Download The Social Costs of Pornography: A Collection of Papers by James R. Stoner Jr.,Donna M. Hughes PDF

By James R. Stoner Jr.,Donna M. Hughes

The papers during this quantity try and record, study, and clarify "The Social bills of Pornography," construction the case that voters have to revisit this factor and glance squarely at an issue many might particularly forget about. A spouse quantity additionally released through the Witherspoon Institute, "The Social charges of Pornography: an announcement of Findings and Recommendations," summarizes the case those papers make and provides a modest reform schedule. during this "Collection of Papers," the purpose is to supply scholarly attention of many aspects of the difficulty. The authors range of their education and infrequently of their technique and standpoint (not to say of their non secular backgrounds and political affiliations). they don't all diagnose the matter within the comparable manner, nor might they consent to a unmarried application of reform. yet they do agree that there's within the web Age a brand new challenge, diversified in variety from difficulties of the earlier or so diverse in measure as to turn into various in type; and they're conscious of new facts, for instance from neuroscience, of the nature of the crippling damage of pornography.

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Download Morality and the Movies: Reading Ethics Through Film by Dan Shaw PDF

By Dan Shaw

Morality and the films presents definitely the right advent to philosophical ethics for movie fans. Dan Shaw makes use of a chain of 16 well known motion pictures, together with Hotel Rwanda, Casablanca, Citizen Kane, A Clockwork Orange, Dead guy Walking and Full steel Jacket, to demonstrate all of the significant moral theories and key modern ethical matters. The ebook presents a quick precis and philosophical interpretation of every movie, in regards all through to basic philosophical resources. a special pedagogical characteristic is that every bankruptcy starts with a five-step precis of the theoretical position in query and a serious assessment of its strengths and weaknesses via a particular movie. subject matters coated include:


- divine authority

- the social contract

- ethical relativism

- advantage ethics

- freedom and determinism

- euthanasia

- capital punishment

- battle and terrorism

- abortion

- enterprise ethics


Ideal for undergraduate scholars coming to philosophical ethics for the 1st time, this ebook makes use of well known movie to introduce a significant subject within the examine of philosophy.

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Download Memory and Forgetting in the Post-Holocaust Era: The Ethics by Alejandro Baer,Natan Sznaider PDF

By Alejandro Baer,Natan Sznaider

To fail to remember after Auschwitz is taken into account barbaric. Baer and Sznaider query this assumption not just in regard to the Holocaust yet to different political crimes besides. The tasks of reminiscence surrounding the Holocaust have unfold around the world and interacted with different narratives of victimization that call for equivalent therapy. Are there crimes that needs to be forgotten and others that are meant to be remembered?

In this publication the authors research the consequences of a globalized Holocaust tradition at the ways that participants and teams comprehend the ethical and political value in their respective histories of utmost political violence. Do such transnational stories facilitate or bog down the duty of coming to phrases with and overcoming divisive pasts? Taking Argentina, Spain and a few websites in post-communist Europe as try out situations, this ebook illustrates the transformation from a nationally orientated ethics to a trans-national one. The authors examine media, scholarly discourse, NGOs facing human rights and reminiscence, museums and memorial websites, and consider how a brand new iteration of reminiscence activists revisits the prior to build a brand new destiny. Baer and Sznaider persist with those makes an attempt to manoeuvre among the tasks of remembrance and some great benefits of forgetting. This, the authors argue, is the "ethics of by no means Again."

