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  1. Ethics: Problems and Principles.John Martin Fischer & Mark Ravizza - 1992 - Wadsworth Publishing Company.
    This unique text focuses on ethical puzzles and hypothetical problems to help students at all levels understand and refine their moral principles and see how they apply to various situations. An extensive, thoughtfully written introduction provides the theoretical background and lays out numerous moral puzzle cases that are analyzed and discussed throughout the text. Challenging follow-up articles argue a variety of stances on the ethical puzzles set forth in the introduction.
  2. Disputed Moral Issues: A Reader.Mark Timmons (ed.) - 2010 - New York: Oxford University Press USA.
  3. Morality, Religious and Secular: The Dilemma of the Traditional Conscience.Basil Mitchell - 1980 - Oxford University Press.
    This book analyzes the moral confusion of contemporary society, relating rival conceptions of morality with a wide variety of views about the nature and predicament of man. Mitchell argues that many secular thinkers possess a traditional "Christian" conscience which they find hard to defend in terms of an entirely secular world-view, but which is more in line with a Christian understanding of man.
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  4. Applied Ethics: A Multicultural Approach.Larry May & Jill Delston (eds.) - 2015 - New York: Routledge.
    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 (...)
  5. Understanding Tourism: A Critical Introduction.Kevin Hannam - 2010 - Sage Publications.
    Understanding Tourism introduces tourism students to concepts drawn from critical theory, cultural studies and the social sciences.
  6. Measuring Economic Welfare: New Methods.George W. McKenzie - 1983 - Cambridge University Press.
    Professor McKenzie proposes and formulates a method composed of operational procedures designed to facilitate the evaluation of economic projects and policies. This method is discussed fully, illustrated by simple examples, and compared with alternative procedures. An outline of a computer program that enables readers to undertake their own calculations is included. In order to present the approach clearly, the author provides an exposition of the fundamental ideas and the main alternative approaches to the problem. These rely on various forms of (...)
  7. The Economics of Exchange Rates.Lucio Sarno & Mark P. Taylor - 2002
  8. Aggression and its Causes: A Biopsychosocial Approach.John W. Renfrew - 1996 - Oxford University Press USA.
    Aggression and Its Causes explores the causes and control of aggression from a broad scientific perspective, offering many recent findings on aggression and integrating several perspectives often viewed as incompatible. Its balanced approach combines biological, environmental, and social components to illustrate how these bases contribute to the problems of aggression. The biological section describes the possible contributions of genetic mechanisms, gender, and sexual hormones, including investigations of the premenstrual syndrome. There is also a discussion of the roles that brain mechanisms (...)
  9. Adolescence and Puberty.John Bancroft & June Machover Reinisch (eds.) - 1990 - Oxford University Press USA.
    This wide-ranging volume presents an in-depth picture of adolescent sexuality and behavior. As perhaps the most vital period in human development, adolescence is a time of complex, often difficult interactions between diverse influences. Here, nineteen scientists representing ten disciplines explore the biological, psychological, and cultural factors involved in the onset of puberty and its associated emotional changes. Patterns of adolescent sexual behavior are viewed in cross-cultural perspective, psychiatric disorders are considered, and trends in adolescent sexual activity, contraception, and pregnancy are (...)
  10. Sociological Justice.Donald Black - 1993 - Oxford University Press USA.
    That discrimination exists in courts of law is beyond dispute. In American murder cases, for instance, studies show that blacks who kill a white are much more likely to receive the death penalty than if they kill a black. Indeed, in Georgia, they are 30 times more likely to be condemned, and in Texas a staggering 90 times more likely. Conversely, in Texas, of 143 whites convicted of killing a black, only one was sentenced to die. But how extensive is (...)
  11. Ethics for Psychologists.Ronald D. Francis - 2009 - British Psychological Society/Blackwell.
    For teaching purposes this work is divided into sections to which instructors can readily refer: this is supplemented with a comprehensive list of references, ...
  12. Dictionary of Ethics, Theology and Society.Paul A. B. Clarke & Andrew Linzey (eds.) - 1996 - Routledge.
    In over 200 separately-authored entries, this reference surveys both the historical and contemporary relations between religion and society. A selection of the world's leading scholars from varying disciplines and denominations cover all aspects of philosophy, theology, ethics, politics, economics and government, providing a brief definition of each term, a description of the principal ideas behind it, its history, development and contemporary relevance, and a detailed bibliography giving the major sources in the field. The Dictionary is prefaced by an introduction outlining (...)
