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Hugh LaFollette (ed.): The Oxford Handbook of Practical Ethics. (Series: Oxford Handbooks in Philosophy). Oxford: Oxford University Press 2003, ISBN 0-19-824105-4; £ 75.00, EUR 114,90 (Hardback); 790 pages

Hugh LaFollette (ed.): The Oxford Handbook of Practical Ethics. (Series: Oxford Handbooks in... Book Reviews Buchbesprechungen Hugh LaFollette (ed.): The Oxford Handbook of Practical Ethics. (Series: Oxford Handbooks in Philosophy). Oxford: Oxford University Press 2003, ISBN 0-19-824105-4; £ 75.00, EUR 114,90 (Hardback); 790 pages Like other volumes in the Oxford Handbook series, this new collection on practical ethics is no small handbook. With some seven hundred pages and twenty-eight entries by thirty-three contributors, it is a substantial addition to an increasingly important sub-discipline of moral philosophy. The articles are organised somewhat unusually under the headings: 1) Our Personal Lives, 2) Moral Status, 3) Equality, 4) The Just Society, 5) Justice and International Relations, and 6) Life and Death. Issues like abortion and euthanasia, which usually are grouped together in discussions of the doctrines of double effect and doing versus allowing, are segregated here under Moral Status and Life and Death respectively. The article on war by Henry Shue also appears in the Life and Death section and not, as might be expected, in the Justice and International Relations section. In his Introduction, editor Hugh LaFollette asks that not too much be read into the categorisation of articles since the purpose of his scheme is to highlight specific issues that must be considered http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png History of Philosophy and Logical Analysis Brill

Hugh LaFollette (ed.): The Oxford Handbook of Practical Ethics. (Series: Oxford Handbooks in Philosophy). Oxford: Oxford University Press 2003, ISBN 0-19-824105-4; £ 75.00, EUR 114,90 (Hardback); 790 pages

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Book Reviews Buchbesprechungen Hugh LaFollette (ed.): The Oxford Handbook of Practical Ethics. (Series: Oxford Handbooks in Philosophy). Oxford: Oxford University Press 2003, ISBN 0-19-824105-4; £ 75.00, EUR 114,90 (Hardback); 790 pages Like other volumes in the Oxford Handbook series, this new collection on practical ethics is no small handbook. With some seven hundred pages and twenty-eight entries by thirty-three contributors, it is a substantial addition to an increasingly important sub-discipline of moral philosophy. The articles are organised somewhat unusually under the headings: 1) Our Personal Lives, 2) Moral Status, 3) Equality, 4) The Just Society, 5) Justice and International Relations, and 6) Life and Death. Issues like abortion and euthanasia, which usually are grouped together in discussions of the doctrines of double effect and doing versus allowing, are segregated here under Moral Status and Life and Death respectively. The article on war by Henry Shue also appears in the Life and Death section and not, as might be expected, in the Justice and International Relations section. In his Introduction, editor Hugh LaFollette asks that not too much be read into the categorisation of articles since the purpose of his scheme is to highlight specific issues that must be considered

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Published: Apr 5, 2006

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