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The legacy of Socrates : essays in moral philosophy

Author: James Rachels; Stuart Rachels
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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, Rachels became an influential and sometimes controversial thinker on issues concerning animal rights, euthanasia, bioethics, and moral objectivity. This final collection of Rachels's work brings together fourteen essays that best  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James Rachels; Stuart Rachels
ISBN: 023113844X 9780231138444
OCLC Number: 70174859
Description: xii, 248 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The basic argument for vegetarianism --
Darwin, species, and morality --
Drawing lines --
The value of human life --
Killing and starving to death --
Lives and liberty (coauthored with William Ruddick) --
Political assassination --
The legacy of Socrates --
Nietzsche and the objectivity of morals --
Two arguments against ethical egoism --
The principle of agency --
Baby M --
Ethical theory and bioethics --
Movies.
Responsibility: James Rachels ; edited by Stuart Rachels.

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James Rachels was a pioneer in applied ethics, who shaped the fields of bioethics and animal rights. This work brings together his fourteen essays that address the relationship between morality and  Read more...
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