Ethics: Theory and Contemporary Issues, Concise Edition

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Cengage Learning, Jan 1, 2015 - Philosophy - 384 pages
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ETHICS: THEORY AND CONTEMPORARY ISSUES, 8E CONCISE presents the major areas of ethical theory through an engaging collection of contemporary moral debates. First, readers are introduced to such ethical subjects as religion and global ethics, utilitarianism and deontology, natural law ethics, virtue ethics, non-Western paradigms, feminist ethics, and care ethics. Then, these and other ethical concepts provide the framework for in-depth discussions on moral dilemmas such as euthanasia, sexual morality, economic justice, animal ethics, war, violence, and globalization. Plus, this edition brings the debate up-to-date with detailed discussions of timely moral topics such as same-sex marriage, structural racism, factory farming, pacifism, and global distributive justice.
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Contents

Ethics and Ethical Reasoning
1
Religion and Global Ethics
15
Ethical Relativism
30
Egoism Altruism and the Social Contract
41
Utilitarianism and John Stuart Mill
53
Deontological Ethics and Immanuel Kant
67
Natural Law and Human Rights
80
Virtue Ethics
90
Equality and Discrimination
170
Economic Justice
192
Punishment and the Death Penalty
213
Environmental Ethics
235
Animal Ethics
258
Biotechnology and Bioengineering
276
Violence and War
298
Global Justice and Globalization
318

Feminist Thought and the Ethics of Care
99
Euthanasia
111
Abortion
132
Sexual Morality
152
How to Write an Ethics Paper
336
Glossary
349
Index
357
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