Volume 1, Theory and Method, focuses on ways scholars view the formation of moral theory and norms. Volume 2 studies how their interpretations affect casuistry, and covers issues related to abortion, reproductive technologies, euthanasia, sexuality, race, gender, social justice, the environment, civil disobedience, capital punishment, and war.
With each selection, annotated bibliographies identify writings pertinent to each topic covered. Case studies make issues relevent to the reader's own life experience. Glossaries in each subject area define terms. Reports on medical ethics and reproductive technologies provide technical explanations.