Applied or practical ethics is perhaps the largest growth area inphilosophy today, and many issues in moral, social, and politicallife have come under philosophical scrutiny in recent years. Takentogether, the essays in this volume - including two overviewessays on theories of ethics and the nature of applied ethics- provide a state-of-the-art account of the most pressingmoral questions facing us today.
- Provides a comprehensive guide to many of the most significantproblems of practical ethics
- Offers state-of-the-art accounts of issues in medical, environmental, legal, social, and business ethics
- Written by major philosophers presently engaged with thesecomplex and profound ethical issues