Further Reading

A single textbook is never enough when studying a course. You need to read around the subject and encounter the work of different writers and thinkers. This chapter by chapter list provides a wide range of suggestions for further reading:

  1. What is Ethics?

AS Unit A Religion and Ethics 1

  1. Utilitarianism
  2. Situation Ethics
  3. Religious teaching on the nature and value of human life
  4. Abortion
  5. Euthanasia and the right to life

AS Unit B Religion and Ethics 2

  1. Kant
  2. Natural law
  3. Religious views of the created world
  4. Environment, both local and world wide

A2 Unit 3A Religion and Ethics

  1. Libertarianism
  2. Virtue ethics
  3. Religious views on sexual behaviour and human relationships
  4. Science and technology

Unit 4C

  1. Ways of moral decision-making

 

1. What Is Ethics?

Ahluwalia, L. Foundation for the Study of Religion, London, Hodder & Stoughton Educational, 2001.
Barclay, W. Ethics in a Permissive Society, London, Collins, 1971.
Kirkwood, R. ‘Ethical Theory’, in Dialogue (Special Issue).
Thompson, M. Ethical Theory, London, Hodder Murray, 2005.
Vardy, P. and Grosch, P. The Puzzle of Ethics, London, Fount, 1999.

2. Utilitarianism

Bentham, J. Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation, Harrison, W. (ed.), Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1948.
Gensler, H., Earl, W. and Swindal, J. Ethics: Contemporary Readings, New York/London, Routledge, 2004 (contains original writings of many classic and contemporary philosophers).
Mill, J.S. Utilitarianism, Indianapolis, Hackett Publishing, [1861, 1863], 2002.
Norman, R. The Moral Philosophers, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1998.
Pojman, L.P. Ethical Theory, Toronto, Wadsworth, 1989.
Pojman, L.P. Ethics: Discovering Right and Wrong, Toronto, Wadsworth, 2002.
Singer, P. Practical Ethics, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1993.
Smart, J.J.C. and Williams, B. Utilitarianism: For and against, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1973.

3. Situation Ethics

Cook, D. The Moral Maze, London, SPCK, 1983.
Hoose, B. (ed.) Christian Ethics: An Introduction, London, Cassell, 1998 – contains an excellent chapter on the Bible and Christian ethics by Tom Deidum.
Macquarrie, J. and Childress, J. A New Dictionary of Christian Ethics, London, SCM, 1986.
Rachels, J. and Rachels, S. The Elements of Moral Philosophy, New York, McGraw-Hill, 2007.

4. Religious Teaching on the Nature and Value of Human Life

Deane-Drummond, C. (ed.) Brave New World, London/New York, T & T Clark, 2003.
Deane-Drummond, C. Genetics and Christian Ethics, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2005.
Glover, J. Causing Death and Saving Lives, London, Penguin, 1990.
Hinman, L. ‘Ethics Updates’, available at http://ethics.sandiego.edu/
Kuhse, H. and Singer, P. (ed.) Bioethics – An Anthology, Oxford, Blackwell,1999.
Lafollette, H. (ed.) Ethics in Practice – An Anthology, Oxford, Blackwell, 2002.
Macquarrie, J. and Childress, J. A New Dictionary of Christian Ethics, London, SCM, 1986.
Peters, T. Playing God? Genetic Determinism and Human Freedom, London, Routledge, 1997.
Song, R. Human Genetics: Fabricating the Future, London, Darton, Longman & Todd, 2002.

5. Abortion

Glover, J. Causing Death and Saving Lives, London, Penguin, 1990.
Hinman, L. ‘Ethics Updates’, available at http://ethics.sandiego.edu/
Kuhse, H. ‘Why Killing Is Not Always Worse – and Sometimes Better – than Letting Die’, in Bioethics – An Anthology, Kuhse, H. and Singer, P. (eds), Oxford, Blackwell, 1999.
Lafollette, H. (ed.) Ethics in Practice – An Anthology, Oxford, Blackwell, 2002 (contains articles by Judith Jarvis Thompson, Mary Anne Warren and Rosalind Hursthouse on abortion).
Macquarrie, J. and Childress, J. A New Dictionary of Christian Ethics, London, SCM, 1986.
Singer, P. Rethinking Life and Death, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1994.

