The Philosophical Foundations of Social Work

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Organized around five basic areas of inquiry -- political philosophy, moral philosophy, logic, epistemology, and aesthetics -- this book examines critical issues in social work such as ethics, the allocation of limited resources, and the role of government in social welfare.

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Frederic G. Reamer is a professor in the School of Social Work at Rhode Island College. He is the author of Social Work Values and Ethics, Social Work Malpractice and Liability, The Philosophical Foundations of Social Work, and Ethical Dilemmas in Social Service; co-author of Rehabilitating Juvenile Justice; and editor of AIDS and Ethics and The Foundations of Social Work Knowledge, (all published by Columbia). He is also the author of the recently published Ethical Standards in Social Work: Commentary on the NASW Code of Ethics.

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This is an original, pathbreaking book. . . . The plentiful illustrations and references to social work practice situations, questions, and dilemmas add to the books value as a basic text for social work students, educators, and practitioners.

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