Contemporary Debates in Applied Ethics
January 2005, Wiley-Blackwell
Part I: Abortion.
Part II: Affirmative Action.
Part III: Animals.
Part IV: Capital Punishment.
Part V: Cloning.
Part VI: Euthanasia.
Part VII: Immigration.
Part VIII: Pornography.
Part IX: Privacy and Civil Society.
Part X: Values in Nature.
Part XI: World Hunger.
Christopher Heath Wellman is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Washington University in St. Louis. He is co-editor, with R. G. Frey, of A Companion to Applied Ethics (Blackwell 2003).
- 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.
- Each question is treated by a pair of opposing essays written by eminent scholars, and especially commissioned for the volume.
- 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.
“Great writers joining debate on great topics. Cohen and Wellman have assembled an admirably compact volume, given its breadth. It will be of considerable service to teachers of moral problems courses and to anyone with an interest in the cutting edge of applied ethics.” David Schmidtz, University of Arizona