Thinking about Morality addresses the processes behind how we resolve moral issues and the factors that can impact that such as differing values and cultures. Moral disagreements are primarily due to differing values or the clash of new knowledge with old values. When trying to resolve a moral dispute we must carefully define the issue. We must bring to bear relevant knowledge which can be used to resolve the issue, but sometimes the value structures are so different that an issue cannot be resolved. This book provides an examination of how values operate and how one’s obligations will differ in different cultures. This book addresses topics such as multiculturism, along with immigration and migration, sex and gender, abortion and euthanasia, environmental issues, guns, and drugs.
Bernie Koenig is a retired professor of music and philosophy from Fanshawe College.
Chapter One: Origins of Values
Chapter Two: Multiculturalism
Chapter Three: Sex and Gender
Chapter Four: Issues of Life and Death: Abortion and Euthanasia
Chapter Five: Slavery, Human Trafficking and Prostitution
Chapter Six: The Environment
Chapter Seven: Guns
Chapter Eight: Drugs
Chapter Nine: The Teaching of Art
About the Author