Pre-publication Reviews for the International Encyclopedia of Ethics
The International Encyclopedia of Ethics will be a major resource for anyone interested in becoming familiar with the best scholarship on just about any topic in ethics. The editors have done a superb job, and the entries are of the highest quality. Highly recommended.
With its distinguished international editorial board and contributions from a star-studded cast of authors, the International Encyclopedia of Ethics lives up to its ambitious name. In its nine volumes it is able to cover an impressively broad and comprehensive array of pertinent topics, movements, and figures—Western and non-Western, historical and contemporary, religious and secular, metaethical and normative alike. Bibliographies are generous, cross-references are ample, and entries are both accessibly written and cutting edge. With entries on topics as diverse and wide-ranging as “Glass Ceiling” and “Savior Siblings,” it is not just an indispensable resource for both students and scholars, but one that invites the kind of spontaneous browsing that can creatively transform scholarship.
The International Encyclopedia of Ethics draws on the work of many of leading contemporary philosophers to provide an outstanding guide to current thinking about ethics.
The International Encyclopedia of Ethics is breathtaking in its ambition and scope. This nine volume masterpiece draws on the expertise of more than 600 authors from 23 countries, to present the most comprehensive reference work ever devoted to the field of ethics. The Editor, Hugh LaFollette, has done a magnificent job in guiding authors to write entries that will be of great benefit to intelligent laypeople, students, and professionals alike. Each entry offers substantial background and analysis of the topic in question, and provides a valuable list of references, cross-references, and suggested readings to guide further research. Every major research institution in the world will need to acquire or have access to it, as philosophers and non-philosophers alike will turn to it again and again for illumination of the many ethical concepts and issues that are so important in our lives. There is simply nothing else like it!