Contents * I. Learning from Experience * 1. Our Challenge: Doing Ethics in a Pluralistic Society * 2. Reasoning Together: Making Sense of Our Experience * 3. Rule of Law: The Ethics of Justice * II. Creating an Ethical Presumption * 4. Duty: Doing What Is Right * 5. Character: Being a Good Person * 6. Relationships: Caring and Letting Go * 7. Human Rights: Autonomy and Human Dignity * III. Overcoming an Ethical Presumption * 8. Possible Consequences: Utilitarian and Cost/Benefit Arguments * 9. Making Decisions: HIV/AIDS * IV. Applying the Approach * 10. Public Morality: Seeking the Common Good * 11. Health Care: Life and Death * 12. Sex: Consent plus What? * 13. War on Terrorism: Justice and Freedom * 14. Economic Justice: Fair and Caring? * 15. Our Natural World: Living Ecologically
Robert Traer led the International Association for Religious Freedom (IARF) from 1990-2000. He served with the Ecumenical Accompaniment program in Israel/Palestine sponsored by the World Council of Churches. In 2002 he was a resident scholar at the Tantur Ecumenical Institute for Theological Studies in Israel. He is a member of the core faculty at Dominican University and teaches courses in ethics and religion. Harlan Stelmach's graduate work in the field of ethics began at Harvard University where he received his masters degree. He completed his doctoral work at the Graduate Theological Union in 1977 in an interdisciplinary program in ethics and social science. A post-doctoral visiting scholar stay at the Haas School of Business in Berkeley contributed to one of his specialties in business ethics. He was the director of the centre for Ethics and Social Policy in Berkeley for five years. He is the chair of the humanities department at Dominican and teaches courses in moral philosophy, medical ethics, and social science and religion.