MORAL DILEMMAS IN REAL LIFE

Current Issues in Applied Ethics

  • OVADIA EZRA
Part of the Law and Philosophy Library book series (LAPS, volume 74)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXI
  2. INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS AND PUBLIC DUTIES

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-3
    2. OVADIA EZRA
      Pages 5-14
  3. MEDICAL ETHICS

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 51-53
    2. OVADIA EZRA
      Pages 55-67
    3. OVADIA EZRA
      Pages 69-80
    4. OVADIA EZRA
      Pages 81-95
  4. PARENTHOOD AND THE FAMILY

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-99
    2. OVADIA EZRA
      Pages 101-114
    3. OVADIA EZRA
      Pages 115-126
    4. OVADIA EZRA
      Pages 127-140
  5. PUNISHMENT

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 141-143
    2. OVADIA EZRA
      Pages 145-156
    3. OVADIA EZRA
      Pages 157-167
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 183-191

About this book

Introduction

Moral Dilemmas in Real Life purports to supply ways of thinking of, perhaps even dealing with, the ins and outs of ethical argument.such argument. The world today presents both individuals and communities with situations, which demand moral and ethical deliberations. From the more general issues of universal globalization to the very specific problems of every-day existence encountered by active agents, contemporary life is replete with moral and ethical conundrums. Any thinking person is required, so it seems, to be concerned, involved, or – at the very least – conversant with these issues and this book supplies the wherewithal needed.

Applied ethics is that intellectual locale where theory meets praxis. Moral Dilemmas in Real Life is designed to make that meeting point explicit, by presenting a series of issues in well-grounded philosophical formulations.

The book begins with the general relation between the individual and society – instilling ethical tension, and even clashes, between the private and the public in our discourse. Going on, from general to specific, it gradually narrows the ethical playing field to touch on medical ethics, the family, and the practice of punishment. In all cases, the book addresses both consensual and conventional social institutions and distortions thereof.

Keywords

Deliberation Medical Ethics applied ethics ethics morality

Authors and affiliations

  • OVADIA EZRA
    • 1
  1. 1.Tel Aviv UniversityIsrael

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/1-4020-4105-5
  • Copyright Information Springer Netherlands 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-4103-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-4105-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1572-4395