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Contemporary Moral Problems

Contemporary Moral ProblemsFormat : Softcover
ISBN : 1111827621
ISBN13 : 9781111827625
Publisher(s) : Wadsworth
Pub. Date : Jan 2011
Edition : 10th
Author(s) : James E. White
Subject : Sociology
Explore today’s challenging moral terrain with James White’s CONTEMPORARY MORAL PROBLEMS. The tenth edition examines the compelling and contentious debate over society’s most pressing ethical controversies. This anthology covers divergent viewpoints on many timely issues and introduces students to the major theories in the history of Western ethics. This balanced collection features carefully chosen readings on classic topics such as abortion, euthanasia, and capital punishment. It also engages students in current debates about the financial crisis, world poverty and hunger, same-sex marriage, vegetarianism, war and terrorism, torture, and assassination. Twenty new reading selections ensure up-to-date coverage of contemporary moral issues. This book’s well-crafted introductions to each chapter and reading; emphasis on opposing viewpoints; probing review and discussion questions; and provocative case studies allow students to develop a rich understanding of ethical theories and the issues to which they apply. Depend on this accessible, comprehensive anthology to engage your students in a lively and informed discussion of contemporary ethics.

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