Subject Area: Ethics: Bussiness, Medical et al

America, Philanthropy and the Moral Order
2002 0-7734-7067-0
A sample of wealthy American philanthropists and non-philanthropists is explored seeking to understand why some gave of their wealth and others did not. It also focuses on the differences in the moral basis for wealth distribution between Americans and peoples in non-industrial societies, using examples from Native Americans, Oceanic, and African peoples. It compares earlier philanthropists with a small group of well-known American givers in the late 20th century. Figures examined include: John Crozer, John Wanamaker, John D. Rockefeller, John Pierpont Morgan; Andrew Mellon; Andrew Carnegie; Hetty Green, Collis Huntington, Jay Gould, Russell Sage, James Fisk, Cornelius Vanderbilt, Grenville Dodge, John Templeton, Ted Turner, and Bill Gates

Biomedical Ethics in Canada
1986 0-88946-149-X
Attempts to set forth as accurate a picture as possible of the present state of biomedical ethics in Canada, along with recommendations as to how it can be improved. Also shows how far the goal is of expanding the field of biomedical ethics so as to provide major improvements in the quality of health care in Canada.

Business and Society in a Changing World Order
1993 0-7734-9267-4
This volume presents current theory and empirical research on ethical and social issues in business. The twelve chapters originally appeared among the papers presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Association for Business and Society in Leuven, Belgium. These papers were selected for their overall excellence, and many of them deal with international and European concerns.

Business Ethics for a Sustainable Society. Conquering the Corporate Frankenstein
2009 0-7734-3848-3
This book empirically and theoretically covers the three main facets of Business Ethics, Social Responsibility, Sustainability, Corporate Governance and Globalization. In spite of its critical attitude, the book conveys a message of optimism; despite the economic problems that engulf world economy there is a means to overcome the dangers of collapse.

Children’s Rights, State Intervention, Custody and Divorce. Contradictions in Ethics and Family Law
2005 0-7734-6049-7
This book is about four philosophical problems that arise from consideration of the legal relationship of the state to the family and the ethical relationship of individuals within families: Do children have the same rights enjoyed by adults under the United States Constitution? What are the conditions under which the state is justified in intervening in the family in order to protect children and other family members? What standards should the state adopt to resolve disputes between parents and others over child or embryo custody? Can traditional ethical theory be used to resolve moral problems arising within families? Several solutions to each of these problems are presented and subjected to critical examination. Emerging from this study is a foundation for the development of a consistent theory of family law and family ethics that will stimulate and advance scholarship in the philosophy of law and social ethics

Contemporary Issues in Business and Politics
1991 0-7734-9718-8
This volume presents current political issues and issues in business ethics using theoretical and research perspectives rooted in the field of business and society. Topics include issues within the context of stakeholder theory, moral development within the framework of business education, business ethics issues, development of a corporate ethics program, gender differences in attitudes related to business ethics, and changing attitudes of women in business. Specific case studies document a company's careless disregard for the environment, a low-income family home construction project, industry self-regulation in the context of regulatory reform, and solicitation techniques of political actions committees.

Economic Injustice of Maternal Mortality. A Feminist Ethical Analysis
2008 0-7734-4792-X
This work is a response to the lack of theological reflection on the qualitatively different poverty endured by women, a concrete manifestation of which is maternal mortality. This work argues that the failure of liberation theology to attend adequately to the poverty of women compromises its commitment to solidarity with the oppressed.

Essays on a Philosophical Interpretation of Justice . The Virtue of Justice
1999 0-7734-8180-X
A coherent set of essays regarding the study of justice and taking into consideration the needs and obligations of the individual as a ‘member of society'.

Ethical Dilemmas in Modern Medicine. A Physician's Viewpoint
1986 0-88946-133-3
A series of essays, written by a practicing physician, on a wide variety of topics in medical ethics: clinical uncertainty; moral pluralism; paternalism; AIDS; organ procurement; physicians' involvement in executions; abortion; age as a factor in medical decision-making; sustaining life in a permanently acognitive patient; dementia; disagreement among patient, family, and physician; withholding nutritional support for the hopelessly ill; and the matter of who decides to write a DNR (do not resuscitate) order.

Ethical Foundations of Socialism
2007 0-7734-5283-4
This book presents a general overview of the lives and works of William Temple and R. H. Tawney. The author examines their notions of acquistiveness, re-evaluating other themes in their works in light of this. The ethical socialism of Tawney and Temple is appraised to examine and evaluate their ideas and to establish their philosophical and historical legacy.

Ethical Issues in Third World Development. A Philosophy of Social Change
2011 0-7734-1377-4
This book constitutes a pioneering project aimed at constructing a conceptual framework for integrating the normative, conceptual, theoretical, and applied aspects of development within mainstream philosophy. The goal is not just to provide a morally sound code of ethics for the guidance of professionals, but to provide ethical justification for social and economic development in Third World countries.



