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Applied Ethics

Peter Singer

Applied Ethics

Peter Singer

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"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

- Publisher 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.

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About "Applied Ethics"

"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
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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.
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Meet the Author

Peter Singer

Peter Singer is Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics, University Center for Human Values, Princeton University.

Table Of Contents

  • :introductiondeath - Thomas Nagelof Suicide - David Humeactive And Passive Euthanasia - James Rachelsa Defense Of Abortion - Judith Jarvis Thomsonabortion And Infanticide - Michael Tooleythe Survival Lottery - John Harrisspeech In Favour Of Capital Punishment (1868) - John Stuart Milljudgement Day - Louis Pascal'it Makes No Difference Whether Or Not I Do It' - Jonathan Gloveroverpopulation And The Quality Of Life - Derek Parfitwhat Is Wrong With Slavery? - R.m. Hareseperate Spheres - Janet Radcliffe Richardsall Animals Are Equal - Peter Singergames Theory And The Nuclear Arms Race - Nicholas Measornotes Of Contributorsbibliographyindex Of Names

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Product Details
  • Catalogue Code 256263
  • Product Code 0198750676
  • EAN 9780198750673
  • Pages 272
  • Department Academic
  • Category Philosophy
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Oxford University Press
  • Publication Date Nov 1986
  • Dimensions 203 x 135 x 20 mm
  • Weight 0.350kg

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