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With an assortment of readings and perspectives from some of the most respected thinkers of our time, Social Ethics: Morality and Social Policy provides a balanced, engaging introduction to today’s most pressing social and moral problems. This highly popular anthology illuminates the issues at the heart of each contemporary problem and encourages critical, fair-minded examination of varying viewpoints—all presented in the words of those who embrace them. Helpful editorial features include substantial chapter introductions, a summary preceding each selection, discussion questions, and bibliographies for further reading.

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ADDED ARTICLES: Features 29 new readings that address current issues such as physician-assisted suicide, the death penalty, pornography and the Internet, drug addiction, welfare, homelessness, property rights, gender bias, and pollution.
ADDED CHAPTER: Provides a new Chapter 6 on Drug Control and Addiction with five new articles.
READINGS ON CONTEMPORARY MORAL PROBLEMS: Provides 70 carefully-chosen readings organized around ten contemporary moral problems.
LEGAL DECISIONS: Includes legal decisions to make readers aware of ways in which morality is intertwined with social policy.
HELPFUL APPARATUS: Integrates useful editorial apparatus, including chapter introductions and annotated bibliographies. Every selection is supplemented by headnotes that provide background and context, and by questions to stimulate further thought and discussion.

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Thomas A. Mappes holds a B.S. in chemistry from the University of Dayton and a Ph.D. in philosophy from Georgetown University. He is professor of philosophy at Frostburg State University, where he has taught since 1973. He is the coeditor (with Jane S. Zembaty) of Social Ethics: Morality and Social Policy (McGraw-Hill, 4/e, 1992) and his published work appears in journals such as American Philosophical Quarterly and Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal. In 1985, the Frostburg State University Foundation presented him with the Faculty Achievement Award for Teaching.

Jane S. Zembaty, professor of philosophy at the university of Dayton, specializes in classical Greek philosophy and social ethics. She coedited the first three editions of Biomedical Ethics, and her published work includes articles on Greek philosophy, such as "Plato's Republic and Greek Morality on Lying" and "Aristotle on Lying."

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