Introduction The abortion debate deals with the rights and wrongs of deliberately ending a pregnancy before normal childbirth, killing the fetus in the process. Abortion is a very painful topic for women and men who find themselves facing th
Human Cloning: Is making people wrong?
The ultimate bit of genetic engineering would be cloning people just as scientists have already done with Dolly the sheep, and CC the cloned cat so that babies would be born without having two biological par
Pornography Study Guide
Here are some of the main points about pornography that you should study. Please be advised that there could be other information on the test coming from the class notes section. This study guide only covers main points, argum
Homosexuality and Marriage
The question Should same-sex couples committed to a long-term and monogamous relationship be allowed to marry? Why should marriage be regulated at all? Marriage has been one of the fundamental organizing principles of human
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Arguments For and Against drug prohibition
Arguments for prohibition o Health o Drug prohibition as a solution to perceived problems of society o Crime rates o Commercial exploitation of drug addiction o Worker productivity Arguments against pr
The Death Penalty
Arguments against the Death Penalty 1. The death penalty is barbaric. 2. No other major democracy uses the death penalty 3. An innocent person might be executed by mistake 4. Capital punishment cheapens the value of human life 5. The dea
Introduction Animal ethics is a complex subject. Rational argument about the right and wrong way to treat animals is made more difficult by the deep love that many of us feel for animals. For philosophers it raises fundamental questions about the bas