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Practice of Ethics - Hugh LaFollette

Hardcover Published: 1st April 2007
ISBN: 9780631219446
Number Of Pages: 300

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<i>The Practice of Ethics</i> is an outstanding guide to the burgeoning field of applied ethics, and offers a coherent narrative that is both theoretically and pragmatically grounded for framing practical issues. <br><ul><br><li>Discusses a broad range of contemporary issues such as racism, euthanasia, animal rights, and gun control. <br><li>Argues that ethics must be put into practice in order to be effective. <br><li>Draws upon relevant insights from history, psychology, sociology, law and biology, as well as philosophy. <br><li>An excellent companion to LaFollette's authoritative anthology, <i>Ethics in Practice: An Anthology, Third Edition </i>(Blackwell, 2006).</li></ul>

Acknowledgements.

Introduction.

Part I: Learning to Theorize:.

1. The Ethical Impulse.

2. A Tale of Two Theories.

3. Using and Sharpening the Theoretical Tools.

4. Relativism.

Part II: The Moral Status of Groups:.

5. Racism.

6. Affirmative Action.

Part III: Life and Death:.

7. Religion and Morality.

8. Death, Dying, and Physician-assisted Suicide.

9. Slippery Slope Arguments.

Part IV: Autonomy, Responsibility, and Risk:.

10. Autonomy, Children, and Paternalism.

11. Punishment.

12. Gun Control.

Part V: Living Morally:.

13. Everyday Morality.

14. Character, Virtue Ethics, and Pragmatism.

15. Animals.

Part VI: The Demands of Morality:.

16. World Hunger.

17. Is Morality Demanding?.

18. Egoism: Psychological and Moral.

Part VII: Thinking Ahead:.

19. Moral Speculations.

Index

ISBN: 9780631219446
ISBN-10: 0631219447
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 300
Published: 1st April 2007
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.3 x 17.88  x 2.29
Weight (kg): 0.69
Edition Number: 1