Contemporary Moral Issues: Diversity and Consensus

Contemporary Moral Issues: Diversity and Consensus

by Lawrence M. Hinman

ISBN-10: 0205633609
ISBN-13: 9780205633609
Publisher: Routledge
Edition: 4 - 2012

Book Description

Contemporary Moral Issues is an anthology that provides a selection of readings on contemporary social issues revolving around three general themes: Matters of Life and Death, Matters of Equality and Diversity, and Expanding the Circle, which includes duties beyond borders, living together with animals, and environmental ethics. The text contains a number of distinctive, high-profile readings and powerful narratives, including Jonathan Foer's "Eating Animals," Eva Feder Kittay's "On the Ethics of Selective Abortion for Disability," and Susan M. Wolf's "Confronting Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia: My Father's Death." Each set of readings is accompanied by an extensive introduction, a bibliographical essay, pre-reading questions, and discussion questions.