The Ethical Life

Author: Russ Shafer-Landau
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199997276
Release Date: 2014-06-30
Genre: Philosophy

This text is a collection of primary source materials in ethics covering the major themes of moral philosophy. Featuring forty classical and contemporary readings divided into four parts-Value Theory, Normative Ethics, Metaethics, and Moral Problems-it introduces students to ethical theory and a wide range of moral issues. Designed as a companion reader to Russ Shafer-Landau's textbook, The Fundamentals of Ethics, Third Edition, this volume is also comprehensive enough to be used on its own.

The Ethical Life

Author: Russ Shafer-Landau
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199773521
Release Date: 2011-07-01
Genre: Philosophy

Brief yet thorough and affordably priced, The Ethical Life: Fundamental Readings in Ethics and Moral Problems, Second Edition, is ideal for courses in introductory ethics and contemporary moral problems. Featuring forty readings divided into four parts--Value Theory, Normative Ethics, Metaethics, and Moral Problems--it introduces students to ethical theory and a wide range of moral issues. The essays include selections from such historically influential philosophers as Aristotle, Hume, Kant, and Mill alongside work by contemporary philosophers like Philippa Foot, Robert Nozick, Peter Singer, and Judith Jarvis Thomson. Detailed reading introductions provide helpful contextual information. The second edition adds nine new readings, by Plato, Ayn Rand, A.J. Ayer, Harry Gensler, Alan Dershowitz, Alastair Norcross, Paul Taylor, Thomas Hill, Jr., and Philippa Foot. It also features new subcategories in Part IV. Moral Problems: Euthanasia and a Modest Proposal; Terrorism and Torture; The Treatment of Non-Humans (Animals and the Environment); Abortion; The Limits of the Law; and Children and Parents. Designed as a companion reader to Russ Shafer-Landau's textbook, The Fundamentals of Ethics, Second Edition, The Ethical Life, Second Edition, is also comprehensive enough to be used on its own. The book is enhanced by an Instructor's Manual and Testbank on CD (thoroughly updated for the second edition) and a Companion Website at www.oup.com/us/shafer-landau.

The Ethical Life

Author: Russ Shafer-Landau
Publisher:
ISBN: 019977353X
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Ethics, Modern

Message: A compact, yet thorough collection or reading in ethical theory and contemporary moral problems-at the best price. Brief yet thorough and affordably priced, The Ethical Life: Fundamental Readings in Ethics and Moral Problems is ideal for courses in introductory ethics and contemporary moral problems. Featuring forty readings divided into four parts--Value Theory, Normative Ethics, Metaethics, and Moral Problems--it introduces students to ethical theory and a wide range of moral issues. The essays include selections from such historically influential philosophers as Aristotle, Hume, Kant, and Mill alongsidework by contemporary philosophers like Philippa Foot, Robert Nozick, Peter Singer, and Judith Jarvis Thomson. Detailed section and reading introductions provide helpful contextual information. Designed as a companion reader to Russ Shafer-Landau's textbook, The Fundamentals of Ethics, The EthicalLife is also comprehensive enough to be used on its own. For the new edition, Part II on Normative Ethics now includes Plato's dialogue Euthyphro and Ayn Rand's essay ". Part III on Metaethics now includes ", a classic presentation of expressivism by A.J. Ayer, " by Harry Gensler, and a newly revised version of Renford Bambrough's writings on proof in ethics. By far the most revision was made to Part IV on Moral Problems. One significantchange is that these entries are now organized by topic: Euthanasia and a Modest Proposal; Terrorism and Torture; The Treatment of Non-Humans: Animals and the Environment; Abortion; The Limits of the Law; and Children and Parents. New articles in this section include Alan Dershowitz's controversial defense of the morality of torture, "; Alastair Norcross's provocative paper on the (im)morality of meat-eating, "; Paul Taylor's defense of a biocentric ethic, "; Thomas Hill, Jr.'s appeal to virtue as the basis of an environmental ethic, "; and Philippa Foot's classic article, ". Readings omitted from the new edition include Gilbert Harman, "; Mary Midgley, "; Heidi Malm, Paid Surrogacy: Arguments and Responses; Ronald Dworkin, Playing God: Genes, Clones, and Luck; Peter Singer, Unsanctifying Human Life; William F. Baxter, People or Penguins: The Case for Optimal Pollution; David Luban, Liberalism, Torture, and the Ticking Bomb; and Bonnie Steinbock, Adultery. The Instructor's Manual and Test Bank on CD is thoroughly updated and includes summaries of every reading with accompanying essay questions; a Test Bank with essay and multiple-choice questions on every reading; A guide on how to use The Ethical Life, Second Edition in conjunction with The Fundamentals of Ethics, Second Edition; Further Reading; Lecture outlines on PowerPoint; and Weblinks. The Companion Website (www.oup.com/us/shafer-landau) features all the material from the Instructor'sManual and Test Bank. For students, there are introductions to each of the four main sections; Self-quiz questions for each reading; Further Reading; Lecture outlines on PowerPoint slides; and Weblinks.

