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Published: 15 September 2017

960 Pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190607845

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The Moral Life

An Introductory Reader in Ethics and Literature

Sixth Edition

Louis P. Pojman and Lewis Vaughn

  • Philosophical essays paired with literary works clarify concepts, draw students into topics, and bring ethical dilemmas and principles to life
  • A balance of both classic and contemporary readings in ethics gives students a broad view of the application and relevance of ethics
  • An appendix on how to read and write a philosophy paper provides advice for instructors who want to include writing assignments in their courses

New to this Edition:

  • A new chapter on war and terrorism, with three new readings: Jan Narveson, "Pacifism: A Philosophical Analysis"; Haig Khatchadourian, "The Morality of Terrorism"; and Andrew Valls, "Can Terrorism Be Justified?"
  • Ten new selections added to existing chapters: Philippa Foot, "Natural Goodness"; David Enoch, "Why I Am an Objectivist about Ethics (And Why You Are, Too)"; Susan Wolf, "Moral Saints"; Richard Taylor, "The Meaning of Life"; Maggie Gallagher, "What Marriage Is For: Children Need Mothers and Fathers"; Jonathan Rauch, "For Better or Worse?"; Bonnie Steinbock, "The Intentional Termination of Life"; Tristram McPherson, "How to Argue for (and Against) Ethical Veganism"; Joel Salatin, "Animal Welfare"; and Travis Timmerman, "A Reply to Singer"
  • Four new readings by women writers, bringing the total to sixteen in the text

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