Companion to Applied Ethics
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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 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.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
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Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/24/2005
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 2.00" tall
|Notes on Contributors|
|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|
|The Legal Enforcement of Morality|
|Hate Crimes, Literature, and Speech|
|Pornography and Censorship|
|War and Terrorism|
|Nationalism and Secession|
|Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide|
|Allocation of Medical Resources|
|Experimentation on Human Subjects|
|Killing and Letting Die|
|The Doctrine of Double Effect|
|Bad Samaritans, Acts, and Omissions|
|Values in Nature|
|The Tragedy of the Commons|