"This is perhaps the best collection of articles on applied ethics that I know. It covers many of the areas that comprise the general topic, with articles of note, by philosophers of quality. It is a superb volume not only for teaching applied ethics but also for introducing students to rigorous thinking in philosophy." R. G. Frey, Bowling Green State University
"A good aid for introducing non-philosophers to ethical problems without over-simplifying matters. LaFollette has succeeded in finding texts that are not only representative but also accessible." Jan Jans, Ethical Perspectives
From the Back Cover
In addition to the more familiar issues, such as abortion, euthanasia, animal rights, preferential treatment, and the environment, the volume includes coverage of less familiar, but equally important issues such as immigration, political correctness, free speech, the use of drugs, world hunger, and economic justice. The second edition includes 21 essays not in the first edition, with expanded sections discussing three more topics: reproductive technologies, gun control, and capital punishment.
This volume features accessible and engaging, yet philosophically rigorous essays that encourage the student to think critically about a wide range of practical moral issues. The supporting website at
contains extensive links to sources on the topics, ethical theories, and guides on writing papers. These features make Ethics in Practice the ideal text for introductory and applied ethics courses.