Ethics in Practice – Fifth Edition

[N]: New to fifth edition; [R]: Revised for Ethics in Practice; [W]: Written for Ethics in Practice
Front Matter

Preface for Instructors
General Introduction [W] [R]
Theorizing about Ethics [W] [R]
Reading Philosophy [W] [R]
Writing a Philosophy Paper [W] [R]
Basics of Argumentation [NW]

Part I    Ethical Theory
Ethical Theory

1   Consequentialism [R & R]
William H. Shaw

2   Deontology [W & R]
DavidMcNaughton and Piers Rawling [RW]

3   Rights [W & R]

4   Virtue Theory [W]
Rosalind Hursthouse

5    Feminist Ethics? [NW]
Lorna Finlayson

Part II     Life, Death, and Moral Status


6     Justifying Physician-Assisted Deaths [W]                                                                          
Tom L. Beauchamp

7     Against the Right to Die [R]  
J.David Velleman

8. Physician-Assisted Deaths: Policy Choices [NW]
Ronald Lindsey

9     Dying at the Right Time: Reflections on (Un)Assisted Suicide [W & R]                         
John Hardwig

10     “’For Now Have I My Death’:  The ‘Duty to Die’ Versus the Duty to Help the Ill Stay Alive.”
Felicia Ackerman
11    A Defense of Abortion                                                                                                    
Judith Jarvis Thomson

12    On the Moral and Legal Status of Abortion [R]                                                              
Mary Anne Warren

13    An Argument that Abortion is Wrong [W]                                                                        
Don Marquis

14    The Moral Permissibility of Abortion                                                                              
Margaret Olivia Little

15    Virtue Theory and Abortion [R]
Rosalind Hursthouse


16    All Animals are Equal                                                                                                      
Peter Singer

17    Moral Standing, the Value of Lives, and Speciesism                                                      
R. G. Frey

18    The Case for Animal Rights                                                                                           
Tom Regan

19  The Vegetarian Imperative
Michael Allen Fox

Biomedical Technologies
20    Is Women’s Labor a Commodity?
Elizabeth S. Anderson

21    “Goodbye Dolly?” The Ethics of Human Cloning
John Harris

22    The Wisdom of Repugnance: Why We Should Ban the Cloning of Humans
Leon R. Kass

23    Cognitive Enhancement  [NW]
Jonathan Pugh

24    The Value of Nature [W]
Ronald Sandler

25    A Place for Cost-Benefit Analysis [R & R]
David Schmidtz

26    Ideals of Human Excellence and Preserving Natural Environments
Thomas E. Hill, Jr.

27    A Perfect Moral Storm: Climate Change, Intergenerational Ethics, and the Problem of Moral Corruption [R]
Stephen M. Gardiner

Part III     Liberty and Equality

 and Risk

28    Freedom of Action
John Stuart Mill

29    Against the Legalization of Drugs
James Q. Wilson

30    Why We Should Decriminalize Drug Use [R]
Douglas Husak

31    The Liberal Basis of the Right to Bear Arms [R]
Todd C. Hughes and Lester H. Hunt

32    Gun Control
Hugh LaFollette


Free Speech                                                                                                                     
33    Freedom of Thought and Discussion                                                                                 
John Stuart Mill

34    “The Price We Pay?” Pornography and Harm [R]                                                            
Susan J. Brison

35    The Right to Get Turned On: Pornography, Autonomy, Equality                                      
Andrew Altman

36    Sticks and Stones [W]                                                                                                       
John Arthur

37    Speech Codes and Expressive Harm [W]                                                                        
Andrew Altman

Discrimination, Racism, and Sexism                                                                        
38    Racism as an Ethical Issue [N]                                                                                                                      
Michele  Moody-Adams

39    Servility and Self-Respect                                                                                             
Thomas E. Hill, Jr.

40  Implicit Bias, Awareness, and Moral Responsibility [NW]
Alex Madva

41    Affirmative Action as Equalizing Opportunity: Challenging the Myth of “Preferential Treatment” [W]                                                  
Luke Charles Harris and Uma Narayan

42    Sexual Harassment [NR]                                                                                               
Jennifer Saul

43    Men in Groups: Collective Responsibility for Rape [R]                                                  
Larry May and Robert Strikwerda

44  Ideals of Respect: Identity, Dignity and Disability [NW]
Adam Cureton

Religion, Conscience, and the State

45  Resolving Conflicts between Religious Liberty and Other Values [NW]
Mark R.Wicclair

46 Religious Conviction, Parental Authority, and Children’s Interests
Christopher Meyers [NW]

47  Gay Rights and Religious Accommodation [NW]
Adrew Koppleman

48 Conscientious Objection in Medicine [NR]
Mark R. Wicclair

49   “My Conscience May Be My Guide, but You May not Have to Honor It” [NR]
Hugh LaFollette

Part IV   Justice
50    Punishment and Desert [W]                                                                                          
James Rachels

51    Does Punishment Work? [W]                                                                                         
John Paul Wright, Francis T. Cullen, and Kevin M. Beaver

52    In Defense of the Death Penalty                                                                                   
Louis P. Pojman

53    Against the Death Penalty                                                                                              
Jeffrey Reiman

54  Just Deserts in an Unjust Society [NR]
Suart P. Green

55  To Protect and Serve — Policing of Minorities [NR]
John Kleinig

Economic Justice                                                                                                        
56    A Theory of Justice                                                                                                        
John Rawls

57    The Entitlement Theory of Justice                                                                                
Robert Nozick

58  Benefitting from Injustice [NW]
Daniel Butt

59  Bleeding Heart Libertarian View of Inequality [NW]
Andrew Jason Cohen

Global Justice
60  Refugees and the Right to Control Immigration [NW]
Christopher Heath Wellman

61  Case for Open Immigration [N]
Chandran Kukathas

62    Famine, Affluence, and Morality                                                                                       
Peter Singer

63    Famine Relief and the Ideal Moral Code [W]                                                                    
John Arthur

64    Eradicating Systemic Poverty: Brief for a Global Resources Dividend [R]                      
Thomas W. Pogge

War and Torture
65    Just War and Moral Consistency [NW]
Jonathan Parry (University of Birmingham)

66    Pacifism: Reclaiming the Moral Presumption [W]                                                            
William J. Hawk

67    The Justifiability of Humanitarian Intervention [R]                                                            
Charles R. Beitz

68    “Terrorism and Torture.”  [N]
Fritz Alhoff

69    “Unthinking the Ticking Time Bomb” [NR]
David Luban


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