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Modern ethics in 77 arguments : a Stone reader / edited by Peter Catapano and Simon Critchley.

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  • ISBN: 9781631492983
  • ISBN: 1631492985
  • Physical Description: xi, 435 pages ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Liveright Publishing Corporation, [2017]

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Contents: ON EXISTENCE -- The meaningfulness of lives / Todd May -- There is no theory of everything / Simon Critchley -- The light at the end of suffering / Peg O'Connor -- Being there: Heidegger on why our presence matters / Lawrence Berger -- Against invulnerability / Todd May -- Why life is absurd / Rivka Weinberg -- A life beyond "do what you love" / Gordon Marino -- ON HUMAN NATURE -- Evolution and our inner conflict / Edward O. Wilson -- Learning how to die in the Anthropocene / Roy Scranton -- Is pure altruism possible? / Judith Lichtenberg -- Moral camouflage or moral monkeys? / Peter Railton -- How should we respond to "evil"? / Steven Paulikas -- The moral logic of survivor guilt / Nancy Sherman -- How to live without irony / Christy Wampole -- Deluded individualism / Firmin DeBrabander -- ON MORALITY -- The dangers of happiness / Carl Cederström -- Are we ready for a "morality pill"? / Peter Singer and Agata Sagan -- Why our children don't think there are moral facts / Justin P. McBrayer -- Morals without God? / Frans de Waal -- The dangers of certainty: a lesson from Auschwitz / Simon Critchley -- Confessions of an ex-moralist / Joel Marks -- The maze of moral relativism / Paul Boghossian -- Can moral disputes be resolved? / Alex Rosenberg -- Moral dispute or cultural difference? / Carol Rovane -- ON RELIGION -- Navigating past nihilism / Sean D. Kelly -- Does it matter whether God exists? / Gary Gutting -- Good minus God / Louise M. Antony -- Pascal's wager 2.0 / Gary Gutting -- The sacred and the humane / Anat Biletzki -- Why God is a moral issue / Michael Ruse -- The rigor of love / Simon Critchley -- God is a question, not an answer / William Irwin -- What's wrong with blasphemy? / Andrew F. March -- ON GOVERNMENT -- Questions for free-market moralists / Amia Srinivasan -- Is our patriotism moral? / Gary Gutting -- The irrationality of natural life sentences / Jennifer Lackey -- Spinoza's vision of freedom, and ours / Steven Nadler -- If war can have ethics, Wall Street can, too / Nathaniel B. Davis -- The moral hazard of drones / John Kaag and Sarah Kreps -- Reasons for reason / Michael P. Lynch -- ON CITIZENSHIP -- The morality of migration / Seyla Benhabib -- What do we owe each other? / Aaron James Wendland -- Can refugees have human rights? / Omri Boehm -- Dependents of the state / Amia Srinivasan -- Is voting out of self-interest wrong? / Gary Gutting
ON VIOLENCE -- Philosophizing with guns / Simone Gubler -- A crack in the stoic's armor / Nancy Sherman -- Who needs a gun? / Gary Gutting -- The freedom of an armed society / Firmin DeBrabander -- Is American nonviolence possible? / Todd May -- ON RACE -- Walking while black in the "white gaze" / George Yancy -- Race, truth and our two realities / Chris Lebron -- Getting past the outrage on race / Gary Gutting -- Philosophy's Western bias / Justin E.H. Smith -- Dear White America / George Yancy -- Of cannibals, kings and culture: the problem of ethnocentricity / Adam Etinson -- What, to the black American, is Martin Luther King Jr. Day? / Chris Lebron -- Is real inclusiveness possible? / Justin E.H. Smith -- ON WOMEN -- When prostitution is nobody's business / Laurie Shrage -- On abortion and defining a "person" / Gary Gutting -- Girlfriend, mother, professor? / Carol Hay -- The disappearing women / Rae Langton -- A feminist Kant / Carol Hay -- ON FAMILY -- Think before you breed / Christine Overall -- Is forced fatherhood fair? / Laurie Shrage -- "Mommy wars" redux: a false conflict / Amy Allen -- The end of "marriage" / Laurie Shrage -- My parents' mixed messages on the Holocaust / Jason Stanley -- ON EATING -- The meat eaters / Jeff McMahan -- If peas can talk, should we eat them? / Michael Marder -- When vegans won't compromise / Bob Fischer and James McWilliams -- The enigma of animal suffering / Rhys Southan -- ON THE FUTURE -- Is humanity getting better? / Leif Wenar -- Should this be the last generation? / Peter Singer -- What do we owe the future? / Patricia I. Vieira and Michael Marder -- The importance of the afterlife. Seriously. / Samuel Scheffler -- Accepting the past, facing the future / Todd May.
Summary, etc.: "Modern Ethics in 77 Arguments explores long-standing ethical and moral issues in light of our most urgent dilemmas. Divided into twelve sections, the book opens with a series of broad arguments on existence, human nature and morality. Indeed, "big" questions of the human condition are explored by some of our best-known and most accomplished living philosophers: What is the meaning of our existence? Should we really "do what we love"? How should we respond to evil? Is pure altruism possible?" -- From book jacket.
Subject: Ethics, Modern > 21st century.
Newspapers > Sections, columns, etc. > Ethics.

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