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  • Preface Introduction: Ethics in the Anthropocene 1. Atmospheric Powers: Climate Change and Moral Incompetence 2. Christian Ethics and Unprecedented Problems 3. Global Ethics: Moral Pluralism and Planetary Problems 4. Sustainability Science and the Ethics of Wicked Problems 5. Toxic Wombs and the Ecology of Justice 6. Impoverishment and the Economy of Desire 7. Intergenerational Risk and the Future of Love Afterword: Sustaining Grace Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781626160170 20180521
The Future of Ethics interprets the big questions of sustainability and social justice through the practical problems arising from humanity's increasing power over basic systems of life. What does climate change mean for our obligations to future generations? How can the sciences work with pluralist cultures in ways that will help societies learn from ecological change? Traditional religious ethics examines texts and traditions and highlights principles and virtuous behaviors that can apply to particular issues. Willis Jenkins develops lines of practical inquiry through "prophetic pragmatism, " an approach to ethics that begins with concrete problems and adapts to changing circumstances. This brand of pragmatism takes its cues from liberationist theology, with its emphasis on how individuals and communities actually cope with overwhelming problems. Can religious communities make a difference when dealing with these issues? By integrating environmental sciences and theological ethics into problem-based engagements with philosophy, economics, and other disciplines, Jenkins illustrates the wide understanding and moral creativity needed to live well in the new conditions of human power. He shows the significance of religious thought to the development of interdisciplinary responses to sustainability issues and how this calls for a new style of religious ethics.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781626160170 20180521
viii, 340 pages ; 23 cm
  • Preface Introduction: Ethics in the Anthropocene 1. Atmospheric Powers: Climate Change and Moral Incompetence 2. Christian Ethics and Unprecedented Problems 3. Global Ethics: Moral Pluralism and Planetary Problems 4. Sustainability Science and the Ethics of Wicked Problems 5. Toxic Wombs and the Ecology of Justice 6. Impoverishment and the Economy of Desire 7. Intergenerational Risk and the Future of Love Afterword: Sustaining Grace Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781626160170 20180521
The Future of Ethics interprets the big questions of sustainability and social justice through the practical problems arising from humanity's increasing power over basic systems of life. What does climate change mean for our obligations to future generations? How can the sciences work with pluralist cultures in ways that will help societies learn from ecological change? Traditional religious ethics examines texts and traditions and highlights principles and virtuous behaviors that can apply to particular issues. Willis Jenkins develops lines of practical inquiry through "prophetic pragmatism, " an approach to ethics that begins with concrete problems and adapts to changing circumstances. This brand of pragmatism takes its cues from liberationist theology, with its emphasis on how individuals and communities actually cope with overwhelming problems. Can religious communities make a difference when dealing with these issues? By integrating environmental sciences and theological ethics into problem-based engagements with philosophy, economics, and other disciplines, Jenkins illustrates the wide understanding and moral creativity needed to live well in the new conditions of human power. He shows the significance of religious thought to the development of interdisciplinary responses to sustainability issues and how this calls for a new style of religious ethics.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781626160170 20180521
Green Library
1 online resource (xvii, 228 p.)
So many of us are beset by anxiety, depression, loneliness, and spiritual malaise, tense and unhappy despite our gadgets and goodies. Michael Schuler, leader of the nation's largest Unitarian Universalist congregation, says it's because, urged on by an aggressively materialist culture, we too often opt for short-term gratification and long-term denial. In this thoughtful and deeply honest book, he helps us find a life path that leads to treasures of perennial value: a beautiful and healthy earth home, enduring relationships, strong communities, work that contributes to the common good, and play that restores our bodies and lifts our souls. Deconstructing the assumption that consumption, stimulation, and constant motion comprise the good life, Schuler urges the wholesale embrace of sustainability as both an operational principle and a life-sustaining core value. His book presents sustainability as a coherent frame of reference that can ground us spiritually, heal us internally, and deepen our relationships. Schuler identifies four behavioral principles for living sustainably Pay Attention, Stay Put, Exercise Patience, and Practice Prudence and shows how to apply them in our daily lives. He uses stories from his own life to illuminate the rewards and challenges of sustainable living and shares insights from environmentalists, social commentators, writers, poets, businesspeople, and spiritual leaders.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781576755709 20160607
xii, 231 p. : ill.
