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Munson, Ronald 1939-

Overview
Works: 28 works in 182 publications in 6 languages and 9,329 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Educational films  Internet videos  Fiction  Nonfiction films  Short films  Science films  Records and correspondence  Medical films (Motion pictures)  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Compiler, Editor
Classifications: R724, 174.25
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Publications about Ronald Munson
Publications by Ronald Munson
Most widely held works by Ronald Munson
Intervention and reflection : basic issues in medical ethics by Ronald Munson( Book )
50 editions published between 1979 and 2016 in English and Korean and held by 1,881 libraries worldwide
In INTERVENTION AND REFLECTION, nationally acclaimed bioethicist and novelist Ronald Munson masterfully weds clear and accurate accounts of complex scientific findings with case presentations whose vivid narrative helps students connect science with the human emotion behind important and controversial biomedical decisions. These engaging cases and briefings conclude with succinct summaries of basic ethical theories and are followed by up-to-date and influential articles addressing the most pressing issues in bioethics today. The vibrant writing, along with the wide variety of current cases and issues, make the book appealing and provocative to readers ranging from those with no philosophical or scientific training to those in programs in philosophy, nursing, or medicine. You will quickly learn why INTERVENTION AND REFLECTION continues to be the most widely used bioethics textbook on the market: This unusual text is surprisingly hard to put down
Raising the dead : organ transplants, ethics, and society by Ronald Munson( Book )
19 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 1,811 libraries worldwide
"Perhaps no medical breakthrough in the twentieth century is more spectacular, more hope-giving, or more fraught with ethical questions than organ transplantation. Each year some 25,000 Americans are pulled back from the brink of death by receiving vital new organs. Another 5,000 die while waiting for them. And what distinguishes these two groups has become the source of one of our thorniest ethical questions." "In Raising the Dead, Ronald Munson offers a vivid, often wrenchingly dramatic account of how transplants are performed, how we decide who receives them, and how we engage the entire range of tough issues that arise because of them. Each chapter begins with a detailed account of a specific case - Mickey Mantle's controversial liver transplant for example - followed by careful analysis of its surrounding ethical questions (the charges that Mantle received special treatment because he was a celebrity, the large problems involving how organs are allocated, and whether alcoholics should have an equal claim on donor livers). In approaching transplant ethics through specific cases, Munson reminds us of the complex personal and emotional dimension that underlies such issues. The book also ranges beyond our present capabilities to explore the future possibilities in xenotransplantation (transplanting animal organs into humans) and stem cell technology that would allow doctors to grow new organs from the patient's own cells." "Based on extensive scientific research, but written with a novelist's eye for the human condition, Raising the Dead shows readers the reality of organ transplantation now, the possibility of what it may become, and how we might respond to the ethical challenges it forces us to confront."--Jacket
The woman who decided to die : challenges and choices at the edges of medicine by Ronald Munson( Book )
9 editions published in 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 668 libraries worldwide
"Advances in medical technology force us to struggle with new and often gut-wrenching decisions. How do we know when someone is dead and not just in a coma? Should a convicted felon qualify for a new heart? In The Woman Who Decided to Die, novelist and medical ethicist Ronald Munson takes readers to the very edges of medicine, where treatments fail and where people must cope with helplessness, mortality, and doubt. Using personal narratives that place us right next to doctors, patients, and care givers as they make decisions, Munson explores ten riveting case-based stories, told with a writer's eye for illuminating detail. These include a young woman with terminal leukemia more worried about her family than herself, a stepfather asked to donate a liver segment to his stepson, a student who believes she is being controlled by invisible Agents, and a psychiatrist-patient who prizes his autonomy until the end. Raising fundamental questions about human relationships, this is an essential book about the very nature of life and death"--Publisher's web site
The elements of reasoning by David Conway( Book )
24 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in English and held by 529 libraries worldwide
"The Elements of Reasoning is a concise and lucid introduction to the basic elements of argumentative prose and the conceptual tools necessary to understand, analyze, criticize, and construct arguments. This text is not only perfect for a college course in argument analysis, but also as a reference tool when confronted with arguments outside the classroom experience. While The Elements of Reasoning covers the standard formal tools of introductory logic, its emphasis is on practical applications to the kinds of arguments students most often encounter."-- Publisher description
Nothing human by Ronald Munson( Book )
5 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 435 libraries worldwide
Detective Eric Firecaster must protect a young woman from a psychopathic killer in Cambridge, Massachusetts
Man and nature : philosophical issues in biology by Ronald Munson( Book )
9 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 270 libraries worldwide
An exploration of the problems and methods of modern biology and their impact on man's changing view of science and himself
The way of words : an informal logic by Ronald Munson( Book )
5 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 244 libraries worldwide
Night vision by Ronald Munson( Book )
10 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in 4 languages and held by 223 libraries worldwide
A man obsessed by an actress kidnaps her and holds authorities to ransom with a computer program that could destroy a large portion of the country's communication system. It is left to the actress' psychiatrist, the man who told her to enter the sanatorium where she was kidnaped, to turn himself into a one-man commando and rescue her. By the author of Fan Mail
Reasoning in medicine : an introduction to clinical inference by Daniel A Albert( Book )
7 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 192 libraries worldwide
Outcome uncertain : cases and contexts in bioethics by Ronald Munson( Book )
7 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 121 libraries worldwide
Basics of reasoning by Ronald Munson( Book )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 63 libraries worldwide
The bioethical challenge ( visu )
3 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 17 libraries worldwide
A discussion about bioethics, including these questions : What are the moral stakes involved when we have the power to engineer our own bodies as we do our automobiles? What specific problems will put the most pressure on our ethical traditions? What should we do now to best prepare for this brave new world?
The way of words : answer book by Ronald Munson( Book )
1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Genetic engineering by Thomasina Gibson( visu )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
A discussion about genetic engineering. What are the ethical stakes involved by our use of new methods and tools for reading and recoding our genetic information? What is the state of our knowledge about the human genome, including the connection between certain genes and diseased?
The science of science : a critical examination of John Stuart Mill's philosophy of science by Ronald Munson( Archival Material )
2 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Främlingen by Ronald Munson( Book )
2 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in Swedish and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Philosophical psychology by Ludwig Wittgenstein( Archival Material )
1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
The science of science a critical examination of John Stuart Mill's philosophy of science by Ronald Munson( Article )
1 edition published in 1967 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
No dogs or philosophers allowed the bioethical challenge ( visu )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
"What are the moral stakes involved when we will have the same power to engineer our bodies as we do our automobiles? Which specific bioethical problems will put the most pressure on our ethical traditions? What should we do now to best prepare for this brave new world?" -- from back cover
 
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Alternative Names
Munson, James Ronald
Munson, James Ronald 1939-
マンソン, ロナルド
Languages
English (150)
German (3)
Swedish (2)
Japanese (1)
Korean (1)
Dutch (1)
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