  13. Making Mortal Choices: Three Exercises in Moral Casuistry.Hugo Adam Bedau - 1997 - Oxford University Press.
    In this provocative study, Bedau demonstrates the usefulness of "casuistry," or "the method of cases" in arriving at moral decisions. He examines well-known cases, including the aftermath of the sinking of the William Brown in 1841, that compel us to consider questions about who ought to survive when not all can. By doing so, we learn something about how we actually reason concerning such life and death situations, as well as about how we ought to reason if we wish both (...)
  14. Altruism and Health: Perspectives From Empirical Research.Stephen G. Post (ed.) - 2007 - Oup Usa.
    Although studies show that those who are physically or psychologically overwhelmed by the needs of others do experience a stressful burden that can have significant negative health consequences, little attention has been given to whether there are health benefits from helping behaviour that is fulfilling, not overwhelming. In this book, Stephen Post brings together distinguished researchers from basic science to address this question in objective terms. The book provides heuristic models, from evolution and neuroscience, to explain the association between altruism (...)
  15. The Measurement of Household Welfare.R. W. Blundell, Ian Preston & Ian Walker (eds.) - 1994 - Cambridge University Press.
    The measurement of household welfare is one of the most compelling yet demanding areas in economics. To place the analysis of inequality and poverty within an economic framework where individuals are making decisions about current and lifetime incomes and expenditures is a difficult task, made all the more challenging by the complexity of the decision-making process in which households are involved and the variety of constraints they face. This 1994 book examines the conceptual and practical difficulties of making inferences from (...)
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  16. Business, Institutions, and Ethics: A Text with Cases and Readings.John W. Dienhart - 1999 - Oxford University Press USA.
    Business, Institutions, and Ethics: A Text with Cases and Readings is the first text to use the analysis of social institutions to examine business ethics. It explains fundamental concepts in ethics and how to apply them to business and economics. The author shows how social institutions are constituted by an integrated set of ethical, economic, and legal principles, and then uses these principles to study the ethics of commerce at the individual, organizational, and market levels. This unique work features thirty-four (...)
  17. Aggression and Peacefulness in Humans and Other Primates.James Silverberg & J. Patrick Gray (eds.) - 1992 - Oxford University Press USA.
    This book explores the role of aggression in primate social systems and its implications for human behavior.
  18. The Spirit of the Soil: Agriculture and Environmental Ethics.Paul B. Thompson - 1994 - Routledge.
    The Spirit of the Soil challenges environmentalists to think more deeply and creatively about agriculture. Paul B. Thompson identifies four `worldviews' which tackle agricultural ethics according to different philosophical priorities; productionism, stewardship, economics and holism. He examines current issues such as the use of pesticides and biotechnology from these ethical perspectives. This book achieves an open-ended account of sustainability designed to minimise hubris and help us to recapture the spirit of the soil.
  19. Ethics on the Job.Raymond S. Pfeiffer & Ralph P. Forsberg - 1993 - Belmont, CA: Wadsworth.
  20. Wellbeing.Mark Vernon - 2008 - Routledge.
    The politics of wellbeing and the new science of happiness have shot up the agenda since Martin Seligman coined the phrase "positive psychology". After all, who does not want to live the good life? So ten years on, why is it that much of this otherwise welcome debate sounds like as much apple-pie - "work less", "earn enough", "keep fit", "find meaning", "enjoy freedoms"? The reason is not, ultimately, cynicism. Rather, it is because a central, tricky question is being glossed (...)
  21. Environmental Ethics for Canadians.Byron Williston (ed.) - 2015 - Oxford University Press Canada.
    Designed for second- and third-year university and college courses on environmental ethics or philosophy and the environment, Environmental Ethics for Canadians 2e is a comprehensive introduction to the core ethical questions shaping contemporary environmental debates.
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  22. Motivation, Agency, and Public Policy: Of Knights and Knaves, Pawns and Queens.Julian Le Grand - 2003 - Oxford University Press.
    Can we rely on the altruism of professionals or the public service ethos to deliver good quality health and education services? How should patients, parents and pupils behave - as grateful recipients or active consumers? The book provides new answers to these questions, and evaluates recent government policies in health services, education, social security and taxation, and puts forward proposals for policy reform: universal capital or 'demogrants', discriminating vouchers, matching grants for pensions and for long-term care and hypothecated taxes.