  • Acknowledgements-- Contributors-- Introduction: The Ethics of Agricultural Intensification: An Interdisciplinary and International Paul B. Thompson, Editor, Michigan State University Chapter 1 - The ethics of sustainable agricultural intensification FAO Ethics Series Chapter 2 - Doing Ethics in Food and Agriculture Clive Stannard, FAO Commission of Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture Chapter 3 - History, Ethics, and Intensification in Agriculture John H. Perkins, The Evergreen State College and Rachael Jamison, Washington State Chapter 4 - One Hundred Years of Agricultural Intensification: A Personal History of Unanswered Ethical Issues-1890-2004 Allan Schmid, Michigan State University Chapter 5 - Two Battles in the History of Agriculture: Against Hunger and Against Alternatives Comments on John Perkins and Rachael Jamison' History, Ethics and Intensification in Agriculture Michiel Korthals, Wageningen Animal Veterinary Research Institute Chapter 6 - Agriculture Intensification from the Perspective of Development Ethics Luis Camacho, University of Costa Rica Chapter 7 - Comments On Luis Camacho, 'Agriculture Intensification from the Perspective of Development Ethics' Stephen L. Esquith, Michigan State University Chapter 8 - Agricultural Intensification: Some Human Rights Issues John Otieno Ouko, Michigan State University Chapter 9 - Environmental Ethics and Agricultural Intensification Clare Palmer, Washington University, St. Louis Chapter 10 - Agricultural Intensification and the Environment Lawrence Busch, Michigan State University Chapter 11 - Agricultural Intensification, Environmental Ethics and Sustainability: Some EthicalObservations Nigel Dower, University of Aberdeen Chapter 12 - Animal Welfare and the Intensification of Animal Production David Fraser, University of British Columbia Chapter 13 - Re-thinking the Ethics of Intensification for Animal Agriculture:Comments on David Fraser, 'Animal Welfare and the Intensification of Animal Production' Peter Sandoe, Centre for Bioethics and Risk Assessment, The Danish Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University Chapter 14 - Farm Welfare: A Systemic Challenge Richard Bawden, University of Western Sydney Chapter 15 - Ethics in Agricultural Change: Questions and Proposals for Development Processes Andrew Dorward, Imperial College London, Wye Campus List of Conference Participants-- Bibliography-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781402087219 20160605
The Ethics of Agricultural Intensification: An Interdisciplinary and International Conversation Paul B. Thompson and John Otieno Ouko* Global agriculture faces a number of challenges as the world approaches the second decade of the third millennium. Predictions unilaterally indicate dramatic increases in world population between 2010 and 2030, and a trend in developing countries toward greater consumption of animal products could multiply the need for prod- tion of basic grains even further. Although global food production in 2000 was estimated to be adequate for the existing population, hunger and malnutrition are persistent problems that have led decision makers to recognize that increasing food production in specific regions may be the most effective way to address food se- rity for impoverished peoples. At the same time, there will need to be policy adju- ments that improve poor people's access to current food supplies without simultaneously undercutting the ability of local producers to obtain needed cash income. What is more, the uncertain effects of global climate change on agricultural ecosystems complicate planning for this process, while poorly understood processes of globa- zation create additional unknowns from the side of social systems. In short, despite surpluses in many parts of the developed world, finding ways to increase food p- duction on both selected regional and a total global basis remains a priority for many farmers, policy makers and agricultural researchers.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781402087219 20160605
323 p. ; 22 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xxviii, 310 pages ; 25 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xix, 249 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
  • Absurdity of modern agriculture : from chemical fertilizers and agropoisons to biotechnology / José A Lutzenberger and Melissa Halloway
  • Intensive farming and biotechnology : saving people and wildlife in the 21st century / Dennis T Avery
  • American agriculture's ethical crossroads / Michael W Fox
  • Future agriculture : giant or gentle? / Christine Townend
  • Barons of the new millennium / John Vidal
  • Why I do not eat meat / Chris Mullin
  • Agenda for reform : farm animal welfare in the European Union / Mark F Watts
  • Campaigning for change in the European Union / Philip Lymbery
  • Farm animal welfare in Central and Eastern Europe / Janice H Cox
  • Factory farming and the meat industry in India / Maneka Gandhi
  • Feeding the world a healthy diet / Geoffrey Cannon
  • Towards a sustainable food policy / Tim Lang
  • Genetic engineering and the threat to farm animals / Joyce D'Silva
  • Genetic engineering and food security / Julie Sheppard
  • Global contribution of organic farming / Patrick Holden
  • Beyond the killing fields : working towards a vegetarian future / Mark Gold
  • Trade rules, animal welfare and the European Union / Peter Stevenson
  • Penalizing the poor : GATT, WTO and the developing world / Vandana Shiva
  • Sustainable agriculture's friend and foe : the WTO / Hugh Raven
  • Multilateral investment : an agreement too far / Barry Coates
  • Human values and world trade / Atherton Martin
  • Where do we go from here? / Joyce D'Silva.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xiii, 446, 58, 14, 11 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • The nature of moral agency
  • Mechanisms of moral disengagement
  • The entertainment industry
  • The gun industry
  • The corporate world
  • Capital punishment
  • Terrorism and counterterrorism
  • Environmental sustainability.
