New Essays In Applied Ethics: Animal Rights, Personhood, and the Ethics of Killing

Hardcover | October 11, 2007

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This collection of new essays aims to address some of the most perplexing issues arising from death and dying, as well as the moral status of persons and animals. Leading scholars, including Peter Singer and Gerald Dworkin, investigate diverse topics such as animal rights, vegetarianism, lethal injection, abortion and euthanasia.

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This collection of new essays aims to address some of the most perplexing issues arising from death and dying, as well as the moral status of persons and animals. Leading scholars, including Peter Singer and Gerald Dworkin, investigate diverse topics such as animal rights, vegetarianism, lethal injection, abortion and euthanasia.

HON LAM LI is Professor of Philosophy at the Department of Philosophy, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, China.ANTHONY KWOK-WING YEUNG is Lecturer in Philosophy at the General Education Centre, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.03 inPublished:October 11, 2007Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Introduction--H.Li * Personhood, Humanity and the Right to Life--J.Teichman * Euthanasia, Intentions, and the Doctrine of Killing and Letting Die--K.Wong * Abortion and the Potential Person Argument--A.K.Yeung * Ensoulment, Biotechnology and Moral Worth--V.Franks * Death and Dualism--S.van Hooft * Patients and Prisoners: The Ethics of Lethal Injection--G.Dworkin * On Becoming Extinct--J.Lenman * Terminal Sedation: A Swedish Case Study--T.Tännsjö * Towards Quasi-vegetarianism--H.Li * Love a Duck! Emotions, Animals and Environmental Ethics--K.Rawles * Men's Hunting and the Disvalue of Natural Predation--B.Luke * Rights, Liberation and Interests: Is there a Sound Case for Animal Rights or Liberation--T.R.Machan * Ethics, Animals and Nature--P.Singer