The Moral Life

An Introductory Reader in Ethics and Literature

Author: Louis P. Pojman,Lewis Vaughn

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199950850

Category: Philosophy

Page: 932

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Brings together an extensive and varied collection of ninety-one classical and contemporary readings on ethical theory and practice. Integrating literature with philosophy in an innovative way, this anthology uses literary works to enliven and make concrete the ethical theory or applied issues addressed

The Moral Life

An Introductory Reader in Ethics and Literature

Author: Louis P. Pojman,Lewis Vaughn

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195396256

Category: Philosophy

Page: 989

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Now more concise, the fourth edition of Louis P. Pojman and Lewis Vaughn's The Moral Life: An Introductory Reader in Ethics and Literature brings together an extensive and varied collection of eighty-four classical and contemporary readings on ethical theory and practice. Integrating literature with philosophy in an innovative way, the book uses literary works to enliven and make concrete the ethical theory or applied issues addressed in each chapter. Literary works by Camus, Hawthorne, Huxley, Ibsen, Le Guin, Melville, Orwell, Styron, Tolstoy, and many others lead students into such philosophical concepts and issues as relativism; utilitarianism; virtue ethics; the meaning of life; freedom and autonomy; sex, love, and marriage; animal rights; and terrorism. Once introduced, these topics are developed further through readings by philosophers including Plato, Aristotle, Kant, Singer, and Sartre. New to this edition are readings by James Rachels, Alasdair MacIntyre, Samuel Butler,Bertrand Russell, James Q. Wilson, John Corvino, and Stephen Nathanson. This unique anthology emphasizes the personal dimension of ethics, which is often ignored or minimized in ethics texts. It also incorporates chapter introductions, study questions, suggestions for further reading, biographical sketches of the writers, and an appendix about how to write a philosophy paper.

The Moral Life

An Introductory Reader in Ethics and Literature

Author: Louis P. Pojman

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195166088

Category: Philosophy

Page: 985

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The Moral Life: An Introductory Reader in Ethics and Literature, Second Edition, brings together an extensive and varied collection of ninety-two classical and contemporary readings on ethical theory and practice. Integrating literature with philosophy in an innovative way, editor Louis P. Pojman uses literary works to enliven and make concrete the ethical theory or applied issues addressed in each chapter. Literary works by Camus, Hawthorne, Hugo, Huxley, Ibsen, Le Guin, Melville, Orwell, Styron, Tolstoy, and many others lead students into philosophical concepts and issues such as relativism; utilitarianism; virtue ethics; the meaning of life; freedom; sex, love, and marriage; and environmental ethics. Once introduced, these topics are developed further through readings by philosophers including Aristotle, Jane English, Thomas E. Hill, Jr., Jean-Paul Sartre, and Bernard Williams. This unique anthology emphasizes the personal dimension of ethics, which is often ignored or minimized in ethics texts. The second edition offers several new selections including work by Maya Angelou, Kevin Bales, John Benson, Susan Glaspell, C. S. Lewis, R. M. MacIver, Plato, Plutarch, James Rachels, Ayn Rand, Voltaire, and Kurt Vonnegut. It also adds a new chapter on justice and the threat of terrorism featuring material from the Old Testament--in which the equivalent of a jihad occurs--followed by philosophical analyses by Martha Nussbaum and Louis P. Pojman. Featuring expanded part and chapter introductions as well as biographical sketches, abstracts, and study questions for each reading selection, The Moral Life, 2/e, is ideal for introductory ethics courses. It also provides an engaging gateway into personal and social ethics for the general reader.

Ethics, Literature, and Theory

An Introductory Reader

Author: Stephen K. George

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742532342

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 401

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Do the rich descriptions and narrative shapings of literature provide a valuable resource for readers, writers, philosophers, and everyday people to imagine and confront the ultimate questions of life? Do the human activities of storytelling and complex moral decision-making have a deep connection? What are the moral responsibilities of the artist, critic, and reader? What can religious perspectives—from Catholic to Protestant to Mormon—contribute to literary criticism? Thirty well known contributors reflect on these questions, including iterary theorists Marshall Gregory, James Phelan, and Wayne Booth; philosophers Martha Nussbaum, Richard Hart, and Nina Rosenstand; and authors John Updike, Charles Johnson, Flannery O'Connor, and Bernard Malamud. Divided into four sections, with introductory matter and questions for discussion, this accessible anthology represents the most crucial work today exploring the interdisciplinary connections between literature, religion and philosophy.