How do otherwise considerate human beings do cruel things and still live in peace with themselves? Drawing on his agentic theory, Dr. Bandura provides a definitive exposition of the psychosocial mechanism by which people selectively disengage their moral self-sanctions from their harmful conduct. They do so by sanctifying their harmful behavior as serving worthy causes; they absolve themselves of blame for the harm they cause by displacement and diffusion of responsibility; they minimize or deny the harmful effects of their actions; and they dehumanize those they maltreat and blame them for bringing the suffering on themselves. Dr. Bandura s theory of moral disengagement is uniquely broad in scope. Theories of morality focus almost exclusively at the individual level. He insightfully extends the disengagement of morality to the social-system level through which wide-spread inhumanities are perpetrated. In so doing, he offers enlightening new perspectives on some of the most provocative issues of our time, addressing: Moral disengagement in all aspects of the death penalty from public policy debates, to jury decisions, to the processes of execution The social and moral justifications of major industries including gun manufacturers, the entertainment industry, tobacco companies, and the world of "too big to fail" finance Moral disengagement in terrorism, and how terrorists rationalize the use of violence as a means of social change Climate change denial, and the strenuous efforts by some to dispute the overwhelming scientific consensus affirming the impact of human behavior on the environment Al Bandura is the most cited individual in the history of psychology for the depth, breadth and originality of his ideas and writings. Now with his ground-breaking new contribution, Moral Disengagement, his reach extends not only to teachers and students but also to the general public --making them aware of everyday evils in many spheres of daily life that must be counteracted by mindful moral engagement. ----Phil Zimbardo, Ph.D. Author, "The Lucifer Effect"; President, The Heroic Imagination Project The authoritative statement by the world s most-cited living psychologist, laying out his influential theory. Plunge into these fascinating historical and modern case studies of moral disengagement morality tales for all time, illuminated by the psychology of how people do harm to themselves and others. -- Susan T. Fiske, Psychology and Public Affairs, Princeton University "This fascinating book is a sad reminder of the ubiquity of moral disengagement; it is a much needed call to arms; and it is even a practical primer of how to engage with others in ways that recognize and build on our shared humanity. It helps us identify and resist what threatens to diminish each of us and reminds us that morality is less about the ends we seek to achieve and more about the means we use. "----Thomas D. Cook, Joan and Serepta Harrison Professor of Ethics and Justice, Professor of Sociology, Psychology, Education, and Social Policy, Northwestern University; and Senior Fellow, Mathematica Policy Research, Washington, DC Dr. Albert Bandura is one of the great behavioral scientists of our time. His superb contributions include a deep analysis of human morality, its fundamental importance and the complexity of its development. ----David A. Hamburg, MD, Visiting Scholar, American Association for the Advancement of Science; DeWitt Wallace Distinguished Scholar, Weill Cornell Medical College; President Emeritus, Carnegie Corporation of New York".
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781464160059 20160619
Green Library
230 pages ; 24 cm.
  • 1. An Introduction to Technoethics 2. Technosapiens: The Coevolution of Nature, Humankind, and Technology 3. Ordinary Technologies and Ethical Significance 4. The Self in the Age of Pervasive Technology 5. Deep Sustainability and Personal Microactions 6. Ordinary Wisdom in the Technosphere.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138659346 20160704
Technology is even more than our world, our form of life, our civilization. Technology interacts with the world to change it. Philosophers need to seriously address the fluidity of a smartphone interface, the efficiency of a Dyson vacuum cleaner, or the familiar noise of an antique vacuum cleaner. Beyond their phenomenological description, the emotional experience acquires moral significance and in some cases even supplies ethical resources for the self. If we leave this dimension of modern experience unaddressed, we may miss something of value in contemporary life. Combining European humanism, Anglophone pragmatism, and Asian traditions, Michel Puech pleads for an "ethical turn" in the way we understand and address technological issues in modern day society. Puech argues that the question of "power" is what needs to be reconsidered today. In doing so, he provides a three-tier distinction of power: power to modify the outer world (our first-intention method in any case: technology); power over other humans (our enduring obsession: politics and domination); power over oneself (ethics and wisdom).
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138659346 20160704
Green Library
1 online resource (xxxi, 274 p.)
  • 1. The Horizon of Agricultural Ethics
  • 2. The Conduct of Agricultural Science
  • 3. When Things Go Wrong: Balancing Technology's Safety and Risk
  • 4. A Brief Introduction to Moral Philosophy and Ethical Theories
  • 5. Moral Confidence in Agriculture
  • 6. The Relevance of Ethics to Agriculture and Weed Science
  • 7. Agricultural Sustainability
  • 8. Biotechnology
  • 9. Alternative/Organic Agricultural Systems
  • 10. Animal Agriculture
  • 11. A Glimpse Ahead.
