"Has the human capacity to determine what we can do outstripped our ability to decide what we ought to do? Noel Preston argues that it has. In this book, specifically written for a wide general readership, he uses case studies to introduce the frameworks of moral philosophy and to analyse contemporary moral dilemmas concernig: truth-telling, sexuality, abortion, euthanasia, the environment, war, politics, capital punishment, business and global povery. Preston outlines his own model for decision-making based on the idea of responsibility. This ethic of response gives particular emphasis to three major guiding principles: respect for life; justice and fairness; integrity; and promise-keeping."--BOOK COVER.