Ethics in Practice (Blackwell Philosophy Anthologies) 2nd Edition

4 customer reviews
ISBN-13: 978-0631228349
ISBN-10: 0631228349
Why is ISBN important?
ISBN
This bar-code number lets you verify that you're getting exactly the right version or edition of a book. The 13-digit and 10-digit formats both work.
Scan an ISBN with your phone
Use the Amazon App to scan ISBNs and compare prices.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Buy used
$5.00
Condition: Used - Good
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: The item shows wear from consistent use, but it remains in good condition. May have moderate shelf wear, rubbing, fraying, fading and bumping to the cover. Binding is tight and square. Interior pages are free from underlining, note taking, and/or highlighting. It may be marked, have identifying markings on it, or show other signs of previous use.
Access codes and supplements are not guaranteed with used items.
40 Used from $0.49
Amazon Price New from Used from
Paperback, February 25, 2002
"Please retry"
$20.00 $0.49
More Buying Choices
9 New from $20.00 40 Used from $0.49
Free Two-Day Shipping for College Students with Amazon Student Free%20Two-Day%20Shipping%20for%20College%20Students%20with%20Amazon%20Student


InterDesign Brand Store Awareness Textbooks

Editorial Reviews

Review

"Ethics in Practice is an extraordinary anthology. Not only has LaFollette done an excellent job selecting seminal essays on the crucial issues, but he has lined up authors famous for their abilities to bring their deep theoretical insights to bear on everyday moral questions." Christopher Heath Wellman, Georgia State University <!--end-->

"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

This second edition of Ethics in Practice is a comprehensive collection of more than 60 new, newly-revised, and classic essays on fourteen contemporary moral questions. Through the selection of essays, organization of sections, and incisive general and section introductions, this book integrates ethical theory and the discussion of practical moral problems.

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

http://www.stpt.usf.edu/hhl/papers/ethics.in.practice.2nd.htm

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.

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE


Best Books of the Month
Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

Product Details

  • Series: Blackwell Philosophy Anthologies (Book 17)
  • Paperback: 704 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; 2 edition (February 25, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0631228349
  • ISBN-13: 978-0631228349
  • Product Dimensions: 1.5 x 6.8 x 9.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,088,229 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Hugh LaFollette is Cole Chair in Ethics at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg.

If you wish to know more about him or his work, check out his web page: www.hughlafollette.com.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Norman Schultz on May 4, 2005
Format: Paperback
First let me point out that the previous review ("Not really impressed" by Todd Gak) is not actually a review of the book itself so much as a complaint about philosophy. Perhaps it is not a coincidence that someone who completely misses the point on something fairly simple (an Amazon review) also misses the point on something much more difficult (ethical philosophy)?

This text offers some of the best essays on applied ethics available. Classics in the field (notably Singer/Regan on animal rights, Rachels on punishment, and Leopold's "The Land Ethic") are included. Also, LaFollette does a commendable job of bringing in essays that represent both sides of an issue.

There are some odd choices IMO, though. For example, I would rather see an applied ethics textbook bring in some essays on technology, business, and friendship, as opposed to "Virtues" or "Sexual and Racial Discrimination" ("Virtues" is too broad and doesn't seem *applied* to me, and "Sexual and Racial Discrimination" doesn't hold much moral ambiguity).

Also, there are some essays that are sorely missing: one in particular on the topic of world hunger & poverty: Hardin's "Lifeboat Ethics."

I know of no anthologies that are perfect, though, so this one is worthy of praise.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 5 people found the following review helpful By mark levy on March 25, 2002
Format: Hardcover
this is a really good collection of essays on various ethical problems. Each section starts with an excellent summary of the arguments and then introduces the topic through a very controversial piece - for exemple the section on animal rights starts with an essay by Peter Singer. I teach ethics in high school and the students struggled with many of the high level ideas but the struggle was usually worth it, they loved some of the ideas contained within this book.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By Kevin Isarel Limon on January 15, 2014
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Book looked good as new. It had a few line writings on it but other than that..great book.Got here on time
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
4 of 45 people found the following review helpful By Todd Gak on August 8, 2002
Format: Paperback
I have never really been fond of Ethics and Moral code to begin with because most of the articles fail to realize the whole point of what they are writing about. This book really wasn't any different. The articles about Abortion are weak and they don't fully explain what their whole point of what they are writing about is. It doesn't help matters when every article in this book is so drawn out. Everything that is said in this book could be done so in about 2 or 3 pages instead it is drawn out to about 10 to 15 pages. The authors are basically repeating themselves over and over throughout the entire article.

I personally don't think this would be a great buy but maybe thats because I find all the arguments in moral and ethic philosophies are very weak and not at all to the point.
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?