Clashing Views on Controversial Bioethical Issues
McGraw Hill/Dushkin Publishing Group, 2000 - Bioethics - 380 pages
This debate-style reader is designed to introduce students to controversies in bioethics. The readings, which represent the arguments of leading philosophers and social commentators, discuss topics such as death and dying; choices in reproduction; children and bioethics and genetics. Adopters can use the student Web site Dushkin Online (www.dushkin.com/online/) for study support and to find related Web sites.
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