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Encyclopedia of Applied Ethics

The Encyclopedia of Applied Ethics, Second Edition addresses both the physiological and the psychological aspects of human behavior.  Carefully crafted, well written, and thoroughly indexed, the encyclopedia helps users-whether they are students just beginning formal study of the broad field or specialists in a branch of psychology-understand the field and how and why humans behave as we do.The work is an all-encompassing reference providing a comprehensive and definitive review of the field. A broad and inclusive table of contents ensures detailed investigation of historical and theoretical material as well as in-depth analysis of current issues. Several disciplines may be involved in applied ethics: one branch of applied ethics, for example, bioethics, is commonly explicated in terms of ethical, legal, social, and philosophical issues.  Editor-in-Chief Ruth Chadwick has put together a group of leading contributors ranging from philosophers to practitioners in the particular fields in question, to academics from disciplines such as law and economics.The 376 chapters are divided into 4 volumes, each chapter falling into a subject category including Applied Ethics;  Bioethics; Computers and Information Management; Economics/Business; Environmental Ethics; Ethics and Politics; Legal; Medical Ethics; Philosophy/Theories;  Social; and Social/Media.

Hardbound, 3464 Pages

Published: December 2011

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-373632-1

Reviews

  • "This authoritative four-volume reference has a broad reach, encompassing the various fields and endeavors in which ethical issues arise as well as the field of practical ethics itself and a variety of historical, con- temporary, religious, and secular approaches. Written by an international roster of philosophers, practitioners in numerous fields, and academics from disciplines such as law and economics, this is a resource of value to an equally diverse audience. The second edition is a substantial revision and expansion of the 1998 first edition, both in terms of ongoing thinking about older topics and in terms of new topics introduced by events and developments of the intervening years. Entries are fully developed, well-structured, signed articles, each enhanced with a brief glossary, a bibliography, website references, and brief bios of the contributing authors. A subject classification in the front matter lists entries under the following broad themes: applied ethics, bioethics, computers and information management, economics and business, environment, politics, education, law, medicine, philosophical theories, social, and media. A more specific sampling of topics: reality TV, biometric technologies, race and genomics, electronic surveillance, land use issues, tourism, religion in schools, victimless crimes, obesity, rights theory, gender roles, and social services, among many, many others." --Reference and Research Book News, August 2012
    "The last 15 years have seen watershed movements in ethics, especially applied ethics.  The second edition of this encyclopedia reflects these changes, touching on developments in medicine, information technology, and privacy among others…The scope of the content and the quality of the articles (especially the discussions of the relationship of hermeneutics to applied ethics) will appeal to the full range of students, specialists, and interested readers.  Summing up:  Highly recommend. Lower-division undergraduates and above; general readers."--CHOICE, November 2012, Vol. 50, No. 03


