- Discusses a broad range of contemporary issues such as racism, euthanasia, animal rights, and gun control.
- Argues that ethics must be put into practice in order to be effective.
- Draws upon relevant insights from history, psychology, sociology, law and biology, as well as philosophy.
- An excellent companion to LaFollette's authoritative anthology, Ethics in Practice: An Anthology, Third Edition (Blackwell, 2006).
Part I: Learning to Theorize:.
1. The Ethical Impulse.
2. A Tale of Two Theories.
3. Using and Sharpening the Theoretical Tools.
Part II: The Moral Status of Groups:.
6. Affirmative Action.
Part III: Life and Death:.
7. Religion and Morality.
8. Death, Dying, and Physician-assisted Suicide.
9. Slippery Slope Arguments.
Part IV: Autonomy, Responsibility, and Risk:.
10. Autonomy, Children, and Paternalism.
12. Gun Control.
Part V: Living Morally:.
13. Everyday Morality.
14. Character, Virtue Ethics, and Pragmatism.
Part VI: The Demands of Morality:.
16. World Hunger.
17. Is Morality Demanding?.
18. Egoism: Psychological and Moral.
Part VII: Thinking Ahead:.
19. Moral Speculations.