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Uncertain Bioethics: Human Dignity and Moral Risk

Uncertain Bioethics: Human Dignity and Moral Risk

by Stephen Napier


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780815372981
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 06/01/2019
Series: Routledge Annals of Bioethics Series
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Stephen Napier is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Villanova University, USA. He is the author of Virtue Epistemology: Motivation and Knowledge (2008) and editor of Persons, Moral Worth, and Embryos (2010).

Table of Contents

Part I: Foundational Matters: Human Dignity, and The Perception of Value 1. Introduction: Moral Inquiry and the Apprehension of Value 2. Epistemic Justification, Practical Interests, and Peer Disagreement 3. What Are We? Human Beings and the Embodied Mind and Constitutional Views 4. Are We Valuable? In Defense of Intrinsic Dignity Part II: Dignity at the Beginning and End of Life 5. Abortion 6. Human Embryonic Destructive Stem Cell Research 7. Euthanasia Part III: Balancing Dignity and Autonomy 8. Decision-Making for Patients with Covert Consciousness 9. Decision-Making for Patients with Apparent Competency 10. Risky Research on Competent Adults 11. Conclusion