Contemporary Moral Problems

Author: James E. White

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495553204

Category: Social Science

Page: 576

View: 8497

Explore today's challenging moral terrain with James White's CONTEMPORARY MORAL PROBLEMS. The ninth edition examines the compelling and contentious debate over society's most pressing ethical controversies. This anthology covers divergent viewpoints on ma

Contemporary Moral Problems: War, Terrorism, Torture and Assassination

Author: James E. White

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1111523517

Category: Philosophy

Page: 128

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Excerpted chapters from the ninth edition of White CONTEMPORARY MORAL PROBLEMS made available to provide readers with a brief anthology for the study of the ethics of war, terrorism, torture, and assassination. Supported with problem cases, an illuminating introductory essay, and study questions, this text will engage students in one of the most crucial moral debates of our time. Readings representing divergent viewpoints will challenge them to develop their own critical positions. This text is available either as a standalone reader or can be bundled with any other Wadsworth title. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Christian Ethics and Contemporary Moral Problems

Author: Michael Banner,Banner Michael

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521625548

Category: Philosophy

Page: 325

View: 3261

Explores the significance of Christian belief for a range of contemporary and controversial ethical issues.

Moral reasoning

ethical theory and some contemporary moral problems

Author: Victor Grassian

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780136013785

Category: Philosophy

Page: 417

View: 9202

Discusses the nature of moral reasoning, ethical theories, free will, self-interest, and moral responsibility, and looks at a variety of current ethical issues

Working Virtue

Virtue Ethics and Contemporary Moral Problems

Author: Philip J. Ivanhoe

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199271658

Category: Law

Page: 319

View: 6045

A collective study of virtue theory and contemporary moral problems, this work discusses topics in bioethics, professional ethics, ethics of the family, law, interpersonal ethics, and the emotions. It offers a variety of perspectives, including pluralistic, eudaimonistic, care-theoretical, Chinese, comparative and stoic.

Doing without Free Will

Spinoza and Contemporary Moral Problems

Author: Ursula Goldenbaum,Christopher Kluz

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 1498523234

Category: Philosophy

Page: 168

View: 2533

Doing without Free Will: Spinoza and Contemporary Moral Problems introduces Spinoza into the current discussion of the possibility of morality without free will, as it was he who first accomplished such a task. While his contemporaries reacted with shock to his determinist philosophy, today more people are ready to take seriously Spinoza's moral philosophy, which provides a foundation for our understanding of responsibility, akrasia, and moral values without the need for free will.

Contemporary Moral Problems

Sociology, Sociology

Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1490275908

Category: Education

Page: 52

View: 9638

Facts101 is your complete guide to Contemporary Moral Problems. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

You Decide!

Current Debates in Contemporary Moral Problems

Author: Bruce N. Waller

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman

ISBN: 9780321354464

Category: Philosophy

Page: 303

View: 7671

"Controversy over ethical issues is a familiar feature of our world and our society, and this book explores a number of those controversies by presenting opposing positions in the strongest possible form. Each topic is briefly introduced, and a few questions are posed; then a forceful, persuasive, and interesting arguement is offered for each side, each arguement framed directly by a leading advocate of that position. Following each debate is a brief note of some recent events relevant to that issue, and finally some sources for those wishing to explore the issue further." -- Preface.


an examination of contemporary moral problems

Author: Gerald Runkle

Publisher: Holt Rinehart & Winston


Category: Philosophy

Page: 566

View: 2168


Contemporary moral issues

Author: Harry K. Girvetz

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company


Category: Philosophy

Page: 410

View: 7109


Contemporary Moral Issues

Author: Joe Jenkins

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: 9780435303099

Category: Christian ethics

Page: 205

View: 3852

Updated for Citizenship and the new GCSE specifications.

Contemporary Moral and Social Issues

An Introduction through Original Fiction, Discussion, and Readings

Author: N.A

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118625358

Category: Philosophy

Page: 448

View: 4354

Contemporary Moral and Social Issues is a uniquely entertaining introduction that brings ethical thought to life. It makes innovative use of engaging, topically oriented original short fiction, together with classic and influential readings and editorial discussion as a means of helping students think philosophically about ethical theory and practical ethical problems. Introduces students to ethical theory and a range of practical moral issues through a combination of key primary texts, clear editorial commentary, and engaging, original fiction Includes discussion of topics such as world poverty, abortion, animals, the environment, and genetic engineering, containing “Facts and Factual Issues” for each topic to give students an up-to-date understanding of related factual issues. Uses immersive, original short works of fiction as a means to engage students to think philosophically about serious ethical issues Sample Course Framework available

Contemporary Ethical Issues

A Personalist Perspective (Fourth Edition)

Author: Walter G. Jeffko

Publisher: Prometheus Books

ISBN: 1633884422

Category: Philosophy

Page: 575

View: 5883

Philosophy professor Walter G Jeffko explores a series of contemporary ethical problems from a personalistic perspective influenced by the Scottish philosopher John Macmurray (1891-1976). Professor Jeffko utilizes key elements of Macmurray's thought in developing his own viewpoint; and he relates Macmurray's ideas to those of a wide variety of important philosophers, ethicists, and behavioral scientists. In the opening chapter Jeffko develops a personalistic anthropological and ethical theory within a framework that views the person a relational and rational agent, reason as the standard of value, and the principle of community as the supreme ethical standard.In successive chapters, this theory is applied to the issues of suicide, abortion, euthanasia (including assisted suicide), the death penalty, privacy (including private property and capitalism), the moral treatment of animals, and affirmative action. Jeffko connects ethics with logic in a lucid style that blends scholarship with readability. This is a fresh and absorbing examination of the key ethical dilemmas of our time.

Contemporary Buddhist Ethics

Author: Damien Keown

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136118101

Category: Social Science

Page: 217

View: 2126

This innovative volume brings together the views of leading scholars on a range of controversial subjects including human rights, animal rights, ecology, abortion, euthanasia, and contemporary business practice.

Willensfreiheit und Wissenschaft

Ein Dialog

Author: Alfred R. Mele

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3518754564

Category: Philosophy

Page: 162

View: 7607

Ist unser Denken und Handeln so frei, wie wir für gewöhnlich glauben? Diese alte Frage beschäftigt und verwirrt Philosophen wie Laien und seit einiger Zeit auch die Naturwissenschaft. Nun bringt uns der renommierte Philosoph Alfred R. Mele das Problem auf neue und unterhaltsame Art näher: in Form eines Gesprächs unter Studierenden. Nach und nach zeigt sich darin, was wir unter Willensfreiheit verstehen sollten und wie den Herausforderungen insbesondere von Hirnforschern und Psychologen wie Benjamin Libet oder Stanley Milgram begegnet werden kann. Eine perfekte Einführung in die Willensfreiheitsdebatte und die damit verbundenen Grundfragen der Philosophie.

Moral Problems

A Coursebook

Author: Michael F. Palmer

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9780802076618

Category: Philosophy

Page: 207

View: 5051

Moral Problems takes particular account of the needs of both teacher and student. It is not a compendium of ethical theories but a course book, providing the instructor, student, and general reader with a step-by-step introduction to the major ethical theories. For each topic Palmer has provided a lengthy introduction and critique, comprehension exercises, essay questions, and an extensive bibliography. He relates each ethical theory to a contemporary issue, with an introductory discussion followed by excerpts from the original sources.