By Martin Cohen
Will meat eaters get into heaven? Do bushes have rights? Is it ever correct to 'design' a child? From overcrowded lifeboats to the censor's pen, Martin Cohen's stimulating and fun dilemmas could have you scratching your head and giggling out loud in equivalent degree. no matter what your history, there's a trouble for you. There are the DIY infants and the breeding experiements from drugs; an ethically doubtful chemical manufacturing unit company ethics; the 'School of Terror' from international affairs and the 'Twinkies court drama' from legislations. during this publication, you can find dilemmas within the form of lovely and unpleasant sisters, frog kings, historic volcanic islands and unique villages. This ebook will not assist you turn into an exceptional individual, yet at the very least you have considered it...
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But Kant has already plunged in to the water, and is swimming ineffectually towards the slave boy. The current is strong, and Kant’s heavy black gown becomes waterlogged and extremely heavy. After a few yards, caught up in deceptive currents and eddies, Kant himself is in trouble, sinking under the surface of the water with a despairing wave to his philosophical colleagues, now in earnest debate over the best course of action. Aristotle is nodding wisely. In a deep resonant voice he replies to his agitated friend, ‘Yes, little man, you are right.
31 Medical ethics Dilemma 24 Breeding experiments It’s not widely known, but Plato’s idealised republic, was inﬂuenced by hunting dogs. A visit by Socrates to his friend Glaucon’s hunting lodge, and the sight of his dogs, trained to run after the pheasants and retrieve them after they had been shot, provided Plato with material for one of his most controversial ideas. Plato records the occasion like this: SOCRATES: I see in your house dogs for hunting, and of the nobler sort of birds not a few.
Good heavens! The principle established, Socrates then continues. 32 . . the best of either sex should be united with the best as often, and the inferior with the inferior, as seldom as possible; and that they should rear the offspring of the one sort of union, but not of the other, if the ﬂock is to be maintained in ﬁrst-rate condition. Now these goings on must be a secret which the rulers only know, or there will be a further danger of our herd breaking out into rebellion! Why, what are they worried about?
101 Ethical Dilemmas (First edition 2003) by Martin Cohen