A Companion to Ethics

Author: Peter Singer

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118724968

Category: Philosophy

Page: 592

View: 390

In this volume, some of today's most distinguished philosophers survey the whole field of ethics, from its origins, through the great ethical traditions, to theories of how we ought to live, arguments about specific ethical issues, and the nature of ethics itself. The book can be read straight through from beginning to end; yet the inclusion of a multi-layered index, coupled with a descriptive outline of contents and bibliographies of relevant literature, means that the volume also serves as a work of reference, both for those coming afresh to the study of ethics and for readers already familiar with the subject.

A Companion to Business Ethics

Author: Robert E. Frederick

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470998385

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 480

View: 9874

In a series of articles specifically commissioned for this volume, some of today's most distinguished business ethicists survey the main areas of interest and concern in the field of business ethics. Sections of the book cover topics such as the often easy relation between business ethics and capitalism, the link between business ethics and ethical theory, how ethics applies to specific problems in the business world, the connection between business ethics and related academic disciplines, and the practice of business ethics in modern corporations. Includes extensive, accessible discussion of all of the main areas of interest and debate in business ethics Features all original contributions by distinguished authors in business ethics Includes an annotated table of contents, bibliographies of the relevant literature and a list of internet sources of material on business ethics Perfect, comprehensive book for use in business ethics courses

A Companion to Applied Ethics

Author: R. G. Frey,Christopher Heath Wellman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405171901

Category: Philosophy

Page: 720

View: 9525

Applied or practical ethics is perhaps the largest growth area inphilosophy today, and many issues in moral, social, and politicallife have come under philosophical scrutiny in recent years. Takentogether, the essays in this volume – including two overviewessays on theories of ethics and the nature of applied ethics– provide a state-of-the-art account of the most pressingmoral questions facing us today. Provides a comprehensive guide to many of the most significantproblems of practical ethics Offers state-of-the-art accounts of issues in medical,environmental, legal, social, and business ethics Written by major philosophers presently engaged with thesecomplex and profound ethical issues

A Companion to Environmental Philosophy

Author: Dale Jamieson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470751657

Category: Philosophy

Page: 552

View: 749

A Companion to Environmental Philosophy is a pioneering work in the burgeoning field of environmental philosophy. This ground-breaking volume contains thirty-six original articles exemplifying the rich diversity of scholarship in this field. Contains thirty-six original articles, written by international scholars. Traces the roots of environmental philosophy through the exploration of cultural traditions from around the world. Brings environmental philosophy into conversation with other fields and disciplines such as literature, economics, ecology, and law. Discusses environmental problems that stimulate current debates.

A Companion to Applied Philosophy

Author: Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen,Kimberley Brownlee,David Coady

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118869117

Category: Philosophy

Page: 664

View: 5772

Applied philosophy has been a growing area of research for the last 40 years. Until now, however, almost all of this research has been centered around the field of ethics. A Companion to Applied Philosophy breaks new ground, demonstrating that all areasof philosophy, including epistemology, metaphysics, philosophy of science, and philosophy of mind, can be applied, and are relevant to questions of everyday life. This perennial topic in philosophy provides an overview of these various applied philosophy developments, highlighting similarities and differences between various areas of applied philosophy, and examining the very nature of this topic. It is an area to which many of the towering figures in the history of philosophy have contributed, and this timely Companion demonstrates how various historical contributions are actually contributions within applied philosophy, even if they are not traditionally seen as such. The Companion contains 42 essays covering major areas of philosophy; the articles themselves are all original contributions to the literature and represent the state of the art on this topic, as well as offering a map to the current debates.

The Blackwell Companion to Philosophy

Author: Nicholas Bunnin,Eric Tsui-James

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470997877

Category: Philosophy

Page: 976

View: 1029

This fully revised and updated edition of Nicholas Bunnin and E.P. Tsui-James’ popular introductory philosophy textbook brings together specially-commissioned chapters from a prestigious team of scholars writing on each of the key areas, figures and movements in philosophy.

Medical Ethics and Law

The Core Curriculum

Author: R. A. Hope,Julian Savulescu,Judith Hendrick

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0443103372

Category: Medical

Page: 270

View: 6456

This is a short textbook of ethics and law aimed primarily at medical students. The book is in two sections. The first considers general aspects of ethics (in the context of medicine); the second section covers the topics identified in the 'consensus agreement' (consent, confidentiality, genetics, reproductive medicine, children, mental health, end of life, resource allocation, research, and disease, disability and human enhancement). The content of medical law is not intended to be comprehensive and relates very much to the ethical issues.

A Companion to Genethics

Author: Justine Burley,John Harris

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470756373

Category: Philosophy

Page: 508

View: 2343

A Companion to Genethics is the first substantial study of the multifaceted dimensions of the genetic revolution and its philosophical, ethical, social and political significance. Brings together the best and most influential writing about the ethics of genetics; Includes 33 newly-commissioned essays, all written by prominent figures in the field; Shows how there is scarcely a part of our lives left unaffected by the impact of the new genetics.

