A Companion to Applied Ethics

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R. G. Frey, Christopher Heath Wellman
John Wiley & Sons, 15.04.2008 - 720 Seiten
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Applied or practical ethics is perhaps the largest growth area inphilosophy today, and many issues in moral, social, and politicallife have come under philosophical scrutiny in recent years. Takentogether, the essays in this volume – including two overviewessays on theories of ethics and the nature of applied ethics– provide a state-of-the-art account of the most pressingmoral questions facing us today.
  • Provides a comprehensive guide to many of the most significantproblems of practical ethics
  • Offers state-of-the-art accounts of issues in medical,environmental, legal, social, and business ethics
  • Written by major philosophers presently engaged with thesecomplex and profound ethical issues
 

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Inhalt

1 The Nature of Applied Ethics
1
2 Theories of Ethics
17
3 Property Rights and Welfare Redistribution
38
4 Civil Disobedience and the Duty to Obey the Law
50
5 Capitalism and Marxism
62
6 State Punishment and the Death Penalty
75
7 Racism
89
8 Sexism
102
27 Surrogate Motherhood
369
28 Cloning
382
29 Allocation of Medical Resources
396
30 Experimentation on Human Subjects
410
31 Disability
424
32 Moral Status
439
33 Killing and Letting Die
451
34 The Doctrine of Double Effect
464

9 Affirmative Action
118
10 The Legal Enforcement of Morality
128
11 Hate Crimes Literature and Speech
142
12 Pornography and Censorship
154
13 Dirty Hands
167
14 Sexual Ethics
180
15 Gun Control
192
16 Citizenship
210
17 Immigration
224
18 World Hunger
238
19 War and Terrorism
254
20 Nationalism and Secession
267
21 Intergenerational Justice
279
22 Bioethics
295
23 Abortion
313
24 Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide
326
25 Reproductive Technology
342
26 Genetic Engineering
356
35 Bad Samaritans Acts and Omissions
475
36 Moral Dilemmas
487
37 Education
498
38 Personal Relationships
512
39 Animals
525
40 Business Ethics
537
41 Corporate Responsibility
552
42 Whistleblowing
570
43 Professional Ethics
583
44 Media Ethics
597
45 Computer Ethics
608
46 Engineering Ethics
620
47 Environmental Ethics
633
48 Values in Nature
650
49 The Tragedy of the Commons
662
50 Global Warming
674
Index
685
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Über den Autor (2008)

R. G. Frey is Professor of Philosophy at Bowling Green StateUniversity. He is the author of numerous books and articles onapplied ethics, normative theory, and the history ofeighteenth-century British moral philosophy. With Gerald Dworkinand Sissela Bok, he is the author of Euthanasia andPhysician-assisted Suicide (1998).

Christopher Heath Wellman is Associate Professor ofPhilosophy at Washington University in St. Louis. He is co-editor,with Andrew Cohen, of Contemporary Debates in Applied Ethics(Blackwell 2004).

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