This best-seller combines text, readings, and cases to provide an outstanding introduction to moral philosophy, engaging students in the most perplexing issues of our time without sacrificing philosophical integrity. Numerous readings by philosophers and writers, and contemporary case studies, make chapter topics lively centerpieces for discussions. Each chapter begins with the author's presentation of the topic and is followed by readings with brief introductions. This is then followed by cases that enhance the application of concepts to the real world. Both readings and cases are followed by Questions for Analysis.A Defense of Abortion Judith Jarvis Thomson Philosopher Judith Jarvis Thomson wrote this essay in 1971 . It has since become a classic in the literature of abortion. What makes her treatment of the pro-choice position unique is that it begins by conceding, for the sake of argument, that ... There may be times, for example, when carrying the child to term requires only minimal inconvenience; in such casesanbsp;...
|Author||:||Jeffrey Olen, Vincent E. Barry|
|Publisher||:||Wadsworth Publishing Company - 2002-06|