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Download Technik und Lebenswirklichkeit: Philosophische und by Anne-Maren Richter,Christian Schwarke PDF

By Anne-Maren Richter,Christian Schwarke

Philosophen, Theologen und Soziologen deuteten in der ersten Hälfte des 20. Jahrhunderts die Technik als ein die gesamte Lebenswirklichkeit prägendes Phänomen. Dabei entwickelten sie sehr unterschiedliche Positionen: Walter Benjamin sah in der Technik einen Weg, die Wirklichkeit neu zu konstruieren; Rudolf Bultmann nahm die Technik zum Anlass, das Transzendente neu zu bestimmen. Mit Elementen aus Pragmatismus und Sozialphänomenologie kann das Technische ritualtheoretisch gedeutet werden. Der Band bietet in Teil I Rekonstruktionen klassischer Positionen der Technikdeutung: Max Weber, Paul Tillich, Rudolf Bultmann, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Walter Benjamin, Martin Heidegger. Die Beiträge in Teil II des Bandes thematisieren neuere theologische Zugänge zur Technik.

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Download Ethische Aspekte des animalischen Magnetismus: Am Beispiel by Regina Männle PDF

By Regina Männle

Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2007 im Fachbereich Ethik, observe: 1,0, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg (Institut für Neuere Deutsche Literatur), Veranstaltung: Literatur und Wissenschaft um 1800, 32 Quellen im Literaturverzeichnis, Sprache: Deutsch, summary: „Sie beschreiben ihren Zustand selber als den seeligsten, den sie jemals erfahren“ – so
berichtet Gotthilf Heinrich Schubert in der dreizehnten Vorlesung seiner Ansichten von der
Nachtseite der Naturwissenschaft (1814) über die Empfindungen von Patienten während
einer magnetischen Behandlung. Nicht nur diese Passage aus Schuberts Werk evoziert das
Bild einer harmonischen Therapie, in der der Magnetiseur seinen Patienten in einen heilsamen
und entspannenden Zustand, den so genannten Somnambulismus, versetzt, ihm
Kraft überträgt und ihn am Ende gestärkt wieder erwachen lässt. In der Tat ist die Heilung
von nervösen Störungen durch solch eine Behandlung durchaus denkbar – doch impliziert
dieser „seelige Zustand“, in dem der sufferer sich völlig in die Hände seines Magnetiseurs
begibt, nicht auch Risiken?
In den Ansichten ist von solchen möglichen Gefahren nicht die Rede; vielmehr schwärmt
Schubert wiederholt von der „wunderbare[n] Sympathie“ zwischen Magnetiseur und Patient.
Auch der Mediziner Carl Gustav Carus (1789-1869) zeigt sich fasziniert von dieser
besonders wohltuenden Beziehung und beschreibt sie als „eine paintings Vermählung zweier
Nerven“. Und Johann Wilhelm Ritter (1776-1810), Physiker und Philosoph, stellt sogar
eine Analogie zwischen Magnetkur und Liebesbeziehung her: Letztere sei wie eine gegenseitige
Magnettherapie, „beyde Theile [seien] sich Magnetiseur und Somnambüle“. Genau
diese Ansicht spiegelt sich beispielsweise in Achim von Arnims Erzählung Die Majoratsherren
(1820) wider: Zwischen dem Majoratsherrn und Esther besteht eine telepathische
Verbindung, durch die sie ihn an ihren Gedanken teilhaben lässt und die von beiden als
gegenseitige Liebe verstanden wird. Arnim verwendet das Motiv des Magnetismus also,
„um getrennte Seelen in Sehnsucht miteinander zu verbinden“.

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Download Pursuing Moral Faithfulness: Ethics and Christian by Gary Tyra PDF

By Gary Tyra

Christianity is in a country of ethical crisis.

Even notwithstanding humans make ethical judgements on a daily basis, many Christians lack either the facility to guage those judgements and a neighborhood of discipleship to aid encourage a morally devoted existence. in comparison to the folk round them, there's usually no discernible distinction in how Christians move approximately making ethical choices.

As a biblical and useful theologian with 3 a long time of pastoral adventure, who has additionally spent years instructing ethics to undergraduates, Gary Tyra ways the subject with the sensible objective of facilitating ethical formation and inspiring an "everyday" ethical faithfulness. Tyra argues that Christians could have self assurance of their Christ-centered, Spirit-enabled skill to figure and do the desire of God in any ethical state of affairs. ethical faithfulness follows from a lifetime of Christian discipleship.

