Intending Death: The Ethics of Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia / Edition 1 available in Paperback
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At the cutting-edge of one of the most sensitive contemporary controversies, this anthology presents the most current thinking of experts in the field of the ethics of assisted suicide and euthanasia — exploring point blank issues that law and public policy have often skirted or wished away. Contains previously unpublished manuscripts developed before and after a three-day conference sponsored by the Kennedy Institute of Ethics at Georgetown University and the Schools of Medicine and Public Health at Johns Hopkins University. Explores the issues from three perspectives — philosophical, clinical, and political, legal, and economic perspectives.
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Table of Contents
I. PHILOSOPHICAL PERSPECTIVES.
Allen Buchanan, “Intending Death: The Structure of the Problem and Proposed Solutions.”
Albert R. Jonsen, “Criteria that Make Intentional Killing Unjustified: Morally Unjustified Acts of Killing that Have Sometimes Been Declared Justified.”
Ruth Macklin, “What Makes Intentional Killing Unjustified?”
Raymond G. Frey, “Intention, Foresight, and Killing.”
Alisa L. Carse, “Causal Responsibility and Moral Culpability.”
Baruch Brody, “Withdrawal of Treatment versus Killing of Patients.”
Judith Jarvis Thomson, “Killing and Letting Die: Some Comments.”
N. Ann Davis, “The Right to Refuse Treatment.”
Dan W. Brock, “Borderline Cases of Morally Justified Taking Life in Medicine.”
II. CLINICAL PERSPECTIVES.
Ronald E. Cranford, “The Physician's Role in Killing and the Intentional Withdrawal of Treatment.”
Edmund D. Pellegrino, “The Place of Intention in the Moral Assessment of Assisted Suicide and Active Euthanasia.”
John M. Freeman and Edmund D. Pellegrino, “Management at the End of Life: A Dialogue about Intending Death.”
III. POLITICAL, LEGAL, AND ECONOMIC PERSPECTIVES.
Alexander Morgan Capron, “Should Some Morally Acceptable Actions of Killing and Letting Die be Legally Prohibited and Punished?”
Raanan Gillon, “Intending or Permitting Death in Order to Conserve Resources.”
Norman Daniels, “On Permitting Death in Order to Conserve Resources.”
SUGGESTED SUPPLEMENTARY READINGS.