Moral Matters is a concise and accessible look at such ethical issues as euthanasia, animal rights, abortion, and pornography. It provides a focused set of views from the unified perspective of one of North America’s leading libertarian thinkers, and aims to provoke thought and discussion as well as to enrich understanding.
For the new edition the text has been revised throughout, the introduction has been greatly expanded, and a new chapter on environmental issues has been added.
“Moral Matters puts a marvelous breadth of concrete issues on the table, and the author expresses himself in a clear, thoughtful and engaging way. … Many of the arguments are as well put as I’ve seen anywhere. Many are original. Many made me stop and think. Throughout the book has the great and rare virtue of being simple without being oversimplified.” — David Schmidtz, University of Arizona
“A refreshingly direct style; this book is easy to read, and Narveson pulls no punches.” — Jocelyn Glidden, Weber State University
“Moral Matters is a first-rate exploration of many of the important issues in applied or normative ethics.” — Susan Dimock, York University