Ethics and Creativity in the Political Thought of Simone Weil and Albert Camus
2004 0-7734-6567-7
This work of political theory traces, for the first time in a book-length work, the critical development of the idea of creativity in politics through the intellectual relationship of Simone Weil and Albert Camus. Assessing their separate but complementary attempts to bring aesthetic considerations of beauty and order to bear on an ethical conception of political life, the book calls into question both a purely aestheticized picture of reality and postmodern tendency to see reality as a discontinuous discourses by emphasizing that which Weil and Camus believed the activities of labor and art share in common: the capacity and obligation to transform our perspective while respecting our physical and metaphysical limits.

Ethics and Wildlife Book Two
1999 0-7734-8712-3
This volume analyzes some of our attitudes concerning wildlife, and discusses problems facing wildlife. It is a spirit of concern for, and recognition of the value of, wild creatures that unifies the essays in this volume.

Ethics of Ernst Troeltsch. A Commitment to Relevancy
1990 0-88946-843-5
It is frequently assumed that Troeltsch's real contribution lies in the field of the science of religion. This study proposes that Troeltsch's ethics is a vital component of his theological agenda.

Ethics of Retribution in the Decameron and the Late Medieval Italian Novella Beyond the Circle
1993 0-7734-9835-4
This study deals with the depiction of ethically correct punishment in four late medieval Italian novella collections: Boccaccio's Decameron, Fiorentino's Pecorone, Sacchetti's Trecentonovelle, and Sercambi's Novelliere. It analyzes the function of ethics in dozens of short tales which can be profitably studied not only by scholars of Italian and other literatures, but also by students of medieval and Renaissance history, sociology, and philosophy.

Feminist Ethic for Social Science Research
1988 0-88946-120-1
A collection of original articles, some by leading feminists, the guiding principle of which is to define standards for the conduct of feminist research.

Medical Malpractice, Mistakes and Mishaps. Essays on Medical Litigation, the Mandatory Reporting of Health Professionals and the Limits of the Law
2013 0-7734-4535-8
This book discusses several important topics. Firstly, the book analyzes the limits of tort law; the problems with Australian law on the negligent failure to disclose medical risks and the merits of no-fault compensation schemes. Then it studies the importance of the elimination of medical error and the adoption of sound and comprehensive risk management principles; apologies and open disclosure in medicine. It also discusses the relationship between expert evidence and medical malpractice litigation.

Metaphoric Analysis of the Debate on Physician Assisted Suicide
1999 0-7734-8041-2
Uses metaphoric analysis to explore the rhetorical aspects of the debate as represented in the published works of three physicians with opposing views: Dr. C. Everett Koop, Dr. Jack Kevorkian, and Dr. Timothy Quill. After examining the texts, the author invents a hybrid metaphorical concept which can serve as a rhetorical bridge for participants in the debate. Once this metaphorical means of communication is in place, the necessary exploration of ethical systems can occur. Spragins goes well into the rhetorically unexplored territory of the debate on physician assisted suicide, illustrating in every argument how metaphor figures on thinking and speaking about the human mode of perceiving and being.

New Studies in Bonhoeffer's Ethics
1997 0-88946-775-7
Addresses the paradox that scholars have neglected the very work that Bonhoeffer hoped would be his crowning achievement, his study of Christian ethics. Concluding that the reason for this omission was not simple neglect but the uncertain state of the text, contributing authors offer insights and solutions for the textual problems posed by Bonhoeffer's Ethics.

Philosophical Examination of the History and Values of Western Medicine
1993 0-7734-9210-0
The study's central thesis is that medicine reflects better than any other discipline the ethical crises of our age and that these are the natural result of the schism between "facts" and "values" brought about at the time of the scientific revolution. It offers a brief introduction to the philosophical history of medicine, argues that current ethical theory rests upon a fallacy of abstraction, calls for a more realistic appraisal of ethical responsibility, and challenges the notion that ethics is necessarily more "subjective" than science. Examines the role of ethics in medical education, managing ethical issues in health-care delivery systems, medical economics, abortion, and sexually transmissible diseases, giving special attention to the realities of ethical responsibility in each case.

Police Ethics
1995 0-7734-9409-X
Using the eleven clauses of a statement of principles currently under consideration by the police service, this study discusses how members of the police service are thinking about what they actually do. The language in which these principles are phrased is examined as well as the relevance of these statements to the contemporary issues. This book introduces some of the vocabulary of philosophical ethics and discusses these ideas in relation to today's police service. The book also includes short case studies taken from the daily press with a few questions that use some of the vocabulary of ethical thinking.

Private and Public Ethics. Tensions Between Conscience and Institutional Responsibility
1978 0-88946-993-8
Compilation of essays addressing the tensions between conscience and institutional responsibility as problems in morality and politics in American life.

