Cengage Advantage Books: Bioethics in a Cultural Context: Philosophy, Religion, History, Politics

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Cengage Learning, Jan 1, 2011 - Philosophy - 464 pages
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BIOETHICS IN A CULTURAL CONTEXT--PHILOSOPHY, RELIGION, HISTORY, POLITICS presents a unique, philosophical approach to modern bioethics. Rather than simply setting up debates about contemporary issues, this book helps students understand that many of today's bioethical controversies are tied to profound underlying questions fundamental as: When does life begin and end? What is a human being or person? What is life's purpose? What is the ideal society? The text is comprehensive and accessible, featuring a wide range of content that is crisply presented and clearly explained. A multitude of interesting examples and cases provides ample opportunity for discussion, debate, and research.
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Contents

Bioethics Schiavo and Cultural Politics
1
Two Enduring Traditions
13
Origins and Context of Bioethics
55
Issues at the Beginning of Life
145
Issues at the End of Life
291
Index
421
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Vincent Barry is Professor of Philosophy Emeritus at Bakersfield College, having taught there for thirty-four years as well as being a highly successful philosophy textbook author.

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