How Should We Live?: An Introduction to Ethics

Author: Louis P. Pojman

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133416454

Category: Education

Page: 208

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Louis Pojman's new HOW SHOULD WE LIVE? is a concise and engaging text that offers a provocative discussion of the central questions and theories in moral philosophy. Crafted by one of contemporary philosophy's most gifted teachers, it begins with a poignant meditation on Golding's LORD OF THE FLIES, a starting point for an eye-opening examination of central metaethical concepts such as relativism, objectivism, egoism, and whether or not religion is a necessity for morality. From there Pojman presents with even-handed consideration and in a readily accessible style the three most seminal ethical theories: utilitarianism, deontology, and virtue-based ethics. The book's discussion culminates with a very timely exploration of the grounds for human rights in today's increasingly global society. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Moral Philosophy: A Reader

Author: Louis P. Pojman,Peter Tramel

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 1603845038

Category: Philosophy

Page: 464

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This collection of classic and contemporary readings in ethics presents sharp, competing views on a wide range of fundamentally important topics: moral relativism and objectivism, ethical egoism, value theory, utilitarianism, deontological ethics, virtue ethics, ethics and religion, and applied ethics. The Fourth Edition dramatically increases the volume’s utility by expanding and updating the selections and introductions while retaining the structure that has made previous editions so successful.

Understanding Religious Ethics

Author: Charles Mathewes

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405133511

Category: Religion

Page: 277

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This accessible introduction to religious ethics focuses on the major forms of moral reasoning encompassing the three Abrahamic religions: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Draws on a range of moral issues, such as examples arising from friendship, marriage, homosexuality, lying, forgiveness and its limits, the death penalty, the environment, warfare, and the meaning of work, career, and vocation Looks at both ethical reasoning and importantly, how that reasoning reveals insights into a religious tradition Investigates the resources available to address common problems confronting Abrahamic faiths, and how each faith explains and defends its moral viewpoints Offering concrete topics for interfaith discussions, this is a timely and insightful introduction to a fast–growing field of interest

Who are We?

Theories of Human Nature

Author: Louis P. Pojman

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195179279

Category: Philosophy

Page: 301

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What is our nature? What is this enigma that we call human? Who are we? Since the dawn of human history, people have exhibited wildly contradictory qualities: good and evil, love and hate, strength and weakness, kindness and cruelty, aggressiveness and pacifism, generosity and greed, courage and cowardice. Experiencing a sense of eternity in our hearts--but at the same time confined to temporal and spatial constraints--we seek to understand ourselves, both individually and as a species. In Who Are We? Theories of Human Nature, esteemed author Louis P. Pojman seeks to find answers to these questions by exploring major theories in Western philosophy and religion, along with several traditions in Eastern thought. The most comprehensive work of its kind, the volume opens with chapters on the Hebrew/Christian view of human nature and the contrasting classical Greek theories, outlining a dichotomy between faith and reason that loosely frames the rest of the book. The following chapters cover the medieval view, Hindu and Buddhist perspectives, conservative and liberal theories, Kant's Copernican revolution, Schopenhauer's pessimistic idealism, and Karl Marx's theory. Freud's psychoanalytic view, the existentialist perspective, the Darwinian view, and scientific materialism are also discussed. Pojman concludes with a discussion of the question of free will, ultimately asserting that each one of us must decide for ourselves who and what we are, and, based on that answer, how we shall live.

