Bioethics: Principles, Issues, and Cases by Lewis VaughnBioethics: Principles, Issues, and Cases by Lewis Vaughn

Bioethics: Principles, Issues, and Cases

byLewis Vaughn

Paperback | July 29, 2016

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Bioethics: Principles, Issues, and Cases, Third Edition, explores the philosophical, medical, social, and legal aspects of key bioethical issues. Opening with a thorough introduction to ethics, bioethics, and moral reasoning, it then covers influential moral theories and the criteria forevaluating them. Integrating eighty-nine readings - twelve of them new to this edition - numerous classic bioethical cases, and abundant pedagogical tools, this text addresses the most provocative and controversial topics in bioethics.PEDAGOGICAL FEATURES:* "Classic Case Files" describe landmark cases that shaped the debate, while news-making "Cases for Evaluation" encourage students to form their own opinions* Various text boxes: "In Depth" boxes contain additional material, illustrations, or analyses, much of it "ripped from the headlines"; "Fact File" boxes provide statistics on the social, medical, and scientific facets of a chapter's topic; and "Legal Brief" boxes summarize important court rulingsand the status of major legislation* "Key Terms" are boldfaced and boxed off within the text and then defined in a glossary at the back of the book* "Applying Major Theories" sections at the end of each chapter help students relate theories to the issues
Lewis Vaughn is the author or coauthor of numerous books, including The Power of Critical Thinking, Fifth Edition, (2015), Philosophy Here and Now, Second Edition (2015), Living Philosophy: A Historical Introduction to Philosophical Ideas (2014), Philosophy: The Quest for Truth, Ninth Edition (2013), and The Moral Life, Fifth Edition (...
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Title:Bioethics: Principles, Issues, and CasesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:832 pages, 9.21 × 7.52 × 1.3 inPublished:July 29, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0190250100

ISBN - 13:9780190250102

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"The discussion of moral reasoning and moral theories in the first two chapters is helpful for students who have not had a course in ethics. The case studies are well chosen for sparking discussion, and they shed light on competing values and ethical principles. Vaughn's introductions to theindividual chapters are concise, clearly written, and generally helpful. The readings are balanced in that they include competing points of view." --Martin Gunderson, Macalester College