Bolti ár: 4320 Ft
Internetes ár: 3888 Ft (10% kedvezmény)
Kiadás éve: 2010
Kiadó: Oxford University Press
Kategóriák: Filozófia/20.-21. század, Filozófia/etika
The newest addition to the Point/Counterpoint Series, Abortion: Three Perspectives presents a debate between four noted philosophers who develop their ideas in-depth and respond to one another. Michael Tooley argues the "Liberal" pro-choice approach; Philip E. Devine and Celia Wolf-Devine argue the "Communitarian" pro-life approach; and Alison M. Jaggar argues the "gender justice" approach. As philosophers, the authors have special skills in critical analysis and thinking systematically about values. Because they do not rely on religious authority, their arguments address all citizens regardless of their religious beliefs.
A well-informed, up-to-date, accessible discussion
Written by four noted philosophers
Provides arguments without religious affiliation
Examines the heated debate between pro-life and pro-choice viewpoints
Explores abortion's role in political philosophy and social justice
Provides a model of dialogue among those who strongly disagree
Draws examples from real life, employs logic, philosophy, and empirical data, and addresses views of abortion from across other disciplines
Helps students to develop philosophical reasoning and critical thinking skills
Preface features questions for reflection
With explanatory notes and references
Moving beyond traditional "liberal versus conservative" arguments for and against abortion, Abortion: Three Perspectives is an up-to-date, accessible, and engaging exploration of this highly contentious issue. Featuring a triangular debate between four prominent moral and political philosophers, it presents three different political perspectives: Michael Tooley argues the "liberal" pro-choice approach; Philip E. Devine and Celia Wolf-Devine argue the "communitarian" pro-life approach; and Alison M. Jaggar argues the "gender justice" approach. However, each of the authors' self-identifications is also challenged by one or more of the other authors, who offer alternative interpretations of liberalism, communitarianism, and feminism. All of these viewpoints are controversial, among both philosophers and general readers. Furthermore, because the arguments do not rely on religious authority, they are directed at all readers, regardless of religious affiliation.
Abortion: Three Perspectives is divided into two parts: the authors first develop their ideas in depth and then briefly critique the other positions. Drawing examples from real life, they also integrate logic and empirical data into their arguments and consider views of abortion across other disciplines. As philosophers, the authors possess expert skills in critical analysis; their debates provide students and other readers with a model of dialogue among those who very strongly disagree. Abortion: Three Perspectives is ideal for courses in contemporary moral problems, introduction to ethics, bioethics, medical ethics, and feminist philosophy.
Michael Tooley, Arts and Sciences College Professor of Distinction in Philosophy, the University of Colorado at Boulder
Celia Wolf-Devine, Associate Professor Emerita of Philosophy, Stonehill College Philip E. Devine, Professor of Philosophy, Providence College
Alison M. Jaggar, Arts and Sciences College Professor of Distinction in Philosophy and in Women and Gender Studies, University of Colorado at Boulder
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