Contents

  • Abortion
    Accounting and business ethics
    Acts and omissions
    Addiction
    Adoption
    Advance directives
    Advertising
    Affirmative Action
    Ageism
    Agricultural Ethics
    AIDS in the developing world
    AIDS: Ethical Issues in Healthcare
    Altruism and economics
    Animal research
    Animal Rights
    Anthropocentrism
    Appearance, Ethics of
    Applied ethics, Challenges to
    Applied ethics, Overview
    Archaeological Ethics
    Aristotelian ethics
    Arts, The
    Auditing practices
    Authority in education
    Autonomy
    Benefit sharing
    Biobanks
    Biocentrism
    Biodiversity
    Bioethics, Overview
    Bioinformatics and Ethics
    Biometric Technologies, Ethical Implications
    Biopower (Foucault)
    Biotechnologynbsp;
    Bioterrorism
    Border control/asylum seekers
    Brain death
    Broadcast Journalism;
    Buddhism
    Business ethics and gender issues
    Business Ethics and the Quality of life
    Business ethics, Overview
    Business Practices and Agent Virtue
    Capital Punishment
    Care, Ethics of
    Casuistry
    Censorship
    Changing Concepts of Race in the Age of Genomics
    Child Abuse
    Children’s Rights
    Christian ethics, Protestant
    Christian ethics, Roman Catholic
    Citizenship
    Civil disobedience
    Civilian populations in war, Targeting of
    Climate change
    Clinical ethics
    Cloning
    Codes of ethics
    Coercive treatment in psychiatry
    Collective guilt
    Communication ethics
    Communitarianism
    Community Roles in Consent to Research and Research Without Individual Informed Consent
    Complementary medicine
    Computer and information ethics
    Computer security
    Confidentiality of Sources in Social Research
    Confidentiality, General issues of
    Conflict of interest
    Confucian Qing-Based Morality
    Conjoined twins
    Conscientious objection
    Consequentialism and deontology
    Consumer rights
    Contractarian ethics
    Corporate Governance
    Corporate responsibility
    Corporations, Ethics in
    Cosmetic surgery
    Cosmopolitanism
    Crime and society
    Custody of children
    Cyborgs
    Daoism (Taoism)
    Darwinism
    Death, Definition of
    Death, Medical aspects of
    Death, Social attitudes towards
    Deep Ecology
    Defences at criminal law
    Democracy
    Dental Ethics
    Developing world bioethics
    Development ethics
    Development Issues, Environmental
    Dignity
    Disability, Definition Within Law and Society
    Disaster Relief
    Discourse ethics
    Discrimination, Concept of
    Distributive justice, Theories of
    Divorce
    Do-not-resuscitate decisions
    Drugs: Moral and legal issues
    Dual use of biotechnology
    Ecological Balance
    Economic ethics: an overview
    Economic Globalization and Ethico-Political Rights
    Economies and Trust
    Ectogenesis
    Egoism and altruism
    Elderly, Social attitudes towards
    Election strategies
    Electronic surveillance
    Embryology, Ethics of
    Environmental compliance by industry
    Environmental Economics;;;;
    Environmental Ethics, Overview
    Environmental Impact Assessment
    Environmental justice
    Epicureanism
    Equality and egalitarianism
    Ethical experiments
    Ethical expertise in policy
    Ethical Issues in Genetic databases
    Ethical issues in the Payment of research subjects
    Ethics and Education: Civil Education
    Ethics and Policy
    Ethics and Social Services, Overview;;;
    Ethics and the Built Environment
    Ethics of a Sustainable World Population in 100 Years
    Ethics of Affordable Housing
    Ethics of Anatomy
    Ethics of Clinical/Randomised trials
    Ethics of Technology, Overview
    Ethnocultural minority groups, Status and treatment of
    Eugenics;;
    Euthanasia (physician-assisted suicide)
    Everyday ethics
    Evidence-based medicine
    Evil, Problem of
    Evolutionary perspectives on ethics
    Executive compensation
    Existentialism
    Exploitation
    Family, The
    Female circumcision and genital mutilation
    Feminist ethics
    Fetal research
    Fetus
    Food ethics
    Freedom of Expression
    Freudianism
    Friendship
    Functional Foods and Personalised Nutrition
    Gaia Hypothesis;;
    Gambling in the United States
    Game theory
    Gender roles
    Gene therapy
    Genetic Ancestry
    Genetic counseling
    Genetic Engineering; (of human beings)
    Genetic exceptionalism
    Genetic screening
    Genetics and behaviour
    Genetics and crime
    Genetics and insurance
    Global access to knowledge
    Global ethics, Overview
    Global Ethics: Approaches
    Global Public Goods
    Greek ethics, Overview
    Gun control
    Health and disease, Concepts of
    Health impact assessment
    Health Technology Assessment
    Hedonism
    Hermeneutics
    Hinduism
    Homelessness
    Homicide, Criminal
    Homosexuality, Societal attitudes toward
    Human Enhancement