Ethics: Theory and Contemporary Issues

Author: Barbara MacKinnon,Andrew Fiala

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1337515442

Category: Education

Page: 50

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Explore the major perspectives in ethical theory and a broad range of contemporary moral debates with MacKinnon/Fiala's ETHICS: THEORY AND CONTEMPORARY ISSUES, 9th Edition. Illuminating overviews and a selection of readings from traditional and contemporary sources make even complex philosophical concepts reader-friendly. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Cengage Advantage Ethics: Discovering Right and Wrong

Author: Louis P. Pojman,James Fieser

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305856783

Category: Education

Page: 272

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ETHICS: DISCOVERING RIGHT AND WRONG, 8E is a conversational and non-dogmatic overview of ethical theory. Written by one of contemporary philosophy's top teachers and revised by a best selling author, this textbook even-handedly raises important ethical questions and challenges readers to develop their own moral theories by applying them. This revision also presents an even broader presentation of various positions, featuring more feminist and multicultural perspectives as well. ETHICS: DISCOVERING RIGHT AND WRONG, 8E begins with easy to read chapters that introduce questions of meta-ethics and major moral theories. Later chapters address special topics in personal and religious ethics as well as the most recent developments in moral theory, including a new chapter on Biology and Ethics. Study questions for each chapter, along with useful bibliographies, make grasping the material more accessible than ever. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Contemporary Moral Arguments

Readings in Ethical Issues

Author: Lewis Vaughn

Publisher: OUP USA

ISBN: 9780199922260

Category: Philosophy

Page: 736

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Taking a unique approach that emphasizes careful reasoning, this cutting-edge reader is structured around twenty-seven landmark arguments that have provoked heated debates on current ethical issues.

Philosophy

The Quest for Truth

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780190254773

Category:

Page: 816

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Praised for its unique combination of accessibility and comprehensiveness, Philosophy: The Quest for Truth, Tenth Edition, provides an excellent selection of ninety-five classical and contemporary readings--on twenty key problems in philosophy--carefully organized so that they present pro/con dialogues that allow students to compare and contrast the philosophers' positions. Each of the readings is accompanied by study questions, end-of-reading reflective questions, and an individual introduction featuring a biographical sketch of the philosopher. A tutorial on logic and argument, a time line, boldfaced key terms, a detailed glossary, and an appendix on reading and writing philosophy papers further enhance the text's pedagogical value. In addition, each major section opens with a substantial introduction and ends with a short bibliography.

Today's Moral Issues

Classic and Contemporary Perspectives

Author: Daniel A. Bonevac

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages

ISBN: 9780072877052

Category: Philosophy

Page: 658

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Designed for Contemporary Moral Problems courses, Bonevac's Today's Moral Issues is unique in providing theoretical readings related to the contemporary issues readings that follow -- students connect theory and practice, thereby making the theory interesting and relevant. In addition to providing readings on contemporary topics, the book lends historical perspective to current moral issues with its unique inclusion of classic selections by philosophers such as Aristotle, Mill, Kant, and Locke.

Real Data

A Statistics Workbook Based on Empirical Data

Author: Zealure C Holcomb

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351867296

Category: Psychology

Page: 138

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• In Real Data, students predict the answers to interesting questions. Then they analyze data supplied by leading researchers to see if there is empirical support for their predictions. • Students get practice in computing all the major statistics usually covered in an introductory statistics course. • Because each of the 35 exercises in Part A deals with only a limited number of statistics, the workbook is easily coordinated with all introductory statistics textbooks. • Part A emphasizes small data sets that are useful whether students are using calculators or computers. The exercises in this part are highly structured so students know exactly what is required of them. • Part B provides larger data sets for comprehensive analysis by computer users. Loosely structured, the data sets allow you to specify which statistics should be computed. • Sample topics: Kissing and Sexual Harassment; Basic Trust of Rape Survivors; Gambling and Stealing; Pregnancy Risk Among Adolescents Who Had Been Sexually Abused; Boys Interacting with Their Fathers; Racial Differences in Seeking Medical Assistance; Instructors’ Clothing and Student Evaluations; Students’ Attitudes Toward Math; and Physician-Assisted Suicide. • Using real data for analysis makes the traditional statistics class come alive.

