The Practice of Ethics is an outstanding guide to the burgeoning field of applied ethics, and offers a coherent narrative that is both theoretically and pragmatically grounded for framing practical issues. * Discusses a broad range of contemporary issues such as racism, euthanasia, animal rights, and gun control. * Argues that ethics must be put into practice in order to be effective. * Draws upon relevant insights from history, psychology, sociology, law and biology, as well as philosophy. * An excellent companion to LaFollette's authoritative anthology, Ethics in Practice: An Anthology, Third Edition (Blackwell, 2006).
Hugh LaFollette is Marie and Leslie E. Cole Chair in Ethics, University of South Florida, St. Petersburg. He is author of Personal Relationships: Love, Identity, and Morality (Blackwell, 1995), co-author of Brute Science: The Dilemmas of Animal Experimentation (1996), and editor of several other volumes, including The Blackwell Guide to Ethical Theory (Blackwell, 1999) and Ethics in Practice: An Anthology (third edition, Blackwell, 2007).