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Ethics in Practice (2nd edition)
Blackwell Publishers

Hugh LaFollette (editor) | [pdf version]

"Ethics in Practice is an extraordinary anthology. Not only has LaFollette done an excellent job selecting seminal essays on the crucial  issues, he's lined-up authors famous for their abilities to bring their deep theoretical insights to bear on everyday moral questions."
Christopher Heath Wellman, Georgia State University

"This is perhaps the best collection of articles on applied ethics that I know. It covers many of the areas that comprise the general topic, with articles of note, by philosophers of quality. It is a superb volume not only for teaching applied ethics but also for introducing students to rigorous thinking in philosophy."
R. G. Frey, Bowling Green State University

 

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Preface to the instructor ix
Acknowledgments xi
General Introduction 1
Theorizing about Ethics 3
Reading Philosophy 12

N  new to the second edition

R  revised for Ethics in Practice

W  written for Ethics in Practice

 

I. Life and Death

Euthanasia 19

 

1

" Rule Utilitarianism and Euthanasia" Brad Hooker [W]

22
2 "Against the Right to Die" J. David Velleman [NR] 32
3

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

40
4

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

48
Abortion 60

 

5

"A Defense of Abortion" Judith Jarvis Thomson

63

 

6

"On The Moral and Legal Status of Abortion" Mary Ann Warren [R]

72

 

7

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

83

 

8

"Virtue Theory and Abortion" Rosalind Hursthouse [NR]

94
Animals 104

 

9

"All Animals Are Equal" Peter Singer

107

 

10

"The Moral Community" Michael Allen Fox

117

 

11

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

128

 

12

"The Case for Animal Rights" Tom Regan

 

147

II. The Personal Life

Family and Reproductive Technology 149

 

13

"What Do Grown Children Owe Their Parents?" Jane English

152

 

14

"Emotional Exploitation" Sandra Lee Bartky [R]

156

 

15

"Morality, Parents and Children" James Rachels

167

 

16

"Artificial Means of Reproduction and our Understanding of the Family" Ruth Macklin [N]

178

 

17

"Is Women's Labor a Commodity?" Elizabeth S. Anderson [N]

187

 

18

"Goodbye, Dolly: the Ethics of Human Cloning" John Harris [N]

199
Sexuality 209

 

19

"What's Wrong with Rape?" Pamela Foa

212

 

20

"Morality and Human Sexuality" Vincent Punzo

220

 

21

"Plain Sex" Alan H. Goldman

225

 

22

"Why Homosexuality is Abnormal" Michael Levin [R]

233

 

23

"Homosexuality and the Moral Relevance of Experience" John Corvino [NW]

241
Virtues 251

 

24

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

254

 

25

"On Improving People by Political Means" Lester H. Hunt

261

 

26

"Generosity" James D. Wallace

271

 

27

"Humility" Judith Andre [NR]

 

276

III. Liberty and Equality

Paternalism and Risk 287

 

28

"Individuality" J.S. Mill

290

 

29

"Against the Legalization of Drugs" James Q. Wilson

295

 

30

"The War on Drugs is Lost" William F. Buckley, Jr., et. al. [N]

300

 

31

"Permissible Paternalism: Saving Smokers from Themselves" Robert E. Goodin

307

 

32

"The Liberal Basis of the Right to Bear Arms" Todd C. Hughes & Lester H. Hunt [NR]

313

 

33

"Gun Control" Hugh LaFollette [N] 325
Free Speech 338

 

34

"Freedom of Thought and Discussion" J.S. Mill

340

 

35

"Sex, Lies, and Pornography" Ann Garry [NR]

344

 

36

"MacKinnon's Words" Ronald Dworkin [N]

356

 

37

"Sticks and Stones" John Arthur [W]

364

 

38

"Speech Codes and Expressive Harm" Andrew Altman  [NW]

376
Sexual and Racial Discrimination 385

 

39

"Racisms" Kwame Anthony Appiah

389

 

40

"Sexual Harassment" Anita M. Superson

400

 

41

"Date Rape" Lois Pineau

410

 

42

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

418
Affirmative Action 428

 

43

"Affirmative Action" Michael Levin

431

 

44

"The Rights of Allan Bakke" Ronald Dworkin

441

 

45

"Affirmative Action As Equalizing Opportunity: Challenging the Myth of 'Preferential Treatment'"
Luke Charles Harris and Uma Narayan  [W]

 

448

IV Justice

Punishment 463

 

46

"Punishment and Desert" James Rachels  [W]

466

 

47

"Repentance and Criminal Punishment" Jeffrie G. Murphy [R]

475

 

48

"Making Hard Times Even Harder" Lynn Pasquerella  [W]

481

 

49

"In Defense of the Death Penalty" Louis Pojman [N]

493

 

50

"Against the Death Penalty" Jeffrey Reiman [N]

503
Economic Justice 511

 

51

"A Theory of Justice" John Rawls

514

 

52

"The Entitlement Theory of Justice" Robert Nozick

527

 

53

"Displacing the Distributive Paradigm" Iris Marion Young

540

 

54

"Economic Competition: Should We Care about the Losers?" Jonathan Wolff [NW]

551
World Hunger and International Justice 560

 

55

"Free Movement: If People Were Money" Robert E. Goodin [R]

563

 

56

"Famine, Affluence, and Morality" Peter Singer

572

 

57

"Famine Relief and the Ideal Moral Code" John Arthur [NW]

582

 

58

"Hunger, Capacity, and Development" David A. Crocker [R]

591

 

59

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

604
Environment 618

 

60

"Feeding People versus Saving Nature" Holmes Rolston III [R]

621

 

61

"The Land Ethic" Aldo Leopold

631

 

62

"Challenges of Ecofeminism: from `Should' to `Can'" Gail Stenstad [NW]

640

 

63

"Ideals of Human Excellence and Preserving Natural Environments" Thomas E. Hill Jr. [N]

654

 

64

"Hume and Nature" Alan Carter [NW]

 

664
Index 674