Now in its eighth edition, James Rachels' and Stuart Rachels' The Right Thing to Do: Readings in Moral Philosophy continues its legacy of providing students a diverse collection of thought-provoking essays from historical and contemporary perspectives. Introductory essays by James Rachels and foundational readings in moral theory provide a base from which students can engage with the updated selection of essays on pressing issues.
New to the Eighth Edition:
From gun rights to the opioid crisis to racial equality, these new essays bring questions of moral philosophy into the daily lives of today's students.
1. A Death at Penn State, by Caitlin Flanagan
2. The Opioid Crisis, As Lived in West Virginia, by Margaret Talbot
3. Is Doping Wrong?, by Peter Singer
4. The Case for Reparations, by Ta-Nehisi Coates
5. Why Guns Shouldn't Be Outlawed, by Michael Huemer
6. Is Taxation Theft?, by Michael Huemer
7. Letting Go: What Should Medicine Do When It Can't Save Your Life?, by Atul Gawande
8. The Meaning of Life, by Richard Taylor