Will meat eaters get into heaven? Do trees have rights? Is it ever right to design a baby? What would you do? Would you always do the right thing? Is there a right thing? In this second edition of his thought-provoking and highly engaging introduction to ethics, Martin Cohen brings us eleven brand new ethical dilemmas including:
The Dodgy Donor Clinic
The Famous Footbridge Dilemma
The Human Canonball.
From overcrowded lifeboats to the censor's pen, Martin Cohen's stimulating and amusing dilemmas reveal the subtleties, complexities and contradictions that make up the rich tapestry of ethics. From DIY babies and breeding experiments to 'Twinkies courtroom drama' and Newgate Prison, there is a dilemma for everyone. This book may not help you become a good person, but at least you will have had a good think about it.
Table of Contents
Forward! How to Use This Book. The Dilemmas: Four Dodgy Dilemmas to Get Started With. And Three Personal Dilemmas Which Maybe a Business Ethics Course Could Help With. Three Tricky Trolley Dilemmas (That Need to be Solved Together). The Descent Begins. Some Pretty Ancient Dilemmas. Anti-Social Dilemmas. A Large Dose of Medical Ethics. The Censor's Dilemma. Business Week: Dilemmas from Business Ethics (With the Emphasis on Business). And Another Dilemma for Business Ethics (With the Emphasis on Ethics). A Pentad of Stories: Searching for Divine Justice. Some Monkey Business. Searching for the Good Life. Watching Brief. The Vegetarian's Dilemma. Ethically Suspect Fairy Tales. Stories of Relativia. War Ethics. Environmental Ethics. Money Matters. Legal Dilemmas: Rough Justice. Environmental Ethics. Some Really Rather Implausible. Ethical Dilemmas That Could Only Happen in the Movies. And What do They Tell Us About Ethical Decision Making Anyway? Nearly at the Ends if Not the Means. Discussions. Glossary. Notes and Cuttings. Further Reading
Martin Cohen is editor of The Philosopher, the journal of the Philosophical Society of England, lecturer and a successful philosophy author and journalist. His bestselling 101 Philosophy Problems, 3rd edition, is also published by Routledge
'101 Ethical Dilemmas ... is a chatty, jokey journey through philosophical dilemmas ancient and modern ... the philosophy is the real thing.' – New Scientist
'101 Ethical Dilemmas is the natural sequal to that wonderful book [101 Philosophy Problems] ...it's entertainment that trains you to think more intelligently about discerning right and wrong and about how you choose to act.' – Fish.co.uk
'Martin Cohen does a good job of weaving some intriguing stories and classic philosophical ideas and arguments into the discussions.' – The Times Higher Education Supplement