Morality in Practice, 8th Edition
- James P. Sterba University of Notre Dame
- Peter Bornschein
- ISBN-10: 1133049966 | ISBN-13: 9781133049968
- 736 Pages
- Previous Editions: 2004, 2001, 1997
- © 2013 | Published
- College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $174.00
MORALITY IN PRACTICE uniquely engages students in critical analysis of a wide range of positions on today's moral problems by presenting each chapter in two sections: Alternative Views and Practical Applications. The readings in the Alternative Views section present radically opposed viewpoints on today's most important moral problems. The introductions to each section as well as the selection and arrangement of the readings help students to overcome any crude relativism they may bring to the class, guiding them to the realization that some views do turn out to be more defensible than others. The selections in the Practical Applications section of each chapter offer court opinions, resolutions and declarations from various international organizations, and articles which all demonstrate how the broader issues introduced in the Alternative Views section play out in specific practical situation. The general introduction also shows how all the moral problems considered in the anthology are interconnected, such that a solution to any one of these moral problem requires a solution to the others as well.
I: THE DISTRIBUTION OF INCOME AND WEALTH.
1. John Hospers: The Libertarian Manifesto.
2. James P. Sterba: From Liberty to Welfare.
3. John Rawls: A Social Contract Perspective.
4. Charles Mills: Race and the Social Contract Tradition.
5. Supreme Court of the United States: Wyman, Commissioner of New York Department of Social Services v. James.
6. Supreme Court of the United States: Player v. Doe.
II: DISTANT PEOPLES AND FUTURE GENERATIONS.
7. Garrett Hardin: Lifeboat Ethics: The Case against Helping the Poor.
8. Peter Singer: An Easy Solution to World Poverty.
9. Richard DeGeorge: Do We Owe the Future Anything?
10. James P. Sterba: The Welfare Rights of Distant Peoples and Future Generations.
11. Huemer, Michael: Is There a Right to Immigrate?
12. Christopher Wellman: Immigration and Freedom of Association.
III: ABORTION AND EUTHANASIA.
13. Pope John Paul II: The Unspeakable Crime of Abortion.
14. Judith Jarvis Thomson: A Defense of Abortion.
15. Don Marquis: Why Abortion Is Immoral.
16. Mary Anne Warren: On the Moral and Legal Status of Abortion.
17. Sally Markowitz: A Feminist Defense of Abortion.
18. James Rachels: Euthanasia, Killing, and Letting Die.
19. Bonnie Steinbock: The Intentional Termination of Life.
20. Supreme Court of the United States: Planned Parenthood v. Case 171.
21. Ronald Dworkin, Thomas Nagel, Robert Nozick, John Rawls, Thomas Scanlon, And Judith Jarvis Thomson: Assisted Suicide: The Brief of the Amici Curiae.
22. Supreme Court of the United States: Washington v. Glucksberg.
IV: HUMAN ENHANCEMENT.
23. Andy Clark: Natural-Born Cyborgs.
24. Patrick Lin: The Ethics of Human Enhancement.
25. Francis Fukuyama: Our Postmodern Future.
26. Michael Sandel: The Case Against Perfection.
27. President’s Report on Biotechnology and the Pursuit of Happiness.
V: WORK AND FAMILY RESPONSIBILITIES.
28. Susan Okin: Justice and Gender.
29. Christina Hoff Sommers: Philosophers against the Family.
30. Marilyn Friedman: Of Mothers, Families Men and Sex.
31. National Organization for Women (NOW) Bill of Rights.
VI: WOMEN’S AND MEN’S ROLES.
32. Warren Farrell: Do Men Have the Power?
33. James P. Sterba: Do Men Have the Power – And If So Would They Want to Change?
34. David Benatar: The Second Sexism.
35. James P. Sterba: The Wolf Again in Sheep''s Clothing.
36. The Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action.
VII: AFFIRMATIVE ACTION.
37. James P. Sterba: A Defense of Diversity Affirmative Action.
38. Terence J. Pell: The Nature of Claims about Race and the Debate over Racial.
39. Bill Lawson: What is Wrong with Affirmative Action.
40. James P. Sterba: Responses to Pell and Lawson.
41. Supreme Court of the United States: Grutter v. Bollinger.
42. Andrew Altman: The Right to Get Turned On: Pornography, Autonomy and Equality.
43. Catharine Mackinnon: Pornography, Civil Rights, and Speech.
44. Pamela Paul: Pornified.
45. United States District Court and Court of Appeals: American Booksellers v. Hudnutt.
46. The Supreme Court of Canada: Donald Victor Butler v. Her Majesty the Queen.
IX: SEXUAL HARASSMENT.
47. Barbara A. Gutek: Understanding Sexual Harassment at Work.
48. Ellen Frankel Paul: Exaggerating the Extent of Sexual Harassment.
49. Nancy ("Ann") Davis: Sexual Harassment in the University.
50. James P. Sterba: Understanding, Explaining, and Eliminating Sexual Harassment.
51. Supreme Court of the United States: Harris v. Forklift Systems, Inc.
X: GAY AND LESBIAN RIGHTS.
52. John Finnis: Homosexual Conduct Is Wrong.
53. Martha Nussbaum: Homosexual Conduct Is Not Wrong.
54. John Corvino: The Ethics of Homosexuality.
55. Maggie Gallager: What Marriage is For.
56. Supreme Court of Vermont: Baker v. Vermont (1999).
57. Supreme Court of the United States: Lawrence v. Texas.
58. Supreme Court of Massachusetts: Goodridge v. Dept. of Public Health.
XI: ANIMAL LIBERATION AND ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE.
59. Peter Singer: All Animals Are Equal.
60. Michael Pollan: The Unnatural Idea of Animal Rights.
61. Paul W. Taylor: The Ethics of Respect for Nature.
62. David Schmidt: A Critique of Biocentrism.
63. James P. Sterba: Biocentrism Defended.
64. Karen J. Warren: The Power and the Promise of Ecological Feminism.
65. Congress of the United States: From the Animal Welfare Act.
66. Congress of the United States: Amendments to the Animal Welfare Act.
67. Supreme Court of the United States: Tennessee Valley Authority v. Hill.
XII: PUNISHMENT AND RESPONSIBILITY.
68. Karl Menninger: The Crime of Punishment.
69. C. S. Lewis: A Critique of the Humanitarian Theory of Punishment.
70. Edmund L. Pincoffs: Classical Retributivism.
71. James P. Sterba: Rational Choice Theory of Punishment
72. Ernest Van Den Haag: Deterrence and Uncertainty.
73. Jeffrey H. Reiman: Civilization, Safety, and Deterrence.
74. Supreme Court of the United States: Gregg v. Georgia.
XIII: WAR, TORTURE AND TERRORISM.
75. James P. Sterba: Reconciling Pacifists and Just War Theorists.
76. Alan M. Dershowitz: Make Torture an Option.
77. David Luban: Torture and the Ticking Bomb.
78. Stephen Nathanson: Can Terrorism Be Morally Justified?
79. James P. Sterba: Terrorism and International Justice.
80. The Geneva Conventions Against Torture.
81. Dissenting Opinions in Boumediene v. Bush.
"A well-rounded ethics book."— Prof. Sandor Marai, Sinclair Community College