Contemporary Moral and Social Issues

An Introduction through Original Fiction, Discussion, and Readings
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Contemporary Moral and Social Issues makes innovative use of fiction as a vehicle for engaging students to think philosophically about ethical issues. The first three chapters provide a general dialogue on value theory, moral theory, and moral issues in politics.
Preface xv

Acknowledgments xvii

Source Acknowledgments xviii

Part I Introduction: Values 1

Part II Moral Theory 45

Part III Morality and Politics 119

Part IV World Poverty 173

Part V Abortion 227

Part VI Animals 279

Part VII The Environment 329

Part VIII Genetics 377
Contemporary Moral and Social Issues is a uniquely entertaining introduction that brings ethical thought to life. It makes innovative use of engaging, topically oriented original short fiction, together with classic and influential readings and editorial discussion as a means of helping students think philosophically about ethical theory and practical ethical problems.* Introduces students to ethical theory and a range of practical moral issues through a combination of key primary texts, clear editorial commentary, and engaging, original fiction
* Includes discussion of topics such as world poverty, abortion, animals, the environment, and genetic engineering, containing "Facts and Factual Issues" for each topic to give students an up-to-date understanding of related factual issues.
* Uses immersive, original short works of fiction as a means to engage students to think philosophically about serious ethical issues
Autor: Thomas D. Davis
Thomas D. Davis taught at the University of Michigan, Grinnell College, the University of Redlands, San Jose State University, and De Anza College. In addition to writing four editions of Philosophy: An Introduction Through Original Fiction, Discussion and Readings (fourth edition, 2004), he is the author of three published novels: Suffer Little Children (1991), Murdered Sleep (1994), and Consuming Fire (1996).

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Autor: Thomas D. Davis
ISBN-13 :: 9781118625408
ISBN: 1118625404
Verlag: Wiley & Sons
Gewicht: 764g
Seiten: 448
Sprache: Englisch
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Sonstiges: Taschenbuch, 274x230x mm

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