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Glover, Jonathan

Works: 103 works in 450 publications in 5 languages and 12,595 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Commentator, Other, Honoree
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Most widely held works by Jonathan Glover
Humanity : a moral history of the twentieth century by Jonathan Glover( Book )
55 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and Turkish and held by 1,765 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 )
53 editions published between 1977 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 1,241 libraries worldwide
The moral problems of abortion, infanticide, suicide, euthanasia, capital punshiment, war and othe life-or-death choices
Responsibility by Jonathan Glover( Book )
21 editions published between 1970 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 838 libraries worldwide
The Philosophy of mind by Jonathan Glover( Book )
29 editions published between 1976 and 1996 in English and held by 585 libraries worldwide
Choosing children : genes, disability, and design by Jonathan Glover( Book )
21 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 524 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 )
30 editions published between 1984 and 1991 in English and held by 436 libraries worldwide
Ethics of new reproductive technologies : the Glover report to the European Commission by Jonathan Glover( Book )
7 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 402 libraries worldwide
Alien landscapes? : interpreting disordered minds by Jonathan Glover( Book )
11 editions published in 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 329 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 )
11 editions published between 1990 and 1996 in English and held by 232 libraries worldwide
Humanidad e inhumanidad : una historia moral del siglo XX by Jonathan Glover( Book )
9 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in Spanish and English and held by 45 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
Gene flow study : implications for the release of genetically modified crops in Australia by Jonathan Glover( Book )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 40 libraries worldwide
Self-creation by Jonathan Glover( Book )
4 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 24 libraries worldwide
Brave new babies? by Jonathan Glover( visu )
7 editions published between 1982 and 1984 in English and held by 16 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
Choosing children : the ethical dilemmas of genetic intervention by Jonathan Glover( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 13 libraries worldwide
Humanity by Jonathan Glover( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in Undetermined and held by 1 library worldwide
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Alternative Names
Glover, Jonathan
Jonathan Glover British philosopher
Jonathan Glover Brits filosoof
Jonathan Glover filósofo británico
글로버, 조너선 1941-
グラバー, ジョナサン
English (265)
Spanish (7)
French (4)
Danish (1)
Turkish (1)
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