Applied Ethics in a Troubled World

  • Edgar Morscher
  • Otto Neumaier
  • Peter Simons

Part of the Philosophical Studies Series book series (PSSP, volume 73)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Environmental Ethics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-8
    2. Robin Attfield
      Pages 9-27
    3. Tom Regan
      Pages 41-55
    4. Richard Sylvan
      Pages 57-84
  3. Bioethics and Medical Ethics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 85-92
    2. John Harris
      Pages 105-114
    3. Ruth F. Chadwick
      Pages 115-125
  4. Business Ethics and Professional Ethics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 143-150
    2. Georges Enderle
      Pages 151-166
    3. Norman E. Bowie
      Pages 179-193
  5. Social, Political, and Legal Ethics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 195-202
    2. Michael Baurmann
      Pages 203-223
    3. Alan R. Gewirth
      Pages 225-235
    4. Thomas W. Pogge
      Pages 237-244
  6. Aims and Foundations of Applied Ethics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 245-250
    2. Rainer Hegselmann
      Pages 251-272
    3. Brenda Almond
      Pages 273-284
    4. Stephen R. L. Clark
      Pages 285-294
    5. R. M. Hare
      Pages 295-305
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 307-319

About this book


During the last two decades, applied ethics has not only developed into one of the most important philosophical disciplines but has also differentiated into so many subdisciplines that it is becoming increasingly difficult to survey it. A much-needed overview is provided by the eighteen contributions to this volume, in which internationally renowned experts deal with central questions of environmental ethics, bioethics and medical ethics, professional and business ethics, social, political, and legal ethics as well as with the aims and foundations of applied ethics in general. Thanks to a philosophical introduction and selected bibliographical references added to each chapter, the book is very well suited as a basis for courses in applied ethics. It is directed not only to philosophers and to ethicists from other disciplines but to scientists in general and to all people who are interested in the rational discussion of moral principles and their application to concrete problems in the sciences and in everyday life.


Utilitarianism ethics moral philosophy morality philosophy

Editors and affiliations

  • Edgar Morscher
    • 1
  • Otto Neumaier
    • 1
  • Peter Simons
    • 2
  1. 1.Universität SalzburgSalzburgAustria
  2. 2.University of LeedsLeedsUK

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