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About the book

Edmonds, D. (Ed.) 'Ethics and the Contemporary World', Routledge, 2019

Arguments about ethics often centre on traditional questions of, for instance, euthanasia and abortion. Whilst these questions are still in the foreground, recent years have seen an explosion of new moral problems. Moral and political clashes are now as likely to be about sexuality and gender and the status of refugees, immigrants and borders, or the ethics of social media, safe spaces, disability and robo-ethics.

How should we approach these debates? What are the issues at stake? What are the most persuasive arguments? Edited by best-selling philosophy author David Edmonds, Ethics and the Contemporary World assembles a star-studded line-up of philosophers to explore twenty-five of the most important ethical problems confronting us today. They engage with moral problems in race and gender, the environment, war and international relations, global poverty, ethics and social media, democracy, rights and moral status, and science and technology.

Whether you want to learn more about the ethics of poverty, food, extremism, or artificial intelligence and enhancement, this book will help you understand the issues, sharpen your perspective and, hopefully, make up your own mind.

Festival 2021

Authors include Rebecca Roache (Social media and friendship), Roger Crisp (Free Speech) and Regina Rini (Microaggression), who have kindly contributed to this years' Festival of Arguments.

We're delighted to announce that a new podcast from Dave Edmonds (Philosophy 247) has launched for Festival 2021.  Dave discusses Microaggression with Dr Regina Rini, and you can hear the full discussion here.

Stay tuned! We'll be following this up shortly with a recording of Roger Crisp and Rebecca Roache in conversation discussing the ideas raised by Dave and Regina.