Euthanasia and Physician-Assisted Suicide

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August 1998



Two prominent philosophers, Gerald Dworkin and R.G. Frey, present the case for legalization of physician-assisted suicide.


Part I. 1. Gerald Dworkin and R. G. Frey; 2. The nature of medicine; 3. Distinctions in death; 4. The fear of a slippery slope; 5. You should not act justly now ...; Part II: 6. Sissela Bok; 7. Choosing death and taking life; 8. Suicide; 9. Euthanasia; 10. Physician-assisted suicide.


"The public debate on euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide will go on for many years. It is one of the most profound debates in American society now. The authors of these elegant essays for and against euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide are not only clear and compelling thinkers, but they bring to the subject an important set of sensibilities and perspectives. This will be an especially fine exchange for those trying to get a clear sense of the nature of the issues at stake." Daniel Callahan, The Hastings Center "This book did a good job of educating the reader on both sides of the debate on PAS and AVE. I would recommend this book to anyone interested in learning more about these issues." Ethics and Medicine
EAN: 9780521587891
ISBN: 0521587891
Untertitel: 'For and Against'. black & white illustrations. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Cambridge University Press
Erscheinungsdatum: August 1998
Seitenanzahl: 152 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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