Ethics and Experience introduces students to the key topics in moral theory through provocative moral issues-just war, abortion, physician assisted suicide, the death penalty and more. Steffen helps students bridge the gap between ethical theory and experience through developing a "common agreement" ethical system that is applicable to a variety of moral problems and issues with clear language and real-life examples.
Lloyd Steffen is professor of religious studies and university chaplain at Lehigh University, where he also is the director of the Center for Dialogue, Ethics, and Spirituality and director of the Lehigh Prison Project.
Preface Introduction Part I. Ethics - The Ethic Behind Just War Chapter One: Just War as an Ethic Chapter Two: Non-Violent Resistance as a Use of Force Chapter Three: The Hybrid Ethic and Its Application Chapter Four: Using the "Common Agreement" Ethic: A Critical Evaluation Part II. Experience - The Ethic beyond Just War Chapter Five: The Ethics of Physician Assisted Suicide Chapter Six: The Ethics of Patient Nontreatment Chapter Seven: The Ethics of Execution and Just Punishment Chapter Eight: The Ethics of Abortion: The Question of Innocence Chapter Nine: The Ethics of War: The Question of Innocence Notes Bibliography Index