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Glover, Jonathan

Works: 120 works in 479 publications in 6 languages and 12,970 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Commentator, Other, Honoree
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Most widely held works about Jonathan Glover
Most widely held works by Jonathan Glover
Humanity : a moral history of the twentieth century by Jonathan Glover( Book )

58 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and Turkish and held by 3,121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The twentieth century was the most brutal in human history, featuring a litany of shameful events that includes the Holocaust, Hiroshima, the Stalinist era, Cambodia, Yugoslavia, and Rwanda. This important book looks at the politics of our times and the roots of human nature to discover why so many atrocities were perpetuated and how we can create a social environment to prevent their recurrence. Jonathan Glover finds similarities in the psychology of those who perpetuate, collaborate in, and are complicit with atrocities, uncovering some disturbing common elements--tribal hatred, blind adherence to ideology, diminished personal responsibility--as well as characteristics unique to each situation. Acknowledging that human nature has a dark and destructive side, he proposes that we encourage the development of a political and personal moral imagination that will compel us to refrain from and protest all acts of cruelty
Women, culture, and development : a study of human capabilities by Martha Nussbaum( )

29 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and held by 2,154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Like its predecessor, The Quality of Life, this volume encourages the reader to think critically about the central fundamental concepts used in development economics and suggests major criticisms of current economic approaches from that fundamental viewpoint
Choosing children : genes, disability, and design by Jonathan Glover( )

25 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 1,301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Surely parents owe it to their children to give them the best life they can? Increasingly we are able to reduce the number of babies born with disabilities and disorders. But there is a powerful new challenge to conventional thinking about the desirability of doing so: it comes from those who actually have these conditions. They call into question the very definition of disability; how do we justify trying to avoid bringing people like them into being?" "Jonathan Glover also examines the emotive idea of 'eugenics', and the ethics of attempting to enhance people genetically for non-medical reasons. Should parents be free to choose, for instance, the colour of their children's eyes or hair? This is no longer a distant prospect, but an existing power which we cannot wish away. What impact will such interventions have, both on the individuals concerned and on society as a whole? Is there a central core of human nature with which we must not interfere?" "This book is written for anyone who cares about the rights and wrongs of parents' choices for their children, indeed for anyone concerned about the future of humanity."--Jacket
Causing death and saving lives by Jonathan Glover( Book )

55 editions published between 1977 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 1,270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The moral problems of abortion, infanticide, suicide, euthanasia, capital punshiment, war and othe life-or-death choices
Alien landscapes? : interpreting disordered minds by Jonathan Glover( )

12 editions published in 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"We have made huge progress in understanding the biology of mental illnesses, but comparatively little in interpreting them at the psychological level. The eminent philosopher Jonathan Glover believes that there is real hope of progress in the human interpretation of disordered minds. The challenge is that the inner worlds of people with psychiatric disorders can seem strange, like alien landscapes, and this strangeness can deter attempts at understanding. Do people with disorders share enough psychology with other people to make interpretation possible? To explore this question, Glover tackles the hard cases--the inner worlds of hospitalized violent criminals, of people with delusions, and of those diagnosed with autism or schizophrenia. Their first-person accounts offer glimpses of inner worlds behind apparently bizarre psychiatric conditions and allow us to begin to learn the "language" used to express psychiatric disturbance. Art by psychiatric patients, or by such complex figures as van Gogh and William Blake, give insight when interpreted from Glover's unique perspective. He also draws on dark chapters in psychiatry's past to show the importance of not medicalizing behavior that merely transgresses social norms. And finally, Glover suggests values, especially those linked with agency and identity, to guide how the boundaries of psychiatry should be drawn."--Publisher's description
Responsibility by Jonathan Glover( Book )

21 editions published between 1970 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 835 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Philosophy of mind by J Glover( Book )

29 editions published between 1976 and 1996 in English and held by 592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I : the philosophy and psychology of personal identity by Jonathan Glover( Book )

25 editions published between 1984 and 1991 in English and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethics of new reproductive technologies : the Glover report to the European Commission by Jonathan Glover( Book )

7 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What sort of people should there be? by Jonathan Glover( Book )

17 editions published between 1984 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poging tot inventarisatie van de ethische problematatiek, die kan ontstaan door medische ingrepen in de menselijke erfelijkheid en in de menselijke psyche
Utilitarianism and its critics by Jonathan Glover( Book )

11 editions published between 1990 and 1996 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fertility & the family : the Glover Report on reproductive technologies to the European Commission by Jonathan Glover( Book )

9 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a report on the medical, ethical, and social issues surrounding reproductive technology. The report was produced for the European Commission by a working party headed by Jonathan Glover, with members from half the countries of the European community. "The focus of this report is not on the techniques, but on their human impact. We look first at three main groups involved: parents, donors and children. In some cases they have different interests, and we develop an approach to the conflicts that arise. We also try to bring out the way these apparently 'medical' matters raise issues that go to the heart of the kind of society we want. The next part of the report is about surrogate motherhood. We discuss conflicts of interest ... [and] consider the issues raised by proposals for commercial agencies in this field. Next we discuss the issues raised by embryo research, together with other issues such as the possibility of using foetal organs for transplants ... Finally, we discuss the way these new techniques can enable us to influence the kinds of people who are born." The geographic scope is worldwide. (Excerpt)
Naciones, identidad y conflicto : una reflexión sobre los imaginarios de los nacionalismos by JONATHAN; TAYLOR, CHARLES GLOVER( )

7 editions published in 2014 in Spanish and English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Humanidad e inhumanidad : una historia moral del siglo XX by Jonathan Glover( Book )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in Spanish and English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work is a study of history and morality in the 20th century. It examines the psychology which made possible Hiroshima, the Nazi genocide, Rwanda and Bosnia. It draws on accounts of participants, victims and observers and suggests that different atrocities have common patterns
Gene flow study : implications for the release of genetically modified crops in Australia by J Glover( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Self-creation by Jonathan Glover( Book )

4 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brave new babies? by Jonathan Glover( Visual )

7 editions published between 1982 and 1984 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the issues of human genetic engineering. Includes interviews with students, teachers, mothers-to-be, genetic screening patients and scientists
Choosing children : the ethical dilemmas of genetic intervention by Jonathan Glover( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Humanity : a moral history of the twentieth century
Women, culture, and development : a study of human capabilitiesChoosing children : genes, disability, and designCausing death and saving livesI : the philosophy and psychology of personal identityHumanidad e inhumanidad : una historia moral del siglo XXChoosing children : the ethical dilemmas of genetic intervention
Alternative Names
Glover, Jonathan

Jonathan Glover British philosopher

Jonathan Glover Brits filosoof

Jonathan Glover filósofo británico

Jonathan Glover philosophe britannique

جانتن گلاور فیلسوف بریتانیایی

جوناثان غلوفر فيلسوف بريطاني

글로버, 조너선 1941-

グラバー, ジョナサン