Moral philosophy for modern life

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I. UNDERSTANDING ETHICAL THEORIES.

Character Ethics.
1. Plato: Corrupt Characters and Philosopher Kings.2. Aristotle: Virtue and Vice, The Good Life is Nice Utilitarian Ethics.3. Jeremy Bentham: Pain and Pleasure Are the Measure.4. J.S. Mill: The High Road to Happiness.Deontological Ethics.
5. Immanuel Kant: Duty Says 'Ya Gotta Do Watcha Gotta Do!6. John Rawls: Justice as Fairness Is Fairly Just.

II. DEVELOPING ETHICAL REASONING SKILLS.

Self-Diagnostic: How Rational Is My Thinking?

7. Opinions, Arguments and Attitude Adjustments.
8. Logic and Legitimate Argument.
9. Faulty and Fallacious Reasoning.

III. APPLYING ETHICS IN THE REAL WORLD.

10. Business Ethics.

Business Ethics Profits, Utilities and Moral Rights, Alan H. Goldman. Advertising and Corporate Ethics, Vincent Barry. If You Light Up on Sunday, Don't Come in on Monday, Zachary Schiller, Changing Unethical Organizational Behaviour, Richard P. Nielsen.

11. Legal and Societal Ethics.

Defending the Death Penalty, Walter Berns. The Folly of Capital Punishment, Arthur Koestler. Is Pornography Beneficial?, G.L. Simons. Pornography and Respect for Women, Ann Garry. [Aboriginal Rights and] Liberalism in Culturally Plural Societies, Will Kymlicka. A Treatise on the Rights of Aboriginal Peoples of the Continent of North America, Fred Plain.

12. Biomedical Ethics.

A Feminist View of Abortion, Jean MacRae. The Unborn Child in Civil and Criminal Law, Ian Gentles. Active and Passive Euthanasia, James Rachels. The Dutch Way of Death, Rachel Nowak.

13. Sexual Ethics.

The Justification of Sex Without Love, Albert Ellis. Christian Sexual Ethics, Lewis B. Smedes. Gay Basics: Some Questions, Facts, and Values, Richard D. Mohr. A Case Against Homosexuality, Paul Cameron.

14. Global Ethics.

Living on a Lifeboat, Garrett Hardin. Killing and Starving to Death, James Rachels. In Defence of War, William Earle. Nuclear Illusion and Individual Obligations, Trudy Govier.

Appendix 1. So What Is the Answer?
Appendix 2. How to Write a Moral Position Paper.
Appendix 3. Philosopher's Tool Kit.
Glossary.
Index.