Contemporary Debates in Applied Ethics

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Andrew I. Cohen, Christopher Heath Wellman
Wiley, Jan 24, 2005 - Philosophy - 360 pages
Contemporary Debates in Applied Ethics features pairs of newly commissioned essays by some of the leading theorists working in the field today.
  • Brings together fresh debates on eleven of the most controversial issues in applied ethics
  • Topics addressed include abortion, affirmative action, animals, capital punishment, cloning, euthanasia, immigration, pornography, privacy in civil society, values in nature, and world hunger.
  • Lively debate format sharply defines the issues, and paves the way for further discussion.
  • Will serve as an accessible introduction to the major topics in applied ethics, whilst also capturing the imagination of professional philosophers.
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    About the author (2005)

    Andrew I. Cohen is Associate Director of the Jean Beer Blumenfeld Center for Ethics and teaches in the Department of Philosophy at Georgia State University.


    Christopher Heath Wellman is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Washington University in St. Louis. He is co-editor, with R. G. Frey, of A Companion to Applied Ethics (Blackwell 2003).

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