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Beyond Price : Essays on Birth and Death

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ISBN: 9782821876330 Language: English
Publisher: Open Book Publishers
Subject: Philosophy
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In nine lively essays, bioethicist J. David Velleman challenges the prevailing consensus about assisted suicide and reproductive technology, articulating an original approach to the ethics of creating and ending human lives. He argues that assistance in dying is appropriate only at the point where talk of suicide is not, and he raises moral objections to anonymous donor conception. In their place, Velleman champions a morality of valuing personhood over happiness in making end-of-life decisions, and respecting the personhood of future children in making decisions about procreation. These controversial views are defended with philosophical rigor while remaining accessible to the general reader. Written over Velleman's 30 years of undergraduate teaching in bioethics, the essays have never before been collected and made available to a non-academic audience. They will open new lines of debate on issues of intense public interest.

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bioethics --- death --- procreation --- life --- assisted suicide

Beyond Price: Essays on Birth and Death

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ISBN: 9781783741687 9781783741694 Year: Pages: 232 DOI: 10.11647/OBP.0061 Language: English
Publisher: Open Book Publishers
Subject: Philosophy --- Medicine (General)
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In nine lively essays, bioethicist J. David Velleman challenges the prevailing consensus about assisted suicide and reproductive technology, articulating an original approach to the ethics of creating and ending human lives. He argues that assistance in dying is appropriate only at the point where talk of suicide is not, and he raises moral objections to anonymous donor conception. In their place, Velleman champions a morality of valuing personhood over happiness in making end-of-life decisions, and respecting the personhood of future children in making decisions about procreation. These controversial views are defended with philosophical rigor while remaining accessible to the general reader. Written over Velleman's 30 years of undergraduate teaching in bioethics, the essays have never before been collected and made available to a non-academic audience. They will open new lines of debate on issues of intense public interest.

Morir en libertad

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Book Series: Col·lecció de Bioètica ISBN: 9788447541409 Year: Pages: 196 Language: Spanish
Publisher: Publicacions i Edicions de la Universitat de Barcelona
Subject: Philosophy
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Morir en libertad significa poder elegir el momento y la manera de poner fin a la propia vida, con la ayuda de profesionales del ámbito sanitario, cuando la muerte ya no es la peor de las alternativas. Sin entrar en el debate acerca de qué son la vida buena y la buena muerte, el Observatorio de Bioética y Derecho de la Universidad de Barcelona ha abogado siempre por la despenalización de la eutanasia y el suicidio asistido en determinadas circunstancias, como derechos fundamentales que el Estado debería garantizar a los ciudadanos. Así se refleja en los escritos que el Observatorio ha publicado sobre el tema desde 1994 hasta la actualidad, reunidos en la primera parte de este volumen. Por otro lado, en la segunda parte se reproducen textos y materiales de EXIT-ADMD Suisse Romande, una de las organizaciones que en Suiza facilitan la ayuda al suicidio en un marco plenamente legal, con la voluntad de dar a conocer los fines y el funcionamiento de estas entidades. La información que ofrece Morir en libertad contribuirá sin duda a esclarecer las bases de un debate, muy distorsionado por prejuicios de todo tipo, que afecta tanto a la calidad democrática de la sociedad como al pleno ejercicio de la libertad individual.

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