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.
- A Death at Penn State, by Caitlin Flanagan
- The Opioid Crisis, As Lived in West Virginia, by Margaret Talbot
- Is Doping Wrong?, by Peter Singer
- The Case for Reparations, by Ta-Nehisi Coates
- Why Guns Shouldn’t Be Outlawed, by Michael Huemer
- Is Taxation Theft?, by Michael Huemer
- Letting Go: What Should Medicine Do When It Can’t Save Your Life?, by Atul Gawande
- The Meaning of Life, by Richard Taylor