Doing Ethics: Moral Reasoning and Contemporary Issues

Fourth Edition

Author: Vaughn, Lewis

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393265412

Category: Philosophy

Page: 720

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Doing Ethics emphasizes that moral decision making is an active process - something one does. The Fourth Edition provides students with the theoretical and logical tools that a morally mature person must bring to that process, and offers a wealth of readings and case studies for them to consider and discuss. Streamlined prose, real-world relevance, and practical pedagogy - all at an affordable price - make Doing Ethics the leading applied ethics text.

Doing Ethics

Moral Reasoning and Contemporary Issues

Author: Lewis Vaughn

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780393600612

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Page: 720

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The most accessible introduction to ethical theory, moral reasoning, and contemporary ethical issues--now shorter and more focused, and still the best value.

Doing Ethics

Moral Reasoning and Contemporary Issues

Author: Lewis Vaughn

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 9780393137460

Category: Philosophy

Page: 177

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The most accessible and practical introduction to ethical theory, moral issues, and moral reasoning.

Doing Ethics in Media

Theories and Practical Applications

Author: Jay Black,Chris Roberts

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136815864

Category: Social Science

Page: 456

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Doing Ethics in Media: Theories and Practical Applications is an accessible, comprehensive introduction to media ethics. Its theoretical framework and grounded discussions engage students to think clearly and systematically about dilemmas in the rapidly changing media environment. The 13-chapter text is organized around six decision-making questions— the "5Ws and H" of media ethics. The questions encourage students to articulate the issues; apply codes, policies or laws; consider the needs of stakeholders; sift and sort through conflicting values; integrate philosophic principles; and pose a "test of publicity." Specifically, the questions ask: • What’s your problem? • Why not follow the rules? • Who wins, who loses? • What’s it worth? • Who’s whispering in your ear? • How’s your decision going to look? As they progress through the text, students are encouraged to resolve dozens of practical applications and increasingly complex case studies relating to journalism, new media, advertising, public relations, and entertainment. Other distinctive features include: • Comprehensive materials on classic moral theory and current issues such as truth telling and deception, values, persuasion and propaganda, privacy, diversity, and loyalty. • A user-friendly approach that challenges students to think for themselves rather than imposing answers on them. • Consistent connections between theories and the decision-making challenges posed in the practical applications and case studies. • A companion website with online resources for students, including additional readings and chapter overviews, as well as instructor materials with a test bank, instructor’s manual, sample syllabi and more. www.routledge.com/textbooks/black • A second website with continuously updated examples, case studies, and student writing – www.doingmediaethics.com. Doing Ethics in Media is aimed at undergraduates and graduate students studying media ethics in mass media, journalism, and media studies. It also serves students in rhetoric, popular culture, communication studies, and interdisciplinary social sciences.

Writing To Reason

A Companion for Philosophy Students and Instructors

Author: Brian David Mogck

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405170999

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 131

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A guide to writing philosophy essays which addresses the needs of instructors as well as students. It is a valuable aid to grading papers that facilitates communication between instructors and students. It also presents the steps of writing a philosophical essay. It addresses common mistakes and confusions about philosophical writing.

What Should I Do?

Philosophers on the Good, the Bad, and the Puzzling

Author: Alexander George,Elisa Mai

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199586128

Category: Philosophy

Page: 212

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Life throws moral questions at us every day -- about our family, social, and working relationships, about what the fair or decent thing to do is, about how society should be run. In this book a panel of distinguished philosophers offer lively and enlightening answers to a wide range of challenging questions submitted by members of the public.

Writing Philosophy Papers

Author: Zachary Seech

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495506842

Category: Philosophy

Page: 176

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Discover an all-in-one guide to writing with Seech’s WRITING PHILOSOPHY PAPERS, 5e. Written specifically for philosophy students, this unique book leads your students through every aspect of writing philosophy papers and serves as an ideal supplement for any philosophy class that includes writing assignments.Seech guides students through each step of creating and organizing a strong philosophy essay--from the conception of a thesis and basic mechanics of writing through conducting effective research and accurately citing sources. Your students learn the skills for formulating articulate, intelligent arguments. Sample essays in the back of the book provide valuable examples for students to reference. This edition introduces students to the organization, style, and reasoning behind the primary types of philosophy papers, including compare-and-contrast, research, and summary and explanatory papers. A new chapter on Internet research (Chapter 7) discusses source accountability and use of the Internet encyclopedia Wikipedia. New discussions on plagiarism in a digital age and word processing today further prepare students for writing success. Widely used and highly praised in prior editions, WRITING PHILOSOPHY PAPERS, 5e, serves as a valuable, ongoing reference for students in any philosophy class. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Contemporary Issues in Business Ethics

Author: Joseph R. DesJardins,John J. McCall

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1285197402

Category: Philosophy

Page: 480

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CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN BUSINESS ETHICS, 6E introduces readers to business ethics by focusing on the influence of market mechanisms and social values on workplace norms. And because business is increasingly a global enterprise, this edition emphasizes the role of ethics both at home and abroad. CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN BUSINESS ETHICS, 6E also takes time to look at ethics from the unique perspectives of either employee or employer. Along the way, readers also learn about such topics as ethical relativism, ethics and the law, virtue ethics, and ethical decision-making. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

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.

