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Allhoff, Fritz

Works: 57 works in 304 publications in 1 language and 6,859 library holdings
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Most widely held works by Fritz Allhoff
What is nanotechnology and why does it matter? : from science to ethics by Fritz Allhoff( )

20 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 866 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What Is Nanotechnology and Why Does It Matter? provides a balanced understanding of this important emerging technology and the social and ethical issues that come from it. Divided into three sections, the book starts with a substantial introduction to the science of nanotechnology, then attends to basic issues and principles such as risk and regulations needed to evaluate nanotechnology’s impact, with the final section closely examining some of the most important areas of application, such as environmental, privacy, military, medical and enhancement, as well as their ethical and social implications."--pub. desc
Terrorism, ticking time-bombs, and torture : a philosophical analysis by Fritz Allhoff( )

8 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 803 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The general consensus among philosophers is that the use of torture is never justified. In Terrorism, Ticking Time-Bombs, and Torture, Fritz Allhoff demonstrates the weakness of the case against torture; while allowing that torture constitutes a moral wrong, he nevertheless argues that, in exceptional cases, it represents the lesser of two evils. Allhoff does not take this position lightly. He begins by examining the way terrorism challenges traditional norms, discussing the morality of various practices of torture, and critically exploring the infamous ticking time-bomb scenario. After carefully considering these issues from a purely philosophical perspective, he turns to the empirical ramifications of his arguments, addressing criticisms of torture and analyzing the impact its adoption could have on democracy, institutional structures, and foreign policy. The crucial questions of how to justly authorize torture and how to set limits on its use make up the final section of this timely, provocative, and carefully argued book
Nanoethics : the ethical and social implications of nanotechnology( Book )

8 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nanotechnology will eventually impact every area of our world Nanoethics seeks to examine the potential risks and rewards of applications of nanotechnology. This up-to-date anthology gives the reader an introduction to and basic foundation in nanotechnology and nanoethics, and then delves into near-, mid-, and far-term issues. Comprehensive and authoritative, it: Goes beyond the usual environmental, health, and safety (EHS) concerns to explore such topics as privacy, nanomedicine, human enhancement, global regulation, military, humanitarianism, education, artificial intelligence, space exploration, life extension, and more Features contributions from forty preeminent experts from academia and industry worldwide, reflecting diverse perspectives Includes seminal works that influence nanoethics today Encourages an informed, proactive approach to nanoethics and advocates addressing new and emerging controversies before they impede progress or impact our welfare This resource is designed to promote further investigations and a broad and balanced dialogue in nanoethics, dealing with critical issues that will affect the industry as well as society. While this will be a definitive reference for students, scientists in academia and industry, policymakers, and regulators, it's also a valuable resource for anyone who wants to understand the challenges, principles, and potential of nanotechnology
Nanotechnology & society : current and emerging ethical issues by Fritz Allhoff( )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nanotechnology & Society is a collection of sixteen papers focused on the most urgent issues arising from nanotechnology today and in the near future. Written by leading researchers, policy experts, and nanoethics scholars worldwide, the book is divided into five units: foundational issues; risk and regulation; industry and policy; the human condition; and selected global issues. The essays tackle such contentious issues as environmental impact, health dangers, medical benefits, intellectual property, professional code of ethics, privacy, international governance, and more
Philosophies of the sciences : a guide by Fritz Allhoff( )

28 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of essays discussing a wide range of sciences and the central philosophical issues associated with them, presenting the sciences collectively to encourage a greater understanding of their associative theoretical foundations, as well as their relationships to each other.: Offers a new and unique approach to studying and comparing the philosophies of a variety of scientific disciplines; Explores a wide variety of individual sciences, including mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, psychology, sociology and economics; The essays are written by leading scholars in a highly accessi
Physicians at war : the dual-loyalties challenge by Fritz Allhoff( )

