Bioethics

Paperback | May 1, 2001

EditorJohn Harris

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The Oxford Readings in Philosophy series brings together important recent writing in major areas of philosophical enquiry, selected from a variety of sources which may not be conveniently available to the university student or general reader. In this volume, John Harris presents the examples of the very best philosophical writing in bioethics from an internationally renowned list of contributors; authors featured include Peter Singer, Helga Kuhse, Tom Beauchamp, Ruth Macklin, and Ronald Dworkin. The book begins with a substantialoverview by John Harris, looking at the evolution and nature of bioethics, contemporary debates, and introduces each of the pieces included, setting them in their academic context. Organized thematically, the volume covers the beginnings of life, end of life, value of life, quality of life, future generations, and professional ethics. It is a wide-ranging volume that covers the broad spectrum of the major topics in bioethics, and its clear and accessible approach makes itessential reading for all students of bioethics.

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The Oxford Readings in Philosophy series brings together important recent writing in major areas of philosophical enquiry, selected from a variety of sources which may not be conveniently available to the university student or general reader. In this volume, John Harris presents the examples of the very best philosophical writing in ...

John Harris is the Sir David Alliance Professor of Bioethics, and Research Director for Social Ethics and Policy at the University of Manchester

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:564 pages, 7.99 × 5.31 × 1.14 inPublished:May 1, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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John Harris: IntroductionBeginnings of Life1. Judith Jarvis Thompson: A Defence of Abortion2. Helga Kuhse and Peter Singer: Killing and Letting Die3. Warren Quinn: Abortion: Identity and LossEnd of Life4. Daniel Callahan: Terminating Life-Sustaining Treatment of the Demented5. Ruth Macklin: Which Way Down the Slippery Slope? Nazi Medical Killing and Euthanaisa Today6. Allen Buchanan: Advance Directives and the Personal Identity ProblemThe Value of Life7. Ronald Dworkin: What is Sacred?8. Eric Rakowski: Taking and Saving LivesAllocation of Scarce Resources and Quality of Life9. John Harris Allocation of Scarce Resources and Quality of Life: The Survival Lottery10. Norman Daniels: Health-Care Needs and Distributive Justice11. Derek Parfit: Equality or Priority?12. Dan Brock: Quality of Life Measures in Health Care and Medical EthicsFuture Generations13. Jonathan Glover: Future People, Disability and Screening14. Jeff McMahan: Wrongful Life: Paradoxes in the Morality of Causing People to ExistProfessional Ethics15. T.L.Beauchamp: Principalism and its Alleged Competitors16. Soren Holm: Not Just Autonomy - the Principles of American Biomedical Ethics17. Raanan Gillon: Telling the Truth, Confidentiality, Consent and Respect for AutonomyNotes on ContributorsSelect BibliographyIndex of Names