Beginning Ethics

An Introduction to Moral Philosophy

Author: Lewis Vaughn

Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9780393937909

Category: Philosophy

Page: 192

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The most accessible, practical, and affordable introduction to ethical theory and moral reasoning.

Striking a Balance

A Primer in Traditional Asian Values

Author: Michael C. Brannigan

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780739138465

Category: Philosophy

Page: 231

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An introduction to Asian ethics, drawing from classical and contemporary Asian literature to demonstrate the major ethical teachings of Hinduism, Buddhism, Zen Buddhism, Taoism, and Confucianism.

The Power of Critical Thinking

Effective Reasoning about Ordinary and Extraordinary Claims

Author: Lewis Vaughn

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190852719

Category: Philosophy

Page: 608

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The Power of Critical Thinking: Effective Reasoning About Ordinary and Extraordinary Claims, Sixth Edition, provides the broadest range of tools to show students how critical thinking applies in their lives and the world around them. It explores the essentials of critical reasoning, argumentation, logic, and argumentative essay writing while also incorporating important topics that most other texts leave out, such as "inference to the best explanation," scientific reasoning, evidence and authority, visual reasoning, and obstacles to critical thinking.

Modern Ethics in 77 Arguments: A Stone Reader

Author: Peter Catapano,Simon Critchley

Publisher: Liveright Publishing

ISBN: 1631492993

Category: Philosophy

Page: 304

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A necessary companion to the acclaimed Stone Reader, Modern Ethics in 77 Arguments is a landmark collection for contemporary ethical thought. Since 2010, The Stone—the immensely popular, award-winning philosophy series in The New York Times—has revived and reinterpreted age-old inquires to speak to our modern condition. This new collection of essays from the series does for modern ethics what The Stone Reader did for modern philosophy. New York Times editor Peter Catapano and best-selling author and philosopher Simon Critchley have curated an unparalleled collection that illuminates just how imperative ethical thinking is in our day-to-day life. Like its predecessor, Modern Ethics in 77 Arguments explores long-standing ethical and moral issues in light of our most urgent dilemmas. Divided into twelve sections, the book opens with a series of broad arguments on existence, human nature and morality. Indeed, “big” questions of the human condition are explored by some of our best-known and most accomplished living philosophers: What is the meaning of our existence? Should we really “do what we love”? How should we respond to evil? Is pure altruism possible? Along with these examinations of timeless moral conundrums, readers will find arguments in the more contentious areas of religion and government: Can we have a moral life without God? Does it really matter if God exists? Is patriotism moral? Accessible and provocative, these pieces expose the persistence of the most basic themes and questions of moral and ethical life. Many of the essays stress the crucial importance of directly engaging the most pressing moral dilemmas in modern life. Should we be the last generation, knowing all the harm we’ve done to our planet? Should we embrace our inner carnivores, or swear off all animal products? From gun control and drone warfare to the morals of marriage and reproduction, readers will view familiar debates in new, surprising lights. The editors have meticulously arranged this book to reflect a wide range of perspectives, voices and rhetorical strategies. By directly addressing some of the most complex and troubling issues we face today—racial discrimination, economic inequality, immigration, citizenship and more—the volume reveals the profound power of ethics in shaping our perceptions of nearly every aspect of our lives. A jargon-free, insightful compendium, Modern Ethics in 77 Arguments offers a panoramic view of morality and is a critical addition to The Stone Reader that will energize and enliven the world of ethical thought in both the classroom and everyday American life. Including… The Meaningfulness of Lives by Todd May * A Life Beyond “Do What You Love” by Gordon Marino * Evolution and our Inner Conflict by Edward O. Wilson * Morals Without God? by Frans de Waal * Does It Matter Whether God Exists? by Gary Gutting * The Moral Hazard of Drones by John Kaag and Sarah Kreps * Can Refugees Have Human Rights? by Omri Boehm * Dear White America by George Yancy * Girlfriend, Mother, Professor? by Carol Hay * The End of “Marriage” by Laurie Shrage * When Vegans Won’t Compromise by Bob Fischer and James McWilliams * Should This Be the Last Generation? by Peter Singer

The Fundamentals of Ethics

Author: Russ Shafer-Landau

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190631390

Category: Philosophy

Page: 400

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In The Fundamentals of Ethics, Fourth Edition, author Russ Shafer-Landau employs a uniquely engaging writing style to introduce students to the essential ideas of moral philosophy. Offering more comprehensive coverage of the good life, normative ethics, and metaethics than any other text of its kind, this book also addresses issues that are often omitted from other texts, such as the doctrine of doing and allowing, the doctrine of double effect, ethical particularism, the desire-satisfaction theory of well-being, moral error theory, and Ross's theory of prima facie duties. Shafer-Landau carefully reconstructs and analyzes dozens of arguments in depth, at a level that is understandable to students with no prior philosophical background. Ideal for courses in introductory ethics and contemporary moral problems, this book can be used as a stand-alone text or with the author's companion reader, The Ethical Life: Fundamental Readings in Ethics and Moral Problems, Fourth Edition.

