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Introducing Applied Ethics

Introducing Applied Ethics

Brenda Almond (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-631-19391-3

Jun 1995, Wiley-Blackwell

388 pages

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$57.95

Description

This timely collection of introductory essays provides a comprehensive and up-to-date guide to, and survey of, the major moral debates of today.
  • Wide coverage and introduction to the main issues and arguments of applied ethics
  • Each chapter specially commissioned to introduce newcomers
  • Comprehensive notes and reading guides
List of Contributors.

Introduction. Ethical Theory and Ethical Practice: Brenda Almond (University of Hull).

Part I: The Personal Dimension: Family and Relationships:.

1. Trouble with Familes?: Mary Midgley and Judith Hughes (Both at Newcastle).

2. Love and Personal Relationships: Paul Gregory (Germany).

3. Between the Sexes: Care or Justice?: Moira Gatens (Sydney).

4. Children Who Run: Ethics and Homelesness: Michael Parker (Middlesex).

Part II: Public and Professional Dimensions: Ethics and the Professions:.

5. Education: Conserving Tradition: John Haldane (St. Andrews).

6. Ethics, Law and the Quality of the Media: Andrew Belsey (University of Wales College of Cardiff).

7. Reconciling Business Imperatives and Moral Virtues: Jennifer Jackson (Leeds).

8. The Gene Revolution: Ruth Chadwick (Cardiff).

9. Information and Accountability in Science: Dick Holdsworth (Luxembourg).

10. Psychiatry, Compulsory Treatment and the Value-Based Model of Mental Illness: W. Fulford (Warneford Hospital).

Part III: The Legal Dimensions: Crime and Punishment:.

11. Crime and Responsibility: H. Tam (Cambridge).

12. Is Psychopathy a Moral Concept?: M. Bavidge and A. Cole (Both at Newcastle).

13. Life, Death and the Law: Robert Campbell (Bolton Institute).

14. Ethical Questions Facing Law Enforcement Agents: John Kleinig (CUNY).

Part IV: Economic and Political Dimensions: Politics and Society:.

15. Is Efficiency Ethical? Resource Issues in Health Care: Donna Dickenson (Open University, Milton Keyne).

16. Liberty or Community? Defining the Postmarxist Agenda: Brenda Almond (Hull).

17. A Defence of Property Rights and Capitalism: Tibor Machan (Auburn).

18. Nationalism and Intervention: A. J. Coady (University of Melbourne).

Part V: International and Global Dimensions: Extending the Moral Community:.

19. Rich and Poor: Jennifer Trusted (Exeter).

20. War, Terrorism and Ethical Consistency: Gerry Wallace (Hull).

21. Enlarging the Community: Companion Animals: Stephen Clark (Liverpool).

22. Ethics and the Environment: the Global Perspective: Robin Attfield (Cardiff).

Bibliographies.

Index.

"Although the level of Almond's language is too high for many A-level students, her book makes a good revision text for more advanced candidates." Jonathan Webber, Dialogue, 1996

"This excellent, handy collection will be found useful by anyone who wants to show how philosophy is 'relevant'." Richard Ashcroft, University of Liverpool, Society for Applied Philosophy, 1996

"This volume provides a most valuable collection of articles arranged in five sections dealing with family relationships, the professions, crime and punishment, economics and politics, and international and global dimensions. The contributors are leading philosophers and ethicists. There can be few better ways of approaching such a wide range of issues." The Expository Times

  • Wide coverage and introduction to the main issues and arguments of applied ethics
  • Each chapter specially commissioned to introduce newcomers
  • Comprehensive notes and reading guides