Down the slippery slope : arguing in applied ethics (Book, 1988) [WorldCat.org]
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Down the slippery slope : arguing in applied ethics

Author: David Lamb
Publisher: London ; New York : Croom Helm, ©1988.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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'Thin end of the wedge' arguments have conventionally been dismissed from the field of ethics. This book argues that moral philosophers cannot ignore the slippery slope.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Lamb
ISBN: 0709941668 9780709941668
OCLC Number: 17441988
Description: ix, 134 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The slippery slope argument --
It started from small beginnings --
The sanctity of life --
The contagiousness of killing --
Voluntary euthanasia --
The right to refuse treatment --
Beneficient euthanasia --
Cost-benefit arguments --
In vitro fertilisation, genetic engineering, and the slippery slope --
Voluntary termination of pregnancy and the slippery slope --
Conclusion.
Other Titles: Slippery slope.
Responsibility: David Lamb.
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