9780195381931-0195381939-Contemporary Moral Arguments: Readings in Ethical Issues

Contemporary Moral Arguments: Readings in Ethical Issues

ISBN-13: 9780195381931
ISBN-10: 0195381939
Edition: 58302nd
Author: Vaughn, Lewis
Publication date: 2009
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Paperback 736 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780195381931
ISBN-10: 0195381939
Edition: 58302nd
Author: Vaughn, Lewis
Publication date: 2009
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Paperback 736 pages

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Acknowledged authors Vaughn, Lewis wrote Contemporary Moral Arguments: Readings in Ethical Issues comprising 736 pages back in 2009. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0195381939 and 9780195381931. Since then Contemporary Moral Arguments: Readings in Ethical Issues textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 0.30 or rent at the marketplace.

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Taking a unique approach that emphasizes careful reasoning, this cutting-edge reader is structured around twenty-eight key arguments that have provoked heated debates on current ethical issues. Contemporary Moral Arguments: Readings in Ethical Issues opens with a two-chapter introduction to moral theories and moral reasoning that provides students with the background necessary to analyze the arguments in the following chapters. Chapters 3-12 present seventy-six readings that are organized--in the conventional way--into ten topical areas: abortion; sex and marriage; euthanasia and assisted suicide; genetic engineering and cloning; the death penalty; war, terrorism, and torture; pornography; economic justice and health care; animal rights and environmental duties; and global obligations to the poor.

Offering a special feature not found in other anthologies, the selections are also organized in an unconventional way, by argument, so that students can more easily see how philosophers have debated each other on these critical issues. Each argument opens with an introduction that outlines the argument's key points, provides context for it, and reviews some of the main responses to it. Each introduction is followed by two to four essays that present the argument's classic statement, critiques and defenses of it, and related debates.

Contemporary Moral Arguments incorporates more pedagogical features than any other reader, including:

* Essay questions--ideal for writing assignments--after each of the twenty-eight argument sections
* Four types of boxes throughout: Facts and Figures, Public Opinion, Legalities, and Time Lines
* A list of key terms at the end of each chapter, all defined in the glossary, and suggestions for further reading
* An Instructor's Manual and Testbank on CD featuring chapter and reading summaries, lecture outlines in PowerPoint format, and essay and objective questions with an answer key
* A Companion Website at www.oup.com/us/vaughn containing the same material as the Instructor's Manual along with such student resources as self-quizzes and flash cards

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