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.
Table of Contents
Part 1: Moral Thinking
Chapter 1: Self-Interest, Religion, and Conscience
Chapter 2: The Sources and Grounds of Morality
Chapter 3: Classical Theories of Morality
Chapter 4: Contemporary Perspectives
Part 2: Life and Death
Chapter 5: Terrorism and War
Chapter 6: Capital Punishment
Chapter 7: Animals and Environmentalism
Chapter 8: Human Reproduction: Cloning and Abortion
Chapter 9: Medicine and Deciding Who Should Live
Part 3: Personal Relationships
Chapter 10: Love and Sex
Chapter 11: Family and Friendship
Chapter 12: Personal Dimensions of Technology
Part 4: Political, Economic, and Social Relationships
Chapter 13: The Ideal State
Chapter 14: Patriotism, Civil Disobedience, and the Rule of Law
Chapter 15: Markets and Property
Chapter 16: Democracy, Globalization, and Corporate Responsibility
Chapter 17: Liberty: Drug Use and Free Speech
Chapter 18: Race, Gender, and Affirmative Action
Chapter 19: Immigration and Multicultural Societies