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The Moral Imagination: Confronting the Ethical Issues of Our Day epub ebook

by Edward Tivnan

The Moral Imagination: Confronting the Ethical Issues of Our Day epub ebook

Author: Edward Tivnan
Category: Philosophy
Language: English
Publisher: Simon & Schuster; 1st edition (April 12, 1995)
Pages: 334 pages
ISBN: 0671747088
ISBN13: 978-0671747084
Rating: 4.5
Votes: 274
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This book guides us through the opposing arguments on these profound issues, opening up ways for our pluralistic .

This book guides us through the opposing arguments on these profound issues, opening up ways for our pluralistic society to think about them. How does one make up one's mind about the difficult, yet everyday, inescapable social and moral problems we all face? The public debate often degenerates into name-calling and even violence. Conservatives and liberals alike act as if there is only one way to think.

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It's very difficult to write a book about some of the toughest political and moral issues of our day, and come out pleasing many people

It's very difficult to write a book about some of the toughest political and moral issues of our day, and come out pleasing many people. I like this book for the intelligent approach it takes to examining the historical facts of an issue, making an honest attempt to see different perspectives on it, and then showing how the disagreement itself can be helpful. Surely, even the most sophisticated moral reasoning tends to reflect temperamental biases, emotional needs, and background more than it brings us to any sort of universal agreement.

Tivnan (The Lobby: Jewish Political Power and American Foreign Policy, 1987) sees Americans as increasingly unsure about what they believe, as the moral authority of ethnic and religious traditions plays less of a role in our society. He attempts to assemble the best arguments on all sides of the current heated debates on abortion, suicide, euthanasia, the death penalty, and affirmative action.

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The Moral Imagination: Confronting the Ethical Issues of Our Day. E. TIVNAN. Poetic Justice: The Literary Imagination and Public Life. His views on the activity of the imagination greatly influenced Adam Smith, who adapted them to fashion a theory of the psychology of scientific discovery. In this theory the imagination is shown to be active in creating systematic explanations of the phenomena of nature, to the extent that Smith depicts the aim of scientific theory as that of satisfying the imagination.

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Material type: TextPublisher: New York; London; Toronto : Simon and Schuster, 1995. B68 1999 Analyzing moral issues. Description: 334 p. 24 c. SBN: 0-671-74708-8. T58 1995 The moral imagination: Confronting the ethical issues of our day. BJ1111. A Дискурс і відповідальність.

An unbiased tour through the many arguments on such contemporary issues as abortion, euthanasia, suicide, and capital punishment calls for mutual respect between opposing sides while explaining how value systems are formed. 20,000 first printing.
Reviews (3)
Gholbimand
Everyone should read this book. It will help you understand the history of controversial issues, and the author presents both sides before offering his opinion. If only we all could appreciate that there are two sides to these intensely personal topics, no matter our own personal beliefs!

Mettiarrb
It's very difficult to write a book about some of the toughest political and moral issues of our day, and come out pleasing many people.
I like this book for the intelligent approach it takes to examining the historical facts of an issue, making an honest attempt to see different perspectives on it, and then showing how the disagreement itself can be helpful.
Surely, even the most sophisticated moral reasoning tends to reflect temperamental biases, emotional needs, and background more than it brings us to any sort of universal agreement. However, at least taking stock of the different sides of an issue and the priorities they reflect helps us understand our own position better.
I appreciate that a previous reviewer found this book bascially a rehash of predictable left-wing arguments that reflect the author's politics. It is interesting that this was the basis for such a terrible rating, since the author's predictable left-wing opinions actually are a very small part of the content and message of the book, and seem to serve more an example than anything else. Presumably all that background information on each issue is viewed either as trivial or overly biased, and I didn't find either to be true.
Ironically, the fact that many people will have such a strong knee-jerk reaction to opinions that differ with their own is part of the rationale for the way the book is organized; to show how sometimes examining the disagreement itself is useful rather than just choosing a side because it coincides with our previous thinking. Especially with such important and emotionally charged issues as these.

Umge
The moral Imagination is one of those books you have to wonder why you finished reading it. You also have to wonder why the publisher allowed this drivel to be printed. The author is a good writer, however this book is nothing more than a op-ed piece explaining the authors belief on 5 Moral Issues

1. Abortion
2. Suicide
3. Euthanasia
4. Capital Punishment
5. Racial Justice and Affirmative Action

If you would like to know what he said on each issue just take the left-wing position on each and you have his thoughts.

While his positions on each issue is predictable the tedious part about the book is his argumentation for why he believes the way he does. Absolutely no new ground is covered and most of his arguments are simply rehashes of arguments that have been put forward 5 years before this book was published. If he would have refined the arguments or at least taken out some of the errors of the earlier arguments the book would have been better.

Not to bore the reader of this review I will give but one example of completely erroneous concepts that are brought forward as truth in this book. On pg. 25 in the Abortion chapter the author quotes Cell biologist Charles Gardner as follows:

"There is no program to specify the fate of each cell," notes Gardner. "Each stage brings new information, information that will change as the body pattern changes." One single cell may contribute randomly to the formation of several different body parts. "With this layering of chance event upon chance event the embryo gradually evolves its form." Not only is the person that the embryo is to become not programmed in the fertilized egg, not even so much as a fingerprint is already there. The ovum is in no way, argues Gardner, "a pre-packaged human being"

OH REALLY

Come on now with the advances in the understanding of the human genome and of the possibility of cloning in the near future. I don't know of any competent scientist that will tell you that the human DNA is NOT an architectural map of that person. In other words cloning works because the DNA stores all your personal data in it to make a exact replica of you.

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