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Caplan, Arthur L.

Overview
Works: 105 works in 348 publications in 2 languages and 21,547 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Speaker, Author of introduction, Other, Interviewee
Classifications: R724, 174.2
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Arthur L Caplan
 
Most widely held works by Arthur L Caplan
The case of Terri Schiavo : ethics at the end of life( Book )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gathers medical and legal documents, opinions from various perspectives, and a timeline of events in the Terri Shiavo case to provide a resource for examining the moral and ethical issues surrounding end-of-life decisions
The Sociobiology debate : readings on ethical and scientific issues( Book )

18 editions published between 1978 and 1985 in English and held by 1,204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays on sociobiology by Charles Darwin, Herbert Spencer, Thomas H. Huxley, Robin Fox, Lionel Tiger, Konrad Lorenz, Niko Tinbergen, Anthony Quinton, Stephen Jay Gould, Robert L. Trivers, and Edward O. Wilson
The ethics of organ transplants : the current debate( Book )

8 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 1,181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With more than thirty of the most important, influential, and up-to-date articles from leaders in ethics, medicine, sociology, law, and politics, The Ethics of Organ Transplants examines the numerous and tangled issues that surround the debate over organ procurement and distribution: the search for new sources of organs, new methods of procurement, new ways of managing dying, and innovative strategies for fairly distributing this scarce life-saving resource."--Jacket
Am I my brother's keeper? : the ethical frontiers of biomedicine by Arthur L Caplan( Book )

9 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 925 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author discusses "some of the most pressing issues in medical ethics today--including doctor-assisted suicide, gene therapy, fetal research, access to health care," and cloning.--Jacket
Scientific controversies : case studies in the resolution and closure of disputes in science and technology by H. Tristram Engelhardt( Book )

23 editions published between 1986 and 2011 in English and held by 886 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of essays examines the ways in which disputes and controversies about the application of scientific knowledge are resolved. Four concrete examples of public controversy are considered in detail: the efficacy of Laetrile, the classification of homosexuality as a disease, the setting of safety standards in the workplace, and the utility of nuclear energy as a source of power. The essays in this volume show that debates about these cases are not confined to matters of empirical fact. Rather, as is seen with most scientific and technical controversies, they focus on and are structured by complex ethical, economic, and political interests. Drs. Engelhardt and Caplan have brought together a distinguished group of scholars from the sciences and humanities, who sketch a theory of scientific controversy and attempt to provide recommendations about the ways in which both scientists and the public ought to seek more informed resolutions of highly contentious issues in science and technology. Scientific Controversies is offered as a contribution to the better understanding of the roles of both science and nonscientific interests in disputes and controversies pertaining to science and technology.--Publisher description
When medicine went mad : bioethics and the Holocaust by Arthur L Caplan( Book )

13 editions published in 1992 in English and German and held by 847 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In When Medicine Went Mad, one of the nation's leading bioethicists-and an extraordinary panel of experts and concentration camp survivors-examine problems first raised by Nazi medical experimentation that remain difficult and relevant even today. The importance of these issues to contemporary bioethical disputes-particularly in the thorny areas of medical genetics, human experimentation, and euthanasia-are explored in detail and with sensitivity
Due consideration : controversy in the age of medical miracles by Arthur L Caplan( Book )

7 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 832 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

If scientists can successfully clone sheep, will humans be next? Today's headlines read like a science fiction novel! Due consideration takes a poignant look at the rapidly changing field of biomedicine and the consequences it will have on our lives. Arthur Caplan, one of this nation's leading bioethicists, explores these issues and analyzes moral questions including: Will we retain our essential humanity if we modify our biological blueprint? Would it be irresponsible to procreate without a thorough genetic examination? Who will decide if physical traits like short stature and baldness are considered diseases? Can biomedicine make our lives better? You'll also learn about the most current and controversial topics such as: Cloning, abortion and assisted suicide. Genetically engineering a human to be immune from infectious diseases. The ability to "design" our children from head to toe. Diagnosing and treating illnesses during fetal development. Programs to prevent the transmission of HIV. No other book on the market today combines this analytic clarity with the latest from medical journals and media headlines. Now, you can decide for yourself what the future ought to hold in store
If I were a rich man could I buy a pancreas? : and other essays on the ethics of health care by Arthur L Caplan( Book )

