Practical Ethics

Practical Ethics : A Collection of Addresses and Essays

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This book is a reissue of a long-unavailable work by the English philosopher and educator Henry Sidgwick (1838-1900). Published in 1898, it collects nine essays, in which Sidgwick discusses such issues as when public officials might be justified in lying or breaking promises, whether scientists may legitimately inflict suffering on animals for research purposes, along with a score of other problems in practical ethics. The noted ethicist Sissela Bok has contributed a Foreword to this reissue, arguing for the book's continuing relevance to contemporary debates.show more

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  • Hardback | 166 pages
  • 146 x 212 x 18mm | 340.19g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195112881
  • 9780195112887
  • 2,003,052

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Sidgwick's Practical Ethics is a remarkable collection of engaging essays by a philosopher-economist who was deeply humane as well as fiercely rational. His ideas and critical scrutinies remain as relevant and useful today as they were when this book was first published a hundred years ago. An illuminating introduction by Sissela Bok-herself a leading contributor to practical ethics-adds to the attractions of this wonderful book. * Amartya Sen, Professor of Economics and Philosophy, Harvard University *show more

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