The Theology of Medicine: The Political-Philosophical Foundations of Medical Ethics / Edition 2

The Theology of Medicine: The Political-Philosophical Foundations of Medical Ethics / Edition 2

by Thomas Szasz
     
 

The essays assembled in this volume reflect my long-standing interest in moral philosophy and my conviction that the idea of a medical ethics as something distinct and separate from ethics is an absurdity. Every person who acts is a moral agent. A person who possesses special knowledge and skills and is expected to act in the face of life-threatening… See more details below

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The essays assembled in this volume reflect my long-standing interest in moral philosophy and my conviction that the idea of a medical ethics as something distinct and separate from ethics is an absurdity. Every person who acts is a moral agent. A person who possesses special knowledge and skills and is expected to act in the face of life-threatening circumstances--such as a physician--is someone whose status as moral agent is accordingly greatly enhanced. From the preface by the author.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780815602255
Publisher:
Syracuse University Press
Publication date:
12/28/1988
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
170
Product dimensions:
5.26(w) x 8.38(h) x 0.54(d)

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