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Worth Doing
Worth Doing (May 2004)
Steven G. Smith - Author

A comprehensive look at how we rely on ideals of worthy action in the pursuit of moral happiness.

Distinguishing concepts of "worth" and worthiness of human lives and human activities from questions concerning value, well-being, or virtue, Steven G. Smith explores how worthwhile acts implement ideals of worthiness in four major domains—work, play, action in concert, and love. He touches on a wide range ...(Read More)
 
 
Owning the Genome
Owning the Genome (March 2004)
A Moral Analysis of DNA Patenting
David B. Resnik - Author

A clear, introductory overview of the issues surrounding gene patenting.

DNA patenting has emerged as a hot topic in science policy and bioethics as private companies and government agencies spend billions of dollars on genetic research and development in a race to identify, sequence, and analyze DNA from human, animal, and plant species. David B. Resnik's Owning the Genome explores the ethical, social, philoso...(Read More)
 
 
Eco-Justice--The Unfinished Journey
Eco-Justice--The Unfinished Journey (February 2004)
William E. Gibson - Editor

Articles linking ecological sustainability and social justice.

Eco-Justice—The Unfinished Journey
links ecological sustainability and social justice from an ethical and often theological perspective. Eco-justice, defined as the well-being of all humankind on a thriving earth, began as a movement during the 1970s, responding to massive, sobering evidence that nature imposes limits—limits to production and co...(Read More)
 
 
The Virtue of Nonviolence
The Virtue of Nonviolence (December 2003)
From Gautama to Gandhi
Nicholas F. Gier - Author

A study in comparative virtue ethics.

Virtue ethics has been a major focus in contemporary moral philosophy since the publication of Alasdair MacIntyre's book After Virtue. Here, in The Virtue of Nonviolence, Nicholas F. Gier argues that virtue ethics is the best option for constructive postmodern philosophy and that Gandhi's own thought is best viewed in light of this tradition. He supports this position ...(Read More)
 
 
Extreme Virtue
Extreme Virtue (November 2003)
Truth and Leadership in Five Great American Lives
Crispin Sartwell - Author

Explores leadership and civic virtue in American culture.

Extreme Virtue
presents a new and radical approach to the problems of leadership and virtue in public life. Originating in the author's newspaper writing about the Clinton/Lewinsky scandal, the book grapples with what has gone wrong in the American political system and describes what we should look for in our leaders. Sartwell argues that the real problem is a...(Read More)
 
 
John Dewey and Environmental Philosophy
John Dewey and Environmental Philosophy (November 2003)
Hugh P. McDonald - Author

A comprehensive look at how John Dewey's ethics can inform environmental issues.

Hugh P. McDonald's John Dewey and Environmental Philosophy breaks new ground by applying Dewey's insights to a new approach to philosophy of the environment; the concern for the rights of animals; the preservation of rare species, habitats, and landscapes; and the health of the whole ecology. The book summarizes much of the current li...(Read More)
 
 
The Great Adventure
The Great Adventure (November 2003)
Toward a Fully Human Theory of Evolution
David Loye - Editor
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi - Foreword by

Outlines how a new working partnership between psychologists and evolutionary systems scientists can help create a more humanistic evolutionary theory.

Working to achieve the dream of the great spiritual and scientific visionaries, an international and multidisciplinary group of advanced evolution theorists explores how a new morally sensitive and action-oriented theory of human evolution can help guide our species thro...(Read More)
 
 
Beyond the Margins
Beyond the Margins (November 2003)
Reflections of a Feminist Philosopher
Linda A. Bell - Author

Incorporates memoir in the context of philosophical and political theory and argument.

Presenting essays rich with her own personal experiences, philosopher Linda A. Bell examines not only her own life but also problems arising from ways that living affects thinking. She reflects on her own experience in order to challenge a variety of provocative claims, including: that affirmative action harms those it is designed t...(Read More)
 
 
Hindu Bioethics for the Twenty-first Century
Hindu Bioethics for the Twenty-first Century (October 2003)
S. Cromwell Crawford - Author

Explores contemporary controversies in bioethics from a Hindu perspective.

S. Cromwell Crawford breaks new ground in this provocative study of Hindu bioethics in a Western setting. He provides a new moral and philosophical perspective on fascinating and controversial bioethical issues that are routinely in the news: cloning, genetic engineering, the human genome project, reproductive technologies, the end of life, and...(Read More)
 
 
A Parliament of Science
A Parliament of Science (September 2003)
Science for the 21st Century
Michael Tobias - Editor
Teun Timmers - Editor
Gill Wright - Editor

Interviews with scientific leaders focus on the challenges, promises, and perils of science and technology.

Based on interviews with eighteen prominent scientists and public policymakers from around the globe, A Parliament of Science provides a rich overview of the challenges, promises, and perils of science and technology in the twenty-first century. What can we hope for? What must we fear? How can scie...(Read More)
 
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