Beyond Red and Blue: How Twelve Political Philosophies Shape American Debates The MIT Press

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The MIT Press #ad - Thus, for example, libertarian-leaning Republicans can oppose the Patriot Act's encroachment on personal freedom and social conservatives can support gay marriage on the grounds that it strengthens the institution of marriage. Wenz maps out twelve political philosophies―ranging from theocracy and free-market conservatism to feminism and cosmopolitanism―on which Americans draw when taking political positions.

. But in fact, writes peter wenz in beyond Red and Blue, Republican/Democrat, Americans do not divide neatly into two ideological camps of red/blue, right/left. He then turns his focus to some of america's most controversial issues and shows how ideologically diverse coalitions can emerge on such hot-button topics as extending life by artificial means, health care, same-sex marriage, immigration, affirmative action, the war on terrorism, the war on drugs, abortion, and globalization.

Beyond Red and Blue: How Twelve Political Philosophies Shape American Debates The MIT Press #ad - Awareness of these twelve political philosophies, Wenz argues, can help activists enlist allies, citizens better understand politics and elections, and all of us define our own political identities. In real life, as wenz shows, different ideologies can converge on certain issues; people from the right and left can support the same policy for different reasons.

Why americans do not divide neatly into red and blue or right and left but form coalitions across party lines on hot-button issues ranging from immigration to same-sex marriage. On any given night cable tv news will tell us how polarized American politics is: Republicans are from Mars, Democrats are from Canada.

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Moral Literacy: or How to Do the Right Thing

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Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. #ad - Mcginn perspicuously sets out a small set of basic principles and then attacks the problems of our treatment of animals, sex, censorship, and so on, abortion, with a masterful blend of attention to real-life cases and imaginary thought experiments. How to do the right thing. A great resource for beginning ethics courses.

The book is short and yet it richly embodies the methods of ethical thinking about practical moral problems that are hard for students to learn unless they see them in action. Printed in the usa 13 12 11 10 9 4 5 6 7 8. Mcginn hardly claims to have the last word on the complex issues he discusses, and students will find many exciting problems and points to take up.

Moral Literacy: or How to Do the Right Thing #ad - Owen flanagan, Duke University Literacy, moral. Copyright 1992.

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Medical Ethics: A Very Short Introduction Very Short Introductions

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Oxford University Press #ad - They also contemplate the increasingly important place of medical ethics in the wider social context, particularly in this age of globalization, discussions in the media, pressure group and activism settings, not only in healthcare practice, but also policy, and in legal judgments. About the series: the very short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area.

Considering its practical application, Tony Hope and Michael Dunn explore how medical ethics supports health professionals through the growing use of ethics expertise in clinical settings. The issues of medical ethics, from moral quandaries of euthanasia and the morality of killing to political dilemmas like fair healthcare distribution, are rarely out of today's media.

Medical Ethics: A Very Short Introduction Very Short Introductions #ad - These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, new ideas, perspective, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable. Copyright 1992. Printed in the usa 13 12 11 10 9 4 5 6 7 8. Literacy, moral. This very short introduction provides an invaluable tool with which to think about the ethical values that lie at the heart of medicine.

How to do the right thing.

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Being Good: A Short Introduction to Ethics

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Oxford University Press #ad - Blackburn distills the arguments of hume, the pitfalls of complacency, to underscore the timeless relevance of our voice of conscience, Kant and Aristotle down to their essences, and our concerns about truth, knowledge and human progress. Blackburn's rare combination of depth, rigor, and sparkling prose, along with his distinguished ranking among contemporary philosophers, mark Being Good as an important statement on our current disenchantment with ethics.

Writing with wit and elegance, simon blackburn tackles the basic questions of ethics in this lively book, highlighting the complications and troubling issues that spring from the very simple question of how we ought to live. Blackburn dissects the many common reasons for why we are skeptical about ethics.

Being Good: A Short Introduction to Ethics #ad - Literacy, moral. How to do the right thing. Copyright 1992. Oxford university Press, USA. It challenges us to take a more thoughtful reading of our ethical climate and to ponder more carefully our own standards of behavior. Printed in the usa 13 12 11 10 9 4 5 6 7 8. He assures us that ethics is neither futile nor irrelevant, happiness, pleasure, desire, freedom, but an intimate part of the most important issues of living--of birth, death, and justice.

Indeed, to our longing for a sense of meaning in life, from moral dilemmas about abortion and euthanasia, to our obsession with personal rights, our everyday struggles are rife with ethical issues.

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Medical Ethics: A Very Short Introduction

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Oxford University Press #ad - Oxford university Press, USA. This short and accessible introduction provides an invaluable tool with which to think about the ethical values that lie at the heart of medicine. Tony hope deals with thorny moral issues, including euthanasia and the morality of killing. How to do the right thing. Each section also discusses controversial questions such as: who should have access to reproductive technology? Is it right to fund expensive drug treatment for individuals? Should treatment for mental illness be imposed on patients without their consent? Considering a wide range of questions of medical ethics, this Very Short Introduction will help to explain some of the confusing issues facing the field of medicine today.

About the series: combining authority with wit, accessibility, and style, Very Short Introductions offer an introduction to some of life's most interesting topics. Medical ethics is an area that has particular interest for the general public as well as for the medical practitioner, and issues concerning medical ethics seem to be constantly in the headlines.

Medical Ethics: A Very Short Introduction #ad - . Printed in the usa 13 12 11 10 9 4 5 6 7 8. Copyright 1992. He also explores political questions, such as how we can make sure health care resources are distributed fairly. Each chapter in the book considers a different issue, for example, mental health, resource allocation, modern reproductive technologies, genetics, and medical research.

Written by experts for the newcomer, from philosophy to Freud, they demonstrate the finest contemporary thinking about the central problems and issues in hundreds of key topics, quantum theory to Islam.

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Adam and Eve After the Pill: Paradoxes of the Sexual Revolution

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Ignatius Press #ad - Oxford university Press USA. Secular and religious thinkers agree: the sexual revolution is one of the most important milestones in human history. And then share it. Kathryn jean lopez, editor-at-large, National Review OnlineAdam and Eve After the Pill is a game-changer. But what has been the result?This ground-breaking book by noted essayist and author Mary Eberstadt contends that sexual freedom has paradoxically produced widespread discontent.

Copyright 1992. Oxford university Press, USA. In examining human behavior in the post-liberation world, eberstadt provocatively asks: Is food the new sex? Is pornography the new tobacco?Adam and Eve after the Pill will change the way readers view the paradoxical impact of the sexual revolution on ideas, morals, and humanity itself.

Adam and Eve After the Pill: Paradoxes of the Sexual Revolution #ad - This is a brilliant, serious work of the kind we've needed for decades, and it's also entirely accessible, even winsome, in its prose. Joseph bottumthe federal government - our United States federal government - is currently pushing the views expressed in this book to the sidelines. Through careful research and compelling arguments, Mary Eberstadt blows the lid off of the lies of the sexual revolution, and establishes once and for all that the Pill has not been good for women -- or for men.

Jennifer fulwiler, blogger, national Catholic RegisterAdam and Eve After the Pill offers a sobering but superior evaluation of the contraception fallout. Drawing on sociologists Pitirim Sorokin, Carle Zimmerman, and others; philosopher G. E.

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