Modern Ethics in 77 Arguments
A Stone Reader
Who needs a gun? Is American nonviolence possible? Is our patriotism moral? Can refugees have human rights? What is the meaning of our existence? How should we respond to evil? Does it really matter if God exists? What do we owe each other? What do we owe the future? A necessary companion to the acclaimed Stone Reader, Modern Ethics in 77 Arguments is a landmark collection for contemporary ethical thought.
Since 2010, The Stone―the immensely popular, award-winning philosophy series in The New York Times―has revived and reinterpreted age-old inquires to speak to our modern condition. This new collection of essays from the series does for modern ethics what The Stone Reader did for modern philosophy. New York Times editor Peter Catapano and best-selling author and philosopher Simon Critchley have curated an unparalleled collection that illuminates just how imperative ethical thinking is in our day-to-day life. Accessible and provocative, these pieces expose the persistence of the most basic themes and questions of moral and ethical life. From gun control and drone warfare to the morals of marriage and reproduction, readers will view familiar debates in new, surprising lights. A jargon-free, insightful compendium, Modern Ethics in 77 Arguments offers a panoramic view of morality and is a critical addition to The Stone Reader that will energize and enliven the world of ethical thought in both the classroom and everyday American life.
Edward O. Wilson, Frans de Waal, Todd May, Gordon Marino, Gary Gutting, John Kaag, Sarah Kreps, Omri Boehm, George Yancy, Carol Hay, Laurie Shrage, Bob Fischer, James McWilliams, Peter Singer, and many more.