9780136031376

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

  • ISBN 13:

    9780136031376

  • ISBN 10:

    0136031374

  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 01/25/2008
  • Publisher: Pearson
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Summary

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.Featuresarticleson self-interest and morality, rule utilitarianism and the conflict between duty and sentiment; Featuresreadingson life and death, terrorism, internment in time of war, distribution of scarce medical resources and the survival lottery; Featuresessayson 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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