The Oxford Handbook of Practical Ethics

The Oxford Handbook of Practical Ethics

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The Oxford Handbooks series is a major new initiative in academic publishing. Each volume offers an authoritative and up-to-date survey of original research in a particular subject area. Specially commissioned essays from leading figures in the discipline give critical examinations of the progress and direction of debates. Oxford Handbooks provide scholars and graduate students with compelling new perspectives upon a wide range of subjects in the
humanities and social sciences.

The Oxford Handbook of Practical Ethics is a lively and authoritative guide to current thought about ethical issues in all areas of human activity-personal, medical, sexual, social, political, judicial, and international, from the natural world to the world of business. Twenty-eight topics are covered in specially written surveys by leading figures in their fields: each gives an authoritative map of the ethical terrain, explaining how the debate has developed in recent years,
engaging critically with the most notable work in the area, and pointing directions for future work. The Handbook will be essential reading, and a fascinating resource of ideas and information, for academics and students across a wide range of disciplines.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 790 pages
  • 180 x 252 x 40mm | 1,555g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New
  • 0198241054
  • 9780198241058

Table of contents

1. SEXUALITY ; 4. CHILDREN ; 9. GENDER AND SEXUAL DISCRIMINATION ; 13. PUNISHMENT ; 22. IMMIGRATION ; 26. EUTHANASIA AND PHYSICIAN ASSISTED SUICIDE
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The Handbook succeeds in providing the busy practitioner and the interested academic with a topical glimpse of the "what" and "how" of dealing with some of the most important and ineluctable ethical dilemmas we face. * Reference Reviews * LaFollette has done an excellent editorial job ... Sturdily bound and an easily-usable size, this is a particularly attractive work for the practitioner's desk, as well as for the reference shelves of any college and university library. * Reference Reviews * ...it is a substantial addition to an increasingly important sub-discipline of moral philosophy ... a valuable resource for professional philosophers, lawyers, and policymakers. * Kimberley Brownlee, Logical Analysis and History of Philosophy *
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About Hugh LaFollette

Hugh LaFollette is Cole Chair in Ethics at the University of South Florida, St. Petersburg.
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