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Glover, Jonathan

Works: 50 works in 305 publications in 7 languages and 9,956 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Commentator
Classifications: D204, 909.82
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Most widely held works by Jonathan Glover
Humanity : a moral history of the twentieth century by Jonathan Glover( Book )
48 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,760 libraries worldwide
The twentieth century was the most brutal in human history, featuring a litany of shameful events that includes the Holocaust, Hiroshima, the Stalinist era, Cambodia, Yugoslavia, and Rwanda. This important book looks at the politics of our times and the roots of human nature to discover why so many atrocities were perpetuated and how we can create a social environment to prevent their recurrence. Jonathan Glover finds similarities in the psychology of those who perpetuate, collaborate in, and are complicit with atrocities, uncovering some disturbing common elements--tribal hatred, blind adherence to ideology, diminished personal responsibility--as well as characteristics unique to each situation. Acknowledging that human nature has a dark and destructive side, he proposes that we encourage the development of a political and personal moral imagination that will compel us to refrain from and protest all acts of cruelty
Causing death and saving lives by Jonathan Glover( Book )
39 editions published between 1977 and 1990 in English and Danish and held by 1,210 libraries worldwide
The moral problems of abortion, infanticide, suicide, euthanasia, capital punishment, war and other life-or-death choices
Responsibility by Jonathan Glover( Book )
15 editions published between 1970 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 837 libraries worldwide
Women, culture, and development : a study of human capabilities by Martha Craven Nussbaum( Book )
25 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and held by 739 libraries worldwide
This examination of women's quality of life thus addresses questions which have a particular urgency. It aims to describe the basic situation of all women and so develops a universal account that can answer the charges of 'Western imperialism' frequently made against such accounts. The contributors confront the issue of cultural relativism, criticizing the relativist approach which, in its desire to respect different cultural traditions, can result in indifference to injustice. An account of gender justice and women's equality is then proposed in various areas in which quality of life is measured. These issues are related throughout to the specific contexts of India, Bangladesh, China, Mexico, and Nigeria through a series of case studies. Disciplines represented include philosophy, economics, political science, anthropology, law, and sociology
The Philosophy of mind by Jonathan Glover( Book )
26 editions published between 1976 and 1996 in English and held by 576 libraries worldwide
Choosing children : genes, disability, and design by Jonathan Glover( Book )
24 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 536 libraries worldwide
"Surely parents owe it to their children to give them the best life they can? Increasingly we are able to reduce the number of babies born with disabilities and disorders. But there is a powerful new challenge to conventional thinking about the desirability of doing so: it comes from those who actually have these conditions. They call into question the very definition of disability; how do we justify trying to avoid bringing people like them into being?" "Jonathan Glover also examines the emotive idea of 'eugenics', and the ethics of attempting to enhance people genetically for non-medical reasons. Should parents be free to choose, for instance, the colour of their children's eyes or hair? This is no longer a distant prospect, but an existing power which we cannot wish away. What impact will such interventions have, both on the individuals concerned and on society as a whole? Is there a central core of human nature with which we must not interfere?" "This book is written for anyone who cares about the rights and wrongs of parents' choices for their children, indeed for anyone concerned about the future of humanity."--Jacket
I : the philosophy and psychology of personal identity by Jonathan Glover( Book )
25 editions published between 1984 and 1991 in English and held by 427 libraries worldwide
Ethics of new reproductive technologies : the Glover report to the European Commission by Jonathan Glover( Book )
5 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 413 libraries worldwide
What sort of people should there be? by Jonathan Glover( Book )
12 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and Spanish and held by 341 libraries worldwide
Poging tot inventarisatie van de ethische problematatiek, die kan ontstaan door medische ingrepen in de menselijke erfelijkheid en in de menselijke psyche
Alien landscapes? : interpreting disordered minds by Jonathan Glover( Book )
7 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 266 libraries worldwide
