New in paperback. Hardcover was published in 2002. Topics covered include civil disobedience, sexual ethics, war and terrorism, cloning, corporate responsibility and global warming; comprises 50 essays written by major philosophers.
In recent years, many important moral, social, and political issues have come under philosophical scrutiny, with the result that applied or practical ethics has become one of the largest areas of growth in philosophy. These specially commissioned essays by many of the leading figures in applied ethics track that growth. They provide substantive discussions of the pressing issues that orient around the topics in question, and, collectively, constitute an in-depth, state-of-the-art account of present-day philosophical thinking in practical ethics. A Companion to Applied Ethics is the most ambitious and authoritative account of applied ethics available. The volume will serve professionals as an indispensable resource, and, because it is written accessibly, will provide students and educated laymen with an excellent guide to the current state of play in substantive discussion by philosophers of major moral, social, and political issues.
Notes on Contributors. Preface. 1. The Nature of Applied EthicsL. Beauchamp 2. Theories of Ethics Stephen: L. Darwall 3. Property Rights and Welfare Redistribution: Jeremy Waldron 4. Civil Disobedience and the Duty to Obey the Law: A. John Simmons 5. Capitalism and Marxism: Richard W. Miller 6. State Punishment and the Death Penalty: David Dolinko 7. Racism: Michele Moody-Adams 8. Sexism: Ann E. Cudd and Leslie E. Jones 9. Affirmative Action: Bernard Boxill and Jan Boxill 10. The Legal Enforcement of Morality: Larry Alexander 11. Hate Crimes, Literature, and Speech: L. W. Sumner 12. Pornography and Censorship: Lori Gruen 13. Dirty Hands: Gerald F. Gaus 14. Sexual Ethics: Alan H. Goldman 15. Gun Control: Lance Stell 16. Citizenship: Wayne Norman and Will Kymlicka 17. Immigration: Michael Blake 18. World Hunger: Hugh LaFollette 19. War and Terrorism: C. A. J. Coady 20. Nationalism and Secession: Christopher Heath Wellman 21. Intergenerational Justice: Clark Wolf 22. Bioethics: Margaret P. Battin 23. Abortion: Margaret Olivia Little 24. Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide: Michael Tooley 25. Reproductive Technology: John D. Arras 26. Genetic Engineering: Dan W. Brock 27. Surrogate Motherhood: Rosemarie Tong 28. Cloning: John Harris 29. Allocation of Medical Resources: H. Tristram Engelhardt, Jr. and Ana Smith Iltis 30. Experimentation on Human Subjects: Patrick Boleyn-Fitzgerald 31. Disability: Leslie Pickering Francis 32. Moral Status: Mary Anne Warren 33. Killing and Letting Die: Alastair Norcross 34. The Doctrine of Double Effect: R. G. Frey 35. Bad Samaritans, Acts and Omissions: Patricia Smith 36. Moral Dilemmas: N. Ann Davis 37. Education: Amy Gutmann 38. Personal Relationships: Lawrence A. Blum 39. Animals: Jeff McMahan 40. Business Ethics: Patricia H. Werhane and R. Edward Freeman 41. Corporate Responsibility: R. Edward Freeman and Patricia H. Werhane 42. Whistle-blowing: Terrance McConnell 43. Professional Ethics: David Luban 44. Media Ethics: Judith Lichtenberg 45. Computer Ethics: Deborah G. Johnson 46. Engineering Ethics: Michael S. Pritchard 47. Environmental Ethics: Andrew Light 48. Values in Nature: Dale Jamieson 49. The Tragedy of the Commons: David Schmidtz and Elizabeth Willott 50. Global Warming: Robert Hood Index