Morality and Moral Controversies

Readings in Moral, Social and Political Philosophy

Author: Steven Scalet,John Arthur

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315510758

Category: Philosophy

Page: 672

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Morality and Moral Controversies provides students with the tools to understand the philosophical ideas that are shaping our world today. This comprehensive anthology includes classic and contemporary readings in moral theory and the most current applied ethics debates emphasizing international concerns. Through analyzing these readings such as Supreme Court decisions, students will grasp the scope of various philosophical discussions Supreme Court justices must have. Morality and Moral Controversies challenges readers to critically assess leading controversies in moral, social, and political philosophy. Upon completing this book, readers will be able to: Understand philosophical ideas that are shaping our world today. Confront conflicts faced when given the choice of morality. Apply various philosophical ideas to politics, religion, economics, relationships, and medicine. Discuss basic philosophical arguments.
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Morality and Moral Controversies

Readings in Moral, Social, and Political Philosophy

Author: John Arthur

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: N.A

Category: Philosophy

Page: 647

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This comprehensive anthology includes classic and contemporary readings in moral theory--a wide array of essays that address today's most philosophically interesting and controversial ethical and political issues. Includes an ethical theory overview; shows relevance of traditional and contemporary writers. KEY TOPICS: Features articles on self-interest and morality, rule utilitarianism and the conflict between duty and sentiment; Features readings on life and death, terrorism, internment in time of war, distribution of scarce medical resources and the survival lottery; Features essays on democracy, capitalism and its ethos, multiculturalism, identity and reparations. Extensive coverage of violence, terrorism, and war, as well as relativism and grounds of morality. MARKET: For those involved in social or political ethical decision making.
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Morality and Moral Controversies

Readings in Moral, Social and Political Philosophy

Author: Steven Scalet

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781138452886

Category: Ethics

Page: N.A

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Morality and Moral Controversies provides students with the tools to understand the philosophical ideas that are shaping our world today. This comprehensive anthology includes classic and contemporary readings in moral theory and the most current applied ethics debates emphasizing international concerns. Through analyzing these readings such as Supreme Court decisions, students will grasp the scope of various philosophical discussions Supreme Court justices must have. Morality and Moral Controversies challenges readers to critically assess leading controversies in moral, social, and political philosophy. Upon completing this book, readers will be able to: Understand philosophical ideas that are shaping our world today. Confront conflicts faced when given the choice of morality. Apply various philosophical ideas to politics, religion, economics, relationships, and medicine. Discuss basic philosophical arguments.
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Morality and Moral Controversies

Readings in Moral, Social, and Political Philosophy

Author: Steven Scalet,John Arthur

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351839225

Category: Philosophy

Page: 954

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Morality and Moral Controversies, 10th Edition challenges students to critically assess today’s leading moral, social, and political issues. As a comprehensive anthology, it provides students with the tools they need to understand the philosophical ideas that are currently shaping our world. The 10th edition includes classic and contemporary readings in moral theory, the most current topics in applied ethics, and updated debates in social and political philosophy. As in the previous nine editions, the materials were selected for balance, timeliness, and accessibility after reviewing a vast range of possible articles from leading scholarly journals, mainstream periodicals, online posts, and book chapters. Hallmarks include carefully edited and philosophically relevant U.S. Supreme Court decisions, compelling readings, and contrasting points of view that reflect a broad ethical and political spectrum. Upon completing this book, readers will be able to: Understand philosophical ideas that are shaping the world today. Apply various philosophical ideas to politics, religion, ethics, economics, personal relationships, medicine, the environment and climate change, warfare, and other areas. Appreciate how to construct, apply, and evaluate basic philosophical arguments. Key updates to the 10th edition include: All material published in the actual book (in contrast to placing sections online behind a paywall, as was the case in earlier editions with a different publisher). New readings on: autonomous warfare self-driving cars the right to health care technology and privacy the value of democracy racial equality immigration.
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Markets, Ethics, and Business Ethics

