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    The Elements of Moral Philosophy.James Rachels & Stuart Rachels - 1986 - [Dubuque]: Random House (NY). Edited by James Rachels.
    Firmly established as the standard text for undergraduate courses in ethics, this concise, lively book combines clear explanations of the main theories of ethics with discussions of interesting examples. Topics covered include famine relief, euthanasia, homosexuality, and the treatment of animals. The text's versatility allows it to be widely used not only in ethical theory courses, but also in applied ethics courses of all kinds.
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  2. Active and passive euthanasia.James Rachels - 1975 - In Steven M. Cahn (ed.), Exploring Philosophy: An Introductory Anthology. Oxford University Press.
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  3. Created from animals: the moral implications of Darwinism.James Rachels - 1990 - New York: Oxford University Press.
    From Bishop Wilberforce in the 1860s to the advocates of "creation science" today, defenders of traditional mores have condemned Darwin's theory of evolution as a threat to society's values. Darwin's defenders, like Stephen Jay Gould, have usually replied that there is no conflict between science and religion--that values and biological facts occupy separate realms. But as James Rachels points out in this thought-provoking study, Darwin himself would disagree with Gould. Darwin, who had once planned on being a clergyman, was convinced (...)
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  4. Why privacy is important.James Rachels - 1975 - Philosophy and Public Affairs 4 (4):323-333.
  5. The End of Life: Euthanasia and Morality.James Rachels - 1986 - Oxford University Press.
    In this provocative book, a professor of philosophy examines the arguments for and against euthanasia, analyzes specific case studies, including those of Baby Jane Doe and Barney Clark, and offers an alternate theory on the morality of euthanasia. Various traditional distinctions--between "human" and "non-human," intentional and nonintentional, killing and "letting die"--are taken into account to determine whether euthanasia is permissible or not. Rachels presents a systematic argument against the traditional view, defending an alternative position based on the belief that there (...)
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  6. Created From Animals: The Moral Implications of Darwinism.James RACHELS - 1990 - Environmental Values 1 (1):83-86.
     
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  7. The challenge of cultural relativism.James Rachels - 1907 - In Steven M. Cahn (ed.), Exploring Philosophy: An Introductory Anthology. Oxford University Press.
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    The Expanding Circle: Ethics and Sociobiology.James Rachels & Peter Singer - 1981 - Hastings Center Report 11 (5):45.
    Book reviewed in this article: The Expanding Circle: Ethics and Sociobiology. By Peter Singer.
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  9. Active and passive euthanasia.James Rachels - 2009 - In Steven M. Cahn (ed.), Exploring ethics: an introductory anthology. Oxford University Press.
     
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    Killing and Starving to Death.James Rachels - 1979 - Philosophy 54 (208):159 - 171.
    Although we do not know exactly how many people die each year of malnutrition or related health problems, the number is very high, in the millions. By giving money to support famine relief efforts, each of us could save at least some of them. By not giving, we let them die.
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    Can Ethics Provide Answers?James Rachels - 1980 - Hastings Center Report 10 (3):32-40.
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  12. Killing and letting die.James Rachels - 2001 - In Lawrence C. Becker Mary Becker & Charlotte Becker (eds.), Encyclopedia of Ethics, 2nd Edition. Routledge.
    Is it worse to kill someone than to let someone die? It seems obvious to common sense that it is worse. We allow people to die, for example, when we fail to contribute money to famine-relief efforts; but even if we feel somewhat guilty, we do not consider ourselves murderers. Nor do we feel like accessories to murder when we fail to give blood, sign an organ-donor card, or do any of the other things that could save lives. Common sense (...)
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  13. Drawing lines.James Rachels - 2004 - In Cass R. Sunstein & Martha Craven Nussbaum (eds.), Animal Rights: Current Debates and New Directions. Oxford University Press. pp. 162--174.
  14. Do Animals Have a Right to Liberty.James Rachels - 1976 - In Tom Regan & Peter Singer (eds.), Animal Rights and Human Obligations. Englewood Cliffs: Prentice-Hall. pp. 205-223.
     
