The Ethical Canary: Science, Society and the Human Spirit / Edition 1

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The Ethical Canary is a major contribution to the debate about the hottest issues in ethics today, from one of the world's leading authorities.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780140295160
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/16/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 368
  • Product dimensions: 5.62 (w) x 8.42 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

The Ethical Canary Preface to the Paperback Edition
1. Searching for Ethics in a Secular Society
2. Making and Un-Making Babies: The Ethics of Human Reproduction
3. Immortalizing Our Genetic Selves: The Ethics of Human Cloning
4. Crossing the Animal-Human Divide (The Ethics of Xenotransplantation)
5. Dealing with Death: The Ethics of Euthanasia
6. Terminating Life Support without Consent: The Ethics of Withdrawing Treatment
7. Pushing Parents to the Sidelines: The Ethics of Imposing Treatment on Seriously Ill Children
8. Altering Baby Boys' Bodies: The Ethics of Infant Male Circumcision
9. Denying Health Care to Individuals: The Ethics of Access
10. Structuring Healthcare Systems: The Ethics of Allocation
11. Creating an Ethics Toolbox: What Does "Doing Ethics" Require?

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