  23. Ethics.Peter Singer (ed.) - 1994 - Oxford University Press.
    What is ethics? Where does it come from? Can we really hope to find any rational way of deciding how we ought to live? If we can, what would it be like, and how are we going to know when we have found it? To capture the essentials of what we know about the origins and nature of ethics, Peter Singer has drawn on anthropology, evolution, game theory, and works of fiction, in addition to the classic moral philosophy of such (...)
  24. Conduct and Character: Readings in Moral Theory.Mark Timmons (ed.) - 2011 - Cengage Learning [Distributor].
    CONDUCT AND CHARACTER is a concise anthology of readings in ethical theory that covers the major schools of thought as well as a handful of fundamental topics in ethical theory. Reading selections in the chapters provide coverage of both classical and contemporary philosophical writings, representing a spectrum of viewpoints on each theory or topic. The readings include brief introductions to assist students in identifying key ideas and have been selected and edited in order to optimize student comprehension. This collection is (...)
  25. The Principles of Practical Cost-Benefit Analysis.Robert Sugden & Alan Williams - 1978 - Oxford University Press UK.
  26. Questioning Ethics: Contemporary Debates in Continental Philosophy.Mark Dooley & Richard Kearney (eds.) - 1998 - Routledge.
    This major discussion takes a look at some of the most important ethical issues confronting us today by some of the world’s leading thinkers. Including essays from leading thinkers, such as Jurgen Habermas, Alasdair MacIntyre, Julia Kristeva and Paul Ricoeur, the book’s highlight – an interview with Jacques Derrida - presents the most accessible insight into his thinking on ethics and politics for many years. Exploring topics ranging from history, memory, revisionism, and the self and responsibility to democracy, multiculturalism, feminism (...)
  27. Human Resource Management: Ethics and Employment.Ashly Pinnington, Rob Macklin & Tom Campbell (eds.) - 2007 - Oxford University Press.
    The book examines ethics and employment issues in contemporary Human Resource Management (HRM). Written by an international team of academics from universities in the UK, the US, Australia and New Zealand, it examines the problems and opportunities facing employers and employees. The book subdivides into three sections: Part I assesses the context of HRM; Part II analyses contemporary debates, continuity and change in HRM, and Part III proposes likely developments for the future seeking to identify a more proactive HRM approach (...)
  28. Human Morality.Samuel Scheffler - 1992 - Oxford University Press.
    Some people believe that the demands of morality coincide with the requirements of an enlightened self-interest. Others believe that morality is diametrically opposed to considerations of self-interest. This book argues that there is another position, intermediate between these extremes, which makes better sense of the totality of our moral thought and practice. Scheffler elaborates this position via an examination of morality's content, scope, authority, and deliberative role. Although conflicts between morality and self-interest do arise, according to this position, nevertheless morality (...)
  29. A Companion to Bioethics.Helga Kuhse & Peter Singer (eds.) - 1998 - Wiley-Blackwell.
    This second edition of _A Companion to Bioethics,_ fully revised and updated to reflect the current issues and developments in the field, covers all the material that the reader needs to thoroughly grasp the ideas and debates involved in bioethics. Thematically organized around an unparalleled range of issues, including discussion of the moral status of embryos and fetuses, new genetics, life and death, resource allocation, organ donations, AIDS, human and animal experimentation, health care, and teaching Now includes new essays on (...)
  30. Wildlife Spectacles.Russell A. Mittermeier, Patricio Robles Gil, Cristina Goettsch Mittermeier, Thomas Brooks, Michael Hoffman, William R. Konstant, Gustavo A. B. Da Fonseca, Roderic Mast, Peter A. Seligmann & William G. Conway - 2003 - Conservation International.
    This lavishly illustrated book highlights the conservation importance of congregatory animals species--those which gather in vast groups. It also focuses on the irreplaceability of the congregation sites which are able to support such large gatherings of animals, fish, or birds.
  31. Wellbeing.Mark Vernon - 2008 - Routledge.
    The politics of wellbeing and the new science of happiness have shot up the agenda since Martin Seligman coined the phrase "positive psychology". After all, who does not want to live the good life? So ten years on, why is it that much of this otherwise welcome debate sounds like as much apple-pie - "work less", "earn enough", "keep fit", "find meaning", "enjoy freedoms"? The reason is not, ultimately, cynicism. Rather, it is because a central, tricky question is being glossed (...)
