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    DescriptionApplied or practical ethics is perhaps the largest growth area in philosophy today, and many issues in moral, social, and political life have come under philosophical scrutiny in recent years. Taken together, the essays in this volume - including two overview essays on theories of ethics and the nature of applied ethics - provide a state-of-the-art account of the most pressing moral questions facing us today. This title provides a comprehensive guide to many of the most significant problems of practical ethics. It offers state-of-the-art accounts of issues in medical, environmental, legal, social, and business ethics. It is written by major philosophers presently engaged with these complex and profound ethical issues.


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    Title
    A Companion to Applied Ethics
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by R. G. Frey, Edited by Christopher Wellman
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 720
    Width: 165 mm
    Height: 246 mm
    Thickness: 56 mm
    Weight: 1,157 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781405133456
    ISBN 10: 1405133457
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    Illustrations note
    5
    Publisher
    John Wiley and Sons Ltd
    Imprint name
    Blackwell Publishing Ltd
    Publication date
    31 January 2005
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Author Information
    R. G. Frey is Professor of Philosophy at Bowling Green State University. He is the author of numerous books and articles on applied ethics, normative theory, and the history of eighteenth-century British moral philosophy. With Gerald Dworkin and Sissela Bok, he is the author of Euthanasia and Physician-assisted Suicide (1998). Christopher Heath Wellman is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Washington University in St. Louis. He is co-editor, with Andrew Cohen, of Contemporary Debates in Applied Ethics (Blackwell 2004).
    Review quote
    "The Companion to Applied Ethics offers accessible essays by many of the leading writers in the field. It is a superb introduction to applied ethics for students and the interested reader alike." Peter Singer, Princeton University "The choice of essays is a solid representation of the various investigations and arguments that address important issues in the field of applied ethics. The book's organization allows it to be useful in a number of ways: as a straight reference work, as a reader on allied topics or as an anthology of significant philosophical issues. It is an important work valuable for students, general readers and seasoned specialists." Reference Reviews "Anyone who wants to know the 'state of the art' in applied ethics should start here. Frey and Wellman have assembled a collection of first-rate essays by the leading figures in the field. There is no better introduction to this exciting area of philosophy." James Rachels, University of Alabama at Birmingham
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    In recent years, many important moral, social, and political issues have come under philosophical scrutiny, with the result that applied or practical ethics has become one of the largest areas of growth in philosophy. These specially commissioned essays by many of the leading figures in applied ethics track that growth. They provide substantive discussions of the pressing issues that orient around the topics in question, and, collectively, constitute an in-depth, state-of-the-art account of present-day philosophical thinking in practical ethics. "A Companion to Applied Ethics" is the most ambitious and authoritative account of applied ethics available. The volume will serve professionals as an indispensable resource, and, because it is written accessibly, will provide students and educated laymen with an excellent guide to the current state of play in substantive discussion by philosophers of major moral, social, and political issues.
    Table of contents
    Notes on Contributors.Preface.1. The Nature of Applied Ethics: Tom L. Beauchamp.2. Theories of Ethics Stephen: L. Darwall.3. Property Rights and Welfare Redistribution: Jeremy Waldron.4. Civil Disobedience and the Duty to Obey the Law: A. John Simmons.5. Capitalism and Marxism: Richard W. Miller.6. State Punishment and the Death Penalty: David Dolinko.7. Racism: Michele Moody-Adams.8. Sexism: Ann E. Cudd and Leslie E. Jones.9. Affirmative Action: Bernard Boxill and Jan Boxill.10. The Legal Enforcement of Morality: Larry Alexander.11. Hate Crimes, Literature, and Speech: L. W. Sumner.12. Pornography and Censorship: Lori Gruen.13. Dirty Hands: Gerald F. Gaus.14. Sexual Ethics: Alan H. Goldman.15. Gun Control: Lance Stell.16. Citizenship: Wayne Norman and Will Kymlicka.17. Immigration: Michael Blake.18. World Hunger: Hugh LaFollette.19. War and Terrorism: C. A. J. Coady.20. Nationalism and Secession: Christopher Heath Wellman.21. Intergenerational Justice: Clark Wolf.22. Bioethics: Margaret P. Battin.23. Abortion: Margaret Olivia Little.24. Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide: Michael Tooley.25. Reproductive Technology: John D. Arras.26. Genetic Engineering: Dan W. Brock.27. Surrogate Motherhood: Rosemarie Tong.28. Cloning: John Harris.29. Allocation of Medical Resources: H. Tristram Engelhardt, Jr. and Ana Smith Iltis.30. Experimentation on Human Subjects: Patrick Boleyn-Fitzgerald.31. Disability: Leslie Pickering Francis.32. Moral Status: Mary Anne Warren.33. Killing and Letting Die: Alastair Norcross.34. The Doctrine of Double Effect: R. G. Frey.35. Bad Samaritans, Acts and Omissions: Patricia Smith.36. Moral Dilemmas: N. Ann Davis.37. Education: Amy Gutmann.38. Personal Relationships: Lawrence A. Blum.39. Animals: Jeff McMahan.40. Business Ethics: Patricia H. Werhane and R. Edward Freeman.41. Corporate Responsibility: R. Edward Freeman and Patricia H. Werhane.42. Whistle-blowing: Terrance McConnell.43. Professional Ethics: David Luban.44. Media Ethics: Judith Lichtenberg.45. Computer Ethics: Deborah G. Johnson.46. Engineering Ethics: Michael S. Pritchard.47. Environmental Ethics: Andrew Light.48. Values in Nature: Dale Jamieson.49. The Tragedy of the Commons: David Schmidtz and Elizabeth Willott.50. Global Warming: Robert Hood.Index