Contemporary Debates in Applied Ethics

ISBN-10: 1405115483
ISBN-13: 9781405115483
Edition: 2005
List price: $53.95
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Description: Contemporary Debates in Applied Ethics features pairs of newly commissioned essays by some of the leading theorists working in the field today. Brings together fresh debates on eleven of the most controversial issues in applied ethics Topics  More...

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Book details

List price: $53.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/24/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 360
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

Contemporary Debates in Applied Ethics features pairs of newly commissioned essays by some of the leading theorists working in the field today. Brings together fresh debates on eleven of the most controversial issues in applied ethics Topics addressed include abortion, affirmative action, animals, capital punishment, cloning, euthanasia, immigration, pornography, privacy in civil society, values in nature, and world hunger. Lively debate format sharply defines the issues, and paves the way for further discussion. Will serve as an accessible introduction to the major topics in applied ethics, whilst also capturing the imagination of professional philosophers.

Acknowledgments
Notes on Contributors
Introduction
Abortion
The Wrong of Abortion
The Moral Permissibility of Abortion
Affirmative Action
A Defense of Affirmative Action
Preferential Policies Have Become Toxic
Empty Cages: Animals Rights and Vivisection
Animals and Their Medical Use
Capital Punishment
A Defense of the Death Penalty
Why We Should Put the Death Penalty to Rest
Cloning
Why I Oppose Human Cloning
The Poverty of Objections to Human Reproductive Cloning
In Defense of Voluntary Active Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide
A Case Against Euthanasia
Immigration
Immigration: The Case for Limits
The Case for Open Immigration
Pornography
The Right to Get Turned On:Pornography, Autonomy, Equality
"The Price We Pay"?: Pornography and Harm
Privacy and Civil Society
The Limits of Privacy
The Case for Privacy
Values in Nature
The Intrinsic Value of Nature in Public Policy: The Case of the Endangered Species Act
Values in Nature: A Pluralistic Approach
World Hunger
Famine Relief: The Duties We Have to Others
Famine Relief and Human Virtue
Index

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