Modern advances in science and medicine bring with them an array of complex ethical dilemmas. In Ethical Issues for a New Millennium editor John Howie addresses contemporary ethical problems with eight essays from top thinkers in the field. This collection offers new and comprehensive overviews of some very tough ethical issues that will remain foremost in our minds in the years ahead. Each essay is written by a recognized authority within his or her specific field, and brings to light ethical questions rooted in ongoing philosophical debates in arenas such as human rights, the welfare state, women’s rights, genetic and gender equality, genetic equity, cloning, organ transplants, environmental ethics, insurrectionist ethics, and the erosion of moral sensibility.
These lectures where originally presented at Southern Illinois University as part of the Wayne Leys Memorial Lectures series. This collection represents the fourth volume in the series.