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Buchanan, Allen E. 1948-

Works: 92 works in 328 publications in 4 languages and 12,188 library holdings
Roles: Author, Editor, Interviewee
Classifications: KZ3410, 172
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Most widely held works about Allen E Buchanan
Most widely held works by Allen E Buchanan
Human rights, legitimacy, and the use of force by Allen E Buchanan( )
17 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The thirteen essays by Allen Buchanan collected here are arranged in such a way as to make evident their thematic interconnections: the important and hitherto unappreciated relationships among the nature and grounding of human rights, the legitimacy of international institutions, and the justification for using military force across borders. In Human Rights, Legitimacy, and the Use of Force Buchanan makes the case for a holistic, systematic approach, and in so doing constitutes a major contribution at the intersection of international political philosophy and international legal theory."--Jacket
States, nations, and borders the ethics of making boundaries ( )
10 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume examines comparatively the views and principles of seven prominent ethical traditions on the issue of the making and unmaking of state and national boundaries. The traditions represented are Judaism, Christianity, Islam, natural law, Confucianism, liberalism and international law
From chance to choice : genetics and justice by Allen E Buchanan( Book )
24 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 1,200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This book probes the implications of advances in genetics. The authors ask how they should affect our understanding of distributive justice, equality in opportunity, the rights and obligations as parents, the meaning of disability, and the role of the concept of human nature in ethical theory and practice." "The book offers a historical context to contemporary debate over the use of these technologies by providing an ethical autopsy of mankind's first attempts to use the scientific knowledge of heredity to improve human lives: the eugenics movement of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Appendices explain the nature of genetic causation and gene-environment interaction, and expose widespread misconceptions of genetic determinism, as well as outline the nature of the ethical analysis used in the book." "The questions raised in this book will be of interest to any reflective reader concerned about science and society and the rapid development of biotechnology, as well as to professionals in such areas as philosophy, bioethics, medical ethics, health management, law, and political science."--Jacket
Deciding for others : the ethics of surrogate decision making by Allen E Buchanan( Book )
28 editions published between 1989 and 2004 in English and held by 1,081 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ethics, efficiency, and the market by Allen E Buchanan( Book )
21 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 904 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is a systematic evaluation of the main arguments for and against the market as an instrument of social organization, balancing efficiency and justice . It links the distinctive approaches of philosophy and economics to this evaluation
Justice, legitimacy, and self-determination : moral foundations for international law by Allen E Buchanan( Book )
39 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 885 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book articulates a systematic vision of an international legal system grounded in the commitment to justice for all persons. It provides a probing exploration of the moral issues involved in disputes about secession, ethno-national conflict, "the right of self-determination of peoples," human rights, and the legitimacy of the international legal system itself. Buchanan advances vigorous criticisms of the central dogmas of international relations and international law, arguing that the international legal system should make justice, not simply peace among states, a primary goal, and rejecting the view that it is permissible for a state to conduct its foreign policies exclusively according to what is in the "national interest." He also shows that the only alternatives are not rigid adherence to existing international law or lawless chaos in which the world's one superpower pursues its own interests without constraints. This book not only criticizes the existing international legal order, but also offers morally defensible and practicable principles for reforming it. Justice, Legitimacy, and Self-Determination will find a broad readership in political science, international law, and political philosophy
Justice and health care selected essays by Allen E Buchanan( )
10 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 865 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this volume Allen Buchanan collects ten of his most influential essays on justice and healthcare and connects the concerns of bioethicists with those of political philosophers, focusing not just on the question of which principles of justice in healthcare ought to be implemented, but also on the question of the legitimacy of institutions through which they are implemented. With an emphasis on the institutional implementation of justice in healthcare, Buchanan pays special attention to the relationship between moral commitments and incentives. The volume begins with an exploration of the dif
Marx and justice : the radical critique of liberalism by Allen E Buchanan( Book )
18 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 840 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Better than human : the promise and perils of enhancing ourselves by Allen E Buchanan( Book )
