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Problems of death : opposing viewpoints
Author:
Torr, James D., 1974-
Publication Information:
San Deigo : Greenhaven Press, 2000.
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189 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
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English
ISBN:
9780737703504

9780737703498
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Summary

The most divisive and emotionally charged issues of the day -- abortion, the death penalty, and euthanasia -- all have one thing in common: They are matters of life and death. Authors debate these perpetually contentious issues in the following chapters: Is Abortion Moral? Is Capital Punishment Just? Should Society Condone Physician-Assisted Suicide? How Should Individuals View Death?


Summary

The most divisive and emotionally charged issues of the day -- abortion, the death penalty, and euthanasia -- all have one thing in common: They are matters of life and death. Authors debate these perpetually contentious issues in the following chapters: Is Abortion Moral? Is Capital Punishment Just? Should Society Condone Physician-Assisted Suicide? How Should Individuals View Death?


Table of Contents

Ernest van den HaagDaniel CallahanMargaret Pabst BattinRobert L. BarryAndrew BernsteinPeter J. BernardiJoram Graf HaberR. Henry Capps Jr.Faye GirshAmerican Foundation for Suicide PreventionJohn M. SwomleyHeather KingAnn BradleyGregg L. CunninghamMarilyn FrenchCarolyn C. GargaroDavid LeibowitzJohn KavanaughCarol FennellyJeff JacobyLester S. GarrettErnest van den HaagDaniel CallahanMargaret Pabst BattinRobert L. BarryAndrew BernsteinPeter J. BernardiJoram Graf HaberR. Henry Capps Jr.Faye GirshAmerican Foundation for Suicide PreventionJohn M. SwomleyHeather KingAnn BradleyGregg L. CunninghamMarilyn FrenchCarolyn C. GargaroDavid LeibowitzJohn KavanaughCarol FennellyJeff JacobyLester S. Garrett
Why Consider Opposing Viewpoints?p. 9
Introductionp. 13
Chapter 1 Is Suicide Immoral?
Chapter Prefacep. 17
1. Suicide Should Be an Individual Choicep. 18
2. Suicide Should Not Be a Matter of Individual Choicep. 26
3. Suicide Does Not Always Harm Societyp. 32
4. Suicide Harms Societyp. 43
Periodical Bibliographyp. 51
Chapter 2 Should Society Condone Physician-Assisted Suicide?
Chapter Prefacep. 53
1. Individuals Have a Right to Diep. 55
2. Individuals Do Not Have a Right to Diep. 59
3. Physicians Should Grant Requests for Assistance in Suicidep. 63
4. Physicians Should Not Grant Requests for Assistance in Suicidep. 73
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Should Be Legalizedp. 81
6. Physician-Assisted Suicide Should Not Be Legalizedp. 88
Periodical Bibliographyp. 96
Chapter 3 Is Abortion Ethical?
Chapter Prefacep. 98
1. Abortion Is Ethicalp. 99
2. Abortion Is Unethicalp. 105
3. Aborting a Handicapped Fetus Is Ethicalp. 113
4. Aborting a Handicapped Fetus Is Unethicalp. 119
5. The Right to Abortion Is Central to Women's Freedomp. 128
6. The Right to Abortion Does Not Improve Women's Freedomp. 132
Periodical Bibliographyp. 137
Chapter 4 Is Capital Punishment Just?
Chapter Prefacep. 139
1. Capital Punishment Is Justp. 140
2. Capital Punishment Is Unjustp. 146
3. Capital Punishment Is Vengefulp. 151
4. Capital Punishment Is Not Vengefulp. 155
5. Innocent People Could Be Executedp. 159
6. Innocent People Have Not Been Executedp. 166
Periodical Bibliographyp. 172
For Further Discussionp. 174
Organizations to Contactp. 176
Bibliography of Booksp. 181
Indexp. 184
Why Consider Opposing Viewpoints?p. 9
Introductionp. 13
Chapter 1 Is Suicide Immoral?
Chapter Prefacep. 17
1. Suicide Should Be an Individual Choicep. 18
2. Suicide Should Not Be a Matter of Individual Choicep. 26
3. Suicide Does Not Always Harm Societyp. 32
4. Suicide Harms Societyp. 43
Periodical Bibliographyp. 51
Chapter 2 Should Society Condone Physician-Assisted Suicide?
Chapter Prefacep. 53
1. Individuals Have a Right to Diep. 55
2. Individuals Do Not Have a Right to Diep. 59
3. Physicians Should Grant Requests for Assistance in Suicidep. 63
4. Physicians Should Not Grant Requests for Assistance in Suicidep. 73
5. Physician-Assisted Suicide Should Be Legalizedp. 81
6. Physician-Assisted Suicide Should Not Be Legalizedp. 88
Periodical Bibliographyp. 96
Chapter 3 Is Abortion Ethical?
Chapter Prefacep. 98
1. Abortion Is Ethicalp. 99
2. Abortion Is Unethicalp. 105
3. Aborting a Handicapped Fetus Is Ethicalp. 113
4. Aborting a Handicapped Fetus Is Unethicalp. 119
5. The Right to Abortion Is Central to Women's Freedomp. 128
6. The Right to Abortion Does Not Improve Women's Freedomp. 132
Periodical Bibliographyp. 137
Chapter 4 Is Capital Punishment Just?
Chapter Prefacep. 139
1. Capital Punishment Is Justp. 140
2. Capital Punishment Is Unjustp. 146
3. Capital Punishment Is Vengefulp. 151
4. Capital Punishment Is Not Vengefulp. 155
5. Innocent People Could Be Executedp. 159
6. Innocent People Have Not Been Executedp. 166
Periodical Bibliographyp. 172
For Further Discussionp. 174
Organizations to Contactp. 176
Bibliography of Booksp. 181
Indexp. 184