Ethics: Theory and Contemporary Issues

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by: Barbara MacKinnon

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This is a university-level textbook . Contains very comprehensive, clear-sighted introductions to general and specific areas of ethical debate cover major ethical theories, including feminist ethics and ethical relativism, before going into "deeper" issues ranging from euthanasia and sexual morality to war and professional ethics. New articles from prominent ethicists help increase this editions coverage of contemporary dilemmas with widespread impact, including torture and the Abu Ghraib prison scandal, "partial birth" abortion, cloning, same-sex marriage, and Wikipedia and Google. ETHICS: THEORY AND CONTEMPORARY ISSUES aims to integrate theory and contemporary moral issues.

Two main sections: Ethical Theory and Ethical Issues. The 1st part contains the theory of ethics from a number of standpoints, including Relativism, Egoism, Utilitarianism, Kant's Theories and Natural Law. The 2nd section is filled with discussions of ethical issues of today including pornography, euthanasia, abortion, sexual morality, environmentalism, animal rights, stem cell research and much more.


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