The End of Life : Euthanasia and Morality

The End of Life : Euthanasia and Morality

Book - 1986
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In this provocative book, a professor of philosophy examines the arguments for and against euthanasia, analyzes specific case studies, including those of Baby Jane Doe and Barney Clark, and offers an alternate theory on the morality of euthanasia. Various traditional distinctions--between "human" and "non-human," intentional and nonintentional, killing and "letting die"--are taken into account to determine whether euthanasia is permissible or not. Rachels presents a systematic argument against the traditional view, defending an alternative position based on the belief that there is a profound difference between having a life and merely being alive.
Publisher: Oxford [Oxfordshire] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1986
ISBN: 9780192860705
0192860704
9780192177469
019217746X
Branch Call Number: 174.24 R119e
R 726 .R33 1986
R726 .R33 1986
Characteristics: vii, 204 p. ; 23 cm

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