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With an assortment of readings and perspectives from some of the most respected thinkers of our time, Social Ethics: Morality and Social Policy provides a balanced, engaging introduction to today’s most pressing social and moral problems. This highly popular anthology illuminates the issues at the heart of each contemporary problem and encourages critical, fair-minded examination of varying viewpoints―all presented in the words of those who embrace them. Helpful editorial features include substantial chapter introductions, a summary preceding each selection, discussion questions, and bibliographies for further reading.
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Thomas A. Mappes holds a B.S. in chemistry from the University of Dayton and a Ph.D. in philosophy from Georgetown University. He is professor of philosophy at Frostburg State University, where he has taught since 1973. He is the coeditor (with Jane S. Zembaty) of Social Ethics: Morality and Social Policy (McGraw-Hill, 4/e, 1992) and his published work appears in journals such as American Philosophical Quarterly and Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal. In 1985, the Frostburg State University Foundation presented him with the Faculty Achievement Award for Teaching.
Jane S. Zembaty, professor of philosophy at the university of Dayton, specializes in classical Greek philosophy and social ethics. She coedited the first three editions of Biomedical Ethics, and her published work includes articles on Greek philosophy, such as "Plato's Republic and Greek Morality on Lying" and "Aristotle on Lying."
David DeGrazia earned a B.A. from the University of Chicago, an M.St. from Oxford University, and a Ph.D. from Gerogetown University, each in philosophy. He has been teaching philosophy and biomedical ethics at George Washington University since 1989. He is the author of Taking Animals Seriously (Cambridge University Press) and of articles published in such journals as Journal of Medicine and Philosophy, Public Affairs Quarterly, History of Philosophy Quarterly, and Southern Journal of Philosophy.
PART ONE: LIFE-AND-DEATH ISSUES
CHAPTER 1 ABORTION
CHAPTER 2 EUTHANASIA AND PHYSICIAN-ASSISTED SUICIDE
CHAPTER 3 THE DEATH PENALTY
PART TWO: LIBERTY ISSUES
CHAPTER 4 SEXUAL MORALITY AND SAME-SEX MARRIAGE
CHAPTER 5 PORNOGRAPHY, HATE SPEECH, AND CENSORSHIP
CHAPTER 6 DRUG CONTROL, ADDICTION, AND MEDICAL USE
PART THREE: GLOBAL ISSUES
CHAPTER 7 TERRORISM, HUMAN RIGHTS, AND TORTURE
CHAPTER 8 WORLD HUNGER, POVERTY, ECONOMIC JUSTICE, AND INDIVIDUAL RESPONSIBILITY
CHAPTER 9 ANIMALS
CHAPTER 10 THE ENVIRONMENT AND GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE
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