Companion to Applied Ethics

ISBN-10: 1405133457
ISBN-13: 9781405133456
Edition: 2005
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Description: Applied 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  More...

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Book details

List price: $57.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/24/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 720
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 2.00" tall
Weight: 2.794

Applied 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. Provides a comprehensive guide to many of the most significant problems of practical ethics. Offers state-of-the-art accounts of issues in medical, environmental, legal, social, and business ethics. Written by major philosophers presently engaged with these complex and profound ethical issues.

Notes on Contributors
Preface
The Nature of Applied Ethics
Theories of Ethics
Property Rights and Welfare Redistribution
Civil Disobedience and the Duty to Obey the Law
Capitalism and Marxism
State Punishment and the Death Penalty
Racism
Sexism
Affirmative Action
The Legal Enforcement of Morality
Hate Crimes, Literature, and Speech
Pornography and Censorship
Dirty Hands
Sexual Ethics
Gun Control
Citizenship
Immigration
World Hunger
War and Terrorism
Nationalism and Secession
Intergenerational Justice
Bioethics
Abortion
Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide
Reproductive Technology
Genetic Engineering
Surrogate Motherhood
Cloning
Allocation of Medical Resources
Experimentation on Human Subjects
Disability
Moral Status
Killing and Letting Die
The Doctrine of Double Effect
Bad Samaritans, Acts, and Omissions
Moral Dilemmas
Education
Personal Relationships
Animals
Business Ethics
Corporate Responsibility
Whistle-blowing
Professional Ethics
Media Ethics
Computer Ethics
Engineering Ethics
Environmental Ethics
Values in Nature
The Tragedy of the Commons
Global Warming
Index

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