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Glover, Jonathan

Works: 94 works in 347 publications in 3 languages and 9,769 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Commentator, Honoree
Classifications: D204, 909.82
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Publications about Jonathan Glover
Publications by Jonathan Glover
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Most widely held works by Jonathan Glover
Humanity : a moral history of the twentieth century by Jonathan Glover( Book )
40 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 2,334 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
Women, culture, and development : a study of human capabilities by Martha Craven Nussbaum( Book )
24 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and held by 1,375 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
Causing death and saving lives by Jonathan Glover( Book )
38 editions published between 1977 and 1990 in English and held by 1,219 libraries worldwide
The moral problems of abortion, infanticide, suicide, euthanasia, capital punishment, war and other life-or-death choices
Choosing children genes, disability, and design by Jonathan Glover( file )
23 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 1,079 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
Responsibility by Jonathan Glover( Book )
14 editions published between 1970 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 841 libraries worldwide
The Philosophy of mind by Jonathan Glover( Book )
25 editions published between 1976 and 1996 in English and held by 585 libraries worldwide
I : the philosophy and psychology of personal identity by Jonathan Glover( Book )
23 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 416 libraries worldwide
What sort of people should there be? by Jonathan Glover( Book )
9 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 331 libraries worldwide
Poging tot inventarisatie van de ethische problematatiek, die kan ontstaan door medische ingrepen in de menselijke erfelijkheid en in de menselijke psyche
Utilitarianism and its critics by Jonathan Glover( Book )
10 editions published between 1990 and 1996 in English and held by 217 libraries worldwide
Alien landscapes? : interpreting disordered minds by Jonathan Glover( Book )
7 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 170 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.00The 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.00Seamlessly blending philosophy, science, literature, and art, Alien Landscapes? is both a sustained defense of humanistic psychological interpretation and a compelling example of the rich and generous approach to mental life for which it argues
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)
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 45 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 29 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
Self-creation by Jonathan Glover( Book )
3 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 22 libraries worldwide
Humanidad e inhumanidad : una historia moral del siglo XX by Jonathan Glover( Book )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in Spanish and held by 20 libraries worldwide
Humanity by Jonathan Glover( Book )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in Italian and English and held by 18 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
Choosing children : the ethical dilemmas of genetic intervention by Jonathan Glover( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 11 libraries worldwide
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
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Alternative Names
Glover, Jonathan
Glover, Jonathani
グラバー, ジョナサン
English (250)
Spanish (4)
Italian (3)
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