The second edition of Agriculture's Ethical Horizon is a carefully considered application of philosophical concepts, such as utilitarianism and positivism, to the practice of agricultural science. Author Robert Zimdahl argues for an approach to agriculture guided by foundational values, and addresses the questions: What are the goals of agricultural and weed science? What should their goals be? How do and how should the practitioners of agriculture address complex ethical questions? This book engages students, researchers, and professionals across disciplines including horticulture, soil and plant science, entomology, and more, all without requiring a background in philosophy. It examines topics such as scientific truth and myth, moral confidence in agriculture, the relevance of ethics to sustainability, and biotechnology. New to this edition is a chapter examining the raising, housing and slaughter of animals for human food, and a chapter on alternative and organic agricultural systems. It is easily understood by non-philosophers. It offers chapter sidebars that highlight important concepts and can be used to engage students in further discussion. It covers companion website that includes further teaching aids and a discussion board.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780124160439 20160608
xi, 211 p. ; 21 cm
  • Care and compassion: sharing values in the African context / Group report
  • 2. Justice, participation and sustainability as pre-requisites for peaceful coexistence / Jesse N.K. Mugambi
  • 3. The core of African traditional values / David M. Maillu
  • 4. Elderhood as African oracle among the Agikuyu people / Harold F. Miller
  • 5. The role of missionary religions in global ethics / Paul Mwangi
  • t. The ethics of technology, culture and environment / David J. Ndegwa and Otto J. Kroesen
  • 7. Colonial policy towards Muslim personal law in Kenya and post-colonial court practice / Abdulkarir Hashim
  • 8. Ethical challenges of international research in Africa / Eunice K. Kamaara and Anne W. Njoroge
  • 9. Implications of social contract theory for women in Africa / Loreen Maseno
  • 10. Catholic tradition and the globalisation of Democracy / David W. Lutz.
Green Library
xi, 364 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
  • Acknowledgments. Introduction. 1 The Responsibilities of Engineers. 1.1 Introduction. 1.2 Responsibility. 1.3 Passive Responsibility. 1.4 Active Responsibility and the Ideals of Engineers. 1.5 Engineers versus Managers. 1.6 The Social Context of Technological Development. 1.7 Chapter Summary. 2 Codes of Conduct. 2.1 Introduction. 2.2 Codes of Conduct. 2.3 Possibilities and Limitations of Codes of Conduct. 2.4 Codes of Conduct in an International Context. 2.5 Chapter Summary. 3 Normative Ethics. 3.1 Introduction. 3.2 Ethics and Morality. 3.3 Descriptive and Normative Judgments. 3.4 Points of Departure: Values, Norms, and Virtues. 3.5 Relativism and Absolutism. 3.6 Ethical Theories. 3.7 Utilitarianism. 3.8 Kantian Theory. 3.9 Virtue Ethics. 3.10 Care Ethics. 3.11 Applied Ethics. 3.12 Chapter Summary. 4 Normative Argumentation. 4.1 Introduction. 4.2 Valid Arguments. 4.3 Deductive and Non-Deductive Arguments. 4.4 Arguments in Ethical Theories. 4.5 Fallacies. 4.6 Chapter Summary. 5 The Ethical Cycle. 5.1 Introduction. 5.2 Ill-Structured Problems. 5.3 The Ethical Cycle. 5.4 An Example. 5.5 Collective Moral Deliberation and Social Arrangements. 5.6 Chapter Summary. 6 Ethical Questions in the Design of Technology. 6.1 Introduction. 6.2 Ethical Issues During the Design Process. 6.3 Trade-offs and Value Conflicts. 6.4 Regulatory Frameworks: Normal and Radical Design. 6.5 Chapter Summary. 7 Designing Morality (Peter-Paul Verbeek). 7.1 Introduction. 7.2 Ethics as a Matter of Things. 7.3 Technological Mediation. 7.4 Moralizing Technology. 7.5 Designing Mediations. 7.6 Chapter Summary. 8 Ethical Aspects of Technical Risks. 8.1 Introduction. 8.2 Definitions of Central Terms. 8.3 The Engineer's Responsibility for Safety. 8.4 Risk Assessment. 8.5 When are Risks Acceptable? 8.6 Risk Communication. 8.7 Dealing with Uncertainty and Ignorance. 8.8 Chapter Summary. 9 The Distribution of Responsibility in Engineering. 9.1 Introduction. 9.2 The Problem of Many Hands. 9.3 Responsibility and the Law. 9.4 Responsibility in Organizations. 9.5 Responsibility Distributions and Technological Designs. 9.6 Chapter Summary. 10 Sustainability, Ethics, and Technology (Michiel Brumsen). 10.1 Introduction. 10.2 Environmental Ethics? 10.3 Environmental Problems. 10.4 Sustainable Development. 10.5 Can a Sustainable Society be Realized? 10.6 Engineers and Sustainability. 10.7 Chapter Summary. Study Questions. Discussion Questions. Appendix I: Engineering Qualifications and Organizations in a Number of Countries. Appendix II: NSPE Code of Ethics for Engineers. Appendix III: FEANI Position Paper on Code of Conduct: Ethics and Conduct of Professional Engineers. Appendix IV: Shell Code of Conduct. Appendix V: DSM Values and Whistle Blowing Policy. Glossary. References. Index of Cases. Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781444330953 20160607
