Faculty Book: Steven M. Cahn
Steven M. Cahn, ed.
Exploring Ethics: An Introductory Anthology
(Oxford University Press, 2009)
Exploring Ethics: An Introductory Anthology brings together a wide-ranging collection of forty classic and contemporary readings from Plato, Aristotle, Hobbes, Kant, Mill, Nietzsche, Thomas Nagel, James Rachels, John Rawls, Tom Regan, Peter Singer, Susan Wolf, and others. The selections are organized into three parts: “Challenges to Morality” considers the overly simple assumptions that beginning students may bring to moral issues; “Moral Theories” provides selections from the most influential ethical theories of the past along with commentary by contemporary thinkers; “Moral Problems” offers opposing perspectives on nine controversial issues: abortion, euthanasia, world hunger, terrorism, pornography, affirmative action, animal rights, the environment, and capital punishment. Each reading is preceded by a detailed introduction and followed by study questions that encourage students to think philosophically. Steven M. Cahn is a professor of philosophy at the Graduate Center.
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Submitted on: FEB 29, 2008