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Applied ethics and social problems

Tony Fitzpatrick

Published by Policy Press

Published in print June 2008 | ISBN: 9781861348609
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447301479 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781861348609.001.0001
Applied ethics and social problems

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Designed to address practical questions, applied ethics is one of the most exciting areas in contemporary philosophy. Yet the relevance of ethical theories to social policy has been under-explored. The book is concerned with applying debates, theories and methods from moral philosophy to contemporary ethical issues relating to the disciplinary field (social policy) investigating the interactions of social problems, justice and wellbeing. This book presents introductions to the three most influential moral philosophies — consequentialism, Kantianism and virtue ethics — then relates these to some of the most urgent questions in contemporary public debates about the future of welfare services. These include taxing unhealthy habits, drug legalisation, parental choice in education, abortion, euthanasia, and migration and cultural diversity. In each case the author asks a perennial question: what are the legitimate boundaries of state action and individual liberty?

Keywords: consequentialism; Kantianism; virtue ethics; welfare services; drug legalisation; education; abortion

Book.  280 pages.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Social Theory

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