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Johnson, Lawrence E
A life-centered approach to bioethics : biocentric ethics / Lawrence E. Johnson
Alternate Title Biocentric ethics
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, c2011
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 4th Floor  QH332 .J64 2011    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Bioethics
Medical ethics
Physical Description vii, 379 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Summary "This book applies a discussion of the nature of human life to resolving bioethical issues" -- Provided by publisher
"This book approaches bioethics on the basis of a conception of life and what is needed for the affirmation of its quality in the most encompassing sense. Lawrence E. Johnson applies this conception to discussions of controversial issues in bioethics including euthanasia, abortion, cloning, and genetic engineering. His emphasis is not on providing definitive solutions to all bioethical issues but on developing an approach to coping with them that can also help us deal with new issues as they emerge. The foundation of this discussion is an extensive examination of the nature of the self and its good and of various approaches to ethics. His bioethic is integrally related to his well-known work on environmental philosophy. The book also applies these principles on an individual level, offering a user-friendly discussion of how to deal with ethical slippery slopes and how and where to draw the line when dealing with difficult questions of bioethics"-- Provided by publisher
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 367-372) and index
Machine generated contents note: Introduction; Part I. Backgrounds: 2. Some background: self and reason; 3. Some background: approaches to ethics; 4. Some background: our good; 5. Elusive lines, slippery slopes, and moral principles; Part II. Life, Death, and Bioethics: 6. Being alive; 7. Being healthy; 8. Health and virtue; 9. Death and life; 10. Drawing lines with death; 11. Double effect: euthanasia, and proportionality; 12. Abortion; 13. The gene I: the mystique; 14. The gene II: manipulation; 15. Ethics and biomedical research; 16. Bioethics seen in an eastern light; 17. Toward a wider view
Contents Introduction -- Part I. Backgrounds: 2. Some background: self and reason; 3. Some background: approaches to ethics; 4. Some background: our good; 5. Elusive lines, slippery slopes, and moral principles -- Part II. Life, Death, and Bioethics: 6. Being alive; 7. Being healthy; 8. Health and virtue; 9. Death and life; 10. Drawing lines with death; 11. Double effect: euthanasia, and proportionality; 12. Abortion; 13. The gene I: the mystique; 14. The gene II: manipulation; 15. Ethics and biomedical research; 16. Bioethics seen in an eastern light; 17. Toward a wider view

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