ISBN-10:
1405133457
ISBN-13:
2901405133455
Pub. Date:
01/31/2005
Publisher:
Wiley
Companion to Applied Ethics / Edition 1

Companion to Applied Ethics / Edition 1

by R. G. Frey
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ISBN-13: 2901405133455
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 01/31/2005
Series: Foundations of Business Ethics Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 720
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

R. G. Frey is Professor of Philosophy at Bowling Green State University. He is the author of numerous books and articles on applied ethics, normative theory, and the history of eighteenth-century British moral philosophy. With Gerald Dworkin and Sissela Bok, he is the author of Euthanasia and Physician-assisted Suicide (1998).

Christopher Heath Wellman is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Washington University in St. Louis. He is co-editor, with Andrew Cohen, of Contemporary Debates in Applied Ethics (Blackwell 2004).

Table of Contents

Notes on Contributorsix
Prefacexvii
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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“The Companion to Applied Ethics offers accessible essays by many of the leading writers in the field. It is a superb introduction to applied ethics for students and the interested reader alike.” Peter Singer, Princeton University

"The choice of essays is a solid representation of the various investigations and arguments that address important issues in the field of applied ethics. The book's organization allows it to be useful in a number of ways: as a straight reference work, as a reader on allied topics or as an anthology of significant philosophical issues. It is an important work valuable for students, general readers and seasoned specialists." Reference Reviews

“Anyone who wants to know the ‘state of the art’ in applied ethics should start here. Frey and Wellman have assembled a collection of first-rate essays by the leading figures in the field. There is no better introduction to this exciting area of philosophy.” James Rachels, University of Alabama at Birmingham

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