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Almeder, Robert F.

Overview
Works: 70 works in 282 publications in 1 language and 14,779 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Periodicals  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Creator
Classifications: R724, 179.7
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Robert F Almeder
Biomedical ethics and the law by James M Humber( Book )

29 editions published between 1976 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the past few years an increasing number of colleges and universities have added courses in biomedical ethics to their curricula. To some extent, these additions serve to satisfy student demands for "relevance. " But it is also true that such changes reflect a deepening desire on the part of the academic community to deal effectively with a host of problems which must be solved if we are to have a health-care delivery system which is efficient, humane, and just. To a large degree, these problems are the unique result of both rapidly changing moral values and dramatic advances in biomedical technology. The past decade has witnessed sudden and conspicuous controversy over the morality and legality of new practices relating to abortion, therapy for the mentally ill, experimentation using human subjects, forms of genetic interven tion, suicide, and euthanasia. Malpractice suits abound and astronomical fees for malpractice insurance threaten the very possibility of medical and health-care practice. Without the backing of a clear moral consensus, the law is frequently forced into resolving these conflicts only to see the moral issues involved still hotly debated and the validity of existing law further questioned. In the case of abortion, for example, the laws have changed radically, and the widely pub licized recent conviction of Dr. Edelin in Boston has done little to foster a moral consensus or even render the exact status of the law beyond reasonable question
Physician-assisted death( Book )

5 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Nonnecessity of Euthanasia: Gregg A. Kasting
The philosophy of Charles S. Peirce : a critical introduction by Robert F Almeder( Book )

14 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biomedical ethics reviews( )

in English and Undetermined and held by 502 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 481 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 )

7 editions published between 1992 and 2001 in English and held by 459 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 426 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 392 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 )

8 editions published between 1983 and 1998 in English and held by 376 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 363 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 )

9 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 360 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 )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 338 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 )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

15 editions published between 1991 and 1997 in English and held by 309 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 283 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 )

6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 266 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 )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This interdisciplinary collection of essays deals with the moral issues associated with the treatment and care of the elderly-and offers proposals for solving them. Writing in a readily 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
Truth and skepticism by Robert F Almeder( Book )

9 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 148 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
Rescher studies a collection of essays on the philosophical work of Nicholas Rescher( )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a career extending over almost six decades, Nicholas Rescher has conducted researches in almost every principal area of philosophy, historical and systematic alike. In this extraordinary volume, two dozen scholars join in offering penetrating discussions of various facets of Rescher's investigations. The result is an instructively critical panorama of the many-faceted contributions of this important American philosopher. Born in Germany in 1928, Nicholas Rescher came to the U.S. at the age of nine. He is University Professor of Philosophy at the University of Pittsburgh where he has also se
 
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Almeder, Robert.

Robert F. Almeder American philosopher and academic

Robert F. Almeder filsofo estadounidense

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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