A Companion to Applied Ethics / Edition 1

A Companion to Applied Ethics / Edition 1

by R. G. Frey, Christopher Heath Wellman
     
 

ISBN-10: 1557865949

ISBN-13: 9781557865946

Pub. Date: 03/17/2003

Publisher: Wiley

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781557865946
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/17/2003
Series:
Blackwell Companions to Philosophy Series, #55
Pages:
720
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 2.25(d)

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Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors
Preface
1The Nature of Applied Ethics1
2Theories of Ethics17
3Property Rights and Welfare Redistribution38
4Civil Disobedience and the Duty to Obey the Law50
5Capitalism and Marxism62
6State Punishment and the Death Penalty75
7Racism89
8Sexism102
9Affirmative Action118
10The Legal Enforcement of Morality128
11Hate Crimes, Literature, and Speech142
12Pornography and Censorship154
13Dirty Hands167
14Sexual Ethics180
15Gun Control192
16Citizenship210
17Immigration224
18World Hunger238
19War and Terrorism254
20Nationalism and Secession267
21Intergenerational Justice279
22Bioethics295
23Abortion313
24Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide326
25Reproductive Technology342
26Genetic Engineering356
27Surrogate Motherhood369
28Cloning382
29Allocation of Medical Resources396
30Experimentation on Human Subjects410
31Disability424
32Moral Status439
33Killing and Letting Die451
34The Doctrine of Double Effect464
35Bad Samaritans, Acts, and Omissions475
36Moral Dilemmas487
37Education498
38Personal Relationships512
39Animals525
40Business Ethics537
41Corporate Responsibility552
42Whistle-blowing570
43Professional Ethics583
44Media Ethics597
45Computer Ethics608
46Engineering Ethics620
47Environmental Ethics633
48Values in Nature650
49The Tragedy of the Commons662
50Global Warming674
Index685

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