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Assisted suicide and euthanasia : a natural law ethics approach, Craig Paterson

Label
Assisted suicide and euthanasia : a natural law ethics approach
Title
Assisted suicide and euthanasia
Title remainder
a natural law ethics approach
Statement of responsibility
Craig Paterson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
As medical technology advances and severely injured or ill people can be kept alive and functioning long beyond what was previously medically possible, the debate surrounding the ethics of end-of-life care and quality-of-life issues has grown more urgent. In this lucid and vigorous book, Craig Paterson discusses assisted suicide and euthanasia from a fully fledged but non-dogmatic secular natural law perspective. He rehabilitates and revitalises the natural law approach to moral reasoning by developing a pluralistic account of just why we are required by practical rationality to respect and not violate key demands generated by the primary goods of persons, especially human life. Important issues that shape the moral quality of an action are explained and analysed: intention/foresight; action/omission; action/consequences; killing/letting die; innocence/non-innocence; person/non-person. Paterson defends the central normative proposition that 'it is always a serious moral wrong to intentionally kill an innocent human person, whether self or another, notwithstanding any further appeal to consequences or motive'
Member of
Cataloging source
MERUC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1965-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Paterson, Craig
Dewey number
179.7
Index
index present
LC call number
R726
LC item number
.P39 2008eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2008 G-421
  • WB 60
NLM item number
P296a 2008
Series statement
Live questions in ethics and moral philosophy
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Assisted suicide
  • Euthanasia
  • Natural law
  • Suicide, Assisted
  • Euthanasia
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • Assisted suicide
  • Euthanasia
  • Natural law
Label
Assisted suicide and euthanasia : a natural law ethics approach, Craig Paterson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-209) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Justifications for suicide, assisted suicide and euthanasia -- A revised natural law ethics -- The good of human life -- Suicide, assisted suicide and voluntary euthanasia -- Non-voluntary and involuntary euthanasia -- State intervention and the common good
Control code
560654069
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 217 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780754692959
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9786611332754
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
133275
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)560654069
Label
Assisted suicide and euthanasia : a natural law ethics approach, Craig Paterson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-209) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Justifications for suicide, assisted suicide and euthanasia -- A revised natural law ethics -- The good of human life -- Suicide, assisted suicide and voluntary euthanasia -- Non-voluntary and involuntary euthanasia -- State intervention and the common good
Control code
560654069
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 217 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780754692959
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9786611332754
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
133275
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)560654069

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