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Rachels, James 1941-2003

Overview
Works: 76 works in 392 publications in 8 languages and 9,637 library holdings
Genres: Textbooks  Introductions  Educational films  Documentary 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 )

95 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 2,287 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 1,361 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 )

24 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in English and Japanese and held by 1,274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

27 editions published between 1971 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anansi the Spider uses a strange moss-covered rock in the forest to trick all the other animals, until Little Bush Deer decides he needs to learn a lesson
The Right thing to do : basic readings in moral philosophy by James Rachels( Book )

27 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in English and held by 854 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."--
Ethical theory by James Rachels( Book )

27 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 456 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
The legacy of Socrates : essays in moral philosophy by James Rachels( Book )

7 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in English and held by 441 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 405 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 )

8 editions published between 1972 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethics : the classic readings by David E Cooper( Book )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 286 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 )

14 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 267 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
Understanding moral philosophy by James Rachels( Book )

5 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 132 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 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is Morality Relative?( Visual )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses whether all morality is culturally determined, or whether some moral values are valid for all cultures. Harman, Wong and Rachels explore the claims of relativitism. The issue of child labor is explored from a relativist point of view
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

Ethical theory / the question of objectivity( Book )

8 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 17 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 12 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 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Current debates in global justice( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The elements of moral philosophy by James Rachels( Recording )

5 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This ... book introduces the major theories of ethics ... Highlights of the [book] include a new section on indirect utilitarianism and an elaboration on the discussion of "what a satisfactory theory would be like." These are complemented by revealing examples, including new discussions of the recent conjoined twins case in Britain, Elizabeth Anscombe's protest against Oxford University for awarding an honorary degree to Harry Truman and Raoul Wallenberg's heroism at the end of World War II.-Back cover
 
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The elements of moral philosophy
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Created from animals : the moral implications of DarwinismThe Right thing to do : basic readings in moral philosophyEthical theoryThe legacy of Socrates : essays in moral philosophyCan ethics provide answers? : and other essays in moral philosophyEthics : the classic readingsProblems from philosophyThe truth about the world : basic readings in philosophyEthical theory / the question of objectivity
Alternative Names
James Rachels Amerikaans filosoof

James Rachels filósofo estadounidense

James Rachels filosofo statunitense

James Rachels philosophe américain

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

Rachels, James

Rachels, James, 1941-

ג'יימס רייצ'לס

ג'יימס רייצ'לס פילוסוף אמריקאי

레이첼즈, 제임스 1941-

ジェームズ・レイチェルズ

レイチェルズ, J.

レイチェルズ, ジェームズ

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