Featuring a wide range of international case studies, Ethics, Technology, and Engineering presents a unique and systematic approach for engineering students to deal with the ethical issues that are increasingly inherent in engineering practice. * Utilizes a systematic approach to ethical case analysis -- the ethical cycle -- which features a wide range of real-life international case studies including the Challenger Space Shuttle, the Herald of Free Enterprise and biofuels. * Covers a broad range of topics, including ethics in design, risks, responsibility, sustainability, and emerging technologies * Can be used in conjunction with the online ethics tool Agora (http://www.ethicsandtechnology.com) * Provides engineering students with a clear introduction to the main ethical theories * Includes an extensive glossary with key terms.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781444330953 20160607
Green Library

14. Ethics, law, and society [2005 - ]

v. ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction, Jennifer Gunning and Soren Holm-- Bioethics: Therapeutic and reproductive cloning - a scientific perspective, Richard Gardner-- Stem cells, patents and ethics, Peter Whittaker-- Recent issues in assisted reproduction: evolutions in science, law and ethics, Peter Mills-- Why do research on human brains?, Margaret Esiri-- Bioethics in Europe, Berit Faber-- A penny for your thoughts - ethics in sponsored research, Hilde W. Nagell-- Ethical issues in evidence based medicine, Ruud ter Meulen-- Health economics and access to treatment, Sam Salek-- Clinical ethics committees in Europe: assistance in medical decisions, fora for democratic debates or bodies to monitor basic rights?, Guy Lebeer-- Human dignity and the UNESCO declaration on the human genome, Roberto Andorno. Ethics and Society: Theft of DNA: do we need a new criminal offence, Loane Skene-- Environmental ethics, environmental problems and the ethics of science, Robin Attfield-- Ecological modernisation and the precautionary principle, Robert Lee and Elen Stokes-- Agriculture: some principles and lessons for sustainability, Jules Pretty-- Applying the notion of sustainability - dilemmas and the need for dialogue, Christian Gamborg and Peter Sandoe-- GM resistant: Europe and the WTO panel dispute on biotech products, Robert Lee-- Food ethics, Ben Mepham-- The ethics of journalism: a summing-up for Lord Hutton, Ian Hargreaves-- In search of ethical business leadership: time to mix our metaphors, Ken Peattie-- Only connect - broadband provision and social inclusion, Ian Kenway. Human Rights: Human rights - what hope? Human dignity - what scope?, Roger Brownsword-- Harmonising human rights in Europe, Rick Lawson-- Ugly, deformed and grubby: the Common Law and human rights, Luke Clements-- Holding multinational corporations accountable for breaches of human rights, Celia Wells and Juanita Elias. Commentaries: The health professional and the dying patient, Mark Fish-- Legitimate authority, just cause and the decision to invade Iraq, Gregory Reichberg-- Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) - an odd new challenge, Norman Vetter-- Designing donors, Shaun Pattinson-- Separating conjoined twins: the case of Ladan and Laleh Bijani, Stephen Wilkinson-- Brain research and neuroethics, Martha J. Farah, Paul Root Wolpe, Arthur Caplan-- Who has the right to determine the fate of their embryos, Gillian Douglas-- Internet governance, Ian Kenway-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780754645832 20160527
  • Introduction, Jennifer Gunning, Soren Holm. Bioethics: Human tissue research, individual rights and bio-banks, Henriette Roscam Abbing-- Umbilical cord cell banking: a surprisingly controversial issue, Jennifer Gunning-- Assisted reproduction in the Republic of Ireland - A legal quagmire, Deirdre Madden-- Practical ethics in search of a toolbox: Ethics of science and technology at the crossroads, Matthias Kaiser-- The Meanings of Genetics, Yulia Egorova-- Family Decision Making - A Victim to the Hegemony of Autonomy?, Soren Holm-- Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC): Ethical Process, Karen Birmingham and Michael Furmston. Ethics and Society: Restrictive or Engaging: redefining public health promotion, Andreas Hasman-- Enemies of Manking, Gerry Simpson-- Conserving cultural material: ethical challenges for the conservator, David Watkinson-- Farming and food research: participation and the public good, Tom Macmillan and Shaila Seshia-- Do mention the war: children and media coverage of traumatic events, Maire Messenger Davies-- Reducing Rights in the Name of Convention Compliance: Mental Health Law Reform and the New Human Rights Agenda, Philip Fennell-- The Impact of Leadership on Public Policy in Africa: Problems and Opportunities, Kelechi A Kalu-- The Child and family policy divide, Clem Henricson-- Children and Family Breakdown, Gillian Douglas-- The Impact of Discrimination on Children, Elspeth Webb-- Building Resilience: Helping Vunerable Children Cope, Tony Newman. Business and Professional Ethics: The International Financial War Against Terrorism: Myths and reality, Donato Masciandro-- Ethics and advertising, Geoffrey Klempner-- Self regulation and the market for legal services, Richard Moorhead-- Corporate responsibility for children's diets, Tom Macmillan, Elizabeth Dowler and David Archard-- Do toy companies really care about