WorldCat Identities

Baird, Robert M. 1937-

Overview
Works: 37 works in 183 publications in 3 languages and 17,280 library holdings
Genres: History  Trials, litigation, etc 
Roles: Editor, Author, Other
Classifications: HQ767.15, 179.7
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Robert M Baird
The Ethics of abortion : pro-life! vs. pro-choice!( Book )

21 editions published between 1989 and 2001 in English and held by 2,748 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twelve essays discuss the issue of abortion
Euthanasia : the moral issues( Book )

12 editions published between 1989 and 1999 in English and held by 1,510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nineteen selections offer arguments by advocates and opponents on the social issue of euthanasia
Animal experimentation : the moral issues( Book )

7 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 1,360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents articles debating the use of animals in scientific research
Same-sex marriage : the moral and legal debate( Book )

14 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in English and held by 1,270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The issue of same-sex marriage has attracted the attention of many political and cultural interests. Same-Sex Marriage: The Moral and Legal Debate presents a balanced sampling of diverse and cogent arguments by academics, politicians, journalists, attorneys, judges, and activists. The perspectives range from the views of lesbian feminists, who decry the institution of marriage as an instrument of oppression, to those of religious and cultural conservatives, who see same-sex marriage as the fatal undermining of traditional family structure and even of Western civilization itself
Pornography : private right or public menace?( Book )

13 editions published between 1991 and 1998 in English and held by 1,222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of essays discussing the ethical, social, and moral aspects of pornography
Punishment and the death penalty : the current debate by Robert M Baird( Book )

6 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 1,093 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of twenty essays by legal scholars, sociologists, and philosophers discussing the punishments for crime
Caring for the dying : critical issues at the edge of life( Book )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 903 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays dealing with the different facets of end of life care
Homosexuality : debating the issues( Book )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 840 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The media & morality( Book )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Being first with a major news story drives the media to inform the public. But what limits, if any, can or should be placed on the media's vital role when their need to attract readers, listeners, or viewers compels them to jeopardize people's freedom (Richard Jewell), privacy (President Clinton and other public figures), and even personal safety (Princess Diana) in their rush to get the scoop, sell newspapers and magazines, and increase viewer numbers?" "To whom are the media responsible - the public, the stockholders, the advertisers? Who decides what may "harm" an audience or what is unsuitable for children? How do political agendas affect censorship and media profits? Are radical new media standards needed in light of increasing numbers of big stories based on bad reporting and lax research?" "These and other questions are probed in this wide-ranging selection of essays that explores the relationships between the media and their diverse audiences, sponsors, corporate owners, governments, and others."--Jacket
Bigotry, prejudice, and hatred : definitions, causes & solutions( Book )

6 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cyberethics : social & moral issues in the computer age( Book )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and German and held by 606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Cyberethics explores the moral dilemmas that are arising as computer technology penetrates further into our professional, private, and social lives. Following an opening section concerned with defining the nature of this new moral landscape, four main issues are discussed: anonymity, personal identity, and the moral dimensions of creating new personalities; privacy, in light of the ability of computers to store vast amounts of information on individuals, and the harrowing specter of a Big Brother society in the not-too-distant future; ownership of intellectual property, copyright law, and the protection of these rights in cyberspace; and the impact of computers on democracy and community."--Jacket
Civil liberties vs. national security in a post-9/11 world( Book )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of articles addresses the conflict between the protection of civil liberties and the maintenance of national security in the face of terrorist threats, and covers such topics as racial profiling, domestic surveillance, and the designation of"enemy combatants."
Hatred, bigotry, and prejudice : definitions, causes & solutions( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Addresses the definitions, origins, and explanations of intolerance, and suggests some possible solutions for dealing with this phenomenon
Morality and the law by Robert M Baird( Book )

9 editions published between 1988 and 1993 in English and French and held by 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophy of punishment( Book )

7 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Disability : the social, political, and ethical debate( Book )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intelligent design : science or religion? : critical perspectives( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The death penalty : debating the moral, legal, and political issues( Book )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Does capital punishment act as a deterrent to the commission of certain crimes? Is state-sponsored execution of criminals abhorrent to the standards of civilized society? Should the death penalty be outlawed as a violation of the Eighth Amendment to the US Constitution, which prohibits cruel and unusual punishment? Should it be outlawed because of the possibility that an innocent person may be executed? Questions such as these are at the heart of the debate over capital punishment. In this excellent anthology, leading experts examines all sides of this thorny issue. Besides age-old questions surrounding the death penalty, some of the articles also address the impact of new advances in DNA technology. In addition, editors Baird and Rosenbaum provide edited excerpts from two recent, controversial decisions by the United States Supreme Court. In both cases, the Eighth Amendment came into play. In the first, Kennedy v. Louisiana, the Court ruled that the death penalty for raping a child, even in the case of violent rape, when the death of the child is not the result, constitutes cruel and unusual punishment. In the second, Baez v. Rees, the Court confirmed a lower court's decision that the method of capital punishment used in most states--lethal injection--does not violate the Eighth Amendment. Anyone seeking greater clarity on the moral, legal, and political implications of this often-emotional debate will benefit from this balanced collection"--Provided by publisher
Contemporary essays on Greek ideas : the Kilgore festschrift by William J Kilgore( Book )

8 editions published in 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Morality, justice, and the law : the continuing debate( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains articles on the connection between morality and the law by such thinkers as Oliver Wendell Holmes, Cass R Sunstein, and others. This book focuses on issues of morality and lawyering by looking at such questions as how lawyers should represent clients with whom they disagree ethically and how defence lawyers can represent guilty clients
 
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Euthanasia : the moral issues
Alternative Names
Baird, Robert

Languages
English (153)

German (1)

French (1)

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Euthanasia : the moral issuesAnimal experimentation : the moral issuesSame-sex marriage : the moral and legal debatePornography : private right or public menace?Punishment and the death penalty : the current debateCaring for the dying : critical issues at the edge of lifeHomosexuality : debating the issuesThe media & morality