Arguing About Bioethics, Paperback / softback Book

Arguing About Bioethics Paperback / softback

Edited by Stephen (University of York, UK) Holland

Part of the Arguing About Philosophy series


Arguing About Bioethics is a fresh and exciting collection of essential readings in bioethics, offering a comprehensive introduction to and overview of the field.

Influential contributions from established philosophers and bioethicists, such as Peter Singer, Thomas Nagel, Judith Jarvis Thomson and Michael Sandel, are combined with the best recent work in the subject. Organised into clear sections, readings have been chosen that engage with one another, and often take opposing views on the same question, helping students get to grips with the key areas of debate.

All the core issues in bioethics are covered, alongside new controversies that are emerging in the field, including:embryo researchselecting children and enhancing humanshuman cloningusing animals for medical purposesorgan donationconsent and autonomypublic health ethicsresource allocationdeveloping world bioethicsassisted suicide. Each extract selected is clear, stimulating and free from unnecessary jargon.

The editor's accessible and engaging section introductions make Arguing About Bioethics ideal for those studying bioethics for the first time, while more advanced readers will be challenged by the rigorous and thought-provoking arguments presented in the readings.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 608 pages
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Ethics & moral philosophy
  • ISBN: 9780415476331



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