Contemporary Debates in Applied Ethics / Edition 1

Contemporary Debates in Applied Ethics / Edition 1

by Andrew I. Cohen, Christopher Heath Wellman
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1405115483

ISBN-13: 9781405115483

Pub. Date: 01/02/2008

Publisher: Wiley

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,
  • Overview

    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.
  • Product Details

    ISBN-13:
    9781405115483
    Publisher:
    Wiley
    Publication date:
    01/02/2008
    Series:
    Contemporary Debates in Philosophy Series, #15
    Edition description:
    Older Edition
    Pages:
    360
    Product dimensions:
    6.80(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.05(d)

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    Table of Contents

    Acknowledgments.

    Notes on Contributors.

    Introduction.

    Abortion.

    1. The Wrong of Abortion, Patrick Lee (Franciscan University of Steubenville) and Robert P. George (Princeton University).

    2. The Moral Permissibility of Abortion, Margaret Olivia Little (Georgetown University).

    Affirmative Action.

    3. A Defense of Affirmative Action, Albert Mosley (Smith College).

    4. Preferential Policies Have Become Toxic, Celia Wolf-Devine (Stonehill College) Animals.

    5. Empty Cages: Animals Rights and Vivisection, Tom Regan (North Carolina State University).

    6. Animals and Their Medical Use, R. G. Frey (Bowling Green State University).

    Capital Punishment.

    7. A Defense of the Death Penalty, Louis P. Pojman (U.S. Military Academy).

    8. Why We Should Put the Death Penalty to Rest, Stephen Nathanson (Northeastern University).

    Cloning.

    9. Why I Oppose Human Cloning, Jeremy Rifkin (author of The Biotech Century).

    10. The Poverty of Objections to Human Reproductive Cloning, John Harris (University of Manchester).

    Euthanasia.

    11. In Defense of Voluntary Active Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide, Michael Tooley (University of Colorado).

    12. A Case Against Euthanasia, Daniel Callahan (Harvard Medical School).

    Immigration.

    13. Immigration: The Case for Limits, David Miller (University of Oxford).

    14. The Case for Open Immigration, Chandran Kukathas (University of Utah).

    Pornography.

    15. The Right to Get Turned On:Pornography, Autonomy, Equality, Andrew Altman (Georgia State University).

    16. "The Price We Pay"?: Pornography and Harm, Susan J. Brison (Dartmouth College).

    Privacy and Civil Society.

    17. The Limits of Privacy, Amitai Etzioni (George Washington University).

    18. The Case for Privacy, David D. Friedman (Santa Clara University).

    Values in Nature.

    19. The Intrinsic Value of Nature in Public Policy: The Case of the Endangered Species Act, J. Baird Callicott (University of North Texas).

    20. Values in Nature: A Pluralistic Approach, Bryan G. Norton (Georgia Institute of Technology).

    World Hunger.

    21. Famine Relief: The Duties We Have to Others, Christopher Heath Wellman (Washington University in St. Louis).

    22. Famine Relief and Human Virtue, Andrew I. Cohen (Georgia State University).

    Index

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