- Paperback: 720 pages
- Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; 1 edition (January 24, 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9781405133456
- ISBN-13: 978-1405133456
- ASIN: 1405133457
- Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 2 x 9.7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
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“The Companion to Applied Ethics offers accessible essays by many of the leading writers in the field. It is a superb introduction to applied ethics for students and the interested reader alike.” Peter Singer, Princeton University
"The choice of essays is a solid representation of the various investigations and arguments that address important issues in the field of applied ethics. The book's organization allows it to be useful in a number of ways: as a straight reference work, as a reader on allied topics or as an anthology of significant philosophical issues. It is an important work valuable for students, general readers and seasoned specialists." Reference Reviews
“Anyone who wants to know the ‘state of the art’ in applied ethics should start here. Frey and Wellman have assembled a collection of first-rate essays by the leading figures in the field. There is no better introduction to this exciting area of philosophy.” James Rachels, University of Alabama at Birmingham
From the Back Cover
In recent years, many important moral, social, and political issues have come under philosophical scrutiny, with the result that applied or practical ethics has become one of the largest areas of growth in philosophy. These specially commissioned essays by many of the leading figures in applied ethics track that growth. They provide substantive discussions of the pressing issues that orient around the topics in question, and, collectively, constitute an in-depth, state-of-the-art account of present-day philosophical thinking in practical ethics.
A Companion to Applied Ethics is the most ambitious and authoritative account of applied ethics available. The volume will serve professionals as an indispensable resource, and, because it is written accessibly, will provide students and educated laymen with an excellent guide to the current state of play in substantive discussion by philosophers of major moral, social, and political issues.