Bioethical Prescriptions: To Create, End, Choose, and Improve Lives

2014.11.09 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews F. M. Kamm, Bioethical Prescriptions: To Create, End, Choose, and Improve Lives, Oxford University Press, 2013, 599pp., $35.00
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2014.11.09 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews F. M. Kamm, Bioethical Prescriptions: To Create, End, Choose, and Improve Lives, Oxford University Press, 2013, 599pp., $35.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780199971985. Reviewed by Marta Soniewicka, Jagiellonian University in Krakow This book collects previously published essays and transforms them into a coherent, enormous piece of work addressing the broad spectrum of the main bioethical concerns. It was preceded by Kamm's similar endeavor, which resulted in Intricate Ethics: Rights, Responsibilities, and Permissible Harm (2007). The volumes complement each other, yet can be read separately. The collection starts with the essays on death and dying (passive and active euthanasia, suicide and assisted suicide, definition of death, terminating life-sustaining treatment, conceptual framework referring to the end of life, the philosophical analysis of the connection between the meaning of life and the meaning of death),. . .

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