children? evaluating the ethics of the toy industry, Steve Hogan. Commentaries: A taste of the Orange Revolution: Ukraine and the spirit of constitutionalism, Dr Jiri Priban-- Seroxat - the power of the pharmaceutical industry. the case for a better way to research, licence and regulate medicines, Dr Sarah-Jane Richards-- Doha developments: the July package and agriculture, Julian Kinderlerer and Christian Lopez Silva-- Lawyers and ethicists should be careful when talking about the permission of torture, Soren Holm-- You pays your money and you takes your choice?, Joy Wingfield-- Life after death: my life after a heart and lung transplant, Nicola Langlands-- The Human Rights Act: is it working, Phil Thomas-- Rebuilding Iraq requires rule of law revival, Jason Soderblom-- Expert witnesses on trial, Cathy Cobley and Dr Tom Sanders-- Bhopal: the disaster continues, Peter Wells-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780754648819 20160527
  • Introduction, Soren Holm and Jennifer Gunning-- Part I Bioethics: On waving the embryos banner. Embryonic stem cell research and moral reasoning in recent reports from the USA, the Netherlands and France, Wybo Dondorp and Guido de Wert-- Bioethics, procedural ethics, and misrepresentation in the stem cell debate, Benjamin Capps-- Ethical, legal and social issues related to cell therapy, Carlos M. Romeo-Casabona-- Boy or girl: should parents be allowed to choose the sex of their children?, Dr Edgar Dahl-- Bad science equals poor not necessarily bad ethics, David Hunter. Part II Ethics and Society: Dignity and older Europeans, Win Tadd-- Guidelines for embryo donation for reproductive purposes in New Zealand: a child/family approach, Ken Daniels-- Assisted reproduction and the welfare of the child, Professor Sheila McLean-- Body immortal, Judit Sandor-- Masculinity, reproductivity and law, Michael Thomson-- Being natural - an exploration of the natural in the writings of Hans Christian Andersen, Professor Soren Holm. Part III Business and Professional Ethics: Genes for sale: ethical reflections on donors' proprietary rights in human genetic derivatives, Taiwo A. Oriola-- 4X4s cars and the city: what are the limits of vehicle manufacturer responsibility?, Dr Peter Wells-- From 'Jim Crow' to 'John Doe': reparations, corporate liability and the limits of private law, James Davey-- A crisis of professional self-regulation - the example of the solicitors' profession, Mark Davies. Part IV Commentaries: The national DNA database: why no public debate?, Mairi Levitt-- Can the cell nuclear replacement technique be used to overcome genetic disease?, Natasha Hammond-- The human condition and the pursuit of perfection in human reproduction, Dr Jennifer Gunning-- Drug testing and the use of healthy volunteers, Dr Sam Salek-- The Assisted Dying Bill - 'death tourism' and European law, John Coggon and Professor Soren Holm-- Could do better? - hegemony and freedom in cyberspace, Ian Kenway-- Treatment in time of sudden infectious pandemic: the need for a proactive, practical, proportionate, prophylactical-- ethical response to the threat of pandemic influenza, Stephen Pattison and H. Martyn Evans-- Toy stories, horror stories and fairy tales, Stephen Hogan-- Herceptin in the adjuvant treatment of breast cancer, Daniela D. Rosa and Gordon C. Jayson-- End of life decision-making: the implications of the Court of Appeal decision in Burke v General Medical Council, Professor Phil Fennell-- Does nanotechnology require a new 'nanoethics'?, Professor Soren Holm-- Medically assisted procreation in Italy: the referendum and the Roman Catholic Church, Norman Doe, Javier Oliva and Cristiana Cianitto-- From fridge mountains to food mountains? Tackling the UK food waste problem, Dr Samarthia Thankappan-- A gain for autonomy and reproductive choice - the issue of 'saviour siblings' resolved, Dr Jennifer Gunning-- Human rights and gypsies - it is time for a rethink, Luke Clements-- Forgetting to be nice - the National Institute for Clinical Excellence's preliminary recommendations concerning drugs for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease, Professor Soren Holm-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780754671800 20160527
  • Introduction, Soren Holm, Jennifer Gunning and Ian Kenway-- Part I Ethical Issues in Agriculture and Food: Modern farming practices and animal welfare, Joyce D'Silva-- Animal integrity in the modern farming world, Kate Millar and David Morton-- CAP reform: effects on agriculture and environment, Franz Sinabell and Erwin Schmid-- The ethics of animal cloning, Peter Sandoe, Mickey Gjerris and Christian Gamborg-- European food regulation and accountability: the interplay of influences shaping the new regulatory terrain, Samarthia Thankappan-- Globalization and sustainability in agriculture: role of law and ethics, John Hodges-- Production economics, markets and assurance programmes for farm animal welfare, Michael Appleby.