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Published: 28 June 2019

832 Pages

7-1/2 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190903268

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Principles, Issues, and Cases

Fourth Edition

Lewis Vaughn

  • "Classic Case Files" describe landmark cases that shaped the debate, while news-making "Cases for Evaluation" encourage students to form their own opinions
  • Various text boxes: "In Depth" boxes contain additional material, illustrations, or analyses, much of it "ripped from the headlines"; "Fact File" boxes provide statistics on the social, medical, and scientific facets of a chapter's topic; and "Legal Brief" boxes summarize important court rulings and the status of major legislation
  • "Key Terms" are boldfaced and boxed off within the text and then defined in a glossary at the back of the book
  • "Applying Major Theories" sections at the end of each chapter help students relate theories to the issues

New to this Edition:

  • Expanded discussions and clarifications of feminist ethics, abortion and Judaism, euthanasia, advance directives, informed consent, the issue of race in research, gene therapy, principlism, prima facie principles, and healthcare in various countries
  • Ten new readings provide new perspectives on issues discussed in the text
  • A new section on the moral theory known as principlism (W. D. Ross's perspective) in Chapter 2 explains how people make moral decisions
  • An expanded Ancillary Resource Center offers an Instructor's Test Bank and Student Self-Quizzes that include questions on every reading in the book

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