Morality and Moral Controversies: Readings in Moral, Social, and Political Philosophy

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John Arthur
Pearson Prentice Hall, 2005 - Philosophy - 647 pages
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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. 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. For those involved in social or political ethical decision making.

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Contents

SelfInterest Religion The Sources and Grounds
31
Mary Midgley
37
The Conscience of Huckleberry Ethics
46
Copyright

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Arthur is professor of philosophy and director of the program in Philosophy, Politics, and Law at Binghamton University.

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