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Rethinking life & death :the collapse of our traditional ethicsby Peter Singer
Synopses & Reviews
The new commandments according to Rethinking Life and Death.
--If you must take human life, take responsibility for the consequences of your decisions.
--All human life is not of equal worth; treat beings in accordance to the ethical situation at hand.
--Respect a person's desire to live or die.
A profound and provocative work, Rethinking Life and Death, in the tradition of Aldous Huxley's Brave New World, examines the ethical dilemmas that confront us as we near the twenty-first century.
Book News Annotation:
Publishing Co. As the world begins to be revolutionized by 21st century technology, the Australian philosopher provides a re-examination of the traditional ethics that govern the way we live and die. Issues such as euthanasia, organ transplants, brain death, and abortion serve as springboards for an analysis of why the Western ethic of life and death is collapsing--and why statements about the sanctity of human life are becoming meaningless. Singer rewrites five compassionate new view. First published in Australia by The Text
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Includes bibliographical references (p. 238-246) and index.
About the Author
Peter Singer teaches at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. One of founding fathers of the Animal Rights Movement, he is the author of the bestselling Animal Liberation.
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