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Nature and mortality : recollections of a philosopher in public life
Warnock, Mary.
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London : Continuum, [2003]

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225 pages ; 25 cm
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Central Library B1674.W3354 A3 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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Nature and Mortality is a challenging look at some of the major public issues of our time through the eyes of one of our most influential and probing liberal humanists. It is a frank account on where we stand today on such controversial matters as human embryology, genetic engineering, euthanasia and abortion. Warnock's views may seem like a red rag to a bull to some, but her contribution to the debate is always stimulating. Enlivened by autobiographical anecdote and some delicious side-swipes, Nature and Mortality is Mary Warnock at her most perceptive, wise and entertaining.

Author Notes

Mary Warnock is a philosopher. She has also been a prominent figure in education, first as Headmistress of Oxford High School and then as Mistress of Girton College, Cambridge. She was philosophy tutor at St Hugh's College, Oxford for many years and was created a life peer by Mrs Thatcher. She is the author of a number of books

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
1 The Education of Handicapped Children and Young Peoplep. 29
2 Human Fertilization and Embryologyp. 69
3 Geneticsp. 111
4 Man and Other Animalsp. 149
5 Administration of the Artsp. 178
Indexp. 223

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