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Title Applied ethics / edited by Peter Singer.

Imprint Oxford [Oxfordshire] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1986.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  170 Ap58e 1986    ---  Available
Description vi, 264 p. ; 21 cm.
Series Oxford readings in philosophy
Oxford readings in philosophy.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [259]-261) and index.
Contents Death / Thomas Nagel -- Of suicide / David Hume -- Active and passive euthanasia / James Rachels -- A defence of abortion / Judith Jarvis Thomson -- Abortion and infanticide / Michael Tooley -- The survival lottery / John Harris -- Speech in favour of capital punishment (1868) / John Stuart Mill -- Judgement day / Louis Pascal -- 'It makes no difference whether or not I do it' / Jonathan Glover -- Overpopulation and the quality of life / Derek Parfit -- What is wrong with slavery? / R.M. Hare -- Separate spheres / Janet Radcliffe Richards -- All animals are equal / Peter Singer -- Games theory and the nuclear arms race / Nicholas Measor.
Summary This volume collects articles covering a range of topics of practical concern in the field of ethics, including active and passive euthanasia, abortion, organ transplants, capital punishment, the consequences of human actions, slavery, overpopulation, the separate spheres of men and women, animal rights, and game theory and the nuclear arms race.
Subject Applied ethics.
Social problems.
Added Author Singer, Peter, 1946-
ISBN 0198750676 (pbk.)
9780198750673 (pbk.)
0198750854 (cased)
9780198750857 (cased)

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