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Routledge Research in Applied Ethics


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What Kind of Death The Ethics of Determining One’s Own Death

What Kind of Death: The Ethics of Determining One’s Own Death

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By Govert den Hartogh
September 23, 2022

Many books have been published about physician-assisted death. This book offers a comprehensive and in-depth examination of that subject, but it also extends the discussion to a broader range of end-of-life decisions including suicide, palliative care and sedation until death.  In every ...

The Ethics of Agribusiness Justice and Global Food in Focus

The Ethics of Agribusiness: Justice and Global Food in Focus

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By Shane Epting
August 25, 2022

This book offers an original perspective on food supply chains. It argues that the ability to trade food on a global scale could be intrinsically good aside from any instrumental value that people gain from it. While the author’s argument seems to counter wholesale anti-agribusiness views, it is ...

Why Conscience Matters A Defence of Conscientious Objection in Healthcare

Why Conscience Matters: A Defence of Conscientious Objection in Healthcare

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By Xavier Symons
July 29, 2022

The book provides a detailed introduction to a major debate in bioethics, as well as a rigorous account of the role of conscience in professional decision-making. Exploring the role of conscience in healthcare practice, this book offers fresh counterpoints to recent calls to ban or severely ...

The Ethics of Political Dissent

The Ethics of Political Dissent

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By Tony Milligan
July 08, 2022

A broadly liberal politics requires political compassion, not simply in the sense of compassion for the victims of injustice but also for opponents confronted through political protest and (more broadly) dissent. There are times when, out of a sense of compassion, a just cause should not be pressed...

The Philosophy of Online Manipulation

The Philosophy of Online Manipulation

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Edited By Fleur Jongepier, Michael Klenk
June 17, 2022

Are we being manipulated online? If so, is being manipulated by online technologies and algorithmic systems notably different from human forms of manipulation? And what is under threat exactly when people are manipulated online? This volume provides philosophical and conceptual depth to debates in ...

The Ethics of War and the Force of Law A Modern Just War Theory

The Ethics of War and the Force of Law: A Modern Just War Theory

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By Uwe Steinhoff
May 30, 2022

This book provides a thorough critical overview of the current debate on the ethics of war, as well as a modern just war theory that can give practical action-guidance by recognizing and explaining the moral force of widely accepted law. Traditionalist, Walzerian, and "revisionist" approaches have ...

The Ethics of Virtual and Augmented Reality Building Worlds

The Ethics of Virtual and Augmented Reality: Building Worlds

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By Erick Jose Ramirez
December 30, 2021

This book offers new ways of thinking about and assessing the impact of virtual reality on its users. It argues that we must go beyond traditional psychological concepts of VR "presence" to better understand the many varieties of virtual experiences. The author provides compelling evidence that VR ...

Sexual Ethics in a Secular Age Is There Still a Virtue of Chastity?

Sexual Ethics in a Secular Age: Is There Still a Virtue of Chastity?

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Edited By Eric J. Silverman
March 31, 2021

This collection features essays from top experts in ethics and philosophy of love that offer varying perspectives on the value of a contemporary secular virtue of chastity. The virtue of chastity has traditionally been portrayed as an excellent personal disposition concerning the ideal ordering of ...

Corporate Responsibility and Political Philosophy Exploring the Social Liberal Corporation

Corporate Responsibility and Political Philosophy: Exploring the Social Liberal Corporation

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By Kristian Høyer Toft
March 11, 2020

This book argues for the inclusion of the corporation as an integral element of political philosophy. It begins with a historical evaluation of the corporation as a constituent of political society. It shows how Adam Smith, Hegel, and Marx conceived the role of the corporation in relation to the ...

Care Ethics and the Refugee Crisis Emotions, Contestation, and Agency

Care Ethics and the Refugee Crisis: Emotions, Contestation, and Agency

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By Marcia Morgan
February 03, 2020

This book advocates for the philosophical import of care in re-evaluating problems of humanitarianism in the context of the ongoing international refugee and forced migration situation. In doing so, it rethinks the human capacity to care about the suffering of distant others. At a time when ...

Ethics and Error in Medicine

Ethics and Error in Medicine

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Edited By Fritz Allhoff, Sandra L. Borden
October 21, 2019

This book is a collection of original, interdisciplinary essays on the topic of medical error. Given the complexities of understanding, preventing, and responding to medical error in ethically responsible ways, the scope of the book is fairly broad. The contributors include top scholars and ...

Self-Defense, Necessity, and Punishment A Philosophical Analysis

Self-Defense, Necessity, and Punishment: A Philosophical Analysis

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By Uwe Steinhoff
October 10, 2019

This book offers a philosophical analysis of the moral and legal justifications for the use of force. While the book focuses on the ethics self-defense, it also explores its relation to lesser evil justifications, public authority, the justification of punishment, and the ethics of war. Steinhoff’s...

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