Contemporary Moral Issues

Paperback | January 30, 2004

byWesley Cragg, Christine Koggel

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Trusted and respected throughout five editions, Contemporary Moral Issues provides students with a probing view of today's ethical landscape. Compiled from a Canadian perspective, and incorporating contemporary court and legal material, in-depth introductions, and renowned pedagogical tools, Cragg & Koggel's text is a balanced and provocative introduction to moral issues. With new chapters on War & Terrorism and Business Ethics, and over 30 articles added to this edition, Contemporary Moral Issues reflects the issues in today's world - your world.

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Trusted and respected throughout five editions, Contemporary Moral Issues provides students with a probing view of today's ethical landscape. Compiled from a Canadian perspective, and incorporating contemporary court and legal material, in-depth introductions, and renowned pedagogical tools, Cragg & Koggel's text is a balanced and pro...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:624 pages, 9.2 × 7.2 × 1 inPublished:January 30, 2004Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Chapter One: Euthanasia

Introduction

Rodriquez v. British Columbia (Attorney General). Supreme Court of Canada. September 30, 1993 - Justice A. Lamer, Justice J. Sopinka
Legalizing Euthanasia: Why Now? - Margaret A. Somerville
Active and Passive Euthanasia - James Rachels
The Right to Die - Patrick Nowell-Smith
Discounted Lives? Weighing Disability When Measuring Health and Ruling on 'Compassionate' Murder - Melanie Rock

Suggestions for Further Reading

Chapter Two: Abortion and Reproductive Technologies

Introduction

Dr. Henry Morgentaler v. Her Majesty the Queen. Supreme Court of Canada. 1988 - Justice Bertha Wilson, Justice Wm. R. McIntyre
Abortion and the Concept of a Person - Jane English
The Beginning of Personhood: The Thomistic Biological Analysis - Jason T. Eberl
Abortion Through a Feminist Ethics Lens - Susan Sherwin
Bioethics for Clinicians: 26. Assisted Reproductive Technologies - Laura Shanner, Jeffrey Nisker
Bill C-13: An Act Respecting Assisted Human Reproduction, October 9, 2002 (First Reading)

Suggestions for Further Reading

Chapter Three: Capital Punishment

Introduction

United States vs. Burns, Supreme Court of Canada, 2001 (2001 SCC 7)
Speech in Favour of Capital Punishment (1868) - John Stuart Mill
Does Capital Punishment Deter Homicide?: A Case Study of Epistemological Objectivity - Rosalind S. Simson
Retributivism and the Death Penalty - Alan Brudner

Suggestions for further readings

Chapter Four: Pornography

Introduction

Donald Victor Butler v. Her Majesty the Queen. Supreme Court of Canada. February 27, 1992 - Justice J. SopinkaPornography, Censorship, and Obscenity Law in Canada - Leo Groarke
Sexual Equality and the Problem of an Adequate Moral Theory: The Poverty of Liberalism - Lorenne Clark
XXX: A Woman's Right to Pornography - Wendy McElroy
Caught in the Web: Sexual Fantasizing, Character, and
Cyberpornography - Sue Dwyer

Suggestions for Further Reading

Chapter Five: Equality and Discrimination

Introduction

Canadian Human Rights Act. R.S., 1985, c. H-6 May, 2000
Promoting Equality: A New Vision. (2000) Excerpts from Chapters 1, 2, and 3 of "A review of the Canadian Human Rights Act".
Race and Crime - The Toronto Star, October 20, 2002.
White Privilege and Male Privilege - Peggy McIntosh (1988)
Sexism - Marilyn Frye
Why Liberals Should Support Same Sex Marriage - Adrian Alex Wellington
Disability and Equality - Jerome E. Bickenbach

Suggestions for Further Reading

Chapter Six: Aboriginal Rights

Introduction

Rights of the Aboriginal Peoples of Canada (The Constitution Act of 1982 - Section 35)
Remarks on Indian Aboriginal and Treaty Rights - P.E. Trudeau
Canadian History: An Aboriginal Perspective - George Erasmas and Joe Saunders
The Organic Constitution: Aboriginal Peoples and the
Evolution of Canada - Brian Slattery
Aboriginal Rights - Michael McDonald
Aboriginal Rights and the Problem of Ownership - David Gauthier
Aboriginal Land Rights in Northern Canada - J.T. Stevenson

Suggestions for Further Reading

Chapter Seven: Poverty

Introduction

International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights - United Nations
Excerpt from "Freedom from Want" from We The Peoples:
The Role of the United Nations in the 21st Century - United Nations. (Kofi Annan, Secretary General) 2000.
Rags and Riches: Wealth Inequality in Canada (Chapter One) - Steve Kerstetter
Rewriting the Charter at 20 or Reading it Right: The Challenge of Poverty and Homelessness in Canada - Bruce Porter
Gosselin v. Quebec (Attorney General) Supreme Court 2002 SCC 84. File No.: 27418, Dec. 19, 2002
Poverty and Global Justice - Christine M. Koggel
Property and Hunger - Amartya Sen

Suggestions for Further Reading

Chapter Eight: Environmental Ethics

Introduction

Canada: New World Without Revolution - Northrop Frye
Duties Concerning Islands - Mary Midgley
Honey Dribbles Down Your Fur - Tom Regan
Against Animal Rights - Jan Narveson - 15.5
Ethics of Wastes: The Case of the Nuclear Fuel Cycle -
Andrew Brook

Suggestions for further reading

Chapter Nine: Business Ethics and Social

Responsibility

Introduction

Human Rights and Business Ethics: Fashioning a New Social Contract - Wesley Cragg
International Code of Ethics for Canadian Business
The UN Global Compact Principles - At: http://unglobalcompact.org
Investors, Codes and Corporate Responsibility - Craig Mackenzie
The New Corporate Accountability - Doreen McBarnet
Professionalism and Responsibility in the Technological Society - Conrad G. Brunk

Suggestions for Further Readings

Chapter Ten: War, Terrorism and the War Against Terror: The Ethical Dimensions of International Conflict

Introduction

Just War or A Just War? - Jimmy Carter
Speech by Tony Blair: Glasgow (February 15, 2003)
Of Drunken Cowboys and Arabian Knights: Weighing the Morality of a War Against Iraq - Mohamad Bydon
Friends Disunited (March 23, 2003) - Michael Ignatieff
The Logic of War - Trudy Govier
Pacifism: A Philosophical Analysis - Jan Narveson
Is Pacifism Morally Coherent? - Conrad Brunk

Suggestions for Further Reading

Chapter Eleven: Tools and Theories

Introduction

The Categorical Imperative - Immanuel Kant
Utilitarianism - J. S. Mill
Relativism - David B. Wong
The Need for More than Justice - Annette C. Baier

Suggestions for Further Reading

Notes on the Contributors