17 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 799 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Is it right to use biomedical technologies to make us better than well or even perhaps better than human? Should we view our biology as fixed or should we try to improve on it? College students are already taking cognitive enhancement drugs. The U.S. army is already working to develop drugs and technologies to produce "super soldiers." Scientists already know how to use genetic engineering techniques to enhance the strength and memories of mice and the application of such technologies to humans is on the horizon. In Better Than Human, philosopher-bioethicist Allen Buchanan grapples with the ethical dilemmas of the biomedical enhancement revolution. Biomedical enhancements can make us smarter, have better memories, be stronger, quicker, have more stamina, live much longer, avoid the frailties of aging, and enjoy richer emotional lives. In spite of the benefits that biomedical enhancements may bring, many people instinctively reject them. Some worry that we will lose something important-our appreciation for what we have or what makes human beings distinctively valuable. Others assume that biomedical enhancements will only be available to the rich, with the result that social inequalities will worsen. Buchanan shows that the debate over enhancement has been distorted by false assumptions and misleading rhetoric. To think clearly about enhancement, we have to acknowledge that human nature is a mixed bag and that our species has many 'design flaws.' We should be open be open to the possibility of becoming better than human, while never underestimating the risks that our attempts to improve may back-fire." --Publisher description
Secession : the morality of political divorce from Fort Sumter to Lithuania and Quebec by Allen E Buchanan( Book )
10 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This important study, the first book-length treatment of an increasingly crucial topic, treats the moral issues of secession at two levels. At the practical level, Professor Buchanan develops a coherent theory of the conditions under which secession is morally justifiable. He then applies it to historical and contemporary examples, including the U.S. Civil War and more recent events in Bangladesh, Katanga, and Biafra, the Baltic states, South Africa, and Quebec. This is the first systematic account of the conditions and terms that justify secession from a political union. But Buchanan also locates this account of the right to secede in the broader context of contemporary political thought, introducing readers to influential accounts of political society such as contractarianism and communitarianism, and showing how the possibility of secession fits into a more complete understanding of political community and political obligation. At both levels this is an important book. It will interest not just political and social theorists but any reader concerned with one of the most momentous issues of our day: the future of troubled political federations and other states under conditions of ethnic and cultural pluralism.--Publisher description
Beyond humanity? : the ethics of biomedical enhancement by Allen E Buchanan( Book )
16 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This book examines the ethical controversy surrounding biomedical enhancement: the use of biotechnologies to improve normal human capacities and characteristics. It deflates the heated rhetoric of the debate and, unlike other treatment of the topic, is informed by an understanding of evolutionary biology. The book debunks the idea that the natural is always good, and explains why and how we might need to change human nature"--Publisher description
Secession and self-determination ( Book )
5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In harm's way : essays in honor of Joel Feinberg by Jules L Coleman( Book )
6 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
For several decades the work of Joel Feinberg has been the most influential in legal, political, and social philosophy in the English-speaking world. This volume honors that body of work by presenting fifteen original essays, many of them by leading legal and political philosophers, that explore the problems that have engaged Feinberg over the years. Among the topics covered are issues of autonomy, responsibility, and liability. It will be a collection of interest to anyone working in moral, legal, or political philosophy
Conflicts of interest in clinical practice and research ( Book )
5 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The heart of human rights by Allen E Buchanan( Book )
14 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book provides a moral assessment of the heart of the modern human rights enterprise: the system of international legal human rights. Any attempt to achieve a moral assessment of that enterprise must first evaluate the system of international legal human rights, which includes both legal norms and the institutions that create, interpret, and implement them
Surrogate decisionmaking for elderly individuals who are incompetent or of questionable competence by Allen E Buchanan( Book )
2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Ryukyu Islands, pre-war population and employment, census data for 1940 and 1944 (Okinawa-ken and O-Shima-gun) by Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers( Book )
2 editions published in 1950 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cong ji hui dao xuan ze : yi chuan xue yu zheng yi by Bu Kan Nan( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in Chinese and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Annual changes in population of Japan proper, 1 October 1920-1 October 1947 by Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers( Book )
2 editions published in 1948 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The sudden addition, within two years after Japan's surrender, of more than six million people to a population already overcrowded and facing a prolonged period of general postwar instability, has created a host of complex social and economic problems and a resultant need for reliable information upon which effective policies and programs might be formulated."--Preface
Secessione : quando e perché un paese ha il diritto di dividersi by Allen E Buchanan( Book )
3 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in Italian and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Buchanan, Allen.
Buchanan, Allen 1948-
Buchanan, Allen E.
Buchanan, Allen Edward 1948-
English (240)
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Italian (3)
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