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

Moral Reasoning

A Text and Reader on Ethics and Contemporary Moral Issues

Author: David Morrow

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190235857

Category: Philosophy

Page: 544

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Offering students an accessible, in-depth, and highly practical introduction to ethics, Moral Reasoning: A Text and Reader on Ethics and Contemporary Moral Issues covers argumentation and moral reasoning, various types of moral arguments, and theoretical issues that commonly arise in introductory ethics courses, including skepticism, subjectivism, relativism, religion, and normative theories. The book combines primary sources in moral theory and applied ethics with explanatory material, case studies, and pedagogical features to help students think critically about moral issues. Visit www.oup.com/us/morrow for student and instructor resources.

A 21st Century Ethical Toolbox

Author: Anthony Weston

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190621155

Category: Philosophy

Page: 576

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A 21st Century Ethical Toolbox invites students to think beyond the rigid "pro" and "con" positions of tough ethical problems by developing creative problem solving skills, moral vision, and genuine dialogue. Provocative selections from a wide range of philosophers, essayists, communityactivists, and students are interwoven with Weston's own discussions to equip students with the tools they need to think critically about contentious issues.

The Philosophy of Sex

Contemporary Readings

Author: Alan Soble,Nicholas P. Power

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742547988

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 537

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For three decades, Alan Soble has supplied the authoritative roadmap for students and faculty who study the subject of sex. In this new fifth edition of The Philosophy of Sex, Soble and co-editor Nicholas Power have collected thirty contemporary essays that explore philosophically, conceptually, and theologically the nature, social meanings, and morality of contemporary sexual phenomena. Contributors address myriad topics, including cybersex and the Internet, masturbation, contraception, sexual perversion, gay and lesbian sexuality, same-sex marriage, casual sex and promiscuity, pedophilia, rape and date rape, sexual use and objectification, sexual relationships between teachers and students, pornography, and prostitution. NEW to this edition: Each of the thirty essays is preceded by an informative introduction written by the two editors and each essay is followed by a set of provocative study questions developed by the editors to stimulate critical thinking about sexuality. Contributing authors, some of whom were commissioned for this new edition, include Martha Nussbaum, Thomas Nagel, Alan Goldman, John Finnis, Sallie Tisdale, Jerome Neu, Robin West, Louise Collins, Alan Wertheimer, Greta Christina, John Corvino, Cheshire Calhoun, Raja Halwani, Yolanda Estes, and others. The editors provide a comprehensive bibliography of over 700 philosophical and general readings in sexuality. Intended in part as a textbook for use in university courses in the philosophy of sex, gender, and ethics, the book is also a valuable resource for researchers in sexuality and a reader-friendly introduction to puzzles about sexuality for anyone who enjoys exploring this ubiquitous human experience.

Ethics and Technology

Controversies, Questions, and Strategies for Ethical Computing

Author: Herman T. Tavani

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470509503

Category: Computers

Page: 406

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Information technology professionals must not only have a strong understanding of the latest technology, but they also need to be grounded in ethics. The third edition provides them with the information they need to succeed in the field. Each chapter is updated with new case studies and scenarios to provide the most current information. Review and discussion questions are included to reinforce key concepts. The in-text citations and references are revised to offer additional resources. Updated material is also presented on online communities and democracy, globalization and job outsourcing, security for wireless networking, and international cybercrime legislation. This enables information technology professionals to apply the concepts with a focus on ethics.

Creative Problem-solving in Ethics

Author: Anthony Weston

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195306200

Category: Philosophy

Page: 79

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This book offers a uniquely constructive set of tools for engaging complex and controversial ethical problems. Covering such practical methods as diversifying options, lateral thinking, reframing problems, approaching conflicts as creative opportunities, and many others, it shows how to find "room to move" inside even the most challenging ethical problems, and thereby discover new and productive ways to deal with them. The book features numerous exercises and applications that consider a wide range of familiar ethical issues--including the moral status of animals, the death penalty, poverty, drug use, and many others--and ends with some of the toughest: abortion, assisted suicide, and environmental ethics. An ideal supplement for any general ethics course, Creative Problem-Solving in Ethics can also be used in more specific "applied" courses like bioethics, business ethics, and social ethics, as well as in critical thinking courses that emphasize ethics. In addition, it provides a concise and engaging introduction to creative thinking for workshop participants and general readers. From the very beginning of the book, readers will discover that creative thinking can offer imaginative and promising alternatives to seemingly intractable ethical dilemmas.