FINDING RESOURCES IN PHILOSOPHY
Dr. Bryan M. Carson, J.D., M.I.L.S.
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Ethics and Moral Philosophy
Center for Applied Ethics, Santa Clara University http://www.scu.edu/SCU/Centers/Ethics/
This Web site contains links to resources on the World Wide Web in the
area of ethics and moral philosophy.
Applied Ethics and Ethical Theory / Edited by David M. Rosenthal
& Fadlou Shehadi. Salt Lake City : University of Utah Press, 1988.
This is a part of the Ethics in a Chancing World series. It contains
essays and articles on the relationship between theoretical ethics and
everyday issues. Some of the areas covered include biomedical ethics,
war, professional conduct, and issues involving normative economics
and the environment (how should scarce resources be allocated). The
essays are general in nature, and do not give answers; instead, they
lay out principles to be used in making decisions in these areas. There
are some specific examples at the end of the book, including taxation,
wickedness and aggression, and nuclear annihilation. This work is non-technical
and is easy to read.
Moral Philosophy from Montaigne to Kant / 2 volumes. Cambridge,
New York : Cambridge University Press, 1990.
This anthology collects works by moral philosophers in the 17th and
18th centuries. The introduction functions as a broad essay for background
to the ideas of the thinkers. It includes a bibliography. There is also
a bibliography at the end of each writer's section.
Social Ethics : Morality and Social Policy / Thomas A. Mappes
and Jane S. Zembaty. 3rd edition. New York : McGraw Hill, 1987.
Essays on biomedical issues, capital punishment, sex roles and sexual
morality, discrimination, censorship, economic justice, hunger, war,
and the environment. Includes articles, as well as excerpts from U.S.
Supreme Court opinions in important cases such as University of California
v. Bakke, 438 U.S. 265 (1978), the "reverse discrimination" case. There
is a bibliography at the end of each section, although the legal citations
have been edited out of the opinions. There is no index.
Skepticism in Ethics / Panayot Butchvarov. Bloomington, Indiana
: Indiana University Press, 1989.
Discusses the foundations of ethics using skepticism to uncover the
phenomenological, metaphysical, and epistemological bases of ethical
systems. This work is at the undergraduate level, and is best for someone
who already has a minimal background in the field. References are given
in endnotes at the back of the work, and there is also an index at the
Ethics in an Age of Technology / Ian G. Barbour. 2 volumes.
San Francisco : Harper, 1993.
This collection contains lectures delivered by the author between 1989
and 1991. They discuss in non-technical, clearly-written language some
of the religious, moral, and philosophical issues brought up by the
introduction of advanced technology in our society. There is a list
of abbreviations used in the front of each volume, and an index of names
at the back. The references are given in endnotes at the back of each
Anthropology and Ethics / May Edel and Abraham Edel. Cleveland
: Press of Case Western Reserve University, 1968.
This work looks at the concept of morality from both the philosophical
viewpoint (ethics) and the anthropological understanding of the concept.
The discipline of philosophy looks at morality from a speculative perspective
(what should be done, while anthropology treats morality descriptively
(what is done). There is no assumption that the reader knows either
field. Clearly-written and non-technical. There is an index at the back,
and references are also at the back of the book.
Ethics and the Rule of Law / David Lyons. Cambridge, U.K,
New York : Cambridge University
Lyons’ book serves as an introduction to the field. It is simple
to understand and suitable for
undergraduates. The endnotes, bibliography, and index are located
at the back of the book.
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