A Companion to Buddhist Philosophy

Author: Steven M. Emmanuel

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119144663

Category: Philosophy

Page: 608

View: 6855

"Encompasses the broadest treatment of Buddhist philosophy available, covering social and political thought, meditation, ecology and contemporary issues and applications"--

Leben und Tod

der Zusammenbruch der traditionellen Ethik

Author: Peter Singer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783891311202

Category: Abortion

Page: 255

View: 3661

A Companion to Aristotle

Author: Georgios Anagnostopoulos

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118610636

Category: Philosophy

Page: 672

View: 6129

The Blackwell Companion to Aristotle provides in-depthstudies of the main themes of Aristotle's thought, from art tozoology. The most comprehensive single volume survey of the life andwork of Aristotle Comprised of 40 newly commissioned essays from leadingexperts Coves the full range of Aristotle's work, from his'theoretical' inquiries into metaphysics, physics, psychology, andbiology, to the practical and productive "sciences" such as ethics,politics, rhetoric, and art

A Companion to the Philosophy of Education

Author: Randall Curren

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470997230

Category: Philosophy

Page: 656

View: 1730

A Companion to the Philosophy of Education is a comprehensive guide to philosophical thinking about education. Offers a state-of-the-art account of current and controversial issues in education, including issues pertaining to multiculturalism, special education, sex education, and academic freedom. Written by an international team of leading experts, who are directly engaged with these profound and complex educational problems. Serves as an indispensable guide to the field of philosophy of education.

A Companion to Analytic Philosophy

Author: A. P. Martinich,E. David Sosa

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470998644

Category: Philosophy

Page: 512

View: 624

A Companion to Analytic Philosophy is a comprehensive guide to many significant analytic philosophers and concepts of the last hundred years. Provides a comprehensive guide to many of the most significant analytic philosophers of the last one hundred years. Offers clear and extensive analysis of profound concepts such as truth, goodness, knowledge, and beauty. Written by some of the most distinguished philosophers alive, some of whom have entries in the book devoted to them.

A Companion to Contemporary Political Philosophy

Author: Robert E. Goodin,Philip Pettit,Thomas W. Pogge

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9780631199519

Category: Philosophy

Page: 704

View: 2309

An essential reference for anyone interested in this dynamic field, the new edition of A Companion to Contemporary Political Philosophy is the most current and comprehensive resource available. Expanded second edition brings together fifty-five chapters on current thinking in political philosophy New contributors include some of today’s most distinguished scholars, among them Thomas Pogge, Charles Beitz, Michael Doyle and Antony Quinton Provides in-depth coverage of contemporary philosophical debate in all major disciplines Presents analysis of key political ideologies, including new chapters on Cosmopolitanism and Fundamentalism Includes detailed discussions of major concepts in political philosophy, including virtue, power, human rights, and just war

A Companion to Ancient Philosophy

Author: Mary Louise Gill,Pierre Pellegrin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405188340

Category: Philosophy

Page: 791

View: 3350

Provides an overview of the history of ancient Greek and Roman philosophy. This volume contains papers, which treat topics in ancient philosophy, such as the problem of sources or the practice of ancient philosophical commentary and also explore the development of various disciplines, including mathematics, logic, grammar, physics, and medicine.

Das Philosophie-Buch

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783831019694


Page: 352

View: 7755

A Companion to Relativism

Author: Steven D. Hales

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444392487

Category: Philosophy

Page: 648

View: 3703

A Companion to Relativism presents original contributions from leading scholars that address the latest thinking on the role of relativism in the philosophy of language, epistemology, ethics, philosophy of science, logic, and metaphysics. Features original contributions from many of the leading figures working on various aspects of relativism Presents a substantial, broad range of current thinking about relativism Addresses relativism from many of the major subfields of philosophy, including philosophy of language, epistemology, ethics, philosophy of science, logic, and metaphysics

A Companion to Wittgenstein

Author: Hans-Johann Glock,John Hyman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118641167

Category: Philosophy

Page: 808

View: 1593

The most comprehensive survey of Wittgenstein’s thought yet compiled, this volume of fifty newly commissioned essays by leading interpreters of his philosophy is a keynote addition to the Blackwell series on the world’s great philosophers, covering everything from Wittgenstein’s intellectual development to the latest interpretations of his hugely influential ideas. The lucid, engaging commentary also reviews Wittgenstein’s historical legacy and his continued impact on contemporary philosophical debate.

A Companion to Schopenhauer

Author: Bart Vandenabeele

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405171030

Category: Philosophy

Page: 414

View: 2884

A companion to Schopenhauer showcases contemporary scholarship and provides a comprenhensive guide to all the important facets of Schopenhauer's philosophy. The volume contains 26 newly commissioned essys by prominent Schopenhauer scholars working in the field today.A thoroughly comprehensive guide to the life, work and thought of Arthur Schopenhauer. Covers the full range of historical and philosophical perspectives on Schopenhauer's work.