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Almeder, Robert F.

Overview
Works: 69 works in 262 publications in 1 language and 14,477 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Periodicals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator
Classifications: R724, 174.2
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Robert F Almeder
Biomedical ethics and the law by James M Humber( Book )

26 editions published between 1976 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Physician-assisted death( Book )

5 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Constitutionality of Elective and Physician-Assisted Death: G. Steven
The philosophy of Charles S. Peirce : a critical introduction by Robert F Almeder( Book )

13 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biomedical ethics reviews( )

in English and Undetermined and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Human happiness and morality : a brief introduction to ethics by Robert F Almeder( Book )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Human Happiness and Morality, noted philosopher Robert Almeder provides lucid introductory explanations of the major ethical theories and traditions, as well as a clear and comprehensive discussion of the proposed answers to three basic questions in ethics: What makes a right act right? Why should I be moral? What is human happiness and how can I attain it? He then ventures beyond the basic questions, describing the relationship between morality and happiness; clearly defining human happiness; and raising the question of whether happiness, so defined, is the likely product of a life lived morally. In the final chapter, Almeder details simple Stoic rules for happy living and shows how it is possible to live the good life despite the existence of unhappiness and failure in others
Business ethics( Book )

6 editions published between 1992 and 2001 in English and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Business ethics : corporate values and society by Milton Snoeyenbos( Book )

6 editions published between 1983 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stem cell research by James M Humber( Book )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A panel of philosophers, ethicists, feminists, and historians examine the moral issues posed by stem cell research, and introduce the principle arguments for and against such research. The book attempts to offer both a balanced presentation and thoughtful critiques of the main arguments in the debate
Privacy and health care( Book )

6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although a legal and moral right to privacy is generally recognized in society, there is no agreement regarding how these rights should apply to medical information. In Privacy and Health Care, leading ethical, medical, legal, and philosophical thinkers debate the conflicting moral and legal demands for maintaining the privacy of health care records in an age of easy computer access to those records and growing pressure by insurance companies, public health agencies, and employers for personal health care data. The essays by Boleyn-Fitzgerald, Margo Goldman, and Bill Allen & Ray Moseley favor restrictions being placed upon access to medical information, whereas the chapters by David Korn and Mark Meany argue for the opposing view. An introductory article by Charity Scott delineates the principal legal and ethical issues on the general topic of medical privacy. Interdisciplinary and enlightening, Privacy and Health Care presents the latest moral and legal thinking for and against greater protection of the privacy of health care information, and advances this important issue to a new level of clarity and decision
Human cloning by James M Humber( Book )

7 editions published between 1983 and 1998 in English and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Human Cloning a panel of distinguished philosophers, medical ethicists, religious thinkers, and social critics tackle the thorny problems raised by the now real possibility of human cloning. In their wide ranging reviews, the distinguished contributors critically examine the major arguments for and against human cloning, probe the implications of such a procedure for society, and critically evaluate the "Report and Recommendations of the National Bioethics Advisory Commission." The debate includes both religious and secular arguments, as well as an outline of the history of the cloning debate and a discussion of human cloning's impact on our sense of self and our beliefs about the meaning of life. Human Cloning offers a timely and concise one volume survey of all the major arguments for and against human cloning. It will well serve medical ethicists, social and cultural critics, public policy specialists, and the educated layperson who wants to better understand this issue and its implications for our society, culture, and civilization
Death and personal survival : the evidence for life after death by Robert F Almeder( Book )

6 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing on 21 of the best case studies in reincarnation, apparitions of the dead, ostensible possession, out-of-body experiences, and trance mediumships, "Death and Personal Survival" offers a comprehensive discussion of the best empirical evidence in each of these areas and refutes alternative explanations offered by sceptics
Harmless naturalism : the limits of science and the nature of philosophy by Robert F Almeder( Book )

8 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Does science have all the answers? The view that it does is known as scientific naturalism or scientism, and is now commonly advanced under the label 'naturalized epistemology'. Scientism holds that the only legitimate claims about the world are those that can be tested by the methods of the natural sciences. Robert Almeder argues that scientism is rationally indefensible, but that there is a rationally defensible form of naturalism - 'harmless naturalism' - which does not reduce philosophical explanations to scientific ones. This book begins by refuting the arguments for the most radical form of scientism, the Replacement Thesis, which derives from Quine. Almeder goes on to refute the Transformational Thesis, an allegedly distinct form of naturalized epistemology offered by Alvin Goldman and others. Finally, there is an examination of 'harmless naturalism', a position which holds that there are some questions about the world whose answers are not to be sought in natural science
Alternative medicine and ethics by James M Humber( Book )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Alternative Medicine and Ethics, leading bioethicists and philosophers examine and debate the question of how the health care system should deal with using complimentary and alternative medicines. The distinguished authorities writing here both defend and criticize alternative medicine, with some arguing that the medical system should change substantially in order to accommodate alternative medicine, and others claiming that virtually all alternative treatments are worthless. In the heat of the debate many fundamental issues are raised concerning our health care system, among them the questions of therapeutic effectiveness, media truthfulness, the patient's freedom to choose among treatment options, health insurance coverage, the ability of the current healthcare delivery system to meet patients' needs, and government approval of alternative medicines. The issues raised in Alternative Medicine and Ethics pose numerous challenges to the healthcare delivery system that presently dominates in the United States and Canada. The points made here will help bioethicists, medical professionals, managers, and public policy experts to better understand the fundamental nature of our health care system and better meet patients' needs
Scrutinizing feminist epistemology : an examination of gender in science( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blind realism : an essay on human knowledge and natural science by Robert F Almeder( Book )

