot this chart.
Added to index2009-01-28
Recent downloads (6 months)0
How can I increase my downloads?