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Ethics & Moral Philosophy

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  • Animal Rights Without Liberationby Alasdair Cochrane

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 28.99

    Alasdair Cochrane provides an entirely new theory of animal rights grounded in their interests as sentient beings. He applies this theory to a whole range of different and under-explored policy areas, such as genetic engineering, pet-keeping, indigenous hunting, and religious slaughter. In contrast to other proponents of animal rights, Cochrane claims... more...

  • The Devil Next Doorby Vera B. Profit

    Editions Rodopi 2014; US$ 60.00

    Rather than theoretical or abstract, above all else, this monograph endeavors to serve as a practical guide, a handbook for helping us navigate a dark terrain. It neither presumes to examine the sources of evil nor suggest radical cures. These pages strive only to continue the process of naming the signs of individual evil that we might recognize these... more...

  • Animal Experimentationby Vaughan Monamy

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 28.00

    A balanced, jargon-free text for all those involved in the conduct, teaching, learning, regulation, support or critique of animal-based research. more...

  • Reverence for Lifeby Albert Schweitzer

    Philosophical Library/Open Road 2014; US$ 14.99

    This book has a collection of Schweitzer?s quotations on ethics and the human spirit. The emphasis is on the importance of the reverence for life and how following that ethic leads us to what is essential for civilization. The table of contents: Introductory Note; Feeling for Animal Life; Respect for Life; Mutual Knowledge; Riddles of Existence;... more...

  • The Ethics of Abortion: Women's Rights, Human Life, and the Question of Justice, Second Editionby Christopher Kaczor

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 42.95

    Appealing to reason rather than religious belief, this book is the most comprehensive case against the choice of abortion yet published. This Second Edition of The Ethics of Abortion critically evaluates all the major grounds for denying fetal personhood, including the views of those who defend not only abortion but also post-birth abortion. It... more...

  • Metaethicsby Andrew Fisher

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 27.95

    Do moral facts exist? What would they be like if they did? What does it mean to say that a moral claim is true? What is the link between moral judgement and motivation? Can we know whether something is right and wrong? Is morality a fiction? Metaethics: An Introduction presents a very clear and engaging survey of the key concepts and positions... more...

  • Global Ethicsby Heather Widdows

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 27.95

    Global ethics addresses some of the most pressing ethical concerns today, including rogue states, torture, scarce resources, poverty, migration, consumption, global trade, medical tourism, and humanitarian intervention. It is both topical and important. How we resolve (or fail to resolve) the dilemmas of global ethics shapes how we understand ourselves,... more...

  • Ethical Choices in Contemporary Medicineby Mary Ann Gardell Cutter; Raphael Sassower

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 29.95

    "Ethical Choices in Contemporary Medicine" jettisons the standard medical ethics models of "rights" language and shows how the bioethical problems that receive attention from the media and the public are related to and are explicable in terms of the epistemological foundations of science and medicine. These epistemological concerns include how medical... more...

  • Doing and Allowing Harmby Fiona Woollard

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 69.99

    Doing harm seems much harder to justify than merely allowing harm. If a boulder is rushing towards Bob, you may refuse to save Bob's life by driving your car into the path of the boulder if doing so would cost you your own life. You may not push the boulder towards Bob to save your own life. This principle--the Doctrine of Doing and Allowing--requires... more...

  • Rights and Reasonby Jonathan Gorman

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 29.95

    In "Rights and Reason", Jonathan Gorman sets discussion of the 'rights debate' within a wide-ranging philosophical and historical framework. Drawing on positions in epistemology, metaphysics and the theory of human nature as well as on the ideas of canonical thinkers, Gorman provides an introduction to the philosophy of rights that is firmly grounded... more...