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Taking life : three theories on the ethics of killing

Author: Torbjörn Tännsjö
Publisher: 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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When is it right to kill? Three ethical theories are examined, deontology, a moral rights theory, and utilitarianism. The implications of each theory are worked out for different kinds of killing. In  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Torbjörn Tännsjö
OCLC Number: 934727287
Description: XVI, 309 Seiten ; 22 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments ; Preface ; Chapter 1. Method ; Chapter 2. Three Bold Conjectures ; Chapter 3. The Trolley Cases ; Chapter 4. Murder ; Chapter 5. Capital Punishment ; Chapter 6. Suicide ; Chapter 7. Assisted death ; Chapter 8. Abortion ; Chapter 9. Survival Lotteries ; Chapter 10. Killing In War ; Chapter 11. The Killing of Animals ; Chapter 12. What Are We to Believe? ; References ; Index
Responsibility: Torbjörn Tännsjö.

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In this splendidly engaging book, Torbjoern Tannsjoe surveys a range of moral problems of killing - such as capital punishment, euthanasia, abortion, war, and the killing of animals - through the Read more...

 
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