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The End of Life: Euthanasia and Morality

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In this provocative book, a professor of philosophy examines the arguments for and against euthanasia, analyzes specific case studies, including those of Baby Jane Doe and Barney Clark, and offers an alternate theory on the morality of euthanasia. Various traditional distinctions--between "human" and "non-human," intentional and nonintentional, killing and "letting die"--a ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published November 20th 1986 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published April 3rd 1986)
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Tim Josling
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Very clear and concise discussion of the issues with euthanasia. While he has a point of view he goes to great lengths to give all arguments their best exposition.

I found it very useful and enlightening. The material on the history was good too - particularly the way Christian views on when killing is justified have changed.
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James Rachels, the distinguished American moral philosopher, was born in Columbus, Georgia, and graduated from nearby Mercer University in 1962. He received his Ph.D. in 1967 from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, studying under Professors W. D. Falk and E. M. Adams. He taught at the University of Richmond, New York University, the University of Miami, Duke University, and the Univers ...more
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