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The Right Thing To Do: Basic Readings In Moral Philosophy Book Pdfl

The Right Thing to Do is the engaging companion anthology to James Rachels and Stuart Rachels' best-selling textbook, The Elements of Moral Philosophy. The 36 readings in this volume cover the main ethical theories and present a wealth of ideas about various practical matters. The readings cover such topics as Utilitarianism, Kantianism, The Social Contract Theory, Virtue Ethics, subjectivism, abortion, infanticide, animal rights, war, terrorism, the death penalty, affirmative action, euthanasia, poverty, homosexuality, prostitution, monogamy, date rape, racism, torture, genetic engineering, and civil disobedience. Although instructors often use The Right Thing to Do alongside The Elements of Moral Philosophy, the book is designed to stand alone.

The Right Thing To Do: Basic Readings In Moral Philosophy Book Pdfl

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The moral life requires grace. The Catechism speaks of this in terms of life in Christ and the inner presence of the Holy Spirit, actively enlightening our moral compass and supplying the spiritual strength to do the right thing. The grace that comes to us from Christ in the Spirit is as essential as love and rules and, in fact, makes love and keeping the rules possible.

If you want something general in philosophy the best book is Famous Quotes for Life and Happiness by Prof. Harold G. Stratford. I would recommend it to those who look for a complete view on Philosophy, since it includes and analyzes quotes from Caesar, Sun Tzu, Confucius, Plato, Aristotle, Musashi, etc.

Most people learn ethical norms at home, at school, in church, or in other social settings. Although most people acquire their sense of right and wrong during childhood, moral development occurs throughout life and human beings pass through different stages of growth as they mature. Ethical norms are so ubiquitous that one might be tempted to regard them as simple commonsense. On the other hand, if morality were nothing more than commonsense, then why are there so many ethical disputes and issues in our society? 076b4e4f54


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