Profit and Responsibility Issues in Business and Professional Ethics
1985 0-88946-862-1
Essays on business ethics written by philosophers, theologians, and professors of business.

Reformed Urban Ethics. A Case Study of Pittsburgh
1991 0-7734-9906-7
An introductory textbook to Christian social ethics in the contemporary urban American context. Applies a reformed theory of justice and power to contemporary urban social-ethical problems. Chapters include: the urban ethos, urban theology, power in the urban setting, love and justice, evangelism and social action, John Calvin's economic theory, contemporary business ethics, racism, political ethics and housing, and a concluding chapter on peacemaking and the technological city. Rejecting the pessimism of French Protestant Jacques Ellul and the optimism of Boston theologian Harvey Cox, it maps out the terrain of a Christian realist urban ethic.

Slovak Lutheran Social Ethics
1997 0-7734-8651-8
This volume investigates the meaning and contribution of Slovak Lutheran Social Ethics to the formation of social ethical thinking in Slovakia. It is a systematic view, examining it in the social, political and spiritual context of the development of the Slovak nation, Slovakia and Czechoslovakia, linking the development of the Protestant social ethics in Europe and the world. Chapter I presents a methodological background for the understanding of problems of social ethics in general, emphasizing Slovak Lutheran Social Ethics. Chapter II presents an historical survey of the development of Lutheranism in Slovakia, and then analyzes the development of the social and ethical opinions of Slovak Lutherans from about the end of the 19th century to the end of WWII. Chapter III follows a Christian Socialist line and the Christian Realist line after WWII. Chapter IV investigates the period from 1948 to the present.

Theological Ethics of Friedrich Schleiermacher
2001 0-7734-7349-1
The range and versatility of the intellectual accomplishments of Friedrich Schleiermacher have been the scene of much scrutiny and recognition since his passing in 1834. The subjects of this study have been provided by both his published writings during his lifetime and the great amount of lecture material that comprise his literary remains. The material that Schleiermacher singled out from the exceptionally large deposit of lectures over many philosophical and theological subjects were those on philosophical dialectic and on Christian ethics.

Understanding Jewish Ethics. Major Themes and Thinkers, Volume II
1993 0-7734-1972-1
This companion volume continues the work and thesis of Volume I. It contains a full investigation of the revolutionary theories and methodologies of Volume I and identifies major themes and thinkers not covered in the first book. Major themes such as Theodicy, Human Justice and Rights, Altruism, Mysticism and Jewish Ethics, Jewish Ethics and Zionism, and the whole question of Jewish modernism and ethics are examined. In addition, it considers some major thinkers who dramatically affected our understanding of Jewish ethics, from classical philosophers such as Plato, Aristotle, Maimonides, and Gersonides to moderns like Baruch Spinoza, Immanuel Kant, Søren Kierkegaard, Moses Mendolssohn, Hermann Cohen, Ahad Ha'am, Jacob Klatzkin, Abraham Isaac Kook, Isaiah Leibowitz, Martin Buber, Franz Rosenzweig, Gershom Scholem, Max Kadushin, Eugene Borowitz, Seymour Siegel, Alasdair Macintyre, Louis Henkin, Hannah Arendt, and Leo Strauss among many others.

Understanding Jewish Ethics. Volume 1
1991 0-7734-9894-X
Investigates ethical perspectives and themes in Judaism from the biblical through the modern period. Compares and contrasts the Jewish ethical tradition in Greco-Roman, Christian and Moslem ethics. Topics include: suicide, self-sacrifice, euthanasia, lying and deception, political ethics, the ethics of war and peace, women and ethics, sexual ethics, death and dying, AIDS, and bio-medical ethics.

Vico and the Social Theory of Law. The Structure of Legal Communication
2014 0-7734-0050-8
This creative text is the result of a scholarly struggle with the meaning over the context of a social theory of law. It examines the philosophical, sociological and jurisprudential aspects of Gambattista Vico’s theory of law. Particularly his philosophical confrontation and engagement with important thinkers such as: Hobbes, Leibniz and Spinoza and the configuration of this thought with modern thinkers such as Gadamer and Deleuze.


Why Donor Insemination Requires Developments in Family Law
2007 0-7734-5257-5
This book examines the legal framework and practices surrounding licensed donor insemination in Britain at the end of the twentieth-century, together with a detailed consideration of the legislative and policy based changes in the early years of the twenty-first century. Drawing on interviews with single women, lesbian couples and heterosexual couples, this analysis focuses on the practical effects of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act for women and men who had sought access to and used this procedure. This qualitative study explores the complexities and significance of the legal construction of parenthood and ‘the family’, together with the (re)configurations of biogenetic ties in the context of families with children conceived through donor insemination.