6. Euthanasia and the Right to Life

Cook, D. The Moral Maze, London, SPCK, 1983.
Glover, J. Causing Death and Saving Lives, London, Penguin, 1990.
Hinman, L. ‘Ethics Updates’, available at http://ethics.sandiego.edu/
Kuhse, H. and Singer, P. (eds) Bioethics – An Anthology, Oxford, Blackwell, 1999 (contains articles by Jonathan Glover, Grisez and Boyle, James Rachels and Helga Kuhse).
Lafollette, H. (ed.) Ethics in Practice – An Anthology, Oxford, Blackwell, 2002.
Macquarrie, J. and Childress, J. A New Dictionary of Christian Ethics, London, SCM, 1986.
Singer, P. Practical Ethics, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1993.
Singer, P. Rethinking Life and Death, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1994.
Warnock, M. An Intelligent Person’s Guide to Ethics, London, Duckworth, 1999.
Wilcockson, M. Issues of Life and Death, London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1999.

7. Kant

Kant, I. ‘Groundwork of a Metaphysics of Morals’, in The Moral Law, Paton, H.J. (trans.), London, Routledge, 2005.
MacIntyre, A. A Short History of Ethics, London, Routledge, 1968.
Norman, R. The Moral Philosophers, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1998.
Pojman, L.P. Ethics: Discovering Right and Wrong, Toronto, Wadsworth, 2002.
Scruton, R. Kant, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1982.
Ward, K. The Development of Kant’s View of Ethics, Oxford, Blackwell, 1972.

8. Natural Law

Aquinas, T. ‘Summa Theologiae’, in Basic Writings of Thomas Aquinas, Pegis, A.C. (ed.), Hackett, Indianapolis, Random House, 1997.
Hughes, G. ‘Natural Law’, in Christian Ethics: An Introduction, Hoose, B. (ed.), London, Cassell, 1998.
Finnis, J. Natural Law and Natural Rights, Clarendon Press, 1979
Macquarrie, J. and Childress, J. A New Dictionary of Christian Ethics, London, SCM, 1986.
Maguire, D. Death by Choice, New York, Image Books, 1984.
Pojman, L.P. Ethics: Discovering Right and Wrong, Toronto, Wadsworth, 2002.

9. Religious Views of the Created World

Cook, D. The Moral Maze, London, SPCK, 1983.
Hoose, B. (ed.) Christian Ethics: An Introduction, London, Cassell, 1998 – contains an excellent chapter on the Bible and Christian ethics by Tom Deidum.
Macquarrie, J. and Childress, J. A New Dictionary of Christian Ethics, London, SCM, 1986.
Plato, ‘Euthyphro’, in The Last Days of Socrates, Tredennick, H. (trans.), London, Penguin, 1969.
Rachels, J. and Rachels, S. The Elements of Moral Philosophy, New York, McGraw-Hill, 2007.

10. Environment, both Local and Worldwide

Benson, J. Environmental Ethics, London, Routledge, 2000.
Deane-Drummond, C. A hand book in Ecology and Theology, London, SCM, 1996
Devall, B. and Sessions, G., Deep Ecology, Salt Lake City, Gibbs M. Smith, 1987.
Dregson, A. and Inoue, Y. (eds) The Deep Ecology Movement: An Introductory Anthology, Berkeley, North Atlantic Books, 1995.
Leopold, A. A Sand County Almanac, Oxford/New York, Oxford University Press, 1968.
Lovelock, J. Gaia: A New Look at Life on Earth, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1979.
Pearce, D., Markandya, A. and Barbier, E.B., Blue Print for a Green Economy, London, Earthscan, 1989.

