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Living Ethics

An Introduction with Readings

Second Edition

Russ Shafer-Landau

Publication Date - October 2021

ISBN: 9780197608876

768 pages
Paperback
7 1/2 x 9 1/4 inches

In Stock

Retail Price to Students: $79.95

Living Ethics: An Introduction with Readings, second edition is an ideal all-in-one resource for courses in introduction to ethics and contemporary moral problems. In this hybrid textbook/reader, Russ Shafer-Landau brings moral theory and contemporary moral issues to life with a comprehensive and balanced set of readings, uniquely engaging explanations, and clear analysis of arguments.

Description

Living Ethics: An Introduction with Readings is an ideal all-in-one resource for courses in introduction to ethics and contemporary moral problems. In this hybrid textbook/reader, Russ Shafer-Landau brings moral theory and contemporary moral issues to life with a comprehensive and balanced set of readings, uniquely engaging explanations, and clear analysis of arguments. The book balances coverage of moral reasoning (in Part 1) with highly relevant contemporary moral problems (in Part 2).

New to this Edition

  • A new section on Privacy, which includes four new readings, and an additional eighteen readings across the remaining topics.
  • Two new selections that were commissioned especially for this book-one by Diane Jeske, on cultural relativism, and another by Javier Hidalgo, on open borders and immigration.

Features

  • Concise yet comprehensive coverage of foundational readings and topics.
  • Effectively models how to analyze, evaluate, and format an argument.
  • Excellent balance between theory and applied issues.

About the Author(s)

Russ Shafer-Landau is Professor of Philosophy at University of Madison, Wisconsin

Table of Contents

    Preface

    PART 1. Moral Theory

    Chapter 1. What Is Morality?
    Chapter 2. Moral Reasoning
    Chapter 3. Skepticism about Morality
    Chapter 4. The Good Life
    Chapter 5. Consequentialism
    Chapter 6. Kantian Ethics
    Chapter 7. Social Contract Theory
    Chapter 8. Natural Law
    Chapter 9. The Ethic of Prima Facie Duties
    Chapter 10. Virtue Ethics
    Chapter 11. Feminist Ethics and the Ethics of Care

    Part 2. Moral Problems
    Chapter 12. Abortion
    Chapter 13. Animals
    Chapter 14. The Environment
    Chapter 15. Euthanasia
    Chapter 16. Economic Justice and Economic Inequality
    Chapter 17. Globalization and Immigration
    Chapter 18. The Legacy of Racism
    Chapter 19. Privacy
    Chapter 20. The Death Penalty
    Chapter 21. Drugs
    Chapter 22. Genetic Engineering
    Chapter 23. Sexual Morality

    Appendix: The Truth about Philosophy Majors
    Glossary
    Index