In an age of ethical apathy and theological confusion, Pursuing ethical Faithfulness is a breath of unpolluted air and an indication of wish for the future.

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Download Religion, War, and Ethics: A Sourcebook of Textual by Gregory M. Reichberg,Henrik Syse PDF

By Gregory M. Reichberg,Henrik Syse

faith, battle, and Ethics is a set of basic resources from the world's significant religions at the ethics of conflict. every one bankruptcy brings jointly annotated texts - scriptural, theological, moral, and criminal - from various old classes that mirror each one tradition's reaction to perennial questions about the character of conflict: while, if ever, is recourse to palms morally justifiable? What ethical constraints should still observe to army behavior? Can a long-lasting earthly peace be completed? Are there sacred purposes for waging battle, and particular rewards if you do the struggling with? The religions coated comprise Sunni and Shiite Islam; Judaism; Roman Catholic, japanese Orthodox, and Protestant Christianity; Theravada Buddhism; East Asian non secular traditions (Confucianism, Shinto, jap and Korean Buddhism); Hinduism; and Sikhism. each one part is compiled through a expert, famous inside of his or her respective non secular culture, who has additionally written a observation at the old and textual context of the passages selected.

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Download The Limits of Moral Authority by Dale Dorsey PDF

By Dale Dorsey

Dale Dorsey considers some of the most primary questions in philosophical ethics: to what quantity do the calls for of morality have normative authority over us and our lives? needs to we agree to ethical standards? such a lot who've addressed this question have handled the normative value of morality as easily a truth to be defined. yet Dorsey argues that this conventional assumption is erroneous. in response to Dorsey, not just are we no longer required to comply to
moral calls for, conforming to morality's calls for won't continually also be normatively permissible—-moral habit will be (quite actually) flawed. This view is important not just for realizing the content material and strength of the ethical standpoint, but additionally for realizing the fundamental components of the way one
ought to live.

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Download Language, Ethics and Animal Life: Wittgenstein and Beyond by Niklas Forsberg,Mikel Burley,Nora Hämäläinen PDF

By Niklas Forsberg,Mikel Burley,Nora Hämäläinen

New examine into human and animal realization, a heightened understanding of the equipment and results of extensive farming, and smooth issues approximately animal welfare and ecology are one of the components that experience made our dating to animals a space of burning curiosity in modern philosophy. using equipment encouraged by means of Ludwig Wittgenstein, the participants to this quantity discover this zone in numerous methods. themes mentioned contain: clinical vs. non-scientific methods of describing human and animal behaviour; the ethics of consuming specific animal species; human nature, feelings, and instinctive reactions; responses of ask yourself in the direction of the flora and fauna; the ethical relevance of literature; the idea that of dignity; and the query no matter if non-human animals can use language. This ebook could be of serious worth to a person drawn to philosophical and interdisciplinary concerns relating language, ethics and humanity's relation to animals and the traditional world.

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Download Introducción a la filosofía moral (Breviarios) (Spanish by James Rachels,Gustavo Ortiz Millán PDF

By James Rachels,Gustavo Ortiz Millán

Mediante numerosos ejemplos y con un lenguaje accesible, el autor reflexiona sobre problemas como el relativismo y el subjetivismo morales, los angeles religión y su relación con l. a. moralidad y el egoísmo ético y psicológico; asimismo, presenta las teorías normativas más importantes: los angeles kantiana, el utilitarismo, las éticas de l. a. virtud, l. a. ética feminista y las teorías contractualistas. El propósito de este trabajo no es dar una teoría clara y unificada sobre "la verdad" de los temas analizados, sino ofrecer más bien una visión de conjunto de principles, teorías y argumentos en competencia, ya que l. a. filosofía, como los angeles ethical misma, es ante todo un ejercicio de l. a. razón.

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