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The legacy of Socrates : essays in moral philosophy

Author: James Rachels; Stuart Rachels
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, 2007
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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James Rachels was a pioneer in applied ethics, who shaped the fields of bioethics and animal rights. This work brings together his fourteen essays that address the relationship between morality and  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Rachels; Stuart Rachels
ISBN: 023113844X 9780231138444
OCLC Number: 475524659
Description: xi, 248 p.
Contents: The basic argument for vegetarianism --
Darwin, species, and morality --
Drawing lines --
The value of human life --
Killing and starving to death --
Lives and liberty (coauthored with William Ruddick) --
Political assassination --
The legacy of Socrates --
Nietzsche and the objectivity of morals --
Two arguments against ethical egoism --
The principle of agency --
Baby M --
Ethical theory and bioethics --
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Responsibility: James Rachels ; edited by Stuart Rachels
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