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Responsibility and Choice - Introduction
College Success - Open textbook. Available free online, this open resource is designed to help you succeed in college.
Morality Play: case studies in ethics, by Jessica Pierce. Publisher's description: "An ideal supplement for courses on ethics, Morality Play: Case Studies in Ethics features the most thought-provoking themes in ethics today. Issues surrounding topics such as crime and punishment, life and death, habitat and humanity, liberty and coercion, and value and culture." Available from Amazon.com
Ethics and College Student Life: a case study approach, by Kenneth Strike and Pamela Moss. Publisher's description: "This unique hands-on guide uses a highly effective case approach to explore specific, reality-based examples of the complex, controversial, and difficult ethical issues that students face on college campuses today–e.g., plagiarism, racism and hate speech, date rape, alcohol abuse." Available from Amazon.com
The Kohlberg Dilemmas. Available online from Haverford College.
“Responsibility and Choice” Most of us want to do what’s “right,” and we also expect other people to act as we do; however, sometimes it's difficult to decide what is right. What are our moral and ethical responsibilities to ourselves and to society at large? In this seminar, we'll read several selections (fiction and non-fiction) that depict moral and ethical dilemmas, situations in which a person has to make a difficult choice, and we'll analyze what it means to act morally, ethically, and responsibly in our world today.
Ebooks at the library
Critical Reasoning in Ethics by
Publication Date: 2002-06-01
Critical Reasoning in Ethicsis an accessible introduction that will enable students, through practical exercises, to develop their own skills in reasoning about ethical issues such as: * analysing and evaluating arguments used in discussions of ethical issues * analysing and evaluating ethical concepts, such as utilitarianism * making decisions on ethical issues * learning how to approach ethical issues in a fair minded way Ethical issues discussed include the arguments about abortion, euthanasia, capital punishment, animal rights, the environment and war. The book will be essential reading for philosophy, health, social work and nursing courses.
Consuming Choices by
Publication Date: 2010-04-01
Being a consumer is now integral to the human experience, something none of us can avoid. At the same time, many of the products that we buy come to us with histories steeped in highly unethical practices, such as worker exploitation, animal suffering, and environmental damage. Consuming Choices considers the ethical dimensions of consumer life by exploring several basic questions: Exactly what sorts of unethical practices are implicated in today's consumer products? Does moral culpability for these practices fall solely on the companies that perform them, or does it also fall upon consumers who purchase the products made with such practices? And most importantly, do consumers ever have moral obligations to avoid particular products? To answer, David T. Schwartz provides the most detailed philosophical exploration to date on consumer ethics. He utilizes historical and fictional examples to illustrate the types of wrongdoing currently implicated by consumer products in this age of globalization, offers a clear description of the relevant moral theories and important ethical concepts, and provides concrete suggestions on how to be a more ethical consumer.