13 editions published between 1991 and 1997 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reproduction, technology, and rights by James M Humber( Book )

4 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Reproduction, Technology, and Rights, philosophers and ethicists debate the central moral issues and problems raised by today's revolution in reproductive technology. Leading issues discussed include the ethics of paternal obligations to children, the place of in vitro fertilization in the allocation of health care resources, and the ethical implications of such new technologies as blastomere separation and cloning. Also considered are how parents and society should respond to knowledge gained from prenatal testing and whether or not the right to abort should relieve men of the duty to support unwanted children. Reproduction, Technology, and Rights illuminates the moral and ethical choices that our society faces because of advances in reproductive technology and helps to make those decisions better informed
Is there a duty to die( Book )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although a legal and moral right to privacy is generally recognized in society, there is no agreement regarding how these rights should apply to medical information. In Privacy and Health Care, leading ethical, medical, legal, and philosophical thinkers debate the conflicting moral and legal demands for maintaining the privacy of health care records in an age of easy computer access to those records and growing pressure by insurance companies, public health agencies, and employers for personal health care data. The essays by Boleyn-Fitzgerald, Margo Goldman, and Bill Allen & Ray Moseley favor restrictions being placed upon access to medical information, whereas the chapters by David Korn and Mark Meany argue for the opposing view. An introductory article by Charity Scott delineates the principal legal and ethical issues on the general topic of medical privacy. Interdisciplinary and enlightening, Privacy and Health Care presents the latest moral and legal thinking for and against greater protection of the privacy of health care information, and advances this important issue to a new level of clarity and decision
Care of the aged by James M Humber( Book )

6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The growing population of elderly and infirm has given rise to serious questions about their proper care and treatment. What responsibility does society have to its aging citizens? What duties if any do grown children owe their parents? What should be done with severely demented patients? When is a person "elderly?" In Care of the Aged, an interdisciplinary panel of diverse thinkers and practicing ethicists grapples with these and other pressing moral problems associated with the treatment and care of the elderly-and offers proposals for solving them. Writing in an easily understandable style, the authors debate the propriety of Western society's current mechanisms for dealing with elderly citizens and consider the problems that arise for medical personnel and family members who provide such care. Among the issues discussed are disrespecting our elders, ethical dilemmas in community-based care, duties to aging parents, a feminist ethics of care, and the ethics of pain management in older Americans. Informative and readily accessible, Care of the Aged not only illuminates for the educated reader many of the key ethical issues arising in the care and treatment of the elderly, but also offers recommendations with real moral import
Mental illness and public health care( Book )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is the involuntary commitment of the mentally ill morally proper? How can we determine proper psychiatric care in a managed health care system? And can a mental health professional violate a patient's confidentiality when they believe that patient is a threat to someone? These are the ethical, legal, and medical questions at the heart of the nineteenth annual volume of Biomedical Ethics Reviews, Mental Illness and Public Health Care. In six nonideological essays, leading bioethicists, including one with practical experience in medical administration, search for clear moral and legal guidelines for dealing with the complex issues presented when treating mentally ill patients. Regarding involuntary commitment, Theodore Benditt and Gerard Elfstrom take radically different approaches, but come to quite similar conclusions against the practice. David Malloy, Thomas Hadjistravopoulos, and Wade Robison all stress the need to incorporate ethical values into the operation of managed health care systems in order to ensure that patients will receive the most beneficial treatment. Mark Meaney confirms this approach with an actual case of a public sector managed behavioral health care corporation using the services of an ethics center to implement a system-wide corporate ethics program. Finally, Pam Sailors examines the deficiencies of, and proposes modifications to, the so-called Tarasoff laws requiring psychotherapists to break patient confidentiality under certain circumstances. Objective and readily understandable, Mental Illness and Public Health Care illuminates for the educated reader some of the key ethical issues facing mental health care professionals and provides convincing practical conclusions with real moral import
Truth and skepticism by Robert F Almeder( Book )

9 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""Few philosophers have thought as long and as hard about the issues of the truth and our knowledge of it as Robert Almeder. And as so often in philosophy, the way to insight proceeds most smoothly along the path of criticism. By critiquing virlually all of the influential present-day opponents of his views, Almeder manages to provide a firm footing for his own persuasive and eminently instructive position."--Nicholas Rescher, University of Pittsburgh" ""The most sustained defense of an epistemic theory of truth available, coupled with a detailed response to various species of skepticism. Highly recommended as a gateway to contemporary debates on the nature of fruth."-Paul Humphreys, University of Virginia" ""Those who take the epistemic account of fruth to be a nonsfarler should read this compact book carefully. Almeder goes on the offense here and develops a pragmalist epistemology farther than anyone has before. A must-read."-Linda Alcoff, Cuny Grad Center" "Robert Almeder provides a comprehensive discussion and definitive refulation of our common conception of truth as a necessary condition for knowledge of the world and defends in detail an epistemic conception of truth without falling into the usual epistemological relativism or classical idealism in which all properties of the world turn out to be linguistic in nature and origin. There is no other book available that so clearly and thoroughly defends the case for an epistemic conception of truth and also claims success in avoiding idealism or epistemological relativism."--Jacket
 
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Almeder, Robert.

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Physician-assisted deathHuman happiness and morality : a brief introduction to ethicsBusiness ethicsStem cell researchPrivacy and health careHuman cloningDeath and personal survival : the evidence for life after deathHarmless naturalism : the limits of science and the nature of philosophy