Thursday, February 18, 2010

Ethics and Humanity: Tribute to Jonathan Glover

Ethics and Humanity
Themes from the Philosophy of Jonathan Glover

Edited by N. Ann Davis, Richard Keshen,
and Jeff McMahan

(Oxford University Press, 2010)


"Ethics and Humanity" pays to tribute to Jonathan Glover, a pioneering figure whose thought and personal influence have had a significant impact on applied philosophy. In topics that include genetic engineering, abortion, euthanasia, war, and moral responsibility, Glover has made seminal contributions. The papers collected here address topics to which Glover has contributed, with particular emphasis on problems of conflict discussed in his book, "Humanity: A Moral History of the Twentieth Century". There are also moving testaments to the influence Glover has had on colleagues, students, and friends. Glover himself contributes a series of fine replies, which constitute an important addition to his published work.


Part 1: Torture
1: What Should We Do About Torture? - James Griffin [preview]

Part 2: War
2: The Consequences of War - Thomas Hurka [paper]
3: Humanitarian Intervention, Consent, and Proportionality - Jeff McMahan

Part 3: Ethics, Truth, and Belief
4: Humanity and the Perils of Perniciously Politicized Science - N. Ann Davis
5: Social Moral Epistemology and the Tasks of Ethics - Allen Buchanan
6: The Strains of Dialogue - Richard Keshen

Part 4: Bioethics and Beyond
7: Humanity and Hyper-Regulation: from Nuremberg to Helsinki - Onora O'Neill
8: Transhumanity: A Moral Vision of the Twenty-First Century - John Harris

Part 5: Some Silences in Humanity
9: The Foundations of Humanity - Roger Crisp
10: Bystanders to Poverty - Peter Singer
11: Compassion: Human and Animal - Martha Nussbaum [podcast]

Part 6: Personal
12: Jonathan Glover - Alan Ryan

Part 7: Responses
13: A Summing Up - Jonathan Glover

Jonathan Glover is Professor of Ethics at King's College, London, and a Distinguished Research Fellow at the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics.

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