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Framed with a substantial introduction by renowned scholar John Harris, this enlightening work brings together key articles on biomedical ethics over recent years. Harris also provides detailed overviews of each piece included in the volume. Covering a fascinating range of subjects, it explores areas such as the beginning of life, the end of life, the quality of life, future generations, and professional ethics. It not only will appeal to philosophy students and researchers interested in practical ethics, bioethics or medical ethics but also anyone who cares about health care.

Synopsis:

Framed with a substantial introduction by the editor, this book brings together key articles written on biomedical ethics over recent years. Subjects covered include the beginnings of life, the end of life, quality of life, future generations, and professional ethics.

About the Author

John Harris is the Sir David Alliance Professor of Bioethics, and Research Director for Social Ethics and Policy at the University of Manchester

Table of Contents

Introduction, John Harris

Beginnings of Life

1. A Defence of Abortion, Judith Jarvis Thompson

2. Killing and Letting Die, Helga Kuhse and Peter Singer

3. Warren Quinn, Abortion: Identity and Loss

End of Life

4. Terminating Life-sustaining Treatment of the Demented, Daniel Callahan

5. Which Way Down the Slippery Slope? Nazi Medical Killing and Euthanasia Today, Ruth Macklin

6. Advance Directives and the Personal Identity Problem, Allen Buchanan

The Value of Life

7. Life's Domination, Ronald Dworkin

8. Taking and Saving Lives, Eric Rakowski

Allocation of Scarce Resources and Quality of Life

9. Health Care Needs and Distributive Justice, Norman Daniels

10. What is the Good of Health Care?, John Harris

11. Equality or Priority, Derek Parfit

12. Quality of Life Measures in Health Care and Medical Ethics, Dan Brock

Future Generations

13. Future People, Disability and Screening, Jonathan Glover

14. Wrongful Life: Paradoxes in the Morality of Causing People to Live, Jeff McMahan

Professional Ethics

15. Principalism and its Alleged Competitors, T.L.Beauchamp

16. Not Just Autonomy - the Principles of American Biomedical Ethics, Soren Holm

17. Telling the Truth, Confidentiality, Consent and Respect for Autonomy, Raanan Gillon

Product Details

ISBN:
9780198752578
Editor:
Harris, John
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Editor:
Harris, John
Author:
Harris, John
Author:
null, John
Location:
Oxford
Subject:
General
Subject:
Ethics & Moral Philosophy
Subject:
Ethics
Subject:
Bioethics
Subject:
Euthanasia
Subject:
Philosophy | Ethics
Subject:
Moral Philosophy | Biomedical Ethics
Subject:
Philosophy | Ethics and Moral Philosophy | Biomedical Ethics
Subject:
Euthanasia -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Subject:
Philosophy | Ethics & Moral Philosophy | Biomedical Ethics
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Oxford Readings in Philosophy (Paperback)
Series Volume:
4
Publication Date:
20010831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
, 3 line illus
Pages:
568
Dimensions:
5.1 x 7.8 x 1.2 in 1.419 lb

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