Autoriai: EDITED BY ANDREW I. COHEN, AND CHRISTOPHER HEATH WELLMAN
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"It's hard to think of a better general introduction to contemporary debates in applied ethics and public policy. The editors have enlisted well-known philosophers to pair off on particular controversies, and they do so ably and instructively. This volume will work well as a textbook for university courses." - Christopher Morris, University of Maryland....
"Great writers joining debate on great topics. Cohen and Wellman have assembled an admirably compact volume, given its breadth. It will be of considerable service to teachers of moral problems courses and to anyone with an interest in the cutting edge of applied ethics." - David Schmidtz, University of Arizona.
Contemporary Debates in Applied Ethics features original essays on some of the most hotly debated issues in the field. Is abortion morally permissible? Should we be allowed to clone human beings? Should immigration be limited, or left open? Eleven pairs of newly commissioned essays shape the volume, with each question treated by a pair of opposing essays. This distinctive format offers readers a unique opportunity to observe philosophers engaging in head-to-head debate. Together, the essays provide an accessible introduction to the major topics in applied ethics, including abortion, affirmative action, animals, capital punishment, cloning, euthanasia, immigration, pornography, privacy and civil society, values in nature, and world hunger.
Showcasing original arguments for well-defined positions, as well as clear and concise statements of sophisticated philosophical views, this volume is an excellent resource for professional philosophers and students alike.
Notes on Contributors Introduction
1 The Wrong of Abortion Patrick Lee and Robert P. George
2 The Moral Permissibility of Abortion Margaret Olivia Little
3 A Defense of Affirmative Action Albert Mosley
4 Preferential Policies Have Become Toxic Celia Wolf-Devine
5 Empty Cages: Animals Rights and Vivisection Tom Regan
6 Animals and Their Medical Use R. G. Frey
7 A Defense of the Death Penalty Louis P. Pojman
8 Why We Should Put the Death Penalty to Rest Stephen Nathanso
9 Why I Oppose Human Cloning Jeremy Rifkin
10 The Poverty of Objections to Human Reproductive Cloning John Harris
11 In Defense of Voluntary Active Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide
12 A Case Against Euthanasia Daniel Callahan
13 Immigration: The Case for Limits David Miller
14 The Case for Open Immigration Chandran Kukathas
15 The Right to Get Turned On: Pornography, Autonomy, Equality
16 "The Price We Pay"? Pornography and Harm Susan J. Brison
PRIVACY AND CIVIL SOCIETY
17 The Limits of Privacy Amitai Etzioni
18 The Case for Privacy David D. Friedman
VALUES IN NATURE
19 The Intrinsic Value of Nature in Public Policy: The Case of the
Endangered Species Act J. Baird Callicott
20 Values in Nature: A Pluralistic Approach Bryan G. Norton
21 Famine Relief: The Duties We Have to Others Christopher Heath Wellman
22 Famine Relief and Human Virtue Andrew I. Cohen