101 Dilemmas for the Armchair Philosopher

101 Dilemmas for the Armchair Philosopher

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In a democracy, should everyone--absolutely everyone--get a vote? Does it really matter if tigers become extinct? Why does murder carry a heavier penalty than attempted murder? If you don't like the socks your grandma gives you for Christmas, should you tell her so? This thought-provoking, interactive, and entertaining introduction to ethics will bring you face to face with some tough moral choices. It presents you with 101 imaginative scenarios--sometimes amusing, sometimes tragic, and sometimes uncomfortably realistic--which will force you to re-examine your most cherished assumptions about right and wrong. Including: -Paul, the torturer with a conscience; -Sally, who can prevent enormous suffering for the price of a latte; -Paul, who is handy with a weapon, but not a killer, surely. 101 Dilemmas for the Armchair Philosopher is packed with problems, puzzles, quizzes, and questions, as well as ethical ideas and insights from history's greatest philosophers.