Author: Steven Scalet

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429016018

Category: Philosophy

Page: 298

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This book introduces a study of ethics and values to develop a deeper understanding of markets, business, and economic life. Its distinctive feature is its thorough integration across personal and institutional perspectives; across applied ethics and political philosophy; and across philosophy, business, and economics. Part 1 studies markets, property rights, and law, and introduces normative theories with many applications. Part 2 examines the purpose of corporations and their responsibilities. Parts 3 and 4 analyze business and economic life through the ethics and values of welfare and efficiency, liberty, rights, equality, desert, personal character, community, and the common good. This second edition maintains the strengths of the first edition—short, digestible chapters and engaging writing that explains challenging ideas clearly. The material is user-friendly, with an emphasis on a strong theoretical core. Easily adaptable to the instructor’s teaching, the chapters are separable and can be shaped to the interests of the instructor with suggested course outlines and flexible application to case studies. This text is designed both for coursework in business ethics, as well as interdisciplinary programs in philosophy, politics, economics, and law. This second edition: revises presentation of eight normative theories, with increased emphasis on linksto business and economic life; incorporates recent scholarship on shareholder/stakeholder debates about the purpose of corporations, bringing this important topic up to date; includes a new, streamlined preface that provides a quick overview of the book before smoothly guiding the reader to the first chapter; uses updated examples and applications; revamps a useful appendix, including enhancing the popular primer on ethics; includes Key Terms, Discussion Questions, Biographies, and Lists of Further Readings at the end of each chapter; includes a new ending chapter on the value of an ethical life.
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Morality and Spirituality in the Contemporary World

Author: Chandana Chakrabarti,Sandra Jane Fairbanks

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443844055

Category: Philosophy

Page: 260

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The contemporary world faces a number of problems that are both deep-seated and interrelated, since they arise from the very nature of technological society. The environment upon which all life depends is seriously threatened by climate change, rising sea levels, pollution, overpopulation, resource depletion and increased risks of droughts, forest fires, floods and other extreme weather events. Environmental degradation is intimately connected to the consumer lifestyle of developed countries. This lifestyle promotes materialism, entertainment and hedonistic superficiality that ultimately lead to moral corruption. Our insensitive and destructive attitude towards nature is not isolated, or unrelated to other problems of social justice. The environmental crisis reflects human structures of domination that include political and economic exploitation, racism, sexism and ageism. These challenges are immense, and solutions to them will require a renewed dedication to moral reflection and a commitment to social justice. This book discusses the challenges in connection with topics such as human rights, economic exploitation and inequality, environmental protection, globalization, global food justice, technology, gender equality and ageism. It provides a plurality of moral and spiritual perspectives including Hinduism, Buddhism, Daoism and Christianity that offer guidance in finding responses that are both possible and reasonable.
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Political Morality in a Disenchanted World

Author: Edmund Abegg

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 076186153X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 260

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Edmund Abegg constructs a coherent path that leads from abstract psychological and moral theory to ideal political and economic scenarios and then to their real-world applications. This book establishes a framework that clarifies important public policy issues.
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Social and Political Philosophy

Classic and Contemporary Readings

Author: Andrea Veltman

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Philosophy

Page: 487

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Social and Political Philosophy: Classic and Contemporary Readings is a comprehensive reader that offers a carefully balanced perspective of modern-day social and political philosophy, and the ways in which classic thought has shaped it. Editor Andrea Veltman seamlessly integrates the work of contemporary philosophers, Canadian scholarship, and feminist perspectives with some of the most valued readings in political thought. Suited to both one- and two-semester courses, Social and Political Philosophy is a uniquely Canadian text that brings fresh insight into many of the issues facing today's society. Pedagogical features, including biographical sketches, recommended readings, and end-of-chapter review questions engage readers, and helps students foster important connections between the past and present.
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Ethics

Author: John K. Roth

Publisher: Salem Pr Inc

ISBN: N.A

Category: Philosophy

Page: 590

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Applied ethics is the main focus of this revised edition, with a particular emphasis on current ethics issues. Includes religious issues, business and labor ethics, political and economic issues, personal and social ethics issues, and bioethics.
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Controversies in Feminism

Author: James P. Sterba

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742507135

Category: Philosophy

Page: 237

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Feminism was born in controversy and it continues to flourish in controversy. The distinguished contributors to this volume provide an array of perspectives on issues including: universal values, justice and care, a feminist philosophy of science, and the relationship of biology to social theory.
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