Contemporary Debates in Applied Ethics / Edition 1

Contemporary Debates in Applied Ethics / Edition 1

by Andrew I. Cohen, Christopher Heath Wellman
     
 

ISBN-10: 1405115475

ISBN-13: 9781405115476

Pub. Date: 01/31/2005

Publisher: Wiley

Contemporary Debates in Applied Ethics features original essays on some of the most hotly debated issues in the field. Is abortion morally permissible? Should we be allowed to clone human beings? Should immigration be limited, or left open?

Eleven pairs of newly commissioned essays shape the volume, with each question treated by a pair of opposing essays.

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Contemporary Debates in Applied Ethics features original essays on some of the most hotly debated issues in the field. Is abortion morally permissible? Should we be allowed to clone human beings? Should immigration be limited, or left open?

Eleven pairs of newly commissioned essays shape the volume, with each question treated by a pair of opposing essays. This distinctive format offers readers a unique opportunity to observe philosophers engaging in head-to-head debate. Together, the essays provide an accessible introduction to the major topics in applied ethics, including abortion, affirmative action, animals, capital punishment, cloning, euthanasia, immigration, pornography, privacy and civil society, values in nature, and world hunger.

Showcasing original arguments for well-defined positions, as well as clear and concise statements of sophisticated philosophical views, this volume is an excellent resource for professional philosophers and students alike.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405115476
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/31/2005
Series:
Contemporary Debates in Philosophy Series
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.98(h) x 1.20(d)

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Table of Contents

1The wrong of abortion13
2The moral permissibility of abortion27
3A defense of affirmative action43
4Preferential policies have become toxic59
5Empty cages : animals rights and vivisection77
6Animals and their medical use91
7A defense of the death penalty107
8Why we should put the death penalty to rest124
9Why I oppose human cloning141
10The poverty of objections to human reproductive cloning145
11In defense of voluntary active euthanasia and assisted suicide161
12A case against euthanasia179
13Immigration : the case for limits193
14The case for open immigration207
15The right to get turned on : pornography, autonomy, equality223
16"The price we pay"? : pornography and harm236
17The limits of privacy253
18The case for privacy263
19The intrinsic value of nature in public policy : the case of the Endangered Species Act279
20Values in nature : a pluralistic approach298
21Famine relief : the duties we have to others313
22Famine relief and human virtue326

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