ERIC Number: ED138495
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: N/A
Moral Choices in Contemporary Society: A Courses by Newspaper Reader.
Rieff, Philip, Ed.; Finkle, Isaac, Ed.
This reader, which contains 135 primary source readings about morality, is one of several college-level instructional materials developed to supplement a nationwide newspaper course on moral issues in contemporary society. The authors represent a diverse group including theologians, psychologists, politicians, professional athletes, lawyers, and educators. The moral issues are explored from all viewpoints. They cut across differences in social class, level of education, and ethnic origin. Content, presented in 16 chapters, includes issues of sexual morality, abortion, aging, international and domestic politics, law, crime, pornography, racism, science, business, and education. Some of the readings such as William Graham Sumner's "Respect or Contempt for the Aged" are scholarly essays; others such as Linda Wolfe's "Playing Around" are personal statements of life experiences. Because the content focuses on contemporary moral issues, the majority of the readings are contemporary. Some, such as Max Weber's "Science and Politics," are classics with universal relevance. (AV)
Descriptors: Abortions, Adult Education, Attitudes, Business, Content Area Reading, Crime, Educational Programs, Family Life, Higher Education, Laws, Moral Issues, Newspapers, Older Adults, Politics, Primary Sources, Productive Thinking, Programed Instruction, Racism, Scientific Enterprise, Sexuality, Social Problems, Values
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Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., San Diego. Univ. Extension.
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