Moral Imagination by Edward Tivnan
Confronting the Ethical Issues of Our Day

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An unbiased tour through the many arguments on such contemporary issues as abortion, euthanasia, suicide, and capital punishment calls for mutual respect between opposing sides while explaining how value systems are formed. 20,000 first printing.
 

About Edward Tivnan

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Francis Bok is twenty-three-years old and an Associate at the Boston-based American Anti-Slavery Group (AASG). In 2000, he became the first escaped slave to testify before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations in hearings on Sudan. He speaks throughout the United States, has been featured in "The Boston Globe, The Christian Science Monitor, The Wall Street Journal, Essence "magazine, and on "Black Entertainment Television," and he recently met with President George Bush at the White House. He lives in Boston. Edward Tivnan has collaborated on and is the author of several books. He was a reporter and staff writer for "Time Magazine" and helped create ABC's 20/20. He lives in New York.
 
Published April 12, 1995 by Simon & Schuster. 352 pages
Genres: Law & Philosophy. Non-fiction

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On assisted suicide we learn of ancient philosophers' very nuanced views for and against, see how these were synthesized by Christian thinkers such as Aquinas, then observe the question blown open again by the opposing views of Kant and Hume before we reach the contemporary controversy involving ...

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Tivnan examines the opposing views on five hotly contested issues, arguing that historical perspective and tolerance can allow us to examine them more cool-headedly.

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These snippets echoed repeatedly in my head as I read "The Moral Imagination" by Edward Tivnan, a book that painstakingly and lovingly lays out the arguments, sub-arguments and sub-subarguments for and against some of the major political and moral questions of our time: abortion, suicide, euthana...

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