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The End of Life: Euthanasia and Morality (Studies in Bioethics) By James Rachels

The End of Life: Euthanasia and Morality (Studies in Bioethics)
by James Rachels

The author examines the ethics of euthanasia, and proposes a new moral code.

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The End of Life: Euthanasia and Morality Summary


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.

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GOR001611550
The End of Life: Euthanasia and Morality (Studies in Bioethics)
James Rachels
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Oxford University Press
1986-11-30
210
0192860704
9780192860705
N/A
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