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    The Right Thing To Do: Basic Readings in Moral Philosophy.James Rachels (ed.) - 2014 - New York, New York: McGraw-Hill Education.
    Anthology of readings in moral philosophy.
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    God and human attitudes: James Rachels.James Rachels - 1971 - Religious Studies 7 (4):325-337.
    Kneeling down or grovelling on the ground, even to express your reverence for heavenly things, is contrary to human dignity.
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    Can Ethics Provide Answers?: And Other Essays in Moral Philosophy.James Rachels - 1996 - Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    Esteemed moral philosopher James Rachels here collects fifteen essays, some classic and others extensively revised, on the nature and limits of moral reasoning. Rachels argues that, rather than simply expressing societal conventions, moral philosophy can subvert received opinion and replace it with something better. Combining a concern for ethical theory with a discussion of practical moral issues such as euthanasia, the rights of animals, privacy, and affirmative action. Can Ethics Provide Answers is an excellent collection for students, scholars, and anyone (...)
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  18. The Elements of Moral Philosophy, 9th edition.James Rachels & Stuart Rachels - 2019 - New York: McGraw-Hill.
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    When philosophers shoot from the Hip.James Rachels - 1991 - Bioethics 5 (1):67-71.
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  20. Punishment and desert.James Rachels - 1997 - In Hugh LaFollette - (ed.), Ethics in Practice. Blackwell. pp. 466--74.
    Retributivism—the idea that wrongdoers should be “paid back” for their wicked deeds—fits naturally with many people’s feelings. They find it deeply satisfying when murderers and rapists “get what they have coming,” and they are infuriated when villains “get away with it.” But others dismiss these feelings as primitive and unenlightened. Sometimes the complaint takes a religious form. The desire for revenge, it is said, should be resisted by those who believe in Christian charity. After all, Jesus himself rejected the rule (...)
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  21. Naturalism.James Rachels - 2000 - In Hugh LaFollette - (ed.), The Blackwell Guide to Ethical Theory. Blackwell.
    Twentieth century philosophy began with the rejection of naturalism. Many modern philosophers had assumed that their subject was continuous with the sciences, and that facts about human nature and other such information were relevant to the great questions of ethics, logic, and knowledge. Against this, Frege argued that “psychologism” in logic was a mistake. Logic, he said, is an autonomous subject with its own standards of truth and falsity, and those standards have nothing to do with how the mind works (...)
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  22. Two arguments against ethical egoism.James Rachels - 1974 - Philosophia 4 (2-3):297-314.
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  23. Euthanasia.James Rachels - 1980 - In Tom L. Beauchamp & Tom Regan (eds.), Matters of Life and Death. Temple University Press.
     
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  24. Egoism and moral scepticism.James Rachels - 2009 - In Steven M. Cahn (ed.), Exploring Ethics: An Introductory Anthology. Oxford University Press.
     
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    Moral problems.James Rachels - 1971 - New York,: Harper & Row.
    Abortion: The morality of abortion, by P. Ramsey. The problem of abortion and the doctrine of double effect, by P. Foot. Whatever the consequences, by J. Bennett.--Sex: Sexual perversion, by T. Nagel. On sexual morality, by S. Ruddick.--Human rights and civil disobedience: Rights, human rights, and racial discrimination, by R. Wasserstrom. The justification of civil disobedience, by J. Rawls. Law and civil disobedience, by R. M. Dworkin.--Criminal punishment: The responsibility of criminals, by W. Kneale. Murder and the principles of punishment, (...)
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    Darwin, Species, and Morality.James Rachels - 1987 - The Monist 70 (1):98-113.
    “Man in his arrogance thinks himself a great work worthy the interposition of a deity. More humble and I think truer to consider him created from animals.” Thus wrote Darwin in his notebooks for 1838, twenty-one years before he was to publish The Origin of Species. He would go on, of course, to support this idea with overwhelming evidence, and it is commonly said that, in doing so, he brought about a profound change in our conception of ourselves. After Darwin, (...)
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    God and human attitudes.James Rachels - 1982 - In Steven M. Cahn & David Shatz (eds.), Religious Studies. Oxford University Press. pp. 325 - 337.
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    When philosophers shoot from the Hip. A report from America.James Rachels - 1991 - Bioethics 5 (1):67–71.
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  29. Ethical theory.James Rachels (ed.) - 1998 - New York: Oxford University Press.
    Rachels's two-volume Ethical Theory provides a comprehensive overview of contemporary moral philosophy, reprinting classic and contemporary articles, including many that are not otherwise readily available. Each volume contains a clearly written, substantial introduction that guides the beginner through the intricacies of the subject.
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    Barney Clark's Key.James Rachels - 1983 - Hastings Center Report 13 (2):17-19.
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  31. John Dewey and the truth about ethics.James Rachels - 1977 - In Steven M. Cahn (ed.), New Studies in the Philosophy of John Dewey. Published for the University of Vermont by the University Press of New England. pp. 149--171.
     
