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The Right Thing To Do: Basic Readings in Moral Philosophy (edition 2002)

by James Rachels (Author)

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Title:The Right Thing To Do: Basic Readings in Moral Philosophy
Authors:James Rachels (Author)
Info:McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages (2002), Edition: 3rd, 305 pages
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A great 14-page condensation of _The Case for Animal Rights_ by Tom Regan and "The Divine Imperative" by Emil Brunner. Rachels is the naturalist philosopher who opened the door to a great many pro-animal theorists. ( )
  vegetarian | Sep 6, 2012 |
This is a decent compilation of articles for an intro-level ethics course. It pairs nicely with Rachels' The Elements of Moral Philosophy. The book includes excerpts from a few primary sources (Aristotle's NE, J.S. Mill's Utilitarianism, etc) as well as about 20 articles dealing with specific ethical issues such as abortion, euthanasia, and affirmative action. In some cases, I was disappointed with how the articles were edited down - many of them are incomplete or are missing portions of arguments that I wanted to discuss, and so had to be supplemented. Overall, though, I enjoy teaching from this book, and will probably continue to use it until I find a better anthology. ( )
  philosojerk | Jul 10, 2008 |
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THE RIGHT THING TO DO is a collection of readings in moral theory and moral issues from major Western philosophers. It is the successful companion reader for Rachels' text, THE ELEMENTS OF MORAL PHILOSOPHY. This anthology explores further the theories and issues introduced in that volume, in their original and classic formulations. The collection can stand on its own as the text for a course in moral philosophy, or it can be used to supplement any introductory text.

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