Making Mortal Choices: Three Exercises in Moral Casuistry / Edition 1

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Aimed at both general readers and philosophers interested in the revival of casuistic method, 'Making Mortal Choices' illuminates not only how we reason in life and death situations, but also how we ought to reason if we wish both to be consistent and to properly respect human life.
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"The essays do an excellent job of motivating deep philosophical thought and exhibiting the worth of philosophical reflection. In addition they deepen the reader's understanding of both life and death choices and various important moral principles."--Stephen Nathanson, Northwestern University.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195108781
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 1/28/1997
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 136
  • Sales rank: 1,028,810
  • Product dimensions: 5.37 (w) x 8.12 (h) x 0.39 (d)

Meet the Author

Hugo Adam Bedau is Austin Fletcher Professor of Philosophy at Tufts University. He is the author or editor of several books on civil disobedience and on the death penalty, including his most recent, The Death Penalty in America: Current Controversies (OUP, 1997).

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Table of Contents

1 Seaman Holmes and the Sinking of the William Brown 5
2 The Speluncean Explorers and the Death of Roger Whetmore 41
3 Jim and the Indians in the Jungle Clearing 71
App The Historical Background of Casuistry 101
Notes 107
Index 119
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