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ISBN-13 9780077326401ISBN-10 0077326407
Print: 
ISBN-10 0073535745ISBN-13 9780073535746
Author(s): Boss, Judith
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Copyright year: © 2010 Pages: 768
Description

This text with readings addresses a variety of timely and interesting moral issues, providing background information and primary source selections for each issue presented. It includes a chapter on ethical theory and covers a broad range of ethical perspectives--among them virtue ethics (Aristotelian and Confucian), Buddhist and feminist care ethics, and the Rawlsian and communitarian approaches. The fifth edition also includes new readings and case studies covering some of the more pressing issues of recent ethical debate, such as genetic enhancement of children, racism and sexism in the 2008 presidential elections, the effect of the U.S. Patriot Act on academic freedom, military conscription, and global warming.

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