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Rachels, James 1941-2003

Overview
Works: 67 works in 358 publications in 8 languages and 9,613 library holdings
Genres: Textbooks  Introductions  Educational films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Commentator, Honoree, Other, Compiler
Classifications: BJ1012, 170
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Most widely held works about James Rachels
 
Most widely held works by James Rachels
The elements of moral philosophy by James Rachels( Book )

76 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in English and Japanese and held by 2,192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Firmly established as the standard text for undergraduate courses in ethics, this concise, lively book combines clear explanations of the main theories of ethics with discussions of interesting examples. Topics covered include famine relief, euthanasia, homosexuality, and the treatment of animals. The text's versatility allows it to be widely used not only in ethical theory courses, but also in applied ethics courses of all kinds
The end of life : euthanasia and morality by James Rachels( Book )

35 editions published between 1986 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 1,397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filosofisch essay over de waarde van het leven en het voor en tegen van euthanasie
Created from animals : the moral implications of Darwinism by James Rachels( Book )

23 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in English and Japanese and held by 1,296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moral problems: a collection of philosophical essays by James Rachels( Book )

24 editions published between 1971 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Right thing to do : basic readings in moral philosophy by James Rachels( Book )

25 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in English and held by 827 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Moral philosophy is the study of how one should live. This anthology is an introduction to the that great subject. The readings cover the main moral theories and present a wealth of ideas about various practical matters."--
The legacy of Socrates : essays in moral philosophy by James Rachels( Book )

8 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in English and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"James Rachels's philosophical writings address key questions of contemporary life and the classic dilemmas of moral philosophy. A leading figure in the development of applied ethics, Rachels became an influential and sometimes controversial thinker on issues concerning animal rights, euthanasia, bioethics, and moral objectivity. This final collection of Rachels's work brings together fourteen essays that best summarize his philosophical positions. The essays also shed new light on the depth and breadth of Rachels's work and its importance for contemporary philosophy."--Jacket
Can ethics provide answers? : and other essays in moral philosophy by James Rachels( Book )

11 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Esteemed moral philosopher James Rachels here collects fifteen essays, some classic and others extensively revised, on the nature and limits of moral reasoning. Rachels argues that, rather than simply expressing societal conventions, moral philosophy can subvert received opinion and replace it with something better. Combining a concern for ethical theory with a discussion of practical moral issues such as euthanasia, the rights of animals, privacy, and affirmative action. Can Ethics Provide Answers is an excellent collection for students, scholars, and anyone concerned with the degree to which
Philosophical issues; a contemporary introduction by James Rachels( Book )

7 editions published between 1972 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethical theory by James Rachels( Book )

24 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theories About How We Should Live presents an accessible selection of the most important work in moral philosophy that appraises current thinking on how we should live
Ethics : the classic readings( Book )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The material covered ranges from Plato to Sartre and represents classic texts such as Hume's Treatise. Non-western approaches are also thoroughly represented. They include Chinese and Indian thinkers such as Mencius, Chuang-Tzu and Gandhi
Problems from philosophy by James Rachels( Book )

17 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers an introduction to philosophy which is organized around the great philosophical problems - the existence of God, the nature of the mind, human freedom, the limits of knowledge, and the truth about ethics. This title begins by reflecting on the life of the first great philosopher, Socrates
Ethical theory( Book )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Understanding moral philosophy by James Rachels( Book )

5 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The truth about the world : basic readings in philosophy by James Rachels( Book )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is morality relative?( Visual )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses whether all morality is culturally determined, or whether there are some moral values that are valid for all cultures. Interviews with Harman, Wong and Rachels explore the claims of relativism. The implications of relativism for the issue of child labour are explored
Introducción a la filosofía moral by James Rachels( Book )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in Spanish and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mediante numerosos ejemplos y con un lenguaje accesible, el autor reflexiona sobre problemas como el relativismo y el subjetivismo morales, la religión y su relación con la moralidad y el egoísmo ético y psicológico; asimismo, presenta las teorías normativas más importantes: la kantiana, el utilitarismo, las éticas de la virtud, la ética feminista y las teorías contractualistas. El propósito de este trabajo no es dar una teoría clara y unificada sobre "la verdad" de los temas analizados, sino ofrecer más bien una visión de conjunto de ideas, teorías y argumentos en competencia, ya que la filosofía, como la moral misma, es ante todo un ejercicio de la razón
Dao de zhe xue yao yi by James Rachels( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in Chinese and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Creati dagli animali : implicazioni morali del darwinismo by James Rachels( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in Italian and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethical theory / the question of objectivity( Book )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rätt och fel : introduktion till moralfilosofi by James Rachels( Book )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in Swedish and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The elements of moral philosophy
Alternative Names
James Rachels Amerikaans filosoof

James Rachels filosofo statunitense

James Rachels US-amerikanischer Moralphilosoph an der University of Alabama at Birmingham

ג'יימס רייצ'לס

레이첼즈, 제임스 1941-

レイチェルズ, J.

レイチェルズ, ジェームズ

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Created from animals : the moral implications of DarwinismThe Right thing to do : basic readings in moral philosophyThe legacy of Socrates : essays in moral philosophyCan ethics provide answers? : and other essays in moral philosophyEthical theoryEthics : the classic readingsProblems from philosophyEthical theory