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Ethics and the Contemporary World


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Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgements Part 1: Race and Gender 1. Profiling and Discrimination David Edmonds 2. Feminism and the Demands of Beauty Heather Widdows and Gulzaar Barn Part 2: The Environment 3. The Environment and Geoengineering Stephen Gardiner 4. Population and Life Extension Hilary Greaves Part 3: War and International Relations 5. Immigration and Borders: Who should be allowed in? Gillian Brock 6. War and Legitimate Targets Helen Frowe 7. Counter-Terrorism and Lethal Force Seumas Miller Part 4: Global poverty 8. Humanitarian Intervention Allen Buchanan 9. Religion and Politics Tony Coady 10. Charity and Partiality Theron Pummer Part 5: Ethics and social media 11. Social media and friendship Rebecca Roache 12. The internet and privacy Carissa Veliz 13. Fake News and Free Speech Neil Levy Part 6: Democracy 14. Extremism Steve Clarke 15. Microaggression Regina Rini 16. Free Speech Roger Crisp Part 7: Rights and Moral Status 17. The Child's Right to Bodily Integrity Brian Earp 18. Disability Guy Kahane 19. Embryo Research Katrien Devolder 20. Abortion Francesca Minerva 21. Euthanasia Dominic Wilkinson 22. Eating Meat Jeff McMahan Part 8: Science and Technology 23. Genetic Selection Thomas Douglas 24. Human Enhancement Julian Savulescu 25. AI and Robot Ethics John Tasioulas. Index

About the Author

David Edmonds is Distinguished Research Fellow at the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, University of Oxford, UK, and a BBC journalist. His books include Would You Kill The Fat Man? and (with John Eidinow) Rousseau's Dog and Wittgenstein's Poker. With Nigel Warburton, he runs the popular 'Philosophy Bites' podcast series, which has had 38 million downloads. @DavidEdmonds100


"This is a superb collection of 25 short chapters on current ethical issues. The pieces included are accessible, brisk and often arresting, ensuring that the book will have an important role to play in both philosophical and public discussion." - Philip Pettit, Princeton University, USA, and Australian National University

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