Bioethics / Edition 1

Bioethics / Edition 1

by John Harris
     
 

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,… See more details below

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198752578
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
09/01/2001
Series:
Oxford Readings in Philosophy Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
568
Product dimensions:
7.80(w) x 5.10(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet 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: The Scope and Importance of Bioethics1
1A Defence of Abortion25
2Killing and Letting Die42
3Abortion: Identity and Loss62
4Terminating Life-Sustaining Treatment of the Demented93
5Which Way Down the Slippery Slope? Nazi Medical Killing and Euthanasia Today109
6Advance Directives and the Personal Identity Problem131
7What is Sacred?157
8Taking and Saving Lives205
9The Survival Lottery300
10Health-Care Needs and Distributive Justice319
11Equality or Priority?347
12Quality of Life Measures in Health Care and Medical Ethics387
13Future People, Disability, and Screening429
14Wrongful Life: Paradoxes in the Morality of Causing People to Exist445
15Principlism and its Alleged Competitors479
16Not Just Autonomy: The Principles of American Biomedical Ethics494
17Telling the Truth, Confidentiality, Consent, and Respect for Autonomy507
Notes on the Contributors529
Select Bibliography534
Acknowledgements548
Index of Names549

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