The series offers short, accessible studies addressing some of the most topical questions shared by moral philosophy and the social sciences. Written by leading figures who have published extensively in the chosen area, single-author volumes in the series review the most recent literature and identify what the author thinks are the most promising approaches to the live questions selected. The authors are philosophers who appreciate the importance and relevance of empirical work in their area. In addition to single-author volumes, the series will include collections of contributions on live questions. The collections will consist of important published literature and freshly commissioned pieces, with introductions explaining why the contributions represent progress in the treatment of the live questions selected. Topic areas of focus in this series include: Inequality; Ageing; Minorities; Refugees; Health Care; Childhood; Globalisation; Genocide; Civil Society; Privacy, Secrecy; Sustainability; Public Office; Harm and Offence.
By Joan McGregor
February 17, 2005
The issue of acquaintance rape has been gaining increased prominence in recent years. In this book Joan McGregor analyses the ethical and legal problems that arise in connection with acquaintance rape cases. She discusses with great clarity and precision the complexities involved in notions such as...
By James Stacey Taylor
May 20, 2005
It is well known that the numbers of organs that become available each year for transplantation fall far short of the numbers that are actually required. In this boldly argued book James Stacey Taylor contends that, given both this shortage and the desperate poverty that some people endure, it is ...
By Craig Paterson
March 28, 2008
As medical technology advances and severely injured or ill people can be kept alive and functioning long beyond what was previously medically possible, the debate surrounding the ethics of end-of-life care and quality-of-life issues has grown more urgent. In this lucid and vigorous book, Craig ...