Description - Introducing Applied Ethics by Brenda Almond
This timely collection of introductory essays provides a comprehensive and up-to-date guide to, and survey of, the major moral debates of today.The text follows a logical development from the more personal and immediate concerns of the individual to the broadest and most extensive practical applications of contemporary ethical theory - including the public, medical, professional, legal, social, political, and global dimensions.Topics covered include families, love, gender, children, education, the media, business, genetics, science, psychiatry, crime, death, police, healthcare, liberty, property, capitalism, nationalism, wealth, war, terrorism, animal rights, and the environment. This lively and important volume gives readers exactly what they need to understand and evaluate the diversity of ethical arguments and debates. Each chapter is supplemented by comprehensive notes, reading guides, and bibliographies.Written by leading ethicists and moral philosophers, it provides the ideal basis for an introductory course in applied ethics.
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(228mm x 153mm x 21mm)
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Author Biography - Brenda Almond
Brenda Almond is Professor of Moral and Social Philosophy at the University of Hull. She is Chair of the Society for Applied Philosophy, and Joint Editor of the Journal of Applied Philosophy. She has published widely on the ethical and philosophical aspects of contemporary issues in various "applied" areas, including education, medicine, human relationships, and environment. She is also author of the classic, popular introduction to philosophy, Exploring Philosophy, published by Blackwell Publishers.