17 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"There are a range of ethical issues that confront physicians in times of war, as well as some of the uses of physicians during wars. This book presents a theoretical apparatus which undergirds those debates, namely by casting physicians as being confronted with dual-loyalties during times of war. While this theoretical apparatus has already been developed in other contexts, it has not been specifically brought to bear on the ethical conflicts that attain in wars. Arguably, wars thrust physicians into ethical conflicts insofar as these wars create a tension between a physicians obligation to heal and an obligation to serve some other good (e.g., military chain of command, national security, the greater good, etc.)."--Jacket
Food & philosophy : eat, drink, and be merry by Fritz Allhoff( Book )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Food & Philosophy offers a collection of essays which explore a range of philosophical topics related to food; it joins Wine & Philosophy and Beer & Philosophy in in the "Epicurean Trilogy." Essays are organized thematically and written by philosophers, food writers, and professional chefs. * Provides a critical reflection on what and how we eat can contribute to a robust enjoyment of gastronomic pleasures * A thoughtful, yet playful collection which emphasizes the importance of food as a proper object of philosophical ..." --Publisher description
Routledge handbook of ethics and war : just war theory in the twenty-first century by Fritz Allhoff( Book )

24 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This new Handbook offers a comprehensive overview of contemporary extensions and alternatives to the just war tradition in the field of the ethics of war. The modern history of just war has typically assumed the primacy of four particular elements: jus ad bellum, jus in bello, the state actor, and the solider. This book will put these four elements under close scrutiny, and will explore how they fare given the following challenges: * What role do the traditional elements of jus ad bellum and jus in bello-and the constituent principles that follow from this distinction-play in modern warfare? Do they adequately account for a normative theory of war? * What is the role of the state in warfare? Is it or should it be the primary actor in just war theory? * Can a just war be understood simply as a response to territorial aggression between state actors, or should other actions be accommodated under legitimate recourse to armed conflict? * Is the idea of combatant qua state-employed soldier a valid ethical characterization of actors in modern warfare? * What role does the technological backdrop of modern warfare play in understanding and realizing just war theories? Over the course of three key sections, the contributors examine these challenges to the just war tradition in a way that invigorates existing discussions and generates new debate on topical and prospective issues in just war theory. This book will be of great interest to students of just war theory, war and ethics, peace and conflict studies, philosophy and security studies"--Provided by publisher
Binary bullets : the ethics of cyberwarfare by Fritz Allhoff( )

