Morality and Moral Controversies: Readings in Moral, Social, and Political Philosophy

10th Edition

Steven Scalet, John Arthur

Published July 3, 2019
Textbook - 954 Pages
ISBN 9780415789318 - CAT# Y319305

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Morality and Moral Controversies, 10th Edition challenges students to critically assess today’s leading moral, social, and political issues. As a comprehensive anthology, it provides students with the tools they need to understand the philosophical ideas that are currently shaping our world.

The 10th edition includes classic and contemporary readings in moral theory, the most current topics in applied ethics, and updated debates in social and political philosophy. As in the previous nine editions, the materials were selected for balance, timeliness, and accessibility after reviewing a vast range of possible articles from leading scholarly journals, mainstream periodicals, online posts, and book chapters. Hallmarks include carefully edited and philosophically relevant U.S. Supreme Court decisions, compelling readings, and contrasting points of view that reflect a broad ethical and political spectrum. 

Upon completing this book, readers will be able to:

  • Understand philosophical ideas that are shaping the world today.
  • Apply various philosophical ideas to politics, religion, ethics, economics, personal relationships, medicine, the environment and climate change, warfare, and other areas.
  • Appreciate how to construct, apply, and evaluate basic philosophical arguments.

Key updates to the 10th edition include:

    • All material published in the actual book (in contrast to placing sections online behind a paywall, as was the case in earlier editions with a different publisher).
    • New readings on:
      • autonomous warfare
      • self-driving cars
      • the right to health care
      • technology and privacy
      • the value of democracy
      • racial equality
      • immigration.


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