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ISBN-10: 1444345419

ISBN-13: 9781444345414

Author note: Peter Singer [Editor], Helga Kuhse [Editor]

This moment version of A better half to Bioethics, absolutely revised and up to date to mirror the present matters and advancements within the box, covers all of the fabric that the reader must completely grab the information and debates taken with bioethics.

Thematically prepared round an unprecedented diversity of concerns, together with dialogue of the ethical prestige of embryos and fetuses, new genetics, lifestyles and dying, source allocation, organ donations, AIDS, human and animal experimentation, wellbeing and fitness care, and teaching

Now contains new essays on at the moment debatable themes reminiscent of cloning and genetic enhancement
> themes are in actual fact and compellingly provided via across the world popular bioethicists
> an in depth index permits the reader to discover phrases and themes now not indexed within the titles of the essays themselves

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Since I believe that my response in that article is relevant to what I will argue here, I would like to quote from that paper: Clearly, these principles [respect for persons, fairness, and interest] rely on a Western framework and the question is whether such a framework is in fact adequate for evaluating the institutions and practices of other cultures. African institutions, for instance, it may be argued, ought to be evaluated by African moral standards . . I sympathize with this point of view.

If it’s electrical . ” So, like the car mechanic, the bioethicist will rely on mid-level principles, ignoring the lofty but unhelpful pronouncements of high-level theory. Case Studies and Mid-level Principles At first blush, the case-study approach seems to permit bioethicists to make progress without resorting to ethical theory. But this turns out to be an illusion. In ethics, theoretical issues crop up everywhere. Deciding about abortion requires that we think about the nature of persons; the allocation of health-care resources raises questions of distributive justice; and arguments about euthanasia make critical assumptions about the meaning and value of human life.

Eight more patients were then given similar transfusions, and seven of them also recovered. These were the last cases in the epidemic. The foreign doctors did not, however, concede that the treatment had worked. “We’ll never know,” said a physician from the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta. Other possible explanations for the recoveries were offered – late in the epidemic the virus may have become less deadly, or people may have been getting smaller viral loads when infected. At first glance, it seems that there was little difference in principle between the views of the Zairian physicians and the foreigners.

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