12 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophical and Ethical Discussions of warfare are often tied to emerging technologies and techniques. Today we are presented with what many believe is a radical shift in the nature of war-the realization of conflict in the cyber-realm, the so-called "fifth domain" of warfare. Does an aggressive act in the cyber-realm constitute an act of war? If so, what rules should govern such warfare? Are the standard theories of just war capable of analyzing and assessing this mode of conflict? These changing circumstances present us with a series of questions demanding serious attention. Is there such a thing as cyberwarfare? How do the existing rules of engagement and theories from the just war tradition apply to cyberwarfare? How should we assess a cyber-attack conducted by a state agency against private enterprise and vice versa? Furthermore, how should actors behave in the cyber-realm? Are there ethical norms that can be applied to the cyber-realm? Are the classic just war constraints of non-combatant immunity and proportionality possible in this realm? Especially given the idea that events that are constrained within the cyber-realm do not directly physically harm anyone, what do traditional ethics of war conventions say about this new space? These questions strike at the very center of contemporary intellectual discussion over the ethics of war. In twelve original essays, plus a foreword from John Arquilla and an introduction, Binary Bullets: The Ethics of Cyberwarfare, engages these questions head on with contributions from the top scholars working in this field today
Ancient philosophy : essential readings with commentary( Book )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Focuses on the key philosophers and their texts, from Pre-Socratic thinkers through to the Neo-Platonists. Brings together the key primary writings of Thales, Xenophanes, Parmenides, Anaxagoras, Gorgias, Plato, Aristotle, Epicurus, Lucretius, Seneca, Sextus Empiricus, Plotinus, and many others. Is broken down into eight chronological sections for easy comprehension and comparison. The readings are accompanied by expert commentary from the editors." --Publisher
Business ethics( Book )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This three-volume anthology collects the most important of the classic articles in business ethics, as well as the best of the contemporary work in business ethics. It will serve as a sourcebook for academics and non-academics doing research in business ethics
Wine & philosophy : a symposium on thinking and drinking by Fritz Allhoff( Book )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Greek word sympotein means literally "to drink together." In the era of Socrates and Plato, the symposium was a central part of Greek culture: a gathering where men consumed wine freely and debated the issues of the day. This book offers an insightful perspective on the philosophical dimensions of wine and wine appreciation
The Affordable Care Act decision : philosophical and legal implications( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interest in NFIB v. Sebelius has been extraordinarily high, from as soon as the legislation was passed, through lower court rulings, the Supreme Court's grant of certiorari, and the decision itself, both for its substantive holdings and the purported behind-the-scene dynamics. Legal blogs exploded with analysis, bioethicists opined on our collective responsibilities, and philosophers tackled concepts like 'coercion' and the activity/inactivity distinction. This volume aims to bring together scholars from disparate fields to analyze various features of the decision. It comprises over twenty essays from a range of academic disciplines, namely law, philosophy, and political science. Essays are divided into five units: context and history, analyzing the opinions, individual liberty, Medicaid, and future implications
The philosophy of science : an historical anthology( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Philosophy of science came into its own in the 20th century, but the issues at the heart of the subject have been in discussion since antiquity. Philosophy of Science: An Historical anthology combines excerpts from key historical writings with insightful commentary to provide a text that distinctively follows strands of scientific inquiry, investigation, and debate for the past 2,500 years. Beginning with the Ancient Greeks, Part I examines the roots of ancient and medieval philosophy of science before proceeding to the scientific revolution, with extensive coverage of such scientists as Copernicus, Kepler, Galileo, and Newton as well as modern philosophers including Descartes, Hume, and Kant. Part II covers philosophy of science in the 20th century, first laying out the fundamental doctrines of the highly influential logical positivist movement and the emergence of its "received view" of scientific theories. It then traces the challenges to the received view and the impact of those challenges on issues in contemporary philosophy of science such as confirmation and observation, methodology, and realism. Unmatched in breadth and depth, Philosophy of Science: An Historical Anthology is a comprehensive work that will take the reader on a grand tour of the philosophy of science from antiquity to the modern age."--Book cover
Early modern philosophy : essential readings with commentary( Book )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cannabis : philosophy for everyone : what were we just talking about? by Fritz Allhoff( )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The debate on the status and legality of cannabis continues to gain momentum. Here, personal anecdotes combined with academic and scientific reports combine to sharpen some of the fascinating philosophical issues associated with cannabis use
Late modern philosophy : essential readings with commentary( Book )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Late Modern Philosophy' introduces the leading ideas of the late modern era, with selections from the writings of its most recognised thinkers, including John Locke, David Hume, Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, Immanuel Kant, and Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Whiskey & philosophy : a small batch of spirited ideas by Fritz Allhoff( Book )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thoughtful essays on the history, significance, and pleasures of whiskey. Everyone becomes a philosopher with a drink in hand, but Whiskey & Philosophy takes this natural pairing to a new level. It explores a range of philosophical topics related to whiskey through engaging reflections written by philosophers, whiskey writers, and others. You will learn things that are both practical (how do tasting notes vary across guides and whiskey brands?) and thought provoking (why is there the popular conception that drinking whiskey makes people mean, and is it true?). Whether your interest lies in the
Sailing : philosophy for everyone : catching the drift of why we sail by Fritz Allhoff( )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume reveals the wisdom we can learn from sailing, a sport that pits human skills against the elements, tests the mettle and is a rich source of valuable lessons in life. Unravels the philosophical mysteries behind one of the oldest organized human activitiesFeatures contributions from philosophers and academics as well as from sailors themselves Enriches appreciation of the sport by probing its meaning and valueBrings to life the many applications of philosophy to sailing and the profound lessons it can teach usA thought-provoking read for sailors and philosophers alike & amp;nbsp
Business in ethical focus : an anthology( Book )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2017 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Business in Ethical Focus is a compilation of classical and contemporary essays and case studies in business ethics. Readers will become acquainted with seminal ideas on corporate social responsibility and the place of business in a just society. Other topics include diversity in the workplace, sexual harassment, workplace rights, environmental responsibility and sustainability, global business, intellectual property, bribery, and ethical issues in advertising and marketing. This second edition adds a dozen original case studies, as well as new sections on global perspectives (with articles on Islamic, Confucian, and Buddhist business ethics), entrepreneurship, and the non-profit sector. Background material on ethical theory and the nature of business ethics is included to orient readers new to this field
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What is nanotechnology and why does it matter? : from science to ethics
Nanoethics : the ethical and social implications of nanotechnologyNanotechnology & society : current and emerging ethical issuesPhilosophies of the sciences : a guidePhysicians at war : the dual-loyalties challengeFood & philosophy : eat, drink, and be merryAncient philosophy : essential readings with commentaryBusiness ethicsWine & philosophy : a symposium on thinking and drinking
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Allhoff, F. 1976-

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