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Author Velleman, James David, author.

Title Beyond price : essays on birth and death / J. David Velleman.

Imprint Cambridge, UK : Open Book Publishers, 2015.

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Description 1 online resource
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Series OpenBook Publishers
Open Access e-Books.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. Against the Right to Die -- 3. A Right of Self-Termination? -- 4. Beyond Price -- 5. Family History -- 6. Persons in Prospect -- I. The Identity Problem -- II. The Gift of Life -- III. Love and Nonexistence -- 7. Well-Being and Time -- 8. So It Goes -- 9. Dying -- 10. -- The Rights to a Life -- Bibliography -- Index.
Summary "In nine lively essays, bioethicist J. David Velleman challenges the prevailing consensus about assisted suicide and reproductive technology, articulating an original approach to the ethics of creating and ending human lives. He argues that assistance in dying is appropriate only at the point where talk of suicide is not, and he raises moral objections to anonymous donor conception. In their place, Velleman champions a morality of valuing personhood over happiness in making end-of-life decisions, and respecting the personhood of future children in making decisions about procreation. These controversial views are defended with philosophical rigor while remaining accessible to the general reader. Written over Velleman's 30 years of undergraduate teaching in bioethics, the essays have never before been collected and made available to a non-academic audience. They will open new lines of debate on issues of intense public interest."--Publisher's website.
Subject Bioethics.
Medical ethics.
Bio-ethics.
Biology, life sciences.
Ethics and moral philosophy.
Humanities.
Life sciences: general issues.
Mathematics and science.
Medical ethics and professional conduct.
Medical profession.
Medicine.
Medicine: general issues.
Philosophy.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Business Ethics.
Bioethics. (OCoLC)fst00832038
Medical ethics. (OCoLC)fst01014081
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
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Standard No. 10.11647/OBP.0061 doi
AU@ 000056997219
DEBSZ 484754726
GBVCP 843795204
GBVCP 865770697
UKMGB 017613818

 
    
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