Moral Reasoning: A Text and Reader on Ethics and Contemporary Moral Issues by David MorrowMoral Reasoning: A Text and Reader on Ethics and Contemporary Moral Issues by David Morrow

Moral Reasoning: A Text and Reader on Ethics and Contemporary Moral Issues

byDavid Morrow

Paperback | June 12, 2017

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Offering students an accessible, in-depth, and highly practical introduction to ethics, this text covers argumentation and moral reasoning, various types of moral arguments, and theoretical issues that commonly arise in introductory ethics courses, including skepticism, subjectivism,relativism, religion, and normative theories. The book combines primary sources in moral theory and applied ethics with explanatory material, case studies, and pedagogical features to help students think critically about moral issues.
David Morrow is a Visiting Fellow at the Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy at George Mason University. He has also taught moral philosophy and critical thinking at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and at Hunter College. He is the coauthor, with Anthony Weston, of A Workbook for Arguments: A Complete Course in Critical T...
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Title:Moral Reasoning: A Text and Reader on Ethics and Contemporary Moral IssuesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:544 pages, 9.25 × 7.5 × 0.68 inPublished:June 12, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

AcknowledgementsA Note to InstructorsPrefacePart I. Reasoning about Moral and Non-Moral Issues1. An Introduction to Arguments2. Moral ArgumentsPart II. Ways of Reasoning about Moral Issues3. Reasoning with Obligations4. Reasoning with Consequences5. Reasoning with Virtues and Vices6. Reasoning with Principles and Counterexamples7. Reasoning by Analogy8. Answering Moral QuestionsPart III. Moral Theory and Moral Reasoning9. Subjectivism, Relativism, and Moral Reasoning10. Reasoning about Religion and Morality11. Normative Theories, Part 112. Normative Theories, Part 2Part IV. AppendicesAppendix 1. How to Write an Ethics PaperAppendix 2. Additional Case StudiesPart V: ReadingsTips on Reading PhilosophyMoral TheoryImmanuel Kant, Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals (excerpts)Jeremy Bentham, Principles of Morals and Legislation (excerpts)John Stuart Mill, Utilitarianism (excerpts)Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics (excerpts)Stephanie Collins, "Care Ethics: Four Key Claims"Mencius, Essential Mengzi (excerpts)Kwasi Wiredu, "The Moral Foundations of an African Culture"Moral IssuesSexYolanda Estes, "Mutual Respect and Sexual Ethics"Tom Dougherty, "Sex, Lies, and Consent"Anne W. Eaton, "A Sensible Antiporn Feminism"RaceJ. L. A. Garcia, "The Heart of Racism"Laurence Thomas, "What Good Am I?"Xiaofei Liu, "'No Fats, Femmes, or Asians'"AbortionMary Anne Warren, "On the Moral and Legal Status of Abortion"Don Marquis, "Why Abortion Is Immoral"Judith Jarvis Thomson, "A Defense of Abortion"EuthanasiaSusan M. Wolf, "Physician-Assisted Suicide"James Rachels, "Active and Passive Euthanasia"Ronald Muson, "The Wrongness of Euthanasia"Capital PunishmentErnest van den Haag, "The Ultimate Punishment"Stephen Nathanson, "An Eye for an Eye"Thaddeus Metz, "African Values and Capital Punishment"TortureHenry Shue, "Torture"Alan Dershowitz, "The Case for Torturing the Ticking Time Bomb Suspect"Jeff McMahan, "Torture in Principle and in Practice"WarJeff McMahan, "The Ethics of Killing in War"Cheryl Abbate, "Assuming Risk: A Critical Analysis of a Soldier's Duty to Prevent Collateral Casualties"Bradley J. Strawser, "Moral Predators: The Duty to Employ Uninhabited Aerial Vehicles"AnimalsPeter Singer, "All Animals Are Equal"Bonnie Steinbock, "Speciesism and the Idea of Equality"Alastair Norcross, "Puppies, Pigs, and People"Global PovertyOnora Nell, "Lifeboat Earth"Peter Singer, "Famine, Affluence, and Morality"Fiona Woollard, "Saving Strangers: What Does Morality Demand?"Climate ChangeWalter Sinnott-Armstrong, "It's Not My Fault"John Broome, "Morality and Climate Change"Sarah Krakoff, "Parenting the Planet"

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"This text is an excellent choice for a course on ethics that is designed to engage undergraduates in all majors." --Joni Franklin Pierce University