Exploring Ethics: An Introductory Anthology

Paperback | July 13, 2016

EditorSteven M. Cahn

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This text brings together a rich, balanced, and wide-ranging collection of over fifty readings on ethical theory and contemporary moral issues. The selections are organized into three parts, providing instructors with flexibility in designing and teaching a variety of ethics courses.

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This text brings together a rich, balanced, and wide-ranging collection of over fifty readings on ethical theory and contemporary moral issues. The selections are organized into three parts, providing instructors with flexibility in designing and teaching a variety of ethics courses.

Steven M. Cahn is Professor of Philosophy at The City University of New York Graduate Center. He is the author or editor of more than fifty books. Most recently, he coauthored Happiness and Goodness: Philosophical Reflections on Living Well (2015). Dr. Cahn is the editor of The World of Philosophy (OUP, 2015), Ethics, Sixth Edition (OU...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:528 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.68 inPublished:July 13, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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PrefaceIntroduction1. Wiliam K. Frankena: Morality and Moral Philosophy2. Plato: Crito3. Plato: Phaedo4. Martin Luther King, Jr.: Letter from a Birmingham JailPart One: Challenges to Morality5. Tom Regan: How Not to Answer Moral Questions6. Steven M. Cahn: God and Morality7. James Rachels: The Challenge of Cultural Relativism8. Thomas Nagel: Right and Wrong9. James Rachels: Egoism and Moral Scepticism10. Steven M. Cahn and Jeffrie Murphy: Happiness and Immorality11. Charles L. Stevenson: The Nature of Ethical Disagreement12. Philippa Foot: The Rationality of Moral Action NEWPart Two: Moral Theories13. Immanuel Kant: The Categorical Imperative14. Onora O'Neill: A Simplified Account of Kant's Ethics15. John Stuart Mill: Utilitarianism16. Louis P. Pojman: Strengths and Weaknesses of Utilitarianism17. Aristotle: The Nature of Virtue18. Julia Driver: Virtue Ethics NEW19. Virginia Held: The Ethics of Care20. Thomas Hobbes: The Social Contract21. John Rawls: A Theory of Justice22. Cheshire Calhoun: Justice, Care, Gender Bias NEW23. Susan Wolf: Moral Saints NEWPart Three: Moral ProblemsA. Abortion24. Judith Jarvis Thomson: A Defense of Abortion25. Mary Anne Warren: On the Moral and Legal Status of Abortion26. Don Marquis: Why Abortion Is Immoral27. Rosalind Hursthouse: Virtue Theory and AbortionB. Euthanasia28. James Rachels: Active and Passive Euthanasia29. Bonnie Steinbock: The Intentional Termination of LifeC. World Hunger30. Peter Singer: Famine, Affluence, and Morality31. Travis Timmerman: A Reply to Singer NEWD. Terrorism32. Michael Walzer: Terrorism33. Lionel K. McPherson: Is Terrorism Distinctively Wrong?E. Torture34. Henry Shue: Torture35. Daniel J. Hill: Ticking Bombs, Torture, and the Analogy with Self-DefenseF. Capital Punishment36. Walter Berns: The Morality of Capital Punishment37. Stephen Nathanson: The Death Penalty as a Symbolic IssueG. Pornography38. Helen Longino: Pornography, Oppression, and Freedom NEW39. Joel Feinberg: The Case Against Pornography: An Assessment NEWH. Animal Rights40. Tom Regan: The Case for Animal Rights41. Carl Cohen: Why Animals Have No Rights42. Mary Anne Warren: Speaking of Animal RightsI. The Environment43. Tom Regan: We Are What We Eat44. Elliott Sober: Philosophical Problems for EnvironmentalismJ. Affirmative Action45. Steven M. Cahn: Two Concepts of Affirmative Action46. Karen Hanson: Facing Facts and Responsibilities NEW47. Laurence Thomas: What Good Am I? NEWK. Life and Death48. Judith Jarvis Thomson: The Trolley Problem49. Judith Jarvis Thomson: Turning the Trolley50. Thomas Nagel: Death51. Shelley Kagan: The Badness of Death NEWL. The Meaning of Life52. Richard Taylor: The Meaning of Life53. Susan Wolf: Meaning in Life54. Christine Vitrano: Meaningful Lives?Index