Social Ethics: Morality and Social Policy

Paperback | May 31, 2011

byThomas Mappes, Jane Zembaty, David DeGrazia

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With an assortment of readings and perspectives from some of the most respected thinkers of our time, Social Ethics: Morality and Social Policy provides a balanced, engaging introduction to today’s most pressing social and moral problems. This highly popular anthology illuminates the issues at the heart of each contemporary problem and encourages critical, fair-minded examination of varying viewpoints—all presented in the words of those who embrace them. Helpful editorial features include substantial chapter introductions, a summary preceding each selection, discussion questions, and bibliographies for further reading.

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With an assortment of readings and perspectives from some of the most respected thinkers of our time, Social Ethics: Morality and Social Policy provides a balanced, engaging introduction to today’s most pressing social and moral problems. This highly popular anthology illuminates the issues at the heart of each contemporary problem and...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:9.1 × 6.4 × 0.9 inPublished:May 31, 2011Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0073535885

ISBN - 13:9780073535883

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Table of Contents

Preface

PART ONE: LIFE-AND-DEATH ISSUES

CHAPTER 1 ABORTION

CHAPTER 2 EUTHANASIA AND PHYSICIAN-ASSISTED SUICIDE

CHAPTER 3 THE DEATH PENALTY

PART TWO: LIBERTY ISSUES

CHAPTER 4 SEXUAL MORALITY AND SAME-SEX MARRIAGE

CHAPTER 5 PORNOGRAPHY, HATE SPEECH, AND CENSORSHIP

CHAPTER 6 DRUG CONTROL, ADDICTION, AND MEDICAL USE

PART THREE: GLOBAL ISSUES

CHAPTER 7 TERRORISM, HUMAN RIGHTS, AND TORTURE

CHAPTER 8 WORLD HUNGER, POVERTY, ECONOMIC JUSTICE, AND INDIVIDUAL RESPONSIBILITY

CHAPTER 9 ANIMALS

CHAPTER 10 THE ENVIRONMENT AND GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE

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