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Ethics: Theory & Contemporary Issues - Concise Edition
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Get the book that expertly balances ethical theory with today's most relevant moral issues, including torture, "partial birth" abortion, cloning, same-sex marriage, and Wikipedia and Google. Wildly popular for their insightful yet entertaining application of ethical dilemmas, the animated simulations that supplement the text on the accompanying online Resource Center are highlighted throughout this concise edition.
Learn about ethical theory and how these theories apply to contemporary moral debates using MacKinnon's acclaimed ETHICS: THEORY AND CONTEMPORARY ISSUES, Concise Edition. This book expertly balances ethical theory with today's most relevant moral issues, including torture, "partial birth" abortion, cloning, same-sex marriage, and Wikipedia and Google.
About the Author
Barbara MacKinnon is a professor emerita of philosophy at the University of San Francisco. During her 30 years of teaching, her instruction and writing focused primarily on the history of ethics and contemporary ethical issues. She enjoys reading widely, playing the piano, and traveling.
Table of Contents
Part I: ETHICAL THEORY. 1. Ethics and Ethical Reasoning. 2. Ethical Relativism. 3. Egoism. 4. Utilitarianism. 5. Kant's Moral Theory. 6. Natural Law and Natural Rights. 7. Virtue Ethics. Part II: ETHICAL ISSUES. 8. Euthanasia. 9. Abortion. 10. Sexual Morality. 11. Pornography. 12. Equality and Discrimination. 13. Economic Justice. 14. Legal Punishment. 15. Environmental Ethics. 16. Animal Rights. 17. Stem Cell Research, Cloning, and Genetic Engineering. 18. Violence, Terrorism, and War. 19. Global Issues and Globalization. Appendix: How to Write an Ethics Paper.
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