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The Elements of Moral Philosophy
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 224

The Elements of Moral Philosophy

The Elements of Moral Philosophy by James Rachels and Stuart Rachels is a best-selling text for undergraduate courses in ethics. Thirteen thought-provoking chapters introduce readers to major moral concepts and theories in philosophy through clear, understandable explanations and compelling discussions.

Problems from Philosophy
  • Language: en
Created from Animals
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 245

Created from Animals

Argues for the replacement of traditional ideas of human superiority with a more enlightened ethic regarding the value of non-human life, and discusses suicide, euthanasia, and animal rights

The Right Thing To Do
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 400

The Right Thing To Do

The Right Thing to Do: Basic Readings in Moral Philosophy is a companion reader to the best-selling text: The Elements of Moral Philosophy (0-07-8119065). Authors James Rachels and Stuart Rachels offer engaging, thought-provoking essays on compelling issues that students are familiar with and understand. This rich collection of essays can be used on its own for a course on moral philosophy, or it can be used to supplement other introductory texts.

Can Ethics Provide Answers?
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 245

Can Ethics Provide Answers?

Esteemed moral philosopher James Rachels here collects fifteen essays, some classic and others extensively revised, on the nature and limits of moral reasoning. Rachels argues that, rather than simply expressing societal conventions, moral philosophy can subvert received opinion and replace it with something better. Combining a concern for ethical theory with a discussion of practical moral issues such as euthanasia, the rights of animals, privacy, and affirmative action. Can Ethics Provide Answers is an excellent collection for students, scholars, and anyone concerned with the degree to which our principles can guide our policies.

The Truth about the World: Basic Readings in Philosophy
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 336

The Truth about the World: Basic Readings in Philosophy

This collection of essays addresses some of the most important issues in philosophy, involving God, the mind, freedom, knowledge, and ethics. It can accompany James and Stuart Rachels' introductory text, Problems from Philosophy, or it can stand alone with great effectiveness. The Truth About the World and Problems from Philosophy are James Rachels’ last contributions to philosophy, and each book has now been revised by his son, Stuart. In these two books, the respected author found a culminating expression for his love of philosophy.

Ethical Theory: The question of objectivity
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 250

Ethical Theory: The question of objectivity

This first Ethical Theory volume tackles the question of objectivity in ethics and the viability of moral realism. Both volumes also available together in hardback.

Moral problems
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 507

Moral problems

The moral claims and arguments of contemporary philosophers regarding human rights, criminal punishment, and violence are documented

The Legacy of Socrates
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 248

The Legacy of Socrates

James Rachels's philosophical writings address key questions of contemporary life and the classic dilemmas of moral philosophy. A leading figure in the development of applied ethics, James Rachels became an influential and sometimes controversial thinker on issues concerning animal rights, euthanasia, bioethics, and moral objectivity. This final collection of James Rachels's work brings together fourteen essays that best summarize Rachels's philosophical positions. The essays also shed new light on the depth and breadth of Rachels's work and its importance for contemporary philosophy. Written in Rachels's characteristically lucid, literary prose, these essays address the relationship between...

Biomedical Ethics and the Law
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 541

Biomedical Ethics and the Law

In the past few years an increasing number of colleges and universities have added courses in biomedical ethics to their curricula. To some extent, these additions serve to satisfy student demands for "relevance. " But it is also true that such changes reflect a deepening desire on the part of the academic community to deal effectively with a host of problems which must be solved if we are to have a health-care delivery system which is efficient, humane, and just. To a large degree, these problems are the unique result of both rapidly changing moral values and dramatic advances in biomedical technology. The past decade has witnessed sudden and conspicuous controversy over the morality and le...