Doing Ethics: Moral Reasoning and Contemporary Issues

Fourth Edition

Author: Vaughn, Lewis

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393265412

Category: Philosophy

Page: 720

View: 9418


Doing Ethics emphasizes that moral decision making is an active process - something one does. The Fourth Edition provides students with the theoretical and logical tools that a morally mature person must bring to that process, and offers a wealth of readings and case studies for them to consider and discuss. Streamlined prose, real-world relevance, and practical pedagogy - all at an affordable price - make Doing Ethics the leading applied ethics text.

Doing Ethics

Moral Reasoning and Contemporary Issues

Author: Lewis Vaughn

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 9780393919288

Category: Philosophy

Page: 775

View: 8780


The most accessible and practical introduction to ethical theory, moral issues, and moral reasoning. Doing Ethics emphasizes that moral decision-making is an active process--something one does. It provides students with the theoretical and logical tools that a morally mature person must bring to that process, and it offers an abundance of readings and case studies for consideration and discussion. Real-world relevance and practical pedagogy have made Doing Ethics a leading book in the field.

William James, Moral Philosophy, and the Ethical Life

Author: Jacob L. Goodson

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739190148

Category: Philosophy

Page: 442

View: 301


This edited volume demonstrates that a virtue-centered approach to the ethical life is a consistent feature of William James’s moral reasoning from the 1880s until his death in 1910. Little else, however, seems constant within James’s writings on moral philosophy and the ethical life, and this lack of constancy is what keeps James’s work of interest more than a century later.


A Basic Course in Russian

Author: Richard M. Robin,Karen Evans-Romaine,Galina Shatalina,Joanna Robin

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 9780131986282

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 425

View: 9155


For courses in First-year Russian - Introductory Russian. Golosa is a two-volume, introductory Russian-language program that strikes a balance between communication and structure. It is designed to help students reach the Intermediate range in speaking and listening plus reading and writing. In addition to the text, each volume of Golosa has an accompanying Student Activities Manual (workbook, lab manual, video manual) with audio-drills and written exercises, and an audio program that includes listening comprehension exercises, dialogs, conversations, and rapid-pace oral drills. The robust Companion Website offers additional lexical and grammatical exercises, links to authentic Russian websites, and the entire Golosa audio program. Each unit in the program revolves around a theme (university, family, etc.), and follows the same basic format: introduction of basic vocabulary for the chapter theme, listening to introductory conversations, short dialogs with activities and role-play practice, practice in listening and reading with emphasis on strategies, grammar study and practice in both oral and written form, and written workbook exercises that go from mechanical skill-building to creative skill-using.

More Dr. Seuss and Philosophy

Additional Hunches in Bunches

Author: Jacob M. Held

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1538101343

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

View: 5702


Dr. Seuss and Philosophy delighted thousands of readers by demonstrating the insights of these children’s classics through a playful engagement with the philosophical tradition. In More Dr. Seuss and Philosophy readers will be offered a vision of the good life through the world of Dr. Seuss. Whether it’s stoicism and care of the self in Did I ever Tell you How Lucky you Are?, facing our own mortality in You’re Only Old Once, or the value of compassion, building communities, and resolving conflicts in the parables of Horton the elephant, King Derwin of Didd, or the Butter Battle Book, the essays in this book focus on living well through the wisdom of Dr. Seuss and other philosophers. Contributions by Elizabeth Butterfield, Cam Cobb, Timothy M. Dale, Joseph J. Foy, Kevin Guilfoy, Jacob M. Held, Glenn Jellenik, Sharon Kaye, Dennis Knepp, Rob Main, Bertha Alvarez Manninen, Jennifer L. McMahon, Matthew F. Pierlott, Janelle Pötzsch, Benjamin Rider, and Aeon J. Skoble

Contemporary Ethical Issues

A Personalist Perspective (Fourth Edition)

