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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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Central Library HV6515 .M35 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Summary

Summary

This magisterial work is the first comprehensive study of the ethics of killing, where the moral status of the individual killed is uncertain. Drawing on philosophical notions of personal identity and the immorality of killing, McMahan looks carefully at a host of practical issues, includingabortion, infanticide, the killing of animals, assisted suicide, and euthanasia.


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

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