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Ethics

2007

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Review Of Ethical Theory By Russ Shafer-Landau, Matthew Pianalto Nov 2007

Review Of Ethical Theory By Russ Shafer-Landau, Matthew Pianalto

Matthew Pianalto

Any anthology on a topic as broad as moral philosophy risks committing sins of omission. In lieu of what Shafer-Landau calls the "point-counterpoint" approach usually taken in ethics readers, in which the audience is presented with positive accounts of particular views and critical responses, Shafer-Landau has chosen, particularly the sections on distinctive moral theories (such as consequentialism and deontological ethics), to focus on various defenses and articulations of the moral theories under consideration. Thus, "Readers will not have criticisms of the theories presented and ready to hand. As a compensation, however, they will have a more nuanced target to aim ...


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 ...