This best-selling text continues to fill an existing gap in the literature taught in applied ethics courses. As a growing number of courses that include the perspectives of diverse cultures are being added to the university curriculum, texts are needed that represent more multicultural and diverse histories and backgrounds. This new edition enhances gender coverage, as nearly half of the pieces are now authored by women. The new edition also increases the percentage of pieces written by those who come from a non-Western background. It offers twelve up-to-date articles (not found in previous editions) on human rights, environmental ethics, poverty, war and violence, gender, race, euthanasia, and abortion; all of these topics are addressed from Western and non-Western perspectives.
Table of Contents
I. Theoretical Perspectives II. Human Rights III. Hunger and Poverty IV. War, Terrorism, and Peace V. Racial and Ethnic Discrimination VI. Gender Roles and Morality VII. Abortion VIII. Euthanasia, Sustaining, and Ending Life IX. Environmental Ethics
Larry May is W. Alton Jones Professor of Philosophy, Professor of Law, and Professor of Political Science at Vanderbilt University. He has authored or edited over thirty books, most recently on the topics of war and international criminal law. He teaches courses in philosophy of law and the history of political philosophy.
Jill B. Delston is an assistant teaching professor of philosophy at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Her teaching and research span social and political philosophy, global justice, normative ethics, early modern philosophy, and ancient Greek philosophy.