    Human Genome Project
    Human nature, Views of
    Human Research Subjects, Selection of
    Human Rights
    Humanism
    Imperialism
    Improper payments and gifts
    Indigenous rights
    Infectious diseases (e.g. SARS)
    Infertility
    Information gathering and use for population health
    Informed consent
    Innovation (definition of)
    Intellectual property rights
    Intelligence testing
    Intrinsic and Instrumental Value
    Islam
    Journalism Ethics
    Judaism
    Jury conduct
    Just War Theory
    Justice in international research
    Juvenile crime
    Kantianism
    Land Use Issues
    Leadership, Ethics of
    Liberalism
    Life, Concept of
    Literature and Ethics
    Loyalty
    Machiavellianism
    Marxism and ethics
    Media Depiction of Ethnic Minorities
    Media Organizations as Social Institutions
    Media Ownership
    Medical codes and oaths
    Medical ethics, History of
    Medical ethics, Use of empirical evidence in
    Medical futility
    Medical humanities
    Mental Disorder, Concept of
    Mercy and forgiveness
    Military Ethics (was Military codes of behaviour)
    Mobility (migration)
    Mobility (transport)
    Moral development
    Moral Particularism
    Moral relativism
    Multidisciplinary approaches to ethics
    Nanotechnology
    Native American cultures
    Nature versus nurture
    Needs and Justice
    Neuro-ethics/Brain-imaging
    Normative Coherence (theory of)
    Nuclear Deterrence
    Nuclear Testing
    Nuclear Warfare
    Nursing
    Nutrigenomics
    Obesity
    Objectivity in Reporting
    Open source software
    Organ Donation and Transplantation
    Organisations and guidelines (UNESCO, HUGO)
    Pacifism
    Paedophilia
    Painism
    Palliative care
    Parliamentary ethics
    Patents
    Paternalism
    Patients' rights
    Perfectionism
    Personal Relationships
    Personalised medicine
    Personalism
    Persuasive technology
    Pharmacogenetics
    Physiotherapy, Ethics of
    Placebo treatment
    Plagiarism and Forgery
    Platonism
    Playing God
    Police Accountability
    Police and Race Relations
    Political correctness
    Political Ecology
    Political obligation
    Pornography
    Poststructuralism
    Poverty
    Pragmatism
    Preimplantation genetic diagnosis
    Preventive Medicine
    Principlism
    Privacy, Challenges to
    Professional ethics
    Property Rights
    Prostitution
    Proteomics
    Psychiatric ethics
    Psychosurgery and physical brain manipulation
    Public Engagement in Science and Technology
    Public health ethics
    Publish-or-Perish Syndrome
    Racism
    Rape
    Reality TV
    Regenerative medicine
    Regulation and Censorship in the Internet age
    Religion and ethics
    Religion in schools
    Reproductive technologies, Overview
    Reputation management by corporations
    Research ethics committees
    Research ethics, Clinical
    Research funding and academic freedom
    Research Governance
    Resource allocation
    Responsibility
    Right to know and right not to know
    Rights theory
    Risk Governance in a Complex World
    Safety Laws
    Saviour siblings
    Science and Engineering Ethics, Overview
    Scientific Publications
    Scientific responsibility and misconduct
    Self-deception
    Sen's ""Capabilities"" and Economic Welfare
    Sex equality
    Sex selection
    Sexism
    Sexual Content in Films and Television
    Sexual orientation
    Sikhism
    Slavery
    Slippery slope arguments
    Social ethics, Overview
    Social Network Media: The Ethical Maze of Participation 2.0
    Social Responsibility Principle
    Social Security
    Social Welfare: Provision and Finance
    Social work
    Socially responsible investment
    Solidarity
    Space ethics
    Speciesism
    Sports, Ethics of
    Stem Cells
    Stewardship
    Stoicism
    Strikes
    Suggestion, Ethics of
    Suicide (not assisted)
    Sustainability
    Synthetic Biology
    Tabloid Journalism
    Technology assessment as an analytic and democratic practice
    Technology Transfer
    Terrorism
    The Ethics of Privacy
    The ethics of virtual communities
    The Precautionary Principle
    Theories of ethics, Overview
    Theories of justice: Rawls
    Therapeutic misconception
    Thomism
    Tourism
    Trade Law and Globalization
    Transhumanism
    Transsexualism
    Trust
    Truth Telling as Constitutive of Journalism
    Undercover investigations, Ethics of
    Use of Historical Evidence in Medical Ethics
    Utilitarianism
    Vegetarianism
    Veterinary Medical Ethics
    Victimless crimes
    Violence in Films and Television
    Virtue ethics
    Warfare, Codes of
    Welfare Policies
    Whistle-blowing
    Wildlife Conservation
    Women’s Rights
    Workplace ethics: Issues for human service professionals in the New Millennium
    Xenotransplantation
    Zoos and Zoological Parks

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