A Companion to Applied Ethics (Blackwell Companions to Philosophy #26) (Hardcover)
Wiley-Blackwell, 9781557865946, 698pp.
Publication Date: March 7, 2003
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Applied or practical ethics is perhaps the largest growth area in philosophy today, and many issues in moral, social, and political life have come under philosophical scrutiny in recent years. Taken together, the essays in this volume - including two overview essays on theories of ethics and the nature of applied ethics - provide a state-of-the-art account of the most pressing moral questions facing us today.
- Provides a comprehensive guide to many of the most significant problems 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 these complex and profound ethical issues
About the Author
R. G. Frey is Professor of Philosophy at Bowling Green State University. He is the author of numerous books and articles on applied ethics, normative theory, and the history of eighteenth-century British moral philosophy. With Gerald Dworkin and Sissela Bok, he is the author of Euthanasia and Physician-assisted Suicide (1998). Christopher Heath Wellman is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Washington University in St. Louis. He is co-editor, with Andrew Cohen, of Contemporary Debates in Applied Ethics (Blackwell 2004).