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Applied Ethics

Critical Concepts in Philosophy, 1st Edition

Edited by Ruth Chadwick, Doris Schroeder


2,248 pages

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Hardback: 9780415208383
pub: 2001-12-06
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Applied ethics has become established as a distinct area of study, but its methodology and practicality are still matters of controversy.

This collection examines how the field has developed over the last fifty years, by bringing together those articles that have been seminal in the development of the subject. The focus of these volumes is on the different types of approach to the subject, the areas in which it has been most active, and ways in which the field has expanded.

Each of the six volumes carries an introduction to provide the reader with the historical context of the material, and a new index is provided to identify key philosophical themes and trends within the collection.

Table of Contents

Volume 1: Nature and Scope

Volume 2: Ethical Issues in Medicine, Technology and the Life Sciences I

Volume 3: Ethical Issues in Medicine, Technology and the Life Sciences II

Volume 4: Environment

Volume 5: Business/Economics

Volume 6: Politics

About the Series

Critical Concepts in Philosophy

Critical Concepts in Philosophy is a well-established series in Routledge’s Major Works publishing programme.

Designed to meet research, reference, and teaching needs across the humanities and social sciences, Routledge Major Works gather together the best and most influential work on particular concepts, subjects, and individuals. The collections assemble previously published articles from a variety of journals, excerpts or chapters from previously published books, and materials from other sources which together provide users with historical purchase on the concept, subject, or individual in question, as well as a thorough overview of current issues.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PHILOSOPHY / Ethics & Moral Philosophy
PHILOSOPHY / Reference