Philosophers Take On the World

Hardcover | September 2, 2016

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Every day the news shows us provoking stories about what's going on in the world, about events which raise moral questions and problems. In Philosophers Take On the World a team of philosophers get to grips with a variety of these controversial issues, from the amusing to the shocking, inshort, engaging, often controversial pieces. Covering topics from guns to abortion, the morality of drinking alone, hating a sports team, and being rude to cold callers, the essays will make you think again about the judgements we make on a daily basis and the ways in which we choose to conduct ourlives. Philosophers Take On the World is based on the blog run by the Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics at the University of Oxford, one of the world's leading centres for applied ethics.

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Every day the news shows us provoking stories about what's going on in the world, about events which raise moral questions and problems. In Philosophers Take On the World a team of philosophers get to grips with a variety of these controversial issues, from the amusing to the shocking, inshort, engaging, often controversial pieces. Co...

David Edmonds is a Senior Research Associate at Oxford's Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics. He is also an award winning documentary maker for BBC radio. He is the author co-author or editor of 10 books which have been translated into 25 languages. They include, with John Eidinow, the international bestseller Wittgenstein's Poker. His...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 8.5 × 5.31 × 0.1 inPublished:September 2, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Crime and Punishment1. Anders Herlitz: Time to Reconsider the Penal Code?2. Rebecca Roache: Enhanced Punishment3. Brian D. Earp: Degrees of Sexual HarmTerrorism, Guns, and War4. Jeff McMahan: A Challenge to Gun Rights5. Allen Buchanan, Lance K. Stell: McMahan's Hazardous (and Irrelevant) Thought Experiment6. Seth Lazar: Travel, Friends, and Killing7. Roger Crisp: The Courageous Suicide Bomber?8. Owen Schaefer: Chemical Weapons: In Defence of Double Standards9. Cecile Fabre: Looted Artworks: A Portrait of JusticeHealth and Medicine10. Steve Clarke: Homeopathy: An Undiluted Proposal11. Lachlan de Crespigny and Julian Savulescu: Five Minutes Too Late12. Tom Douglas: Taking Drugs to Help Others13. Charles Foster: My Son's Dyslexic And I'm Glad14. Janet Radcliffe Richards: The Point of Death15. Lynn Gillam: Is it Ethical to use Data from Nazi Medical Experiments?16. Jonathan Pugh: Financial Incentives, Coercion, and Psychosis17. Julian Savulescu: Mr Nicklinson and the Right To DieDrugs and Organs18. Dominic Wilkinson: In Praise of Organ-ised sport19. Janet Radcliffe Richards: Do We Own Our Bodies?20. Katrien Devolder: Psychiatric Drugs and Religious NormsReligion and Charity21. Tony Coady: Catholic Identity and Strong Dissent - How Compatible?22. William MacAskill: Banking: The Ethical Career Choice?23. Charles Foster: On Rebuilding Noah's Ark and Drinking Old Burgundy24. Simon Rippon: Should Conservative Christians be Allowed to Foster Children?Sex, Sex-equality and Sexuality25. Brian D. Earp: Can You Be Gay By Choice?26. Brian D. Earp: Prostitution and Disability27. Chris Gyngell: Artificial Wombs and a visit to Birland28. Rebecca Roache: Is Unwanted Pregnancy A Medical Disorder?29. Simon Rippon: Is Half An Abortion Worse than a Whole One?30. Dominic Wilkinson: Nick-less?31. Kyle T. Edwards: Paedophilia and Predisposition32. Ole Martin Moen: Checking People Out33. David Edmonds: Female Philosophers and Sexual Harassment34. Hilary Greaves: An Unfortunate State of AffairsSport35. Joshua Shepherd: The Morality of Sport Hatred36. Julian Savulescu: Doping: When Will We Learn?37. David Edmonds: Tennis and SexBrains38. Walter Sinnott-Armstrong: My Brain Made Me Do It - So What?39. Simon Rippon: My Client's Brain is to Blame40. Regina Rini: Mapping Brains and Finding DirectionLanguage, Speech and Freedom41. Peter Singer: Countering Islam extremism42. Neil Levy: Disabling Language43. Kei Hiruta: Stop Orientalism?44. Roger Crisp: The Naked Truth45. Kyle T. Edwards: Porn, Condoms, and Liberty46. Jim A.C. Everett: Should Men Be Allowed to Discuss Abortion?Evil, Disgust, Shame, Rudeness, and Joy47. Regina Rini: A Reflection on Confronting Evil48. Andreas Kappes: Shame about the Internet49. Rebecca Roache and Hannah Maslen: In Defence of Drinking Alone50. David Edmonds: Lady Thatcher is Dead: Pop Open The Champagne51. Anders Sandberg: Steamy Calamari and Trans-species Eroticism52. Anders Sandberg: Nothing is like Mother's Ice Cream53. Hannah Maslen: Rudeness and Cold CallersAnimals54. Christine Korsgaard: Treated Like Animals55. Russell Powell: What is a Pet Worth?56. Michelle Hutchinson: The Best Idea You've Heard All YearThe Future and its People57. Stuart Armstrong: Enlightened Surveillance58. James Williams: Why It's OK to Block Ads59. Sean O hEigeartaigh: Would You Hand Over A Decision To Machines?60. Matthew Liao, Anders Sandberg, Julian Savulescu: Should We Be Erasing Memories61. Theron Plummer: Adding Happy People62. Guy Kahane: The Pregnant Man and Other Conceptual Surprises