The Ethical Life: Fundamental Readings in Ethics and Contemporary Moral Problems by Russ Shafer-LandauThe Ethical Life: Fundamental Readings in Ethics and Contemporary Moral Problems by Russ Shafer-Landau

The Ethical Life: Fundamental Readings in Ethics and Contemporary Moral Problems

byRuss Shafer-Landau

Paperback | June 22, 2017

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This collection of primary source materials covering the major themes of moral philosophy features forty-two classical and contemporary readings divided into four parts--The Good Life, Normative Ethics, Metaethics, and Moral Problems. Comprehensive yet concise, it introduces students toethical theory and a wide range of moral issues.
Russ Shafer-Landau is Professor of Philosophy and Director of The Parr Center for Ethics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is the author, editor, or coeditor of several books including The Fundamentals of Ethics, Fourth Edition (OUP, 2017). He is also the editor of Oxford Studies in Metaethics.
Title:The Ethical Life: Fundamental Readings in Ethics and Contemporary Moral ProblemsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:544 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.68 inPublished:June 22, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

*=New to this EditionPreface: A Note on the Companion Volume: INTRODUCTIONPART I. THE GOOD LIFE1. John Stuart Mill, Hedonism2. Robert Nozick, The Experience Machine3. Chris Heathwood, Faring Well and Getting What You Want4. Brad Hooker, The Elements of Well-Being *5. Susan Wolf, Happiness and Meaning: Two Aspects of the Good Life *PART II. NORMATIVE ETHICS: Theories of Right Conduct6. Plato, Euthyphro7. Thomas Aquinas, Natural Law *8. John Stuart Mill, Utilitarianism *9. Immanuel Kant, The Good Will and the Categorical Imperative10. Thomas Hobbes, Leviathan11. W.D. Ross, What Makes Right Acts Right?12. Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics13. Hilde Lindemann, What Is Feminist Ethics?PART III. METAETHICS: The Status of Morality14. David Hume, Moral Distinctions Not Derived from Reason15. A.J. Ayer, A Critique of Ethics16. Gilbert Harman, Ethics and Observation *17. Harry Gensler, Cultural Relativism18. David Enoch, Why I Am an Objectivist about Ethics (And Why You Are, Too)PART IV. MORAL PROBLEMS19. Kwame Anthony Appiah, What Will Future Generations Condemn Us For? *Poverty and Hunger20. Peter Singer, The Singer Solution to World Poverty21. Jan Narveson, Feeding the HungryEuthanasia and A Modest Proposal22. James Rachels, The Morality of Euthanasia23. John Harris, The Survival LotteryAnimals24. Alastair Norcross, Puppies, Pigs, and People: Eating Meat and Marginal Cases25. R.G. Frey, Moral Standing, The Value of Lives, and SpeciesismThe Environment26. Eric Posner and Cass Sunstein, Climate Change Justice *27. Thomas Hill, Jr., Ideals of Human Excellence and Preserving Natural EnvironmentsAbortion28. Judith Jarvis Thomson, A Defense of Abortion29. Don Marquis, Why Abortion Is Immoral30. Philippa Foot, Abortion and the Doctrine of Double EffectThe Death Penalty31. Igor Primoratz, Justifying Legal Punishment32. Stephen Nathanson, An Eye for an Eye?* Guns33. Jeff McMahan, Why Gun "Control" Is Not Enough *34. Michael Huemer, Is There a Right to Own a Gun? *The Legacy of Racism35. Chris Lebron, Time for a New Black Radicalism *36. Louis P. Pojman, The Case against Affirmative Action37. Daniel Hausman, Affirmative Action: Bad Arguments and Some Good Ones38. Elizabeth Anderson, The Future of Racial Integration *Drugs39. Michael Huemer, America's Unjust Drug War40. Peter de Marneffe, Against the Legalization of Drugs ** Copyright41. Jonathan Trerise, Why Illegally Downloading Files is Morally Wrong *42. Tim Anderson and D.E. Wittkower, Why Legally Downloading Files is Immoral *

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