Journals Higher Education



Published: 02 February 2009

640 Pages

7 1/2 X 9 1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195337808

Bookseller Code (04)

What's Wrong?

Applied Ethicists and Their Critics

Second Edition

Edited by David Boonin and Graham Oddie

Now in a second edition, What's Wrong? Applied Ethicists and Their Critics presents a thorough and engaging exploration of twenty-eight contemporary ethical issues. Employing a unique approach to teaching argumentation, editors David Boonin and Graham Oddie open each chapter with an influential article that takes a strong stand on a particular issue; the essays that immediately follow offer objections and critical responses to the arguments put forth in the featured selection. Offering more than eighty readings organized into five parts--killing, sex, the family, race relations, and the state--the book includes seminal essays by prominent philosophers alongside work by newer voices in the field. Addressing five new cutting-edge issues--overpopulation, campus hate speech codes, hate crime laws, torture, and global warming--the second edition includes fifteen new readings and adds a new section on applied ethics and ethical theory to the general introduction.

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