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.

Product Details

  • Series: Oxford Readings in Philosophy
  • Paperback: 270 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1 edition (December 4, 1986)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0198750676
  • ISBN-13: 978-0198750673
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.8 x 5.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.9 ounces

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Essential Reading

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 on June 27, 2011
By Debra M. Ridley
This book is absolutly essential reading if you are considering applying for a post graduate qualification in any of the psycho-medical sciences.

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