11 editions published between 1992 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 813 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arthur L. Caplan has been an important voice in bioethics for many years. In a great number of essays and articles he has taken on some of the most pressing issues in bioethics today. This book brings his most important work together with new essays on autonomy in nursing homes and on the ethical issues raised by the mapping and sequencing of the human genome. In an introductory essay Caplan updates some of his views and responds to criticisms. Caplan begins with a discussion the nature of work in applied ethics. He rejects the view that those who do bioethics or any other version of applied ethics are merely the servants of moral theoreticians. Next, Caplan examines some of the tough moral questions raised by the use of animals in biomedical research. While not recognizing that animals have rights, he argues for more humane treatment when they are used in scientific research. In a group of essays on human experimentation, Caplan studies such issues as privacy and the obligation to serve as a voluntary subject in medical experimentation. In subsequent essays, he explores the frontiers of medicine in genetics, reproductive technology, and transplantation and reviews the challenges posed to the American health care system as the population grows older. Caplan concludes by confronting the pressing public policy issues of cost containment and rationing. He rejects the view that rationing is the only means available for reducing the escalating costs of health care and suggests strategies that would control costs while affording access to basic medical care for every American
Who owns life?( Book )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 766 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Everyday ethics : resolving dilemmas in nursing home life( Book )

5 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethics in hard times by Arthur L Caplan( Book )

10 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There is widespread agreement among large segments of western society that we are living in a period of hard times. At first glance such a belief might seem exceedingly odd. After all, persons in western society find themselves living in a time of unprecedented material abundance. Hunger and disease, evils all too familiar to the members of earlier generations, although far from eradicated from modern life, are plainly on the wane. Persons alive today can look forward to healthier, longer, and more comfortable lives than those of their grand parents. Nevertheless, the feeling that life today is especially difficult is rampant in government, in the media, in popular books, and in academic circles. Western society is perceived in many quarters as wracked by crises of all sorts-of faith, of power, of authority, of social turmoil, of declining quality in workmanship and products, and of a general intellectual malaise afflicting both those on the Left and the Right. A tone of crisis permeates the language of public life. Editorials in major newspapers are full of dire warnings about the dangers of unbridled egoism, avarice and greed, and the risks and horrors of pollution, overpopulation, the arms race, crime, and indulgent lifestyles
Darwin, Marx, and Freud : their influence on moral theory by Arthur L Caplan( Book )

11 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hope of obtaining a comprehensive and coherent understand ing of the human condition, we must somehow weave together the biological, sociological, and psychological components of human nature and experience. And this cannot be done indeed, it is difficult to even make sense of an attempt to do it-without first settling our accounts with Darwin, Marx, and Freud. The legacy of these three thinkers continues to haunt us in other ways as well. Whatever their substantive philosophical differences in other respects, Darwin, Marx, and Freud shared a common, overriding intellectual orientation: they taught us to see human things in historical, developmental terms. Phil osophically, questions of being were displaced in their works by questions of becoming. Methodologically, genesis replaced teleological and essentialist considerations in the explanatory logic of their theories. Darwin, Marx, and Freud were, above all, theorists of conflict, dynamism, and change. They em phasized the fragility of order, and their abiding concern was always to discover and to explicate the myriad ways in which order grows out of disorder. For these reasons their theories constantly confront and challenge the cardinal tenet of our modern secular faith: the notion of progress. To be sure, their emphasis on conflict and the flux of change within the flow of time was not unprecedented; its origins in Western thought can be traced back at least as far as Heraclitus
Assisted suicide : finding common ground by Lois Snyder( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethics in the undergraduate curriculum by Bernard Rosen( Book )

