The Palgrave Handbook of Philosophy and Public Policy

  • David Boonin

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Crime, Punishment, and the Law

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Katrina L. Sifferd, Tyler K. Fagan
      Pages 11-23
    3. Michael Huemer
      Pages 39-50
    4. Daniel Wodak
      Pages 51-62
    5. Derk Pereboom
      Pages 63-76
    6. Sarah Tyson
      Pages 97-108
  3. War, Terrorism, and National Sovereignty

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 109-109
    2. Mark Zelcer, Garrett VanPelt, Devin Casey
      Pages 111-122
    3. David K. Chan
      Pages 135-145
    4. Christopher Freiman
      Pages 161-171
  4. Political Participation, Manipulation, and Standing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 199-199
    2. Eric Wiland
      Pages 215-224
    3. Ryan Muldoon
      Pages 225-233
    4. David Livingstone Smith
      Pages 263-275
    5. Francis J. Beckwith
      Pages 277-289
    6. Dan Hooley
      Pages 291-301
  5. Freedom of Speech and Expression

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 303-303
    2. Corey McCall
      Pages 329-339
    3. Dan Demetriou, Ajume Wingo
      Pages 341-355
    4. Ole Martin Moen, Aksel Braanen Sterri
      Pages 369-381
    5. Teresa Blankmeyer Burke
      Pages 383-394
  6. Justice and Inequality

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 395-395
    2. Jeppe von Platz
      Pages 397-408
    3. John Thrasher
      Pages 409-419
    4. Mary Hawkesworth
      Pages 421-439
    5. William MacAskill
      Pages 441-453
    6. Yoaav Isaacs, Jason Iuliano
      Pages 469-477
  7. Bioethics and Biotechnology

About this book


This book brings together a large and diverse collection of philosophical papers addressing a wide variety of public policy issues. Topics covered range from long-standing subjects of debate such as abortion, punishment, and freedom of expression, to more recent controversies such as those over gene editing, military drones, and statues honoring Confederate soldiers. Part I focuses on the criminal justice system, including issues that arise before, during, and after criminal trials. Part II covers matters of national defense and sovereignty, including chapters on military ethics, terrorism, and immigration. Part III, which explores political participation, manipulation, and standing, includes discussions of issues involving voting rights, the use of nudges, and claims of equal status. Part IV covers a variety of issues involving freedom of speech and expression. Part V deals with questions of justice and inequality.  Part VI considers topics involving bioethics and biotechnology. Part VII is devoted to beginning of life issues, such as cloning and surrogacy, and end of life issues, such as assisted suicide and organ procurement. Part VIII navigates emerging environmental issues, including treatments of the urban environment and extraterrestrial environments.


punishment Incarceration imprisonment Jury Nullification Torture Justice Immigration Voting Nudge First Amendment Obamacare ACA CRISPR Climate Change

Editors and affiliations

  • David Boonin
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Colorado BoulderBoulder, COUSA

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