Choosing the Good

Christian Ethics in a Complex World

Author: Dennis P. Hollinger

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 080102563X

Category: Religion

Page: 304

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An intelligent discussion of the foundations and methods in ethics and ways to apply a Christian worldview to our secular culture.

The Morality of Terrorism

Author: Haig A. Khatchadourian

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1610970586

Category: Social Science

Page: 196

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The Morality of Terrorism argues that terrorism violates certain human rights, just war, and consequentialist moral principles, and so is always wrong. In distinguishing "freedom fighting" from terrorism, this study lays down stringent conditions derived from just war theory, for the moral justifiability of "freedom fighting" such as some revolutions, civil wars, and guerrilla warfare. This book then evaluates the morality of actual and possible judicial and military responses to terrorism by targeted governments. An appendix provides a case study (the Palestinian problem) of root causes of political and moralistic-religious terrorism.

Reading Literature and Writing Argument

Author: Missy James,Alan Merickel

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780321871862

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 651

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Based on the assumption that writing is valued only when it makes readers think, this anthology combines the content of literature and argument texts into one easy to use book. Reading Literature and Writing Argument provides students with multi-genre reading experiences designed to immerse them in critical and creative thinking as they address problems and issues from multiple perspectives. This book also prompts students to see language as a way to create meaning in their lives and to see themselves as writers with a purpose and an audience.

Ethics Across the Professions

A Reader for Professional Ethics

Author: Robert C. Solomon

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190298708

Category: Professional ethics

Page: 512

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What does it mean to be an ethical professional? A professional career can be so demanding that it permeates every aspect of a person's life and personality. In light of this fact, it is especially important for students who are planning to enter a chosen profession to understand its moralstatus, moral virtues, and possible moral pitfalls, so that they will be equipped to deal with the inevitable moral quandaries that they will encounter as professionals.The most up-to-date professional ethics reader available, Ethics Across the Professions analyzes the complex ethical issues that arise in such fields as engineering, finance, healthcare, journalism, and law. Featuring a wide array of both classic and contemporary sources, it ranges from works byAristotle and Kant to selections by Michael Bayles, Sissela Bok, Paul Ekman, and Thomas Nagel. Organized topically, the anthology covers what it means to be a professional, outlines several ethical models, and addresses key issues including deception in professional life, privacy, loyalty, socialwelfare, conflicts of interest, and self-regulation. The book includes detailed chapter introductions, several practical case studies at the end of each chapter, and provocative discussion questions on issues like "whistle-blowing," educating illegal immigrant children, sports, and advertisementsfor pharmaceutical companies. Edited by three renowned ethicists, Ethics Across the Professions is especially suited for introductory professional ethics courses taught in philosophy departments as well as in business schools, nursing schools, and other professional programs.

Actual Ethics

Author: James R. Otteson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139457101

Category: Philosophy

Page: N.A

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Actual Ethics offers a moral defense of the 'classical liberal' political tradition and applies it to several of today's vexing moral and political issues. James Otteson argues that a Kantian conception of personhood and an Aristotelian conception of judgment are compatible and even complementary. He shows why they are morally attractive, and perhaps most controversially, when combined, they imply a limited, classical liberal political state. Otteson then addresses several contemporary problems - wealth and poverty, public education, animal welfare, and affirmative action - and shows how each can be plausibly addressed within the Kantian, Aristotelian and classical liberal framework. Written in clear, engaging, and jargon-free prose, Actual Ethics will give students and general audiences an overview of a powerful and rich moral and political tradition that they might not otherwise consider.

Ethical Theory

Classical and Contemporary Readings

Author: Louis P. Pojman,James Fieser

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780495808770

Category: Education

Page: 693

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This authoritative and reader-friendly anthology will help you think through some of humanity's most persistent questions regarding right and wrong, good and bad. ETHICAL THEORY: CLASSICAL AND CONTEMPORARY READINGS cuts through the confusion and delivers a clear and comprehensive selection of readings from classical and contemporary sources. Presented in a dynamic pro and con format, with detailed summaries of each argument, this comprehensive anthology allows you to watch the ethical debate unfold before your eyes.