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Applied ethics

Author: Peter Singer; Rogers D. Spotswood Collection.
Publisher: Oxford [Oxfordshire] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1986.
Series: Oxford readings in philosophy.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Singer; Rogers D. Spotswood Collection.
ISBN: 0198750676 9780198750673 0198750854 9780198750857
OCLC Number: 13820779
Description: vi, 264 pages ; 21 cm.
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.
Series Title: Oxford readings in philosophy.
Responsibility: edited by Peter Singer.
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