Web Sites Recommended by Dr. David Perry (as of June 2009):

I.   Ethics and War

Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274):
   a)  On killing in self-defense: http://newadvent.org/summa/306407.htm
   b)  On the criteria for just wars:  http://newadvent.org/summa/304001.htm

Augustine (354-430):
   a)  Against Faustus, book 22 (see chs. 70, 73-76):  http://www.newadvent.org/fathers/140622.htm
   b)  Letter to Marcellinus (see ch. 2):  http://www.newadvent.org/fathers/1102138.htm

Tessa Bartholomeusz, "In Defense of Dharma: Just-War Ideology in Buddhist Sri Lanka":
http://jbe.gold.ac.uk/6/bartho991.htm

William Bayles, "The Ethics of Computer Network Attack":
http://www.carlisle.army.mil/USAWC/Parameters/01spring/bayles.htm

John Brinsfield, "Army Values and Ethics: A Search for Consistency and Relevance":
http://www.carlisle.army.mil/USAWC/Parameters/98autumn/brinsfie.htm

Michael Broyde, "Fighting the War and the Peace: Battlefield Ethics, Peace Talks, Treaties, and Pacifism in the Jewish Tradition":   http://www.jlaw.com/Articles/war1.html

Michael Carlino, "The Moral Limits of Strategic Attack":
http://www.carlisle.army.mil/USAWC/Parameters/02spring/carlino.htm

Cicero (106-43 B.C.E.), On Duties (see Book I, xi-xiii):
http://www.stoics.com/cicero_book.html

Martin L. Cook:
   a) "Moral Foundations of Military Service":
http://www.carlisle.army.mil/USAWC/Parameters/00spring/cook.htm
   b) "The Revolt of the Generals: A Case Study in Professional Ethics":
http://www.carlisle.army.mil/USAWC/Parameters/08spring/cook.pdf

Crusades-era documents:   http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/sbook1k.html

William Eckhardt, "My Lai: An American Tragedy":
http://religion.rutgers.edu/courses/347/readings/my_lai.html

Shannon French, "When Teaching the Ethics of War Is Not Academic":
http://chronicle.com/free/v49/i28/28b00701.htm

Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948), "Duty in the Midst of World Wars":
http://www.mkgandhi.org/sfgbook/twelve.htm

Geneva Conventions on the conduct of war:
http://www.icrc.org/Web/Eng/siteeng0.nsf/html/genevaconventions

Hugo Grotius (1583-1645), On the Law of War and Peace:
http://www.constitution.org/gro/djbp.htm

Human Rights Watch, http://www.hrw.org/en/home

International Military Ethics Symposium (formerly JSCOPE, the Joint Services Conference on Professional Ethics):   http://www.usafa.af.mil/jscope/

Immanuel Kant (1724-1804), Perpetual Peace:
http://www.constitution.org/kant/perpeace.htm

Colin Kahl, "How We Fight":
http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/62093/colin-h-kahl/how-we-fight

Michael Knapp, "The Concept and Practice of Jihad in Islam":
http://www.carlisle.army.mil/USAWC/Parameters/03spring/knapp.pdf

Charles Kurzman, "Islamic Statements Against Terrorism in the Wake of the September 11 Mass Murders":
http://www.unc.edu/~kurzman/terror.htm

John Locke (1632-1704), "Of Conquest" (from Two Treatises on Government):
http://www.cooperativeindividualism.org/locke_on_conquest.html

Brian Orend, "War" (realism, pacifism, just war etc.):
http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/war/

David Perry, 
   a)  "Ethical Issues in Recent U.S. Military Engagements":
http://home.earthlink.net/~davidlperry/recent.htm
   b)  "Ethics and the American Empire":
http://home.earthlink.net/~davidlperry/empire.htm
   c)  "Ethics and War in Comparative Religious Perspective":
http://home.earthlink.net/~davidlperry/relwar.htm
   d)  "Military Ethics and Business Ethics":
http://home.earthlink.net/~davidlperry/milbus.htm
   e)  "'Repugnant Philosophy': Ethics, Espionage, and Covert Action":
http://home.earthlink.net/~davidlperry/covert.htm
   f)  "Using Shakespeare's Henry V to Teach Just-War Principles":
http://www.ethicsineducation.com/HenryV.pdf

Tertullian (160-220):
   a)  Apology (see ch. 37):  http://www.newadvent.org/fathers/0301.htm
   b)  Idolatry (see ch. 19):  http://www.newadvent.org/fathers/0302.htm
   c)  The Crown (see ch. 11):  http://www.newadvent.org/fathers/0304.htm

U.S. Army Field Manual #27-10, The Law of Land Warfare:
http://nile.ed.umuc.edu/~nstanton/FM27-10.htm

U.S. Selective Service System on Conscientious Objector status:
http://www.sss.gov/FSconsobj.htm

Michael Walzer, "Responsibility and Proportionality in State and Nonstate Wars":
http://www.carlisle.army.mil/USAWC/Parameters/09spring/walzer.pdf


