Morality and Moral Controversies: Readings in Moral, Social and Political Philosophy
by John Arthur
This comprehensive anthology includes classic and contemporary readings in moral theory along with a wide array of essays that address today's most ... Show synopsis This comprehensive anthology includes classic and contemporary readings in moral theory along with a wide array of essays that address today's most philosophically interesting and controversial ethical and political issues. Covering a broad range of topics -- across the entire philosophical and political spectrum -- it shows the relevance of traditional thinkers as well as the many ways that contemporary writers are challenging the limits of the classical works. The readings address: individual conscience and religious authority; classical theories of morality; contemporary perspectives; the sources and grounds of morality; violence, terrorism, and war; capital punishment; animals and the natural environment; abortion; euthanasia and eugenics; justice and economic distribution; civil disobedience and rule of law; liberty and freedom; free speech; equality and difference; racism and affirmative action; sex, love, and friendship; and marriage and family.