Medical Ethics, Ordinary Concepts and Ordinary Lives: Ordinary Concepts, Ordinary Lives by Christopher CowleyMedical Ethics, Ordinary Concepts and Ordinary Lives: Ordinary Concepts, Ordinary Lives by Christopher Cowley

Medical Ethics, Ordinary Concepts and Ordinary Lives: Ordinary Concepts, Ordinary Lives

byChristopher Cowley

Hardcover | November 13, 2007

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Mainstream discussions of ethics often search for a problem-solving theory or explore ontological status. This book argues instead that the proper starting point should be the words and deeds of ordinary people in ordinary disagreements - the ethical concepts in play can only derive full meaning within the context of ordinary human lives.
Christopher Cowley is Lecturer in Philosophy at University College Dublin, Ireland.
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Title:Medical Ethics, Ordinary Concepts and Ordinary Lives: Ordinary Concepts, Ordinary LivesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:204 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.56 inPublished:November 13, 2007Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230506909

ISBN - 13:9780230506909

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Table of Contents

Introduction PART I: A CRITIQUE OF MAINSTREAM MEDICAL ETHICS Technical Language and Ordinary Language? Ethical Reasoning and Perception PART II - MATTERS OF BIRTH AND LIFE The Place of Pregnancy and Birth in Human Lives The Clash of Perspectives The Abortion Debates The Shape of Life PART III: MATTERS OF LIFE AND DEATH The Problem of Suicide Making Sense of Dementia Human Bodies The Euthanasia Debates The Euthanasia Debate(s) Bibliography