-- Part II Bioethics: Puzzle-solving for fun and profit: the abusive potential of non-genetic health data in epidemiological biobanks, Anne Maria Skikerud and Jon Grov-- The ethical topogaphy of research biobanking, Jan Reinert Karlsen and Roger Strand-- Fuzzy law encountering life, death and morality, Reidar Pedersen and Reidun Forde-- Bioethics, biopower and the post-genomic challenge, Kjetil Rommertveit-- What's wrong with genetic inequality?, Claudio Tamburrini-- Ethical issues in genetics, Margit Sutrop and Kadri Simm-- Challenging science: public views of personalized medicine, Elisa Pieri-- Therapeutical cloning and the protection of embryonic life: different approaches, different levels of protection - a view from the United Kingdom, Soren Holm-- Patient responsibility and informed consent, Jiri Simek, Lenka Zamykalova, Marie Mesanyova and Eva Krizova.-- Part III Ethics and Society: America and the case for just war against Iraq, Christopher J. Dolan-- Children in conflict: can the real child soldier please stand up?, Helen Brocklehurst-- Ethical issues in youth justice, Rob Allen-- Reproductive technologies and the question of the child's future freedom, Erik Malmqvist-- Ethics, pediatric doping and the limits of Gillick consent, Michael McNamee-- Law and the protection of e-consumers, Jane Winn-- Missing link? The problems of justifying claims of state responsibility to irregular migrants from human rights, Marit Hovdal Moan-- Women workers in the global economy: a feminist critique of the core labour standards, Juanita Elias and Hayley Stevenson-- Allocating health care resources: the role of personal responsibility, Alena Michaela Buyx-- Responsibilities of health professionals in crisis situations, Michael Igoumenidis.-- Part IV Commentaries: case commentary: Evans v. the United Kingdom, Natasha Hammond-- The incident of the container ship MSC Napoli: is it an intractable problem?, Ho Sam Bang-- The (not so) great escape: the legal and moral responsibility for the Foot and Mouth outbreak 2007, Robert G. Lee-- Ethics and the advent of the Holy Grail of stem cell research, Soren Holm-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780754676461 20160528
This key collection brings together a selection of papers commissioned and published by the Cardiff Centre for Ethics, Law & Society. It incorporates contributions from a group of international experts along with a selection of short opinion pieces written in response to specific ethical issues. The collection addresses issues arising in biomedical and medical ethics ranging from assisted reproductive technologies to the role of clinical ethics committees. It examines broader societal issues with particular emphasis on sustainability and the environment and also focuses on issues of human rights in current global contexts. The contributors collect responses to issues arising from high profile cases such as the legitimacy of war in Iraq to physician-related suicide. The volume will provide a valuable resource for practitioners and academics with an interest in ethics across a range of disciplines.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780754645832 20160527
Presents a selection of papers and commentaries on topics in bioethics, ethics and society, and business and professional ethics. Multidisciplinary in approach, this work is suitable for those concerned with contemporary ethical issues.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780754671800 20160527
This is the second volume in a series exploring key issues in ethics, law and society, published in association with the Cardiff Centre for Ethics, Law and Society. This volume presents a selection of papers and commentaries on topics in bioethics, ethics and society, and business and professional ethics. Multidisciplinary in approach, the work will be a valuable resource for all those concerned with contemporary ethical issues.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780754648819 20160527
Law Library (Crown)
xvi, 214 p. ; 22 cm.
Prominent Buddhist scholar Donald Swearer posits that the future requires a radical shift toward living in recognition of the interdependence of all life forms and the consequent ethic of communality and a lifestyle of moderation or 'enoughness' that flows from that recognition, which he calls 'an ecology of human flourishing'. In this volume, Swearer has assembled world-class thinkers to explore and imagine several dimensions of an ecology of human flourishing: economic, sociological, religious, ethical, environmental, historical, and literary. The essays of this title address how notions of human flourishing, quality of life, and common good have been constructed and, in the contemporary world, how they are illuminated or are challenged by issues of distributive justice, poverty and economic inequality, global health, and environmental sustainability. With contributors ranging from ecoactivist Bill McKibben and medical anthropologist Arthur Kleinman to transformative theologian Sallie McFague and Malaysian critic of global injustice Chandra Muzzafar, the book provides ethical and religious aspirations to remake the world in the midst of the contradictions, injustices, and problems of our daily lives and today's global crises.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780945454458 20160606
Green Library

16. Reciprocity [1986]

436 p. ; 23 cm.
A sustained discussion of the tendency of people to return good for good and evil for evil.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780710208286 20160527
Green Library
xii, 501 pages ; 26 cm.
