A Companion to Ethics

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Author: Peter Singer

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118724968

Category: Philosophy

Page: 592

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In this volume, some of today's most distinguished philosophers survey the whole field of ethics, from its origins, through the great ethical traditions, to theories of how we ought to live, arguments about specific ethical issues, and the nature of ethics itself. The book can be read straight through from beginning to end; yet the inclusion of a multi-layered index, coupled with a descriptive outline of contents and bibliographies of relevant literature, means that the volume also serves as a work of reference, both for those coming afresh to the study of ethics and for readers already familiar with the subject.

A Companion to Applied Ethics

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Author: R. G. Frey,Christopher Heath Wellman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405171901

Category: Philosophy

Page: 720

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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

A Companion to Business Ethics

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Author: Robert E. Frederick

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470998385

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 480

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In a series of articles specifically commissioned for this volume, some of today's most distinguished business ethicists survey the main areas of interest and concern in the field of business ethics. Sections of the book cover topics such as the often easy relation between business ethics and capitalism, the link between business ethics and ethical theory, how ethics applies to specific problems in the business world, the connection between business ethics and related academic disciplines, and the practice of business ethics in modern corporations. Includes extensive, accessible discussion of all of the main areas of interest and debate in business ethics Features all original contributions by distinguished authors in business ethics Includes an annotated table of contents, bibliographies of the relevant literature and a list of internet sources of material on business ethics Perfect, comprehensive book for use in business ethics courses

A Companion to Environmental Philosophy

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Author: Dale Jamieson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470751657

Category: Philosophy

Page: 552

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A Companion to Environmental Philosophy is a pioneering work in the burgeoning field of environmental philosophy. This ground-breaking volume contains thirty-six original articles exemplifying the rich diversity of scholarship in this field. Contains thirty-six original articles, written by international scholars. Traces the roots of environmental philosophy through the exploration of cultural traditions from around the world. Brings environmental philosophy into conversation with other fields and disciplines such as literature, economics, ecology, and law. Discusses environmental problems that stimulate current debates.

Medical Ethics and Law

The Core Curriculum

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Author: R. A. Hope,Julian Savulescu,Judith Hendrick

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0443103372

Category: Medical

Page: 270

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This is a short textbook of ethics and law aimed primarily at medical students. The book is in two sections. The first considers general aspects of ethics (in the context of medicine); the second section covers the topics identified in the 'consensus agreement' (consent, confidentiality, genetics, reproductive medicine, children, mental health, end of life, resource allocation, research, and disease, disability and human enhancement). The content of medical law is not intended to be comprehensive and relates very much to the ethical issues.

A Companion to Genethics

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Author: Justine Burley,John Harris

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470756373

Category: Philosophy

Page: 508

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A Companion to Genethics is the first substantial study of the multifaceted dimensions of the genetic revolution and its philosophical, ethical, social and political significance. Brings together the best and most influential writing about the ethics of genetics; Includes 33 newly-commissioned essays, all written by prominent figures in the field; Shows how there is scarcely a part of our lives left unaffected by the impact of the new genetics.

The Blackwell Companion to Philosophy

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Author: Nicholas Bunnin,Eric Tsui-James

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470997877

Category: Philosophy

Page: 976

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This fully revised and updated edition of Nicholas Bunnin and E.P. Tsui-James’ popular introductory philosophy textbook brings together specially-commissioned chapters from a prestigious team of scholars writing on each of the key areas, figures and movements in philosophy.

A Companion to Analytic Philosophy

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Author: A. P. Martinich,E. David Sosa

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470998644

Category: Philosophy

Page: 512

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A Companion to Analytic Philosophy is a comprehensive guide to many significant analytic philosophers and concepts of the last hundred years. Provides a comprehensive guide to many of the most significant analytic philosophers of the last one hundred years. Offers clear and extensive analysis of profound concepts such as truth, goodness, knowledge, and beauty. Written by some of the most distinguished philosophers alive, some of whom have entries in the book devoted to them.

A Companion to Bioethics

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Author: Helga Kuhse,Peter Singer

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444345400

Category: Philosophy

Page: 640

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This second edition of A Companion to Bioethics, fully revised and updated to reflect the current issues and developments in the field, covers all the material that the reader needs to thoroughly grasp the ideas and debates involved in bioethics. Thematically organized around an unparalleled range of issues, including discussion of the moral status of embryos and fetuses, new genetics, life and death, resource allocation, organ donations, AIDS, human and animal experimentation, health care, and teaching Now includes new essays on currently controversial topics such as cloning and genetic enhancement Topics are clearly and compellingly presented by internationally renowned bioethicists A detailed index allows the reader to find terms and topics not listed in the titles of the essays themselves

A Companion to Applied Philosophy

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Author: Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen,Kimberley Brownlee,David Coady

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118869117

Category: Philosophy

Page: 664

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Applied philosophy has been a growing area of research for the last 40 years. Until now, however, almost all of this research has been centered around the field of ethics. A Companion to Applied Philosophy breaks new ground, demonstrating that all areasof philosophy, including epistemology, metaphysics, philosophy of science, and philosophy of mind, can be applied, and are relevant to questions of everyday life. This perennial topic in philosophy provides an overview of these various applied philosophy developments, highlighting similarities and differences between various areas of applied philosophy, and examining the very nature of this topic. It is an area to which many of the towering figures in the history of philosophy have contributed, and this timely Companion demonstrates how various historical contributions are actually contributions within applied philosophy, even if they are not traditionally seen as such. The Companion contains 42 essays covering major areas of philosophy; the articles themselves are all original contributions to the literature and represent the state of the art on this topic, as well as offering a map to the current debates.

