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Matters of life and death

Author: Tom L Beauchamp; Tom Regan; Temple University Press.
Publisher: Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 1980.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tom L Beauchamp; Tom Regan; Temple University Press.
ISBN: 0877221812 9780877221814
OCLC Number: 6037122
Description: xvi, 343 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction. Meta-ethics ; Normative ethics / Tom Regan --
Euthanasia. An historical perspective ; Arguments supporting the morality of active euthanasia ; Arguments opposing the morality of active euthanasia ; The question of legalization / James Rachels --
Suicide. The definition of suicide ; Principles relevant to discussing the morality of suicide ; Two opposed philosophies of suicide ; Problems of suicide intervention ; / Tom L. Beauchamp --
Violence and war. Morality and violence ; Pacifism ; Violence and the state: war / Jan Narveson --
Capital punishment. The right to life and capital punishment ; The morality of capital punishment ; The indignity and severity of the death penalty ; Capital punishment and social defense ; Capital punishment and retributive justice / Hugo Adam Bedau --
Abortion. The status of the fetus ; The problem of the conflict of claims / Joel Feinberg --
Animals and the value of life. Is human life of unique value? ; The value of a person's life ; Animal life / Peter Singer --
The moral perplexities of famine relief. Some criteria for moral argument ; The facts of famine ; Utilitarian approaches to some famine problems ; Kantian approaches to some famine problems ; Respect for life: a comparison of Kantian and utilitarian views / Onora O'Neill --
The search for an environmental ethic. Value and reality ; Anthropocentrism and morality ; Looking back and ahead / William T. Blackstone.
Responsibility: Tom L. Beauchamp [and others] ; edited by Tom Regan.

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