  • 1. Introduction Darrel Moellendorf and Heather Widdows 2. The trends and tendencies of global integration Barrie Axford Part 1: Normative theory 3. Ethical theory and global challenges Ruth Chadwick and Alan O'Connor 4. Theories, types and bounds of justice Richard J. Arneson 5. Gender, care and global values Virginia Held 6. Cosmopolitanism and its critics Gillian Brock 7. Human rights Rainer Forst 8. Universalism, relativism and difference Peter Jones and Graham Long Part 2: Conflict and violence 9. War and terrorism Brian Orend 10. Torture Henry Shue 11. Humanitarian intervention Alex J. Bellamy 12. Nuclear weapons and containment Douglas P. Lackey Part 3: Poverty and development 13. Poverty Hennie Lotter 14. Development Julian Culp 15. Aid and charity Nigel Dower 16. Immigration Sarah Fine and Andrea Sangiovanni Part 4: Economic justice 17. International trade Christian Barry and Scott Wisor 18. International financial institutions Meena Krishnamurthy 19. Corporate social responsibility and multinational corporations Nien-he Hsieh and Florian Wettstein 20. Consumption and non-consumption Nicole Hassoun 21. Prostitution and trafficking for sexual labour Julia O'Connell Davidson 22. Distributive institutions Chris Armstrong Part 5: Bioethics and health justice 23. Research ethics Udo Schuklenk and Ricardo Smalling 24. Trade in human body parts Teck Chuan Voo and Alastair V. Campbell 25. Reproductive rights and reproductive technologies Hille Haker 26. Patents and intellectual property rights Roger Brownsword Part 6: Environmental and climate ethics 27. Climate change Simon Caney 28. Pollution Benjamin S. Hale 29. Sustainability John O'Neill 30. Biodiversity Andrew Brennan and Norva Y. S. Lo 31. Population Tim Mulgan. Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781844656370 20160618
Global ethics focuses on the most pressing contemporary ethical issues - poverty, global trade, terrorism, torture, pollution, climate change and the management of scarce recourses. It draws on moral and political philosophy, political and social science, empirical research, and real-world policy and activism. The Routledge Handbook of Global Ethics is an outstanding reference source to the key topics, problems and debates in this exciting subject, presenting an authoritative overview of the most significant issues and ideas in global ethics. The 31 chapters by a team of international contributors are structured into six key parts: * normative theory * conflict and violence * poverty and development * economic justice * bioethics and health justice * environment and climate ethics. Covering the theoretical and practical aspects of global ethics as well as policy, The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Global Ethics provides a benchmark for the study of global ethics to date, as well as outlining future developments. It will prove an invaluable reference for policy-makers, and is essential reading for students and researchers in philosophy, international relations, political science, environmental and development studies and human rights law.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781844656370 20160618
Green Library
xiv, 422 pages ; 24 cm
Caring is all around us and is manifested in diverse settings such as parenting, friendships, volunteering, altruism, mentoring, teaching, pet adoption, and gardening. The study of caring, the giving end of our relations, has been dispersed among a large variety of research paradigms (e.g., evolution, brain research, attachment theory, feminism, altruism, volunteering, parenting, social support, prosocial development, organizational citizenship behavior and sustainability) and this has impeded our understanding of caring. The Caring Motivation is a pioneering attempt to bring the diverse research on caring together and to examine caring as a motivation from a broad perspective that relies on these very diverse literatures. Author Ofra Mayseless underscores that we as a species have an innate, biologically driven and evolutionarily chosen, yet contextually sensitive, general motivation to care, tend, empower, and nurture. Several intriguing insights emerge, and a conceptual model of caring as a fundamental and encompassing human motivation is presented. This is the first time that such a model is discussed in detail and its presentation helps us understand core common processes of caring across diverse targets as well as unique adaptations. The model presents for the first time a comprehensive view on how caring is psychologically activated and sustained and underscores the importance of life meaning and purpose in its enactment. The book also introduces a preliminary and innovative model of the universal developmental course of the caring motivational system from infancy to adulthood. This novel and pioneering view opens up exciting new arenas for research and for applications in psychotherapy, education, human growth, spirituality and religions, leadership and organizational behavior, and human sciences in general and highlights the pivotal place of care in our lives.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199913619 20160619
Green Library
viii, 252 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Autonomous cars, drones, and electronic surveillance systems are examples of technologies that raise serious ethical issues. In this analytic investigation, Martin Peterson articulates and defends five moral principles for addressing ethical issues related to new and existing technologies: the cost-benefit principle, the precautionary principle, the sustainability principle, the autonomy principle, and the fairness principle. It is primarily the method developed by Peterson for articulating and analyzing the five principles that is novel. He argues that geometric concepts such as points, lines, and planes can be put to work for clarifying the structure and scope of these and other moral principles. This geometric account is based on the Aristotelian dictum that like cases should be treated alike, meaning that the degree of similarity between different cases can be represented as a distance in moral space. The more similar a pair of cases are from a moral point of view, the closer is their location in moral space. A case that lies closer in moral space to a paradigm case for some principle p than to any paradigm for any other principle should be analyzed by applying principle p. The book also presents empirical results from a series of experimental studies in which experts (philosophers) and laypeople (engineering students) have been asked to apply the geometric method to fifteen real-world cases. The empirical findings indicate that experts and laypeople do in fact apply geometrically construed moral principles in roughly, but not exactly, the manner advocates of the geometric method believe they ought to be applied.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780190652265 20170907
Green Library
xxxiii, 572 pages ; 26 cm
  • I. Theoretical Perspectives II. Human Rights III. Hunger and Poverty IV. War, Terrorism, and Peace V. Racial and Ethnic Discrimination VI. Gender Roles and Morality VII. Abortion VIII. Euthanasia, Sustaining, and Ending Life IX. Environmental Ethics.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781612058399 20160619
This best-selling text continues to fill an existing gap in the literature taught in applied ethics courses. As a growing number of courses that include the perspectives of diverse cultures are being added to the university curriculum, texts are needed that represent more multicultural and diverse histories and backgrounds. This new edition enhances gender coverage, as nearly half of the pieces are now authored by women. The new edition also increases the percentage of pieces written by those who come from a non-Western background. It offers twelve up-to-date articles (not found in previous editions) on human rights, environmental ethics, poverty, war and violence, gender, race, euthanasia, and abortion; all of these topics are addressed from Western and non-Western perspectives.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781612058399 20160619
Green Library


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