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    Moral problems: a collection of philosophical essays.James Rachels - 1975 - New York,: Harper & Row.
    Sex: Nagel, T. Sexual perversion. Ruddick, S. On sexual morality.--Abortion: Ramsey, P. The morality of abortion. Foot, P. The problem of abortion and the doctrine of the double effect. Wertheimer, R. Understanding the abortion argument. Thomson, J. J. A defense of abortion.--Prejudice and discrimination: Wasserstrom, R. Rights, human rights, and racial discrimination. Roszak, B. Women's liberation. Lucas, J. R. Because you are a woman. Thomson, J. J. Preferential hiring. Singer, P. Animal liberation.--Civil disobedience: Rawls, J. The justification of civil disobedience. (...)
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    Reasons for Action.James Rachels - 1971 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 1 (2):173 - 187.
    We can often explain a person's action by citing some fact which prompted him to do what he did. For example:Tom quit his job because he was offered more money elsewhere;Dick took his daughter to the dentist because she had a toothache;Harry rushed out of the theater because it was on fire.In each case there are four elements which fit together in a characteristic pattern. The first is the fact that Tom has been offered more money, that Dick's daughter has (...)
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    Wants, reasons, and justifications.James Rachels - 1968 - Philosophical Quarterly 18 (73):299-309.
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  35. God and goodness.James Rachels - 2009 - In Steven M. Cahn (ed.), Exploring Philosophy of Religion: An Introductory Anthology. Oxford University Press.
     
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  36. More impertinent distinctions.James Rachels - 1989 - In Robert M. Baird & Stuart E. Rosenbaum (eds.), Euthanasia: The Moral Issues. Prometheus Books. pp. 61--8.
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  37. God and the concept of worship.James Rachels - 2009 - In Steven M. Cahn (ed.), Exploring Philosophy of Religion: An Introductory Anthology. Oxford University Press.
     
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  38. On Liking.James Rachels - 1969 - Analysis 29 (4):143 - 144.
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    "Ordinary" and "Extraordinary" Vary with the Case.Rev James V. Hickey, Sharon A. Fischer & James Rachels - 1983 - Hastings Center Report 13 (5):43.
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    Case Studies in Bioethics: Active Euthanasia with Parental Consent.Hunter C. Leake, James Rachels & Philippa Foot - 1979 - Hastings Center Report 9 (5):19.
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    A questão da objectividade em ética.James Rachels - 2004 - Critica.
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  42. Are quotas sometimes justified?James Rachels - 2009 - In Steven M. Cahn (ed.), Exploring Philosophy: An Introductory Anthology. Oxford University Press.
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    A report from America: Baby M.James Rachels - 1987 - Bioethics 1 (4):357–365.
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    A Report From America: Baby M.James Rachels - 1987 - Bioethics 1 (4):357-365.
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    A ética de Kant.James Rachels - 2003 - Critica.
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  46. Aktif ve Pasif Ötenazi.James Rachels - 2006 - Felsefe Tartismalari 36:89-96.
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    Can the egoist have it both ways?James Rachels - 1978 - Philosophia 8 (2-3):425-428.
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    Darwin's moral lapse.James Rachels - 1986 - National Forum:22-24.
    One reason Darwin's letters and journals are such a pleasure to read is that in them we meet a modest, decent man who commands our respect, and even our affection. He was not only a great scientist; he was an exemplary human being. Yet there was one famous episode in Darwin's life in which he and his friends acted badly. Perhaps because he was so admirable a man, historians have tended to gloss over this moral lapse, sometimes even to the (...)
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  49. Ethics and the bible.James Rachels - 2002 - Think (1):93-101.
    How should we live? To answer that question, many people turn to the Bible. What they find is often inspiring, although it may set standards that are uncomfortably high: love your neighbor as yourself, treat others as you would like to be treated, and walk humbly with God. Inspiration, however, can be found in a great many books. To Kill a Mockingbird teaches the virtue of tolerance, and A Tale of Two Cities impresses us with the nobility of self-sacrifice. William (...)
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    Euthanasia and the Physician’s Professional Commitments.James Rachels - 1984 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 22 (2):281-285.
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