Philosophy: Collections

Theme of the Month: Applied Ethics

In recent years the subject of Applied Ethics has expanded and diversified rapidly, with many more new topics and debates coming to the fore. Many of these new topics are reflected in recent publications on the Routledge Philosophy books list and we are delighted to showcase the list of titles below. We are excited to publish a new introductory textbook, Engaging Bioethics: An Introduction with Case Studies, which is suitable for those taking a first course in bioethics. An ideal complement for more advanced readers is Current Controversies in Bioethics. We are also pleased to publish a third edition of The Animal Ethics Reader, the leading anthology of its kind, whilst The Ethics of Global Poverty and The Ethics of Surveillance are two excellent additions to our ‘The Ethics Of…’ series, ideal for those studying new and emerging topics in applied ethics. Finally, The Routledge Handbook of Neuroethics and The Routledge Handbook of the Ethics of Discrimination are outstanding surveys of these two important and interdisciplinary subjects, both of which have attracted much scholarly and popular attention in recent years. They are both perfect starting points for any student or those seeing a reference-like overview of the two fields.

We hope you enjoy the collection!

Routledge Philosophy: Applied Ethics

  • The Routledge Handbook of the Ethics of Discrimination

    1st Edition

    Edited by Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen

    While it has many connections to other topics in normative and applied ethics, discrimination is a central subject in philosophy in its own right. It plays a significant role in relation to many real-life complaints about unjust treatment or unjust inequalities, and it raises a number of questions…

    Hardback – 2017-08-23
    Routledge Handbooks in Applied Ethics

  • The Ethics of Surveillance

    An Introduction, 1st Edition

    By Kevin Macnish

    The Ethics of Surveillance: An Introduction systematically and comprehensively examines the ethical issues surrounding the concept of surveillance. Addressing important questions such as: Is it ever acceptable to spy on one's allies? To what degree should the state be able to intrude into its…

    Paperback – 2017-07-27
    The Ethics of ...

  • The Routledge Handbook of Neuroethics

    1st Edition

    Edited by L. Syd M Johnson, Karen S. Rommelfanger

    The Routledge Handbook of Neuroethics offers the reader an informed view of how the brain sciences are being used to approach, understand, and reinvigorate traditional philosophical questions, as well as how those questions, with the grounding influence of neuroscience, are being revisited beyond…

    Hardback – 2017-07-12
    Routledge Handbooks in Applied Ethics

  • Engaging Bioethics

    An Introduction With Case Studies, 1st Edition

    By Gary Seay, Susana Nuccetelli

    Engaging Bioethics: An Introduction with Case Studies draws students into this rapidly changing field, helping them to actively untangle the many issues at the intersection of medicine and moral concern. Presuming readers start with no background in philosophy, it offers balanced, philosophically…

    Paperback – 2017-02-16

  • Procreation, Parenthood, and Educational Rights

    Ethical and Philosophical Issues, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jaime Ahlberg, Michael Cholbi

    Procreation, Parenthood, and Educational Rights explores important issues at the nexus of two burgeoning areas within moral and social philosophy: procreative ethics and parental rights. Surprisingly, there has been comparatively little scholarly engagement across these subdisciplinary boundaries,…

    Hardback – 2017-02-02
    Routledge Research in Applied Ethics

  • Current Controversies in Bioethics

    1st Edition

    Edited by S Matthew Liao, Collin O'Neil

    Bioethics is the study of ethical issues arising out of advances in the life sciences and medicine. Historically, bioethics has been associated with issues in research ethics and clinical ethics as a result of research scandals such as the Tuskegee Syphilis Study and public debates about the…

    Hardback – 2016-12-14
    Current Controversies in Philosophy

  • The Ethics of Global Poverty

    An introduction, 1st Edition

    By Scott Wisor

    The Ethics of Global Poverty offers a thorough introduction to the ethical issues surrounding global poverty. It addresses important questions such as: What is poverty and how is it measured? What are the causes of poverty? Do wealthy individuals have a moral duty to reduce global poverty?…

    Paperback – 2016-12-05
    The Ethics of ...

  • The Animal Ethics Reader

    3rd Edition

    Edited by Susan J. Armstrong, Richard G. Botzler

    The Animal Ethics Reader is an acclaimed anthology containing both classic and contemporary readings, making it ideal for anyone coming to the subject for the first time. It provides a thorough introduction to the central topics, controversies and ethical dilemmas surrounding the treatment of…

    Paperback – 2016-11-15