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Title:
The ethics of killing : problems at the margins of life
Author:
McMahan, Jeff.
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Publication Information:
New York : Oxford University Press, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
xiii, 540 pages : 25 cm.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
1450 Lexile.
ISBN:
9780195079982
Format :
Book

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"...applied ethics at its best.... anyone who is serious about getting to the bottom of issues like abortion, infanticide, brain death, euthanasia, and the killing of nonhuman animals will have to take account of the novel and ingenious theory presented in Jeff McMahan's lucidly-written, rigorously-argued book."--Peter Singer, Princeton University


Author Notes

Jeff McMahan is Professor of Philosophy at Rutgers University.


Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgmentsp. vii
The Ethics of Killing: Problems at the Margins of Lifep. 1
1 Identityp. 3
2 Deathp. 95
3 Killingp. 189
4 Beginningsp. 267
5 Endingsp. 423
Notesp. 505
Referencesp. 521
Index of Casesp. 531
General Indexp. 533