Applied Ethics (Oxford Readings in Philosophy)

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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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"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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