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The Palgrave Handbook of Philosophy and Public Policy

Editors: Boonin, David (Ed.)

  • Approaches philosophical issues in public policy through numerous, interdisciplinary lenses
    Discusses how policies are made, how they connect to intended goals, and how to evaluate their effects
    Provides a foundation in the conceptual and normative questions underlying public-policy formation

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About this book

This book brings together a large and diverse collection of philosophical papers addressing a wide variety of public policy issues. Topics covered range from long-standing subjects of debate such as abortion, punishment, and freedom of expression, to more recent controversies such as those over gene editing, military drones, and statues honoring Confederate soldiers. Part I focuses on the criminal justice system, including issues that arise before, during, and after criminal trials. Part II covers matters of national defense and sovereignty, including chapters on military ethics, terrorism, and immigration. Part III, which explores political participation, manipulation, and standing, includes discussions of issues involving voting rights, the use of nudges, and claims of equal status. Part IV covers a variety of issues involving freedom of speech and expression. Part V deals with questions of justice and inequality.  Part VI considers topics involving bioethics and biotechnology. Part VII is devoted to beginning of life issues, such as cloning and surrogacy, and end of life issues, such as assisted suicide and organ procurement. Part VIII navigates emerging environmental issues, including treatments of the urban environment and extraterrestrial environments.


About the authors

David Boonin is Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Center for Values and Social Policy at the University of Colorado-Boulder. He is the author of Thomas Hobbes and the Science of Moral Virtue (1994), A Defense of Abortion (2003), The Problem of Punishment (2008) Should Race Matter? (2011), and The Non-Identity Problem and the Ethics of Future People (2014). He is also the co-editor, with Graham Oddie, of the popular textbook What’s Wrong?: Applied Ethicists and Their Critics (2004).

Table of contents (43 chapters)

  • Introduction: Philosophers and Public Policy

    Boonin, David

    Pages 1-8

  • Pretrial Detention and Moral Agency

    Sifferd, Katrina L. (et al.)

    Pages 11-23

  • Why Brain Images (Probably) Should Not Be Used in US Criminal Trials

    Hardcastle, Valerie Gray

    Pages 25-37

  • A Defense of Jury Nullification

    Huemer, Michael

    Pages 39-50

  • Mandatory Minimums and the War on Drugs

    Wodak, Daniel

    Pages 51-62

Buy this book

eBook $169.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-93907-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $219.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-93906-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Palgrave Handbook of Philosophy and Public Policy
Editors
  • David Boonin
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-93907-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-93907-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-93906-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 859
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 b/w illustrations
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