101 Ethical Dilemmas
Will meat eaters get into heaven? Do trees have rights? Is it ever right to design a baby? What would you do? Would you always do the right thing? IS there a right thing? In this second edition of his...
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Will meat eaters get into heaven? Do trees have rights? Is it ever right to design a baby? What would you do? Would you always do the right thing? IS there a right thing? In this second edition of his thought-provoking and highly engaging introduction to ethics, Martin Cohen brings us eleven brand new ethical dilemmas including: The Dodgy Donor ClinicThe Famous Footbridge DilemmaThe Human Canonball.^From overcrowded lifeboats to the censor's pen, Martin Cohen's stimulating and amusing dilemmas reveal the subtleties, complexities and contradictions that make up the rich tapestry of ethics. From DIY babies and breeding experiments to 'Twinkies courtroom drama' and Newgate Prison, there is a dilemma for everyone. Dilemmas from the worlds of medical, business, legal and war ethics; dilemmas in the shape of beautiful and ugly sisters, frogs, kings, ancient volcanic islands and suspiciously exotic villages. This book may not help you become a good perso
Contents; Forward! How to use this book; The Dilemmas: Four dodgy dilemmas to get started with ... and three personal Dilemmas which maybe a business ethics course could help with... Three Tricky Trolley Dilemmas (that need to be solved together); The descent begins... Some Pretty Ancient Dilemmas; Anti-social Dilemmas; A Large Dose of Medical Ethics; The censor's dilemma; Business week: Dilemmas from business ethics (with the emphasis on business); and another dilemmas for business ethics (with the emphasis on ethics); A pentad of Stories: Searching for divine justice; Some Monkey Business; Searching for the Good Life; Watching Brief; The Vegetarian's Dilemma; Ethically Suspect Fairy Tales; Stories of Relativia; War Ethics; Environmental Ethics; Money matters; Legal Dilemmas: Rough Justice; Environmental Ethics; Some really rather implausible Ethical Dilemmas that could only happen in the movies, and what do they tell us about ethical decision making anyway? Nearly at the ends if not the means; Discussions; Glossary; Notes and cuttings; Further reading; Index
Martin Cohen's popular and accessible introductions to philosophy have been translated into many foreign languages, except the language of Voltaire, near whose Chateau he now lives and writes. (But in a cowshed, not in a Chateau.) He has Ph.D. in Philosophy of Education from Exeter University, has published several books and written for The Guardian, Times Higher Education Supplement and The Independent.