The Fundamentals of Ethics

Author: Russ Shafer-Landau
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0190631392
Release Date: 2017-06-21
Genre: Philosophy

In The Fundamentals of Ethics, Fourth Edition, author Russ Shafer-Landau employs a uniquely engaging writing style to introduce students to the essential ideas of moral philosophy. Offering more comprehensive coverage of the good life, normative ethics, and metaethics than any other text of its kind, this book also addresses issues that are often omitted from other texts, such as the doctrine of doing and allowing, the doctrine of double effect, ethical particularism, the desire-satisfaction theory of well-being, moral error theory, and Ross's theory of prima facie duties. Shafer-Landau carefully reconstructs and analyzes dozens of arguments in depth, at a level that is understandable to students with no prior philosophical background. Ideal for courses in introductory ethics and contemporary moral problems, this book can be used as a stand-alone text or with the author's companion reader, The Ethical Life: Fundamental Readings in Ethics and Moral Problems, Fourth Edition.

Contemporary Moral Problems War Terrorism and Torture

Author: James White
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780495553229
Release Date: 2008-01-03
Genre: Philosophy

Eexcerpted chapters from the ninth edition of White Contemporary Moral Problems made available to provide readers with a brief anthology for ethical study of war, terrorism and torture. Supported with problem cases, an illuminating introductory essay, and study questions, this text will engage students in one of the most crucial moral debates of our time. Readings representing divergent viewpoints will challenge them to develop their own critical positions. This text is available either as a standalone reader or can be bundled with any other Wadsworth title. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Ethical Loneliness

Author: Jill Stauffer
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231538732
Release Date: 2015-09-01
Genre: Philosophy

Ethical loneliness is the experience of being abandoned by humanity, compounded by the cruelty of wrongs not being acknowledged. It is the result of multiple lapses on the part of human beings and political institutions that, in failing to listen well to survivors, deny them redress by negating their testimony and thwarting their claims for justice. Jill Stauffer examines the root causes of ethical loneliness and how those in power revise history to serve their own ends rather than the needs of the abandoned. Out of this discussion, difficult truths about the desire and potential for political forgiveness, transitional justice, and political reconciliation emerge. Moving beyond a singular focus on truth commissions and legal trials, she considers more closely what is lost in the wake of oppression and violence, how selves and worlds are built and demolished, and who is responsible for re-creating lives after they are destroyed. Stauffer boldly argues that rebuilding worlds and just institutions after violence is a broad obligation and that those who care about justice must first confront their own assumptions about autonomy, liberty, and responsibility before an effective response to violence can take place. In building her claims, Stauffer draws on the work of Emmanuel Levinas, Jean Améry, Eve Sedgwick, and Friedrich Nietzsche, as well as concrete cases of justice and injustice across the world.

Living the Good Life

Author: Steven J. Jensen
Publisher: CUA Press
ISBN: 9780813221458
Release Date: 2013-06-24
Genre: Philosophy

Living the Good Life presents a brief introduction to virtue and vice, self-control and weakness, misery and happiness.

Human Kindness and the Smell of Warm Croissants

Author: Ruwen Ogien
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231539241
Release Date: 2015-05-19
Genre: Philosophy

Human Kindness and the Smell of Warm Croissants makes philosophy fun, tactile, and popular. Moral thinking is simple, Ruwen Ogien argues, and as inherent as the senses. In our daily experiences, in the situations we confront and in the scenes we witness, we develop an understanding of right and wrong as sophisticated as the moral outlook of the world's most gifted philosophers. By drawing on this knowledge to navigate life's most perplexing problems, ethics becomes second nature. Ogien explores, through experimental philosophy and other methods, the responses nineteen real-world conundrums provoke. Is a short, mediocre life better than no life at all? Is it acceptable to kill a healthy person so his organs can save five others? Would you swap a "natural" life filled with frustration, disappointment, and partial success for a world in which all of your needs are met, but through artificial and mechanical means? Ogien doesn't seek to show how difficult it is to determine right from wrong or how easy it is for humans to become monsters or react like saints. Helping us tap into the wisdom and feeling we already possess in our ethical "toolboxes," Ogien instead encourages readers to question moral presuppositions and rules; embrace an intuitive sense of dignity, virtue, and justice; and pursue a pluralist ethics suited to the principles of human kindness.

Writings on an Ethical Life

Author: Peter Singer
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 9781497645585
Release Date: 2015-04-14
Genre: Philosophy

The essential collection of writings by one of the most visionary and daring philosophers of our time Since bursting sensationally into the public consciousness in 1975 with his groundbreaking work Animal Liberation, Peter Singer has remained one of the most provocative ethicists of the modern age. His reputation, built largely on isolated incendiary quotations and outrage-of-the-moment news coverage, has preceded him ever since. Aiming to present a more accurate and thoughtful picture of Singer’s pioneering work, Writings on an Ethical Life features twenty-seven excerpts from some of his most lauded and controversial essays and books. The reflections on life, death, murder, vegetarianism, poverty, and ethical living found in these pages come together in a must-read collection for anyone seeking a better understanding of the issues that shape our world today. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Peter Singer, including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.