11. Libertarianism

Honderich, T. How Free Are You?, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1993.
Macquarrie, J. and Childress, J. A New Dictionary of Christian Ethics, London, SCM, 1986.
Palmer, M. Moral Problems, Cambridge, Lutterworth Press, 1991.
Van Inwagen, P. An Essay on Free Will, Cambridge, Clarendon Press, 1983.

12. Virtue Ethics

Ahluwalia, L. Foundation for the Study of Religion, London, Hodder & Stoughton Educational, 2001.
Crisp, R. and Slote, M. Virtue Ethics, Oxford/New York, Oxford University Press, 1997.
Hinman, L. ‘Ethics Updates’ available at http://ethics.sandiego.edu/
Hursthouse, R. On Virtue Ethics, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1999.
Hursthouse, R. Ethics, Humans and Other Animals, London, Routledge, 2000.
Keenan, J. ‘Virtue Ethics’, in Christian Ethics: An Introduction, Hoose, B. (ed.), London, Cassell, 1998.
Lafollette, H. (ed.) Ethics in Practice – An Anthology, Oxford, Blackwell, 2002.
MacIntyre, A. After Virtue, London, Duckworth, 1985.
Rosenstand, N. The Moral of the Story (5th edn), New York, McGraw-Hill, 2006.
Ross, W.D. (trans.) The Complete Works of Aristotle, ed. J. Barnes, Princeton, NJ, Princeton University Press, 1984.
Vardy, P. and Grosch, P. The Puzzle of Ethics, London, Fount, 1999.

13. Religious Views on Sexual Behaviour and Human Relationships

Bellioti, R. Good Sex: Perspectives on Sexual Ethics, Kansas, University Press of Kansas, 1993.
Blackburn, S. Lust, Oxford/New York, Oxford University Press, 2004.
Dormor, D. Just Cohabiting? The Church, Sex and Getting Married, London, Darton, Longman and Todd, 2004
Holloway, R. Godless Morality, Edinburgh, Canongate, 1999.
Holloway, R. The Re-enchantment of Morality, London, SPCK , 2008
Hursthouse, R. On Virtue Ethics, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1999.
Moore, G. ‘Sex, Sexuality and Relationships’, in Christian Ethics: An Introduction, Hoose, B. (ed.), London/New York, Cassell, 1998.
Reynolds, P. Marriage in the Western Church, London, Brill, 2001.
Watson, F. Agape, Eros and Gender: Towards a Pauline Sexual Ethic, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2008.

14. Science and Technology

Deane-Drummond, C. (ed.) Brave New World, London/New York, T & T Clark, 2003.
Deane-Drummond, C. Genetics and Christian Ethics, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2005.
Glover, J. Causing Death and Saving Lives, London, Penguin, 1990.
Hinman, L. ‘Ethics Updates’, available at http://ethics.sandiego.edu/
Kuhse, H. and Singer, P. (ed.) Bioethics – An Anthology, Oxford, Blackwell, 1999.
Lafollette, H. (ed.) Ethics in Practice – An Anthology, Oxford, Blackwell, 2002.
Lyon,D. Surveillance Society, London, Open University Press,2001
Lyon,D. Surveillance Studies, London, Polity Press, 2007
Macquarrie, J. and Childress, J. A New Dictionary of Christian Ethics, London, SCM, 1986
Messer, N. Christian Ethics (ch5), London, SCM, 2006.
Peters, T. Playing God? Genetic Determinism and Human Freedom, London, Routledge, 1997.
Song, R. Human Genetics: Fabricating the Future, London, Darton, Longman & Todd, 2002.

15. Ways of Moral Decision Making

Bowie, N. E. Business Ethics: A Kantian Perspective, Oxford Blackwell, 1999.
Frederick, R. A Companion to Business Ethics, Oxford, Blackwell, 1999
Singer, P. One World: The Ethics of Globalization, Yale, Yale University Press, 2004.
Solomon, R. C. Ethics and Excellence, New York, Oxford, Oxford University Press 1993