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Published: 02 October 2019

824 Pages

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

ISBN: 9780190930523

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Disputed Moral Issues

A Reader

Fifth Edition

Mark Timmons

  • Case studies, accompanied by questions, now conclude all moral issues chapters
  • Chapter 1's "A Moral Theory Primer" explains the main concepts and guiding aims of moral theory and then presents eight moral theories essential for understanding the many issues covered later in the book
  • Chapter introductions provide conceptual, historical, and theoretical context for the study of each moral issue and conclude with "Theory Meets Practice" sections that connect the arguments in the chapter readings back to the moral theories presented in the primer
  • A "Quick Guide to Moral Theories," appearing on the inside front cover, serves as a useful reminder of the key elements of the eight theories featured in the primer
  • A "User's Guide," which follows the preface, shows instructors how they can integrate moral theories and applied ethics into their courses
  • Reading summaries precede each reading to aid students' understanding of the selections
  • Reading questions and discussion questions accompany each selection to help students comprehend the arguments presented in the selections
  • "Additional Resources" at the end of each chapter feature annotated guides divided into web resources, authored books and articles, and edited collections
  • A glossary of important terms offers easy reference
  • An Ancillary Resource Center (ARC) contains an Instructor's Manual with sample syllabi and chapter goals and summaries; a Test Bank with essay, multiple-choice, true/false, and fill-in-the-blank questions; and PowerPoint lecture slides
  • A Companion Website offers student resources including self quizzes, suggested readings and media resources, and helpful web links

New to this Edition:

  • Eighteen new reading selections cover moral relativism; sexual morality; freedom of speech; drugs and addiction; sexism and racism; abortion; the death penalty; war, terrorism, and torture; economic justice; and the environment, consumption, and climate change
  • Case studies, accompanied by questions, now conclude all moral issues chapters
  • Revised to make the discussion of ethical theories more accessible, Chapter 1, "A Moral Theory Primer," now also covers care ethics