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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198752578
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 9/1/2001
  • Series: Oxford Readings in Philosophy Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • 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

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Table of Contents

Introduction: The Scope and Importance of Bioethics 1
1 A Defence of Abortion 25
2 Killing and Letting Die 42
3 Abortion: Identity and Loss 62
4 Terminating Life-Sustaining Treatment of the Demented 93
5 Which Way Down the Slippery Slope? Nazi Medical Killing and Euthanasia Today 109
6 Advance Directives and the Personal Identity Problem 131
7 What is Sacred? 157
8 Taking and Saving Lives 205
9 The Survival Lottery 300
10 Health-Care Needs and Distributive Justice 319
11 Equality or Priority? 347
12 Quality of Life Measures in Health Care and Medical Ethics 387
13 Future People, Disability, and Screening 429
14 Wrongful Life: Paradoxes in the Morality of Causing People to Exist 445
15 Principlism and its Alleged Competitors 479
16 Not Just Autonomy: The Principles of American Biomedical Ethics 494
17 Telling the Truth, Confidentiality, Consent, and Respect for Autonomy 507
Notes on the Contributors 529
Select Bibliography 534
Acknowledgements 548
Index of Names 549
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