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Introduction Death - Thomas Nagel Of Suicide - David Hume Active and Passive Euthanasia - James Rachels A Defense of Abortion - Judith Jarvis Thomson Abortion and Infanticide - Michael Tooley The Survival Lottery - John Harris Speech in Favour of Capital Punishment (1868) - John Stuart Mill Judgement Day - Louis Pascal 'It Makes No Difference Whether or Not I Do It' - Jonathan Glover Overpopulation and the Quality of Life - Derek Parfit What is Wrong With Slavery? - R.M. Hare Seperate Spheres - Janet Radcliffe Richards All Animals are Equal - Peter Singer Games Theory and the Nuclear Arms Race - Nicholas Measor Notes of Contributors Bibliography Index of Names


An impressive line-up. The book is everything it purports to be. For someone who wants a short collection of many of the seminal and influential essays in applied philosophy, one probably can't do better than this.--Teaching Philosophy
Excellent, provocative. --M.B. Montgomery, Drexel University
The students in my introductory course respond enthusiastically to this book.--M.A. Box, Dickinson State University
Excellent collection of some of the world's greatest contributors-past and present-to civilization! I am thoroughly impressed.--Susan B. Dickey, Temple University
One of the best collections of readings both in terms of scope and aptness. Could be used as a foundation text in any course in applied ethics.--Manuel M. Davenport, Texas A&M University

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