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  • Paperback: 616 pages
  • Publisher: Blackwell Publishing, Incorporated; 1 edition (Oct. 1 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0631203117
  • ISBN-13: 978-0631203117
  • Product Dimensions: 16.5 x 3.4 x 25.2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 1 Kg
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,331,986 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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‘This collection is an invaluable resource for students, teachers and researchers in field of bioethics. It brings key articles and historical sources that have been amongst the most influential in the debates on subjects such as life, death and allocation of scarce resources.’ – Ruth Chadwick, Lancaster University

About the Author

Born in Australia, Singer received his B.A. and M.A. from the University of Melbourne and, in 1971, his B. Phil from University College, Oxford. During his teaching career, he has held positions in philosophy in England, the United States, and Australia. While a student at Oxford, Singer was deeply affected by a group of people who had become vegetarians for ethical reasons. Joining their commitment to the rights of animals, he wrote Animal Liberation: A New Ethics for Our Treatment of Animals (1975), a persuasively reasoned, yet clearly understandable defense of the rights of animals. Singer's vocal concern for the proper treatment of animals has triggered a new appreciation of the anthropocentric bias of traditional Western moral philosophy; other philosophers have followed his lead. Complaining that ethical theorists have focused too intensely upon the rights, responsibilities, and treatment of humans, Singer dubs this malady "speciesism" and calls for a broader moral perspective---one that includes a sensitivity to the needs and concerns of other sentient creatures.

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If the unborn are human persons, the principles of justice and non-maleficence (rightly understood) prohibit every abortion; that is, every procedure or technical process carried out with the intention of killing an unborn child or terminating its development. Read the first page
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Ellen Bouttell on April 1 2000
Format: Paperback
The Blackwells Anthology on Bioethics provides a strong material based support for courses in Bioethics or applied Philopsophy. It's two best features are that it contains the articles that most Bioethics courses will require you to read (Response to Purdy, for example) and yet most of the articles are in easy to understand language and require little or no previous knowledge. Also, far from being the dry tomes one associates with philosophical essays, the articles are genuinely engaging.
There are a few articles where if you haven't read Kant or Mill before you might be stuck, but most are easy to read and some entries are written by lay people about their experiences, including one mans suicide note as an argument for euthanasia and a couples experiences of IVF.
The editorial really helps to highlight the issues in the book and it is arranged in an acessible format, so that one can skip areas that aren't of interest.
Useful to students or acaedemics (in Medicine or Philosophy) and fascinating for anyone who wants to look into this area.
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27 of 29 people found the following review helpful
Bioethics, for genreal interest and further study. April 1 2000
By Ellen Bouttell - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
The Blackwells Anthology on Bioethics provides a strong material based support for courses in Bioethics or applied Philopsophy. It's two best features are that it contains the articles that most Bioethics courses will require you to read (Response to Purdy, for example) and yet most of the articles are in easy to understand language and require little or no previous knowledge. Also, far from being the dry tomes one associates with philosophical essays, the articles are genuinely engaging.
There are a few articles where if you haven't read Kant or Mill before you might be stuck, but most are easy to read and some entries are written by lay people about their experiences, including one mans suicide note as an argument for euthanasia and a couples experiences of IVF.
The editorial really helps to highlight the issues in the book and it is arranged in an acessible format, so that one can skip areas that aren't of interest.
Useful to students or acaedemics (in Medicine or Philosophy) and fascinating for anyone who wants to look into this area.
7 of 13 people found the following review helpful
Essential Articles but very one sided June 1 2005
By Andy R. Terrel - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This book has some great papers in it, but the editors really show their colors in the bioethics debate in the papers presented. For example the book presents a declaration by the Catholic Church denouncing euthanasia, but fails to present any of the background material that led to this declaration (or even references to it). It also presents a good number of papers that rely too heavily on anecdotes.

To get a feel for Singer and Kuhse's (two very big names of the field) opinons the book is great. To get a balanced treatment of the bioethics debate, the book fails.
0 of 19 people found the following review helpful
Bioetics March 8 2007
By L. F. Bruce - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
A good collection of philosophy papers. I wasn't that interested in it only b/c I am not interested in philosophy enough to truly appreciate the book.


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