Table of Contents

CHAPTER ONE: ETHICAL RELATIVISM
Introduction

  1. Selections from Folkways, WILLIAM GRAHAM SUMNER
  2. Relativism and Objectivity in Ethics, WILLIAM H. SHAW
  3. Encountering Diversity: Medical Ethics and Pluralism, JOSEPH J. FINS

CHAPTER TWO: DIVINE COMMAND THEORY
Introduction

  1. Euthyphro, PLATO
  2. The Story of Abraham, THE BIBLE

CHAPTER THREE: EGOISM
Introduction

  1. The Myth of Gyges, PLATO
  2. Egoism and Moral Scepticism, JAMES RACHELS

CHAPTER FOUR: CONSEQUENTIALISM
Introduction

  1. Selection from Utilitarianism, JOHN STUART MILL
  2. Two Concepts of Rules, JOHN RAWLS
  3. The Experience Machine, ROBERT NOZICK
  4. Rich and Poor, PETER SINGER

CHAPTER FIVE: DEONTOLOGY
Introduction

  1. Selection from The Foundations of the Metaphysics of Morals, IMMANUEL KANT
  2. A Simplified Version of Kant’s Ethics: Perplexities of Famine and World Hunger, ONORA O’NEILL
  3. Human Cloning: A Kantian Approach, PHILIP KITCHER

CHAPTER SIX: MORAL PLURALISM
Introduction

  1. What Makes Right Acts Right?, W.D. ROSS
  2. Pluralism and the Value of Life, JOHN KEKES
  3. Global Warming, ROBERT HOOD

CHAPTER SEVEN: JUSTICE
Introduction

  1. Selection from A Theory of Justice, JOHN RAWLS
  2. The Entitlement Theory, ROBERT NOZICK
  3. Illegal Immigrants, Health Care, and Social Responsibility, JAMES DWYER

CHAPTER EIGHT: VIRTUE ETHICS
Introduction

  1. Selection from Nicomachean Ethics, ARISTOTLE
  2. On Some Vices of Virtue Ethics, ROBERT B. LOUDEN
  3. Virtue Theory and Abortion, ROSALIND HURSTHOUSE

CHAPTER NINE: FEMINIST ETHICS
Introduction

  1. Standard Moral Theories from a Feminist Perspective, HILDE LINDEMANN
  2. Women and Caring, NEL NODDINGS
  3. Prostitution and the Case for Decriminalization, LAURIE SHRAGE

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Posted on November 2, 2015