Matters of Life and Death / Edition 3

Matters of Life and Death / Edition 3

by Tom Regan, J. Baird Callicott, James Rachels, Hugo Adam Bedau
     
 

MATTERS OF LIFE AND DEATH, Third Edition, is a collection of original essays by leading philosophers devoted to the major moral issues of the day, including abortion, euthanasia, the death penalty, famine, war, suicide, the environment, and animal rights. See more details below

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MATTERS OF LIFE AND DEATH, Third Edition, is a collection of original essays by leading philosophers devoted to the major moral issues of the day, including abortion, euthanasia, the death penalty, famine, war, suicide, the environment, and animal rights.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780070513303
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
10/01/1992
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Ch. 1Introduction1
IMeta-Ethics3
IINormative Ethics12
Ch. 2Euthanasia30
IIAn Historical Perspective34
IIIRecent Developments39
IVArguments Supporting the Morality of Active Euthanasia44
VArguments Opposing the Morality of Active Euthanasia50
VIThe Question of Legalization56
Ch. 3Suicide69
IThe Definition of Suicide71
IIPrinciples Relevant to the Morality of Suicide83
IIITwo Opposed Philosophies of Suicide86
IVSuicide Intervention95
VAssisted Suicide104
Ch. 4Morality and Violence: War, Revolution, Terrorism121
IMoral Theory and Violence121
IIMorality and Violence131
IIIPolitical Violence: War, Revolution, Terrorism143
IVConcluding Reflection on the "Secular Problem of Evil"157
Ch. 5Capital Punishment160
IThe Right to Life and Capital Punishment162
IIThe Morality of Punishment169
IIIThe Severity and Indignity of the Death Penalty173
IVCapital Punishment and Social Defense177
VCapital Punishment and Retributive Justice185
Ch. 6Abortion195
IThe Status of the Fetus197
IIThe Problem of the Conflict of Claims213
Ch. 7Ending World Hunger235
ISome Criteria for Moral Argument237
IIThe Facts of Hunger and Famine240
IIIUtilitarian Approaches to Hunger and Famine248
IVKantian Approaches to Some Famine Problems258
VUtilitarians, Kantians, and Respect for Life267
VINearby Hunger and Poverty270
VIIPractical Suggestions272
Ch. 8Animals and the Value of Life280
IIIs Human Life of Unique Value?284
IIIThe Value of a Person's Life295
IVAnimal Life304
Ch. 9The Search for an Environmental Ethic322
IThe Need for an Environmental Ethic322
IITwo Judeo-Christian Responses to the Environmental Crisis339
IIIThe Extensionist Approach to Environmental Ethics347
IVThe Ecocentric Approach to Environmental Ethics358
Index383
Acknowledgments390
About the Authors391

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