10 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Penn Center guide to bioethics by Vardit Ravitsky( Book )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Center for Bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania is the internationally recognized leader in bioethical education and research. Its interdisciplinary faculty is drawn from the fields of medicine, law, nursing, education, philosophy, psychology, and religious studies. The Penn Center's leading fellows have combined their expertise with other contributors to create this work, a guide to both traditional and cutting-edge bioethical issues. It navigates uncharted ethical terrains, covering the challenging controversies generated by new technologies, theories, and medical advances. This volume represents the Penn Center's distinct, pioneering approach to bioethics, one that emphasizes empirical treatment of bioethical issues, and the integration of bioethical scholarship with practical application. It is a work that is designed to help readers get answers to the bioethical issues of the day
Which babies shall live? : humanistic dimensions of the care of imperiled newborns by Thomas H Murray( Book )

8 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book discusses such poignant themes as the suffering so often associated with neonatal care, including not only that of the infants themselves, but also that of their parents and caretakers. Authors assess the moral significance of this suffering, scrutinize the conflict between science and society over the 'what is best for the infant' principle, and examine the legal concept of privacy as an important element in the refusal of care for seriously ill newborns. -- from Book Jacket
Smart mice, not-so-smart people : an interesting and amusing guide to bioethics by Arthur L Caplan( Book )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An assortment of lighthearted and provocative essays about bioethics issues invites readers to formulate their own opinions about a wide variety of topics, from genetically modified foods and cloning to Mad Cow disease and advanced maternal age
In search of equity : health needs and the health care system by Ronald Bayer( Book )

7 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I Several years ago, when the Carter administration announced that it would support congressional action to end the public fund ing of abortions, the President was asked at a press conference whether he thought that such a policy was unfair; he responded, "Life is unfair." His remarks provoked a storm of controversy. For other than those who, for principled reasons, opposed abor tion on any grounds, it seemed that the President's comments were cruel, violating what was thought to be an American com mitment to providing equal access to health services to all citi zens, regardless of their capacity to pay. Those sentiments had, in fact, been reflected in public opinion polls that had, for at least three decades, indicated that Americans supported the propo sition that the government should guarantee health care to all. Ultimately, those beliefs had been translated into the oft-ex 1 pressed political demand for a one-class system of health care. This commitment to equality is rather remarkable. American society evidences a striking willingness to tolerate vast inequal ities with regard to income and wealth. While it guarantees ed ucation to all children, there is not even a pretense that the children of the wealthy and the children of the poor ought to get precisely the same kind of schooling. While some commitment 'Hazel Erskine. "The Polls: Health Insurance," Public Opinion Quarterly, XXXIX (Spring, 1975), 128-143
Contemporary debates in bioethics by Arthur L Caplan( Book )

6 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume features a collection of arguments contributed by many of today's top bioethics scholars, focusing on core bioethical concerns of the twenty-first century. Written in a debate-style format for accessibility to non-specialists, it features general introductions to each topic that precede scholarly debates, and presents the latest, cutting-edge thoughts on relevant bioethics ideas, arguments, and debates. -- From publisher's website
Applied ethics in mental health care : an interdisciplinary reader( Book )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume discusses some of the most critical ethical issues in mental health care today, including the moral dimensions of addiction, patient autonomy and compulsory treatment, privacy and confidentiality, and the definition of mental illness itself
 
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Alternative Names
Arthur Caplan American academic

Arthur Leonard Caplan

Caplan, A. L.

Caplan, A. L. 1950-

Caplan, A. L. (Arthur L.)

Caplan, A. L. (Arthur L.), 1950-

Caplan, Arthur.

Caplan, Arthur 1950-

Caplan, Arthur L.

Caplan, Arthur Leonard 1950-

카플란, 아더 L

カプラン, アーサー

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English (179)

German (1)

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The ethics of organ transplants : the current debateAm I my brother's keeper? : the ethical frontiers of biomedicineScientific controversies : case studies in the resolution and closure of disputes in science and technologyWhen medicine went mad : bioethics and the HolocaustDue consideration : controversy in the age of medical miraclesIf I were a rich man could I buy a pancreas? : and other essays on the ethics of health careWho owns life?Everyday ethics : resolving dilemmas in nursing home life