The Ethics of Killing: Problems at the Margins of Life by Jeff McMahan

The Ethics of Killing: Problems at the Margins of Life

byJeff McMahan

Paperback | August 13, 2003

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This magisterial work is the first comprehensive study of the ethics of killing, where the moral status of the individual killed is uncertain. Drawing on philosophical notions of personal identity and the immorality of killing, McMahan looks carefully at a host of practical issues, includingabortion, infanticide, the killing of animals, assisted suicide, and euthanasia.

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Jeff McMahan is Professor of Philosophy at Rutgers University.
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Title:The Ethics of Killing: Problems at the Margins of LifeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:560 pages, 5.98 × 9.21 × 1.3 inPublished:August 13, 2003Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195169824

ISBN - 13:9780195169829

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"McMahan's book is outstanding within the present literature in virtue of its breadth, succinctness, and argumentative erudition...The two dominant qualities of the book are, first, an extraordinary care for argumentative fairness and balance, and second, a new interest in bringing appliedethics into helpful contact with its so far neglected philosophical foundations."--Anton Leist, Deutsche Zeitschrift fur Philosophie