There is a pressing demand for applied ethics coming from all quarters: ethics of biology, ethics of sciences, business ethics, insurance and corporate ethics, ethics of the body and sexuality, communication, environment, family, etc.
This book attempts to respond to this demand. Structured in three parts it presents the main philosophical options first (liberalism, utilitarianism, ethics of discussion, etc.) and their great figures (Aristotle, Kant, Spinoza, Heidegger, Foucault, etc.), before it addresses the various fields concerned by ethics and, finally, today’s great questions of ethics (for or against pornography, cloning, euthanasia, education, abortion, etc.)
This book is destined to the public at large. Written in an accessible and cogent fashion, it offers an up-to-date bibliography for each entry, with an index of terms and nouns. It includes texts by more than fifty francophone specialists.
Ludivine Thiaw-Po-Une is 27. She obtained her PhD in political philosophy from the University of Paris IV-Sorbonne where she also lectures.