Author: Walter G. Jeffko

Publisher: Prometheus Books

ISBN: 1633884422

Category: Philosophy

Page: 575

View: 5570


An expert on the philosophy of John Macmurray evaluates current ethical concerns raised by economic inequality, the influence of money on politics, political extremism, the election of Donald Trump, and more. Now in a newly revised fourth edition, Contemporary Ethical Issues explores a series of compelling moral problems from a personalist perspective influenced by the Scottish philosopher John Macmurray (1891-1976). In many publications spanning fifty years, most notably his Gifford Lectures titled "The Form of the Personal," Macmurray developed a robust personalism that emphasizes the primacy of persons as rational agents. In his view, self-realization is achieved in community where justice and individual rights are respected. From the background of a liberal Roman Catholic, Walter G. Jeffko utilizes key elements of Macmurray's thought in developing his own philosophical viewpoint, and he relates Macmurray's ideas to those of a wide variety of important philosophers, ethicists, and other notable thinkers, including ecologists and war theorists. The essays in this edition address the topics of the moral treatment of civilians in war (including an extensive moral evaluation of the Iraqi War), recent Supreme Court decisions, the threat to our democracy posed by unlimited sums of money in politics, the growing inequality of wealth and income, and the rise of political extremism on the right and its threat to women's rights. New to this edition is the author's 2015 Harrod Lecture titled, "Economic Inequality, Distributive Justice, and Democracy." Jeffko brings logical precision and a lucid style to the study of ethics, blending powerful scholarship with readability.

Well and Good - Fourth Edition

A Case Study Approach to Health Care Ethics

Author: John E. Thomas,Wilfrid J. Waluchow,Elisabeth Gedge

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 1460402456

Category: Medical

Page: 336

View: 3413


Well and Good presents a combination of classic and little-known cases in health care ethics. These cases, accompanied by information about the major ethical theories, give students a chance to grapple with the ethical challenges faced by health care practitioners, policy makers, and recipients. The authors’ narrative style and leading questions provoke interest and engagement, while allowing readers to work through complicated issues for themselves. This fourth edition includes an expanded discussion of feminist ethics, as well as new cases addressing pandemic ethics, humanitarian aid, the social determinants of health, research and Aboriginal communities, and a number of other emerging issues.

Journalism Ethics

A Reference Handbook

Author: Elliot D. Cohen,Deni Elliott

Publisher: Abc-Clio Incorporated

ISBN: 9780874368734

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 196

View: 4369


This timely, multiauthored volume focuses on the major issues that shape journalism ethics today--issues such as objectivity, freedom of the press, privacy, control of news organization by nonmedia concerns, increased diversity in news media outlets, morality, professionalism, and accountability.

Practical Decision Making in Health Care Ethics

Cases, Concepts, and the Virtue of Prudence, Fourth Edition

Author: Raymond J. Devettere

Publisher: Georgetown University Press

ISBN: 1626162786

Category: Medical

Page: 680

View: 1984


For more than twenty years Practical Decision Making in Health Care Ethics has offered scholars and students a highly accessible and teachable alternative to the dominant principle-based theories in the field. Raymond J. Devettere's approach is not based on an ethics of abstract obligations and duties but, following Aristotle, on how to live a fulfilled and happy life—in short, an ethics of personal well-being grounded in prudence, the virtue of ethical decision making. New sections added in this revised fourth edition include sequencing whole genomes, even those of newborns; the new developments in genetic testing now provided by online commercial companies such as 23andMe; the genetic testing of fetuses by capturing their DNA circulating in the pregnant woman's blood; the Stanford Prison experiment and its relevance to the abuses at the Abu Graib prison; recent breakthroughs in the diagnosis of consciousness disorders such as PVS; the ongoing controversy generated by the NIH study of premature babies at many NICUs throughout the county, a study known as SUPPORT that the OHRP (Office of Human Research Protections, an office within the department of HHS) deemed unethical. Devettere updates most chapters. New cases include Marlise Munoz (dead pregnant woman's body kept on life support by a Texas hospital), Jahi McMath (teenager pronounced dead in California but treated as alive in New Jersey), Margot Bentley (nursing home feeding a woman dying of end stage Alzheimer’s despite her advance directive that said no nourishment or liquids if she was dying with dementia), Brittany Maynard (dying 29-year-old California woman who moved to Oregon to commit suicide with a physician's help), and Samantha Burton (woman with two children who suffered rupture of membranes at 25 weeks and whose physician obtained a court order to keep her at the hospital to make sure she stayed on bed rest). Thoughtfully updated and renewed for a new generation of readers, this classic textbook will be required reading for students and scholars of philosophy and medical ethics.

Peter Singer Under Fire

The Moral Iconoclast Faces His Critics

Author: Jeffrey A. Schaler

Publisher: Open Court Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780812696189

Category: Philosophy

Page: 571

View: 8081


Explores one of the most controversial philosophers of the modern age, Peter Singer, and his radical and inspiring work on animal rights, ethics, and globalization. This book gives a platform to critics of Singer's many contentious ideas about disability and euthanasia, utilitarianism abortion and global poverty, among others. Singer's warm and engaging Intellectual Autobiography gives an account of exactly how he came by his controversial views, while Singer's detailed replies to each critic reveal further surprising aspects of his unique outlook. The book includes the only complete bibliography of Singer's numerous writings.