A Companion to Contemporary Political Philosophy

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Author: Robert E. Goodin,Philip Pettit,Thomas W. Pogge

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9780631199519

Category: Philosophy

Page: 704

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An essential reference for anyone interested in this dynamic field, the new edition of A Companion to Contemporary Political Philosophy is the most current and comprehensive resource available. Expanded second edition brings together fifty-five chapters on current thinking in political philosophy New contributors include some of today’s most distinguished scholars, among them Thomas Pogge, Charles Beitz, Michael Doyle and Antony Quinton Provides in-depth coverage of contemporary philosophical debate in all major disciplines Presents analysis of key political ideologies, including new chapters on Cosmopolitanism and Fundamentalism Includes detailed discussions of major concepts in political philosophy, including virtue, power, human rights, and just war

A Companion to Aristotle

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Author: Georgios Anagnostopoulos

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118610636

Category: Philosophy

Page: 672

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The Blackwell Companion to Aristotle provides in-depthstudies of the main themes of Aristotle's thought, from art tozoology. The most comprehensive single volume survey of the life andwork of Aristotle Comprised of 40 newly commissioned essays from leadingexperts Coves the full range of Aristotle's work, from his'theoretical' inquiries into metaphysics, physics, psychology, andbiology, to the practical and productive "sciences" such as ethics,politics, rhetoric, and art

A Companion to Buddhist Philosophy

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Author: Steven M. Emmanuel

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119144663

Category: Philosophy

Page: 608

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"Encompasses the broadest treatment of Buddhist philosophy available, covering social and political thought, meditation, ecology and contemporary issues and applications"--

A Companion to David Lewis

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Author: Barry Loewer,Jonathan Schaffer

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118398610

Category: Philosophy

Page: 592

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In A Companion to David Lewis, Barry Loewer and Jonathan Schaffer bring together top philosophers to explain, discuss, and critically extend Lewis's seminal work in original ways. Students and scholars will discover the underlying themes and complex interconnections woven through the diverse range of his work in metaphysics, philosophy of language, logic, epistemology, philosophy of science, philosophy of mind, ethics, and aesthetics. The first and only comprehensive study of the work of David Lewis, one of the most systematic and influential philosophers of the latter half of the 20th century Contributions shed light on the underlying themes and complex interconnections woven through Lewis's work across his enormous range of influence, including metaphysics, language, logic, epistemology, science, mind, ethics, and aesthetics Outstanding Lewis scholars and leading philosophers working in the fields Lewis influenced explain, discuss, and critically extend Lewis's work in original ways An essential resource for students and researchers across analytic philosophy that covers the major themes of Lewis's work

A Companion to Ancient Philosophy

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Author: Mary Louise Gill,Pierre Pellegrin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405188340

Category: Philosophy

Page: 791

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Provides an overview of the history of ancient Greek and Roman philosophy. This volume contains papers, which treat topics in ancient philosophy, such as the problem of sources or the practice of ancient philosophical commentary and also explore the development of various disciplines, including mathematics, logic, grammar, physics, and medicine.

A Companion to the Philosophy of Time

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Author: Adrian Bardon,Heather Dyke

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119145694

Category: Philosophy

Page: 600

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A Companion to the Philosophy of Time presents the broadest treatment of this subject yet; 32 specially commissioned articles - written by an international line-up of experts – provide an unparalleled reference work for students and specialists alike in this exciting field. The most comprehensive reference work on the philosophy of time currently available The first collection to tackle the historical development of the philosophy of time in addition to covering contemporary work Provides a tripartite approach in its organization, covering history of the philosophy of time, time as a feature of the physical world, and time as a feature of experience Includes contributions from both distinguished, well-established scholars and rising stars in the field

A Companion to the Philosophy of Education

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Author: Randall Curren

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470997230

Category: Philosophy

Page: 656

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A Companion to the Philosophy of Education is a comprehensive guide to philosophical thinking about education. Offers a state-of-the-art account of current and controversial issues in education, including issues pertaining to multiculturalism, special education, sex education, and academic freedom. Written by an international team of leading experts, who are directly engaged with these profound and complex educational problems. Serves as an indispensable guide to the field of philosophy of education.

A Companion to Continental Philosophy

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Author: Simon Critchley,William R. Schroeder

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9780631218500

Category: Philosophy

Page: 700

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Covering the complete development of post-Kantian Continental philosophy, this volume serves as an essential reference work for philosophers and those engaged in the many disciplines that are integrally related to Continental and European Philosophy.