Bioethics : An Anthology

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The expanded and revised edition of Bioethics: An Anthology is a definitive one-volume collection of key primary texts for the study of bioethics. * Brings together writings on a broad range of ethical issues relating such matters as reproduction, genetics, life and death, and animal experimentation. * Now includes introductions to each of the sections. * Features new coverage of the latest debates on hot topics such as genetic screening, the use of embryonic human stem cells, and resource allocation between patients. * The selections are independent of any particular approach to bioethics. * Can be used as a source book to complement A Companion to Bioethics (1999).

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  • Paperback | 760 pages
  • 172.72 x 243.84 x 43.18mm | 1,292.73g
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
  • Blackwell Publishing Ltd
  • OxfordUnited Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 1405129484
  • 9781405129480
  • 158,588

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Helga Kuhse, former Director of the Centre for Human Bioethics at Monash University, Melbourne, is now Senior Honorary Research Fellow at the Centre. She is author and co-author of several books including Caring: Nurses, Women and Ethics (Blackwell 1996), Willing to Listen - Wanting to Die (1995), Individuals, Humans and Persons: Questions of Life and Death (with Peter Singer, 1994). She is the co-founder of the Blackwell journal Bioethics and is co-editor of the accompanying volume A Companion to Bioethics (Blackwell 1999). Peter Singer is Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics at the University Center for Human Values, Princeton University. He is the author of Animal Liberation, first published in 1975, and is widely credited with triggering the modern animal rights movement. His Practical Ethics is one of the most widely used texts in applied ethics, and Rethinking Life and Death received the 1995 Australian National Book Council's Banjo Award for nonfiction. He was the foundation president of the International Association of Bioethics.

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"The field of bioethics continues to evolve at a breakneck pace. One could hardly ask for a more thorough guide to where it has been, and what values and principles might steer where it is going, than this comprehensive and balanced volume." Arthur Caplan, University of Pennsylvania "This is an outstanding, up-to-date collection which covers all the main issues in bioethics and brings together much of the best philosophical work on them." Dan W. Brock, Harvard Medical School "A useful tool to gain an overview of important an influential texts and thinking of leading authors and commentators in bioethics." Human Reproduction and Genetic Ethics

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Since it was first published in 1999, Helga Kuhse and Peter Singer's "Bioethics: An Anthology" has become established as the definitive one-volume collection of key primary readings in bioethics. Alongside coverage of issues such as reproduction, genetics, life and death, and animal experimentation, this expanded and revised edition now features essays on hot topics such as genetic screening, the use of embryonic human stem cells, and resource allocation between patients. New section introductions written by the editors shed light on the matters explored, and an extensive index makes it easy to navigate the text. Designed to complement "A Companion to Bioethics," also edited by Helga Kuhse and Peter Singer(1999), the volume will continue to be of great value as both a textbook and reference work, suitable not only for students of philosophy and moral theology, but also for doctors, nurses, sociologists, lawyers, and others working in health care and the biomedical sciences.

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