"We have made huge progress in understanding the biology of mental illnesses, but comparatively little in interpreting them at the psychological level. The eminent philosopher Jonathan Glover believes that there is real hope of progress in the human interpretation of disordered minds. The challenge is that the inner worlds of people with psychiatric disorders can seem strange, like alien landscapes, and this strangeness can deter attempts at understanding. Do people with disorders share enough psychology with other people to make interpretation possible? To explore this question, Glover tackles the hard cases--the inner worlds of hospitalized violent criminals, of people with delusions, and of those diagnosed with autism or schizophrenia. Their first-person accounts offer glimpses of inner worlds behind apparently bizarre psychiatric conditions and allow us to begin to learn the "language" used to express psychiatric disturbance. Art by psychiatric patients, or by such complex figures as van Gogh and William Blake, give insight when interpreted from Glover's unique perspective. He also draws on dark chapters in psychiatry's past to show the importance of not medicalizing behavior that merely transgresses social norms. And finally, Glover suggests values, especially those linked with agency and identity, to guide how the boundaries of psychiatry should be drawn."--Publisher's description
Utilitarianism and its critics by Jonathan Glover( Book )
10 editions published between 1990 and 1996 in English and held by 218 libraries worldwide
Fertility & the family : the Glover Report on reproductive technologies to the European Commission by Jonathan Glover( Book )
7 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 123 libraries worldwide
This is a report on the medical, ethical, and social issues surrounding reproductive technology. The report was produced for the European Commission by a working party headed by Jonathan Glover, with members from half the countries of the European community. "The focus of this report is not on the techniques, but on their human impact. We look first at three main groups involved: parents, donors and children. In some cases they have different interests, and we develop an approach to the conflicts that arise. We also try to bring out the way these apparently 'medical' matters raise issues that go to the heart of the kind of society we want. The next part of the report is about surrogate motherhood. We discuss conflicts of interest....[and] consider the issues raised by proposals for commercial agencies in this field. Next we discuss the issues raised by embryo research, together with other issues such as the possibility of using foetal organs for transplants....Finally, we discuss the way these new techniques can enable us to influence the kinds of people who are born." The geographic scope is worldwide. (Excerpt)
Humanidad e inhumanidad : una historia moral del siglo XX by Jonathan Glover( Book )
5 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in Spanish and held by 24 libraries worldwide
Self-creation by Jonathan Glover( Book )
4 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 23 libraries worldwide
Brave new babies? by Jonathan Glover( visu )
5 editions published between 1982 and 1984 in English and held by 12 libraries worldwide
Oxford moral philosopher Jonathan Glover introduces some of the new developments in genetic engineering, looks at the future possibilities of human genetic engineering and outlines the ethical questions raised by these new techniques
Genes, disability, and design by Jonathan Glover( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
Genetic and reproductive technology offers us the possibility of choosing what kind of children we do and don't have. This book is written for anyone who is concerned about our human future
The moral history of the twentieth century by Jonathan Glover( Book )
2 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
This work is a study of history and morality in the 20th century. It examines the psychology which made possible Hiroshima, the Nazi genocide, Rwanda and Bosnia. It draws on accounts of participants, victims and observers and suggests that different atrocities have common patterns
Jag : den personliga identitetens filosofi och psykologi by Jonathan Glover( Book )
2 editions published in 1990 in Swedish and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Women, culture and development ( Book )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Race and displacement : nation, migration, and identity in the twenty-first century by Maha Marouan( file )
1 edition published in 1753 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
Race and Displacement captures a timely set of discussions about the roles of race in displacement, forced migrations, nation and nationhood, and the way continuous movements of people challenge fixed racial definitions. The multifaceted approach of the essays in Race and Displacement allows for nuanced discussions of race and displacement in expansive ways, exploring those issues in transnational and global terms. The contributors not only raise questions about race and displacement as signifying tropes and lived experiences; they also offer compelling
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Glover, Jonathan
Glover, Jonathan 1941-
Jonathan Glover British philosopher
グラバー, ジョナサン
English (257)
Spanish (8)
Italian (3)
Finnish (3)
Swedish (2)
Danish (1)
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