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Ethics

2007

Ethics and Political Philosophy

Selected Works

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Doing Ethics In A Diverse World, Robert Traer, Harlan Stelmach Jul 2007

Doing Ethics In A Diverse World, Robert Traer, Harlan Stelmach

Harlan Stelmach

Nothing is more difficult today than deciding what to do about abortion, gay marriage, economic injustice, war, torture, global warming, euthanasia, capital punishment, and a host of other controversies, particularly in a world in which people of varying religious, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds commonly live side by side. Can we draw on the wisdom of the past to address these contemporary ethical dilemmas? Can we see more clearly how we should consider what is right and wrong, and good and bad, and then work through these divisive problems toward decisions that make sense to us?While challenging moral relativism, Doing ...


Ethical Analysis Of Petas Holocaust On Your Plate Campaign.Pdf, Carrie P. Freeman Dec 2006

Ethical Analysis Of Petas Holocaust On Your Plate Campaign.Pdf, Carrie P. Freeman

Carrie P. Freeman

Little existing research explores the special ethical challenges most applicable to social movement organizations as they struggle to use persuasive communication campaigns to redefine accepted social practices into social problems. As a case study, this paper evaluates People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals' (PETA) controversial 2003-04 international "Holocaust on Your Plate" vegetarian campaign to determine its strengths and weaknesses from the standpoint of public relations ethics, using TARES principles and ethical theory as a guide. Issues of respect and minimizing harm take center stage. Both speciesist and nonspeciesist perspectives are considered.

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