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Applied ethics / edited by Peter Singer.

Contributor(s): Singer, Peter, 1946-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Oxford readings in philosophy: Publisher: Oxford [Oxfordshire] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1986Description: vi, 264 p. ; 21 cm.ISBN: 0198750676 (pbk.); 9780198750673 (pbk.); 0198750854 (cased); 9780198750857 (cased).Subject(s): Applied ethics | Social problems | EthicsDDC classification: 170 Other classification: 08.38 | 5,1 | CC 7200 | CC 7240 | CC 7260
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 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.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [259]-261) and index.

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.

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.

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Peter Singer is Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics, University Center for Human Values, Princeton University. <p>

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