By R. G. Frey, Christopher Heath Wellman
Utilized or sensible ethics might be the biggest development quarter in philosophy at the present time, and plenty of concerns in ethical, social, and political lifestyles have come lower than philosophical scrutiny lately. Taken jointly, the essays during this quantity – together with evaluate essays on theories of ethics and the character of utilized ethics – supply a state of the art account of the main urgent ethical questions dealing with us at the present time.
- Provides a finished advisor to a number of the most important difficulties of sensible ethics
- Offers cutting-edge debts of matters in scientific, environmental, felony, social, and company ethics
- Written via significant philosophers almost immediately engaged with those advanced and profound moral issues
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A Companion to Applied Ethics by R. G. Frey, Christopher Heath Wellman