Ethical Theory

Author: Russ Shafer-Landau
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781405133197
Release Date: 2007-07-30
Genre: Philosophy

Ethical Theory: An Anthology is an authoritative collection of key essays by top scholars in the field, addressing core issues including consequentialism, deontology, and virtue ethics, as well as traditionally underrepresented topics such as moral knowledge and moral responsibility. Brings together seventy-six classic and contemporary pieces by renowned philosophers, from classic writing by Hume and Kant to contemporary writing by Derek Parfit, Susan Wolf, and Judith Jarvis Thomson Guides students through key areas in the field, among them consequentialism, deontology, contractarianism, and virtue ethics Includes coverage of metaethics, normative ethics, and practical ethics Reaches beyond traditional texts by also including important, but usually underrepresented, topics such as moral knowledge, moral standing, moral responsibility, and ethical particularism Raises questions about the status and rational authority of morality

Reason and Responsibility Readings in Some Basic Problems of Philosophy

Author: Joel Feinberg
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305502444
Release Date: 2016-01-01
Genre: Education

REASON AND RESPONSIBILITY: READINGS IN SOME BASIC PROBLEMS OF PHILOSOPHY, 16th Edition, has a well-earned reputation for clarity and breadth, with a selection of high-quality readings that cover centuries of philosophical debate. The anthology covers the central issues in metaphysics, epistemology, philosophy of religion, philosophy of mind, and ethics, as well as debates over the value of philosophy and the meaning of life. The book is clearly organized: the readings complement each other, guiding you through contrasting positions on key philosophical issues. Clear, concise introductions provide reading tips and background information to help you engage directly and meaningfully with the primary sources. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Public Health Ethics Cases Spanning the Globe

Author: Drue H. Barrett
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319238470
Release Date: 2016-04-12
Genre: Medical

This Open Access book highlights the ethical issues and dilemmas that arise in the practice of public health. It is also a tool to support instruction, debate, and dialogue regarding public health ethics. Although the practice of public health has always included consideration of ethical issues, the field of public health ethics as a discipline is a relatively new and emerging area. There are few practical training resources for public health practitioners, especially resources which include discussion of realistic cases which are likely to arise in the practice of public health. This work discusses these issues on a case to case basis and helps create awareness and understanding of the ethics of public health care. The main audience for the casebook is public health practitioners, including front-line workers, field epidemiology trainers and trainees, managers, planners, and decision makers who have an interest in learning about how to integrate ethical analysis into their day to day public health practice. The casebook is also useful to schools of public health and public health students as well as to academic ethicists who can use the book to teach public health ethics and distinguish it from clinical and research ethics.

Practical Ethics

Author: Peter Singer
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139496896
Release Date: 2011-02-21
Genre: Philosophy

For thirty years, Peter Singer's Practical Ethics has been the classic introduction to applied ethics. For this third edition, the author has revised and updated all the chapters and added a new chapter addressing climate change, one of the most important ethical challenges of our generation. Some of the questions discussed in this book concern our daily lives. Is it ethical to buy luxuries when others do not have enough to eat? Should we buy meat from intensively reared animals? Am I doing something wrong if my carbon footprint is above the global average? Other questions confront us as concerned citizens: equality and discrimination on the grounds of race or sex; abortion, the use of embryos for research and euthanasia; political violence and terrorism; and the preservation of our planet's environment. This book's lucid style and provocative arguments make it an ideal text for university courses and for anyone willing to think about how she or he ought to live.

Ethical Life

Author: Webb Keane
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9781400873593
Release Date: 2015-10-06
Genre: Social Science

The human propensity to take an ethical stance toward oneself and others is found in every known society, yet we also know that values taken for granted in one society can contradict those in another. Does ethical life arise from human nature itself? Is it a universal human trait? Or is it a product of one's cultural and historical context? Webb Keane offers a new approach to the empirical study of ethical life that reconciles these questions, showing how ethics arise at the intersection of human biology and social dynamics. Drawing on the latest findings in psychology, conversational interaction, ethnography, and history, Ethical Life takes readers from inner city America to Samoa and the Inuit Arctic to reveal how we are creatures of our biology as well as our history—and how our ethical lives are contingent on both. Keane looks at Melanesian theories of mind and the training of Buddhist monks, and discusses important social causes such as the British abolitionist movement and American feminism. He explores how styles of child rearing, notions of the person, and moral codes in different communities elaborate on certain basic human tendencies while suppressing or ignoring others. Certain to provoke debate, Ethical Life presents an entirely new way of thinking about ethics, morals, and the factors that shape them.