By Jessica Pierce
Morality Play is a perfect complement for ethics classes, supplying a case examine procedure that's either versatile and functional. It presents 3 replacement tools of association for common instructing techniques: modern ethical difficulties, moral theories, and ethical rules. The creation illustrates how one can successfully use case reviews within the lecture room and gives a quick evaluation of the basics of argumentation and important thinking.
Featuring ten new case reports, the most recent version keeps to highlight the most debatable, thought-provoking concerns in ethics this day. issues akin to crime and punishment, lifestyles and dying, habitat and humanity, liberty and coercion, and cost and tradition are made correct via insightful case experiences drawn from newspaper money owed, felony reviews, and different genuine assets. The situations current discrete difficulties designed to make readers learn their summary notions approximately morality.
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Hamilton, and Charles Whitcher. 2010. ” Journal of Medical Ethics 36: 174–179. S. She weighed 88 pounds; she had seizures, cerebral palsy, and autism; she had the mental capacity of a young child. She could not speak and could not say who raped her in the staterun group home where she lived. , was pregnant. S. soon became the center of a so-called “fetal-rights” controversy in Florida. S. during her pregnancy, common practice when a patient is considered incompetent to make her own medical decisions.
Human rights advocates were appalled that the possibility of torture had even been raised. The German constitution declares it unlawful to threaten with violence someone held in police detention. ” Torture is defined by the United Nations as “any act by which severe pain or suffering, whether physical or mental, is intentionally inflicted on a person for such purposes as obtaining from him or a third person information or a confession” (United Nations Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, Article 1).
Book Page 22 Thursday, April 11, 2013 3:24 PM 22 Chapter 1 Crime and Punishment 3. How immoral is threatening to torture, compared with actually torturing? 4. What if you have no intention of carrying through with the torture? What if you do? 5. Compare this with the question raised by Katherine Bigelow’s film Zero Dark Thirty: Was torture justified in the hunt for Osama bin Laden? RESOURCES Dershowitz, Alan M. 2003. ” Los Angeles Times, April 21. Jessberger, Florian. 2005. ” Journal of International Criminal Justice 3: 1059–1073.