II.   Biomedical Ethics

American Society for Bioethics and Humanities:   http://www.asbh.org/

Catholics for Choice (abortion, contraception etc):   http://www.catholicsforchoice.org/default.asp

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services:   http://cms.hhs.gov/

Center for Reproductive Law and Policy:   http://www.crlp.org/

Georgetown University, Kennedy Institute of Ethics:   http://kennedyinstitute.georgetown.edu/index.htm

David Perry:
   a)  "Abortion and Personhood:  Historical and Comparative Notes":   http://home.earthlink.net/~davidlperry/abortion.htm
   b)  "Challenging the Conception of Care in Nursing":
http://home.earthlink.net/~davidlperry/kuhse.htm
   c)  "Ethical Considerations in Organ Transplants":    http://home.earthlink.net/~davidlperry/organs.htm
   d)  "Ethics and Personhood: Some Issues in Contemporary Neurological Science and Technology":   http://www.scu.edu/ethics/publications/submitted/Perry/personhood.html
   e)  "Tough Choices on Heart Transplants":   http://home.earthlink.net/~davidlperry/heart.htm

President's Council on Bioethics:   http://bioethics.gov/

U. of Minnesota Center for Bioethics:   http://www.bioethics.umn.edu/

U. of Washington Dept. of Bioethics and Humanities:    http://depts.washington.edu/bhdept/


III.   Business Ethics

Business for Social Responsibility:   http://www.bsr.org/

Center for Business Ethics at Bentley College:   http://www.bentley.edu/cbe/

Child labor:
   a)  International Labour Organization:   http://www.ilo.org/ipec/index.htm
   b)  U.S. Dept. of Labor:   http://www.dol.gov/ilab/programs/OCFT/

Fair Labor Association:   http://www.fairlabor.org/

Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility:    http://www.iccr.org/

International Labor Rights Fund:   http://www.laborrights.org/

David Perry:
    a)  "Business Intelligence and National Intelligence: Should the CIA Spy for American Companies?":   http://home.earthlink.net/~davidlperry/ciabus.htm
    b)  "Personal Privacy and Electronic Data Transfers":    http://home.earthlink.net/~davidlperry/edata.htm


IV.   Animals and the Environment

American Psychological Association guidelines for using animals in experiments:   http://www.apa.org/science/anguide.html

American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals:   http://www.aspca.org/

Animal Welfare Institute: http://www.awionline.org/

Foundation for Biomedical Research guidelines:   http://www.fbresearch.org/

Temple Grandin's reforms of meat industries:   http://grandin.com/

Humane Society of the U.S.:   http://www.hsus.org/

Marine mammals index:   http://netvet.wustl.edu/marine.htm

Primates index:   http://netvet.wustl.edu/primates.htm

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency:   http://www.epa.gov/


V.   Ethics (miscellaneous)

American Association for the Advancement of Science, Professional Ethics Report:   http://www.aaas.org/spp/sfrl/per/newper

Amnesty International (human rights):   http://www.amnesty-usa.org/home.html

Applied Ethics (Ethicsweb.ca):   http://www.ethicsweb.ca/resources/

Equality Now (women's rights):  http://www.equalitynow.org/english/index.html

Ethics Center for Engineering and Science:   http://onlineethics.org/

Ethics in Computing (Edward Gehringer):   http://www.eos.ncsu.edu/eos/info/computer_ethics/

Feminist Majority Foundation:   http://www.feminist.org/

Freedom House (human rights):   http://www.freedomhouse.org/

Human Rights Watch:   http://www.hrw.org/

Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy (U. Maryland):    http://www.puaf.umd.edu/IPPP/

Ms. Magazine:   http://www.Msmagazine.com/

NARAL/Pro-Choice America:   http://www.prochoiceamerica.org/index.html

Planned Parenthood Federation:   http://www.plannedparenthood.org/index.htm

U. of San Diego "Ethics Updates":   http://ethics.sandiego.edu/


VI.   Philosophy (misc.) 

American Philosophical Association:   http://www.apa.udel.edu/apa/index.html

Great Books and Classics:   http://www.grtbooks.com/

Guide to Philosophy on the Internet (P. Suber, Earlham College):   http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/philinks.htm

Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy:   http://www.utm.edu/research/iep/

Timeline of Western Philosophers (G. Kemerling):   http://www.philosophypages.com/dy/zt.htm


VII.   U.S. Federal Government Sites

Congressional Legislation via the Library of Congress:   http://thomas.loc.gov/home/thomas2.html

Executive-Branch Agencies:  http://www.whitehouse.gov/government/independent-agencies.html

Supreme Court Decisions via Legal Info. Institute (Cornell U.):   http://supct.law.cornell.edu/supct/index.html


VIII.   News

BBC World News:   http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi.html/

New York Times:   http://www.nytimes.com/

Washington Post:   http://www.washingtonpost.com/


Go to Dr. Perry's CV.