  32. Black American Students in an Affluent Suburb: A Study of Academic Disengagement.John U. Ogbu - 2003 - Routledge.
    John Ogbu has studied minority education from a comparative perspective for over 30 years. The study reported in this book--jointly sponsored by the community and the school district in Shaker Heights, Ohio--focuses on the academic performance of Black American students. Not only do these students perform less well than White students at every social class level, but also less well than immigrant minority students, including Black immigrant students. Furthermore, both middle-class Black students in suburban school districts, as well as poor (...)
  33. Philosophy: The Pursuit of Wisdom.Louis P. Pojman - 2004 - Wadsworth Publishing Company.
    Capturing the inimitable enthusiasm of Louis Pojman's much acclaimed teaching, PHILOSOPHY: THE PURSUIT OF WISDOM introduces students to all the core topics in philosophy. Beginning with an inquiry into the nature and purpose of philosophy, this text moves through many traditional discussions--such as the existence of God, the problems of knowledge, the freewill/determinism debate, and the foundations of ethics--concluding with an exploration into existentialism and the meaning of life.
  34. Challenges of the Third Age: Meaning and Purpose in Later Life.Robert S. Weiss & Scott A. Bass (eds.) - 2002 - Oxford University Press USA.
    This volume addresses the issues of the Third Age--that time after retirement when financial stability and reduced obligations to others, together, allow for freedom--and good health makes it possible to enjoy that freedom. How, in this special time of life, is meaning and purpose to be found? And what alternatives are available? These difficult questions are responded to by scholars in the field of aging, some themselves in the Third Age.
  35. Introductory Ethics.Fred Feldman - 1978 - Prentice-Hall.
    Clear, accurate presentation of the most important classical and contemporary theories in normative and metaethics–utilitarianism, egoism, the categorical imperative, social contract theory, formalism, relativism, naturalism and non- naturalism, emotivism and prescriptive. Integrates thorough discussion of related concepts including justice, the will, autonomy, promises, punishment and universal law.
  36. Children, Technology, and Culture: The Impacts of Technologies in Children's Everyday Lives.Ian Hutchby & Jo Moran-Ellis - 2001 - Routledge.
    Childhood is increasingly saturated by technology: from television to the Internet, video games to 'video nasties', camcorders to personal computers. _Children, Technology and Culture_ looks at the interplay of children and technology which poses critical questions for how we understand the nature of childhood in late modern society. This collection brings together researchers from a range of disciplines to address the following four aspects of this relationship between children and technology: *children's access to technologies and the implications for social relationships (...)
  37. Violence in Schools: The Response in Europe.Peter K. Smith (ed.) - 2002 - Routledge.
    Violence in schools is a pervasive, highly emotive and, above all, global problem. Bullying and its negative social consequences are of perennial concern, while the media regularly highlights incidences of violent assault - and even murder - occurring within schools. This unique and fascinating text offers a comprehensive overview and analysis of how European nations are tackling this serious issue. _Violence in Schools: The Response in Europe_, brings together contributions from all EU member states and two associated states. Each chapter (...)
  38. The Dialectical Necessity of Morality: An Analysis and Defense of Alan Gewirth's Argument to the Principle of Generic Consistency.Deryck Beyleveld - 1991 - University of Chicago Press.
    Alan Gewirth's Reason and Morality , in which he set forth the Principle of Generic Consistency, is a major work of modern ethical theory that, though much debated and highly respected, has yet to gain full acceptance. Deryck Beyleveld contends that this resistance stems from misunderstanding of the method and logical operations of Gewirth's central argument. In this book Beyleveld seeks to remedy this deficiency. His rigorous reconstruction of Gewirth's argument gives its various parts their most compelling formulation and clarifies (...)
  39. In Face of the Facts: Moral Inquiry in American Scholarship.Richard Wightman Fox & Robert B. Westbrook (eds.) - 1998 - Press Syndicate of the University of Cambridge.
    Recently there has been a renewed interest in moral inquiry among American scholars in a variety of disciplines. This collection of accessible essays by scholars in philosophy, political theory, psychology, history, literary studies, sociology, religious studies, anthropology, and legal studies affords a view of the current state of moral inquiry in the American academy, and it offers fresh departures for ethically informed, interdisciplinary scholarship. Seeking neither to reduce values to facts nor facts to values, these essays aim to foster discussion (...)
  40. In Love with Life: Reflections on the Joy of Living and Why We Hate to Die.John Lachs - 1998 - Vanderbilt University Press.
    Offers clear and instructive wisdom on how love of life enriches and drives human existence, even in the face of inevitable sadness, loss, and death.
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  41. Boys, Girls, and Achievement: Addressing the Classroom Issues.Becky Francis - 2000 - Routledge.
    Girls are now out-performing boys at GCSE level, giving rise to a debate in the media on boys' underachievement. However, often such work has been a 'knee-jerk' response, led by media, not based on solid research. _Boys, Girls and Achievement - Addressing the Classroom Issues_ fills that gap and: *provides a critical overview of the current debate on achievement; *Focuses on interviews with young people and classroom observations to examine how boys and girls see themselves as learners; *analyses the strategies (...)
  42. Western Ethics: An Historical Introduction.Robert L. Arrington - 1998 - Wiley-Blackwell.
    This volume provides a wide-ranging and lucid introduction to the major ethical theories found in the history of Western philosophy.
  43. The Psychology of Economic Decisions: Volume One: Rationality and Well-Being.Isabelle Brocas & Juan D. Carrillo (eds.) - 2003 - Oxford University Press UK.
    Psychologists and economists often ask similar questions about human behaviour. This volume brings together contributions from leaders in both disciplines.The editorial introduction discusses methodological differences between the two which have until now limited the development of mutually beneficial lines of research. Psychologists have objected to what they see as an excessive formalism in economic modelling and an unrealistic degree of sophistication in the behaviour of individuals, while economists criticize the absence of a general psychological framework into which most results can (...)
  44. The Ground of Professional Ethics.Daryl Koehn - 1994 - Routledge.
    As each week beings more stories of doctors, lawyers and other professionals abusing their powers, while clients demand extra services as at a time of shrinking resources; it is imperative that all practising professionals have an understanding of professional ethics. In _The Ground of Profesional Ethics_, Daryl Koehn discusses the practical issues in depth, such as the level of service clients can justifiably expect from professionals, when service to a client may be legitimately terminated and circumstances in which client confidences (...)
  45. The Dialectical Necessity of Morality: An Analysis and Defense of Alan Gewirth's Argument to the Principle of Generic Consistency.Deryck Beyleveld - 1991 - University of Chicago Press.
    Alan Gewirth's _Reason and Morality_, in which he set forth the Principle of Generic Consistency, is a major work of modern ethical theory that, though much debated and highly respected, has yet to gain full acceptance. Deryck Beyleveld contends that this resistance stems from misunderstanding of the method and logical operations of Gewirth's central argument. In this book Beyleveld seeks to remedy this deficiency. His rigorous reconstruction of Gewirth's argument gives its various parts their most compelling formulation and clarifies its (...)
  46. Man Made God: The Meaning of Life.David Pellauer (ed.) - 2002 - University of Chicago Press.
    What happens when the meaning of life based on a divine revelation no longer makes sense? Does the quest for transcendence end in the pursuit of material success and self-absorption? Luc Ferry argues that modernity and the emergence of secular humanism in Europe since the eighteenth century have not killed the search for meaning and the sacred, or even the idea of God, but rather have transformed both through a dual process: the humanization of the divine and the divinization of (...)
  47. Morality Within the Limits of Reason.Russell Hardin - 1988 - University of Chicago Press.
    Hardin demonstrates that many of these structural issues can and should be distinguished from the thornier problems of utilitarian value theory, and he is able ...
  48. Earthbodies: Rediscovering Our Planetary Senses.Glen A. Mazis - 2002 - State University of New York Press.
    Earthbodies describes how our bodies are open circuits to a sensual magic and planetary care that when closed off leads to disastrous detours, such as illness, ...
  49. Managing the Unknown by Creating New Futures.Richard Boot, Jean Lawrence & John Morris - 1994 - Mcgraw-Hill Companies.
  50. International Service Learning: Engaging Host Communities.Marianne Larsen (ed.) - 2015 - Routledge.
    International service learning programs are growing more popular with students looking to advance their skills and knowledge to become global citizens. While the benefits of these programs among students are well documented, little is known about the implications they have on host communities themselves. This volume explores the impact of ISL programs on members of host communities who are increasingly influenced by the presence of international students in their lives. Drawing upon post-colonial, feminist and other critical and decolonizing theories, it (...)
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