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New Essays in Applied Ethics: Animal Rights, Personhood, and the Ethics of Killing

By: Hon-Lam Li (Editor), Anthony Yeung (Editor)

288 pages, illustrations

Palgrave

Hardback | Oct 2007 | #206160 | ISBