Ethics and Humanity: Themes from the Philosophy of Jonathan Glover

Hardcover | March 10, 2010

EditorN. Ann Davis, Richard Keshen, Jeff McMahan

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Ethics and Humanity pays to tribute to Jonathan Glover, a pioneering figure whose thought and personal influence have had a significant impact on applied philosophy. In topics that include genetic engineering, abortion, euthanasia, war, and moral responsibility, Glover has made seminalcontributions. The papers collected here, written by some of the most distinguished contemporary moral philosophers, address topics to which Glover has contributed, with particular emphasis on problems of conflict discussed in his book, Humanity: A Moral History of the Twentieth Century. There arealso moving testaments to the influence Glover has had on colleagues, students, and friends. Glover himself contributes a series of fine replies, which constitute an important addition to his published work.

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Ethics and Humanity pays to tribute to Jonathan Glover, a pioneering figure whose thought and personal influence have had a significant impact on applied philosophy. In topics that include genetic engineering, abortion, euthanasia, war, and moral responsibility, Glover has made seminalcontributions. The papers collected here, written b...

N. Ann Davis is Professor of Philosophy at Pomona College. Richard Keshen is a member of the Department of Philosophy at Cape Breton University, Nova Scotia, Canada. Jeff McMahan is Professor of Philosophy at Rutgers University.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 9.4 × 6.4 × 1.3 inPublished:March 10, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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About the ContributorsPrefacePart 1: Torture1. James Griffin: What Should We Do About Torture?Part 2: War2. Thomas Hurka: The Consequences of War3. Jeff McMahan: Humanitarian Intervention, Consent, and ProportionalityPart 3: Ethics, Truth, and Belief4. N. Ann Davis: Humanity and the Perils of Perniciously Politicized Science5. Allen Buchanan: Social Moral Epistemology and the Tasks of Ethics6. Richard Keshen: The Strains of DialoguePart 4: Bioethics and Beyond7. Onora O'Neill: Humanity and Hyper-Regulation: from Nuremberg to Helsinki8. John Harris: Transhumanity: A Moral Vision of the Twenty-First CenturyPart 5: Some Silences in Humanity9. Roger Crisp: The Foundations of Humanity10. Peter Singer: Bystanders to Poverty11. Martha Nussbaum: Compassion: Human and AnimalPart 6: Personal12. Alan Ryan: Jonathan GloverPart 7: Responses13. Jonathan Glover: A Summing Up