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  • Cohen, Andrew I. (Hg.) 2005. Contemporary Debates in Applied Ethics. Malden, MA, Blackwell.

Notes on Contributors.

Introduction.

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.

Index
Produktbeschreibungen. Pressestimmen
"It's hard to think of a better general introduction to contemporary debates in applied ethics and public policy. The editors have enlisted well-known philosophers to pair off on particular controversies, and they do so ably and instructively. This volume will work well as a textbook for university courses." Christopher Morris, University of Maryland
"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
Rezension
“It’s hard to think of a better general introduction to contemporary debates in applied ethics and public policy. The editors have enlisted well-known philosophers to pair off on particular controversies, and they do so ably and instructively. This volume will work well as a textbook for university courses.” Christopher Morris, University of Maryland
“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
Kurzbeschreibung
Contemporary Debates in Applied Ethics features pairs of newly commissioned essays by some of the leading theorists working in the field today.
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.
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.
Synopsis
Contemporary Debates in Applied Ethics features original essays on some of the most hotly debated issues in the field. Is abortion morally permissible? Should we be allowed to clone human beings? Should immigration be limited, or left open? Eleven pairs of newly commissioned essays shape the volume, with each question treated by a pair of opposing essays. This distinctive format offers readers a unique opportunity to observe philosophers engaging in head-to-head debate. Together, the essays provide an accessible introduction to the major topics in applied ethics, including abortion, affirmative action, animals, capital punishment, cloning, euthanasia, immigration, pornography, privacy and civil society, values in nature, and world hunger. Showcasing original arguments for well-defined positions, as well as clear and concise statements of sophisticated philosophical views, this volume is an excellent resource for professional philosophers and students alike.
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Contemporary Debates in Applied Ethics features original essays on some of the most hotly debated issues in the field. Is abortion morally permissible? Should we be allowed to clone human beings? Should immigration be limited, or left open?
Eleven pairs of newly commissioned essays shape the volume, with each question treated by a pair of opposing essays. This distinctive format offers readers a unique opportunity to observe philosophers engaging in head-to-head debate. Together, the essays provide an accessible introduction to the major topics in applied ethics, including abortion, affirmative action, animals, capital punishment, cloning, euthanasia, immigration, pornography, privacy and civil society, values in nature, and world hunger.

Showcasing original arguments for well-defined positions, as well as clear and concise statements of sophisticated philosophical views, this volume is an excellent resource for professional philosophers and students alike.

Über den Autor
Andrew I. Cohen is Associate Director of the Jean Beer Blumenfeld Center for Ethics and teaches in the Department of Philosophy at Georgia State University

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