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    DescriptionIf you die through mistakes in moral reasoning, then you are as dead as if you die through mistakes made in medicine. Organ transplantation saves lives yet thousands die every year on waiting lists through lack of organs. We are exhorted to donate; but is our individual reluctance the essence of the problem, or is it caused by deeper issues in the way public policy is discussed and formulated? Janet Radcliffe Richards casts a sharp critical eye on the moral arguments, forcing us to confront the logic and implications of our own position. A book for everyone who is up for intellectual challenge and is serious about moral reasoning in any context.

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    The Ethics of Transplants
    Why Careless Thought Costs Lives
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Janet Radcliffe Richards
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 147 mm
    Height: 221 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 488 g
    ISBN 13: 9780199575558
    ISBN 10: 019957555X

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T7.5
    Ingram Subject Code: PI
    BIC E4L: SOC
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BIC subject category V2: PSAD
    LC classification: R
    B&T General Subject: 510
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 16920
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    BISAC V2.8: MED050000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    Abridged Dewey: 174
    BIC subject category V2: MNQ, JFMG
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 174.297954
    LC subject heading:
    DC23: 174.297954
    Thema V1.0: JBFV, PSAD, MNQ
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    30 April 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Janet Radcliffe Richards is currently Distinguished Research Fellow at the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics. She is a well-established philosopher, writer, and public commentator, and author of The Sceptical Feminist (1982).
    Review quote
    It isn't easy for philosophers trained in the analytic tradition to combine argumentative rigour with an accessible style, but she succeeds brilliantly. London Review of Books Radcliffe Richards' book, without doubt, takes the debate [about organ transplants] forward. John Forsythe, The Lancet A marvellously timely and lucid book. Janet Radcliffe Richards's arguments have an irresistible power to make one think about one's own taken-for-granted assumptions and go to the hidden roots of one's prejudices. Mary Warnock This is applied ethics at its very best. Janet Radcliffe Richards's incisive, clear reasoning often yields surprising insights. This short book compels us to take a much more sceptical look at common assumptions concerning organ procurement, through selling or otherwise, from the living and the dead. Peter Singer A concentrated weight of thoughtfulness that takes little time and no effort to be enthralled by. Druin Burch, Times Literary Supplement
    Table of contents
    1. Introduction ; 2. Procurement from the living ; 3. Methodological models ; 4. Procurement from the dead ; 5. Penumbral problems ; 6. Conclusion