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Applied Ethics : Oxford Readings in Philosophy - Peter Singer

Applied Ethics

Oxford Readings in Philosophy

Paperback

Published: 6th November 1986
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This volume collects a wealth of articles covering a range of topics of practical concern in the field of ethics, including active and passive euthanasia, abortion, organ transplants, capital punishment, the consequences of human actions, slavery, overpopulation, the separate spheres of men and women, animal rights, and game theory and the nuclear arms race. The contributors are Thomas Nagel, David Hume, James Rachels, Judith Jarvis Thomson, Michael Tooley, John Harris, John Stuart Mill, Louis Pascal, Jonathan Glover, Derek Parfit, R.M. Hare, Janet Radcliffe Richards, Peter Singer, and Nicholas Measor.

"An impressive line-up. The book is everything it purports to be. For someone who wants a short collection of many of the seminal and influential essays in applied philosophy, one probably can't do better than this."--Teaching Philosophy "Excellent, provocative." --M.B. Montgomery, Drexel University

"The students in my introductory course respond enthusiastically to this book."--M.A. Box, Dickinson State University

"Excellent collection of some of the world's greatest contributors-past and present-to civilization! I am thoroughly impressed."--Susan B. Dickey, Temple University

"One of the best collections of readings both in terms of scope and aptness. Could be used as a foundation text in any course in applied ethics."--Manuel M. Davenport, Texas A&M University "An impressive line-up. The book is everything it purports to be. For someone who wants a short collection of many of the seminal and influential essays in applied philosophy, one probably can't do better than this."--Teaching Philosophy "Excellent, provocative." --M.B. Montgomery, Drexel University "The students in my introductory course respond enthusiastically to this book."--M.A. Box, Dickinson State University "Excellent collection of some of the world's greatest contributors-past and present-to civilization! I am thoroughly impressed."--Susan B. Dickey, Temple University "One of the best collections of readings both in terms of scope and aptness. Could be used as a foundation text in any course in applied ethics."--Manuel M. Davenport, Texas A&M University "An impressive line-up. The book is everything it purports to be. For someone who wants a short collection of many of the seminal and influential essays in applied philosophy, one probably can't do better than this."--Teaching Philosophy "Excellent, provocative." --M.B. Montgomery, Drexel University "The students in my introductory course respond enthusiastically to this book."--M.A. Box, Dickinson State University "Excellent collection of some of the world's greatest contributors-past and present-to civilization! I am thoroughly impressed."--Susan B. Dickey, Temple University "One of the best collections of readings both in terms of scope and aptness. Could be used as a foundation text in any course in applied ethics."--Manuel M. Davenport, Texas A& M University "An impressive line-up. The book is everything it purports to be. For someone who wants a short collection of many of the seminal and influential essays in applied philosophy, one probably can't do better than this."--Teaching Philosophy "Excellent, provocative." --M.B. Montgomery, Drexel University "The students in my introductory course respond enthusiastically to this book."--M.A. Box, Dickinson State University "Excellent collection of some of the world's greatest contributors-past and present-to civilization! I am thoroughly impressed."--Susan B. Dickey, Temple University "One of the best collections of readings both in terms of scope and aptness. Could be used as a foundation text in any course in applied ethics."--Manuel M. Davenport, Texas A&M University

Introduction Death - Thomas Nagel Of Suicide - David Hume Active and Passive Euthanasia - James Rachels A Defense of Abortion - Judith Jarvis Thomson Abortion and Infanticide - Michael Tooley The Survival Lottery - John Harris Speech in Favour of Capital Punishment (1868) - John Stuart Mill Judgement Day - Louis Pascal 'It Makes No Difference Whether or Not I Do It' - Jonathan Glover Overpopulation and the Quality of Life - Derek Parfit What is Wrong With Slavery? - R.M. Hare Seperate Spheres - Janet Radcliffe Richards All Animals are Equal - Peter Singer Games Theory and the Nuclear Arms Race - Nicholas Measor Notes of Contributors Bibliography Index of Names

ISBN: 9780198750673
ISBN-10: 0198750676
Series: Oxford Readings in Philosophy
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 6th November 1986
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.3 x 15.0  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.35