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The Resource Bioethics : a philosophical introduction, Stephen Holland

Bioethics : a philosophical introduction, Stephen Holland

Label
Bioethics : a philosophical introduction
Title
Bioethics
Title remainder
a philosophical introduction
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Holland
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book provides a clear and comprehensive introduction to contemporary bioethics. It also presents provocative, philosophically informed arguments on current bioethical issues. Holland engages with debates ranging from the more familiar -- such as euthanasia, advance decision to refuse treatment, and new reproductive technologies -- to the philosophical implications of recent developments in genetics, including prenatal genetic therapy, genetic enhancement and human cloning. The book is built around four crucial themes. The first is moral status: what are the implications of the moral status of human embryos or animals for our biomedical practices? The second theme -- life, death and killing -- looks at the ethics of ending, or failing to lengthen, human life. Holland then explores various questions of personal identity raised in contemporary bioethical debates. Finally, he presents and develops a version of the argument from nature -- which continues to be influential in bioethics -- in order to make sense of the objection that some biomedical innovations are 'unnatural'. Structuring the discussions in this way creates an engaging introduction to bioethics that is an ideal textbook for students, whilst offering much to stimulate colleagues in the field. This second edition has been thoroughly and comprehensively updated to reflect the most recent advances in bioethics, and includes an entirely new chapter on the ethical treatment of patients in the minimally conscious state. -- Back cover
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1963-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Holland, Stephen
Dewey number
174/.2
Index
index present
LC call number
R724
LC item number
.H586 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2017 B-426
  • WB 60
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Medical ethics
  • Bioethics
Label
Bioethics : a philosophical introduction, Stephen Holland
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Moral status -- Life, death and killing -- Personal identity -- The normativity of the 'natural'
Control code
ocn949912073
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
viii, 273 pages
Isbn
9780745690605
Lccn
2016018446
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780745690605
  • (OCoLC)949912073
Label
Bioethics : a philosophical introduction, Stephen Holland
Publication
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Moral status -- Life, death and killing -- Personal identity -- The normativity of the 'natural'
Control code
ocn949912073
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
viii, 273 pages
Isbn
9780745690605
Lccn
2016018446
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780745690605
  • (OCoLC)949912073

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