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The Value of life

Author: John Harris
Publisher: London ; Boston : Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1985.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A critical survey of the issues in a controversial field, "The Value of Life" explores the dilemmas in current medical practice and research. Harris argues for a radical reappraisal of our ways of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Harris, John, 1945-
Value of life.
London ; Boston : Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1985
(DLC) 84018169
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Harris
ISBN: 9780203005606 0203005600 9780415040327 0415040329
OCLC Number: 70763783
Notes: Cover title: The value of life : an introduction to medical ethics.
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 281 pages)
Contents: Preface. Acknowledgments. Introduction. 1. Beings, human beings and persons I. When does life begin? II. When does life begin to matter morally? III. How do we recognise persons? IV. Persons and full human beings V. Once a person always a person? VI. Conclusion 2. Above all do no harm 3. Must doctors help their patients? 4. Killing: A caring thing to do? I. Death removes a threat II. Death is a benefit III. Wanting to live and wanting to die IV. Death promotes other values V. Safeguards VI. The justification of euthanasia 5. The value of life I. The moral significance of age II. Worthwhile lives III. The moral advantage of dependants and friends IV. The moral advantage of usefulness V. Moral worth VI. What should we do? 6. The beginnings of life I. What's happening now II. Experiments on embryos III. The slippery slope 7. Whose body is it anyway? I. Who's mother whose baby? II. Morally unsound parents 8. A woman's right to choose I. To be or not to be - a mother II. Doing it my way III. Final choice: the all-female world 9. Sexual morality and the natural 10. Respect for persons I I. Respect for persons II. What is autonomy? III. Is paternalist interference justified? IV. Consent 11. Respect for persons II I. Children, lunatics, barbarians and animals II. Respect for the dead III. Self-inflicted illness IV. Confidentiality V. Ultimate principles and moral values 12. Death is abolished I. What is dealth? II. Live persons and dead bodies III. Machine people IV. Death is abolished V. Are the frozen really persons? Notes. Suggested further reading. Index.
Responsibility: John Harris.
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