288 pages, illustrations
This collection of essays aims to address some of the most perplexing moral issues arising from death and dying, as well as the question of the moral status of persons and animals. In New Essays in Applied Ethics, leading scholars, including Peter Singer and Gerald Dworkin, investigate diverse topics such as animal rights, vegetarianism, lethal injection, abortion and euthanasia.
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PART I: Animal Rights
Ethics, Animals and Nature
Rights, Liberation and Interests: Is there a Sound Case for Animal Rights or Liberation
Love a Duck! Emotions, Animals and Environmental Ethics
Men's Hunting and the Disvalue of Natural Predation
PART II: Personhood
Personhood, Humanity and the Right to Life
Abortion and the Potential Person Argument
Ensoulment, Biotechnology and Moral Worth
Death and Dualism
PART III: The Ethics of Killing
Terminal Sedation: A Swedish Case Study
Euthanasia, Intentions, and the Doctrine of Killing and Letting Die
Patients and Prisoners: The Ethics of Lethal Injection
On Becoming Extinct
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Hon Lam Li is Professor of Philosophy at the Department of Philosophy, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, China. He has published in international journals such as Public Affairs Quarterly and the Journal of Medicine and Philosophy. Anthony Yeung is Lecturer in Philosophy at the General Education Centre, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China.