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Rachels, James 1941-2003

Overview
Works: 88 works in 425 publications in 10 languages and 9,820 library holdings
Genres: Textbooks  Introductions  Educational films  Documentary films  Nonfiction 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 )

113 editions published between 1986 and 2018 in 8 languages and held by 2,288 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 )

31 editions published between 1986 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 1,334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author examines the ethics of euthanasia, and proposes a new moral code. ...an important and cogent contribution to the overall debate...'___ Church Times
Created from animals : the moral implications of Darwinism by James Rachels( Book )

25 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in English and Japanese and held by 1,277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

28 editions published between 1971 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abortion: The morality of abortion, by P. Ramsey. The problem of abortion and the doctrine of double effect, by P. Foot. Whatever the consequences, by J. Bennett.--Sex: Sexual perversion, by T. Nagel. On sexual morality, by S. Ruddick.--Human rights and civil disobedience: Rights, human rights, and racial discrimination, by R. Wasserstrom. The justification of civil disobedience, by J. Rawls. Law and civil disobedience, by R.M. Dworkin.--Criminal punishment: The responsibility of criminals, by W. Kneale. Murder and the principles of punishment, England and the United States, by H.L.A. Hart. Or else, by J.R. Lucas.--Violence and pacifism: What violence is, by N. Garver. Pacifism, a philosophical analysis, by J. Narveson.--War: War and murder, by G.E.M. Anscombe. On the morality of war, a preliminary inquiry, by R. Wasserstrom. Peace, by R.M. Hare.--Suicide and death: Suicide, by R.F. Holland. Death, by T. Nagel. Death, by M. Mothersill.--Bibliography (p. 386-390)
The Right thing to do : basic readings in moral philosophy by James Rachels( Book )

33 editions published between 1989 and 2019 in English and held by 890 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of readings in moral theory and moral issues from major Western philosophers is the ideal companion reader for James Rachels' text The Elements of Moral Philosophy. The anthology explores further the theories and issues introduced in that volume, in their original and classic formulations. The collection can stand on its own as the text for a course in moral philosophy, or it can be used to supplement any introductory text. -- from publisher description
Ethical theory by James Rachels( Book )

28 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 475 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 448 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 )

12 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 414 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 held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 294 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 )

15 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 279 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 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 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is Morality Relative?( Visual )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 46 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
Introducción a la filosofía moral by James Rachels( )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in Spanish and held by 35 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
Is morality relative?( Visual )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 21 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."--Container
The elements of moral philosophy : James Rachels ; sixth ed. by Stuart Rachels by James Rachels( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethical theory / the question of objectivity( Book )

8 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dao de zhe xue yao yi by Lei qie er si( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in Chinese and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leven en sterven : over euthanasie en ethiek by James Rachels( Book )

2 editions published in 1987 in Dutch and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filosofisch essay over de waarde van het leven en het voor en tegen van euthanasie
 
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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 philosophy
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James Rachels Ameerika Ühendriikide filosoof

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Rachels, James

Rachels, James, 1941-

ג'יימס רייצ'לס

ג'יימס רייצ'לס פילוסוף אמריקאי

레이첼즈, 제임스 1941-2003

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レイチェルズ, J.

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