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College Ethics

A Reader on Moral Issues That Affect You

Bob Fischer

Publication Date - November 2016

ISBN: 9780190498658

672 pages
Paperback
5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

In Stock

Retail Price to Students: $69.95

The only available anthology on issues that directly affect today's college students

Description

College Ethics: A Reader on Moral Issues That Affect You is a collection of brief, engaging, and accessible readings on issues that directly affect--and matter to--today's college students. Ideal for courses in college ethics or introductory ethics, College Ethics can be used as either a main text or a supplementary reader.

FEATURES

Focuses on material that's directly relevant to students' lives, with articles on topics like casual sex, gender identity, hate speech on campus, heavy drinking, and college sports

Covers issues that are important on today's campuses, including accommodating gender identity, responsibility for implicit bias, the nature of prejudice, trigger warnings, and protest

Includes readings on academic ethics, enabling professors to have important conversations about cheating, plagiarism, and the aims of education

Includes a brief primer on ethics, comprehension and discussion questions, and detailed case studies for every reading

An Ancillary Resource Center contains an Instructor's Manual with Test Bank and PowerPoint lecture slides

A Companion Website provides resources for students

Features

  • Focuses on material that's directly relevant to students' lives, with articles on topics like casual sex, gender identity, hate speech on campus, heavy drinking, and college sports
  • Covers issues that are important on today's campuses, including accommodating gender identity, responsibility for implicit bias, the nature of prejudice, trigger warnings, and protest
  • Includes readings on academic ethics, enabling professors to have important conversations about cheating, plagiarism, and the aims of education
  • Includes a brief primer on ethics, comprehension and discussion questions, and detailed case studies for every reading
  • An Ancillary Resource Center contains an Instructor's Manual with Test Bank and PowerPoint lecture slides
  • A Companion Website provides resources for students

About the Author(s)

Bob Fischer is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Texas State University. He is coeditor of The Moral Complexities of Eating Meat (OUP, 2015) and Modal Epistemology after Rationalism (2016), and the author of Modal Justification via Theories (forthcoming).

Reviews

"College Ethics is an applied ethics book that college students will actually want to read."--James McRae, Westminster College

"College Ethics is a comprehensive reader on many of the ethical issues college students face today and would serve as an excellent primary text for a course on campus ethics. Using a conversational writing style, Fischer does a great job of taking complicated topics and making them clear and easy to understand."--Nicholas Tirone, New England College

"This is the applied ethics textbook that we have been waiting for. It is very well thought-out--not just in terms of its philosophical content, instructional materials, and level of rigor--but also in terms of what actually matters to the students in our classrooms right now."--Ryan P. Mott, Emmanuel College

"College Ethics has the flexibility in topical coverage that I would want for a course and an excellent selection of readings. It aims to meet students where they stand through the issues they face and think about."--Mitchell Haney, University of North Florida

Table of Contents

    Preface
    Acknowledgments
    Instructor and Student Resources
    Introduction
    This Book
    Getting Our Bearings
    Thinking, Fast and Critically
    Making Arguments
    Moral Theory
    Relativism
    Going Forward
    Part I. Sex and Relationships
    1. Why Shouldn't Tommy and Jim Have Sex? A Defense of Homosexuality, John Corvino
    2. What's Love Got to Do with It? Epicureanism and Friends with Benefits, William O. Stephens
    3. Virtue Ethics, Casual Sex, and Objectification, Raja Halwani
    4. Sexism in Practice: Feminist Ethics Evaluating the Hookup Culture, Conor Kelly
    5. Sexual Privacy, Laurie Shrage and Robert Stewart
    6. Date Rape's Other Victim, Katie Roiphe
    7. Alcohol and Rape, Nicholas Dixon
    8. Just Pushy Enough, Anne Barnhill
    Part II. Abortion
    9. Is Abortion a Question of Personal Morality?, Julie Kirsch
    10. Abortion, John Harris and Søren Holm
    11. Virtue Theory and Abortion, Rosalind Hursthouse
    Part III. Sexism, Gender, and Racism
    12. Sexism, Ann E. Cudd and Leslie E. Jones
    13. A Sensible Antiporn Feminism, A.W. Eaton
    14. What Makes a Woman?, Elinor Burkett
    15. Trans Persons, Cisgender Persons, and Gender Identities, Christine Overall
    16. The Pressure to Cover, Kenji Yoshino
    17. Racism: What It Is and What It Isn't, Lawrence Blum
    18. Latino/as, Asian Americans, and the Black-White Binary, Linda Martin Alcoff
    19. Racial Cognition and the Ethics of Implicit Bias, Daniel Kelly and Erica Roedder
    20. How Not to Accuse Someone of Prejudice, Emrys Westacott
    Part IV. Affirmative Action in Admissions
    21. The Meaning of "Merit," William G. Bowen and Derek Bok
    22. Does Your "Merit" Depend upon Your Race? A Rejoinder to Bowen and Bok, Stephan Thernstrom and Abigail Thernstrom
    Part V. Speech and Protest
    23. Words That Wound, Richard Delgado and Jean Stefancic
    24. Campus Speech Restrictions, Martin Golding
    25. The Coddling of the American Mind, Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt
    26. Why I Use Trigger Warnings, Kate Manne
    27. Self-Respect and Protest, Bernard R. Boxill
    28. Symbolic Protest and Calculated Silence, Thomas E. Hill, Jr.
    Part VI. Drugs and Drinking
    29. An Argument for Drug Prohibition, Peter de Marneffe
    30. Drug Prohibition Is Both Wrong and Unworkable, Tibor R. Machan
    31. The Morning After: Hangovers and Regrets, Thomas Vander Ven
    32. The Dark Power of Fraternities, Caitlin Flanagan
    Part VII. Consumer Ethics
    33. Download This Essay: A Defense of Stealing E-Books, Andrew T. Forcehimes
    34. A Response to Forcehimes's "Download This Essay: A Defense of Stealing E-Books," Sadulla Karjiker
    35. The Singer Solution to World Poverty, Peter Singer
    36. Women Shopping and Women Sweatshopping: Individual Responsibility for Consumerism, Lisa Cassidy
    37. Puppies, Pigs, and People: Eating Meat and Marginal Cases, Alastair Norcross
    38. It's Not My Fault: Global Warming and Individual Moral Obligations, Walter Sinnott-Armstrong
    39. Climate, Collective Action, and Individual Ethical Obligations, Marion Hourdequin
    Part VIII. Sports
    40. The Role and Value of Intercollegiate Athletics in Universities, Myles Brand
    41. On the Role and Value of Intercollegiate Athletics in Universities, J. Angelo Corlett
    Part IX. Gaming, Music, and Humor
    42. Defending the Morality of Violent Video Games, Marcus Schulzke
    43. The Gamer's Dilemma: An Analysis of the Arguments for the Moral Distinction Between Virtual Murder and Virtual Pedophilia, Morgan Luck
    44. The Ethics of Singing Along: The Case of "Mind of a Lunatic," Aaron Smuts
    45. The Negative Ethics of Humor, John Morreall
    Part X. Dishonesty, Enhancement, and Extra Credit
    46. Why Is Cheating Wrong?, Mathieu Bouville
    47. Enhancement and Cheating, Rebecca Roache
    48. Ideals of Student Excellence and Enhancement, Gavin G. Enck
    49. The Role of Cultural Values in Plagiarism in Higher Education, Nina C. Heckler and David R. Forde
    50. A Moral Case Against Certain Uses of Plagiarism Detection Services, J. Caleb Clanton
    51. Seven Arguments Against Extra Credit, Christopher A. Pynes
    Part XI. The Aims of Education
    52. Should Students Have to Borrow? Autonomy, Well-Being, and Student Debt, Christopher Martin
    53. From Knowledge to Wisdom: The Need for an Academic Revolution, Nicholas Maxwell
    54. Education for Citizenship in an Era of Global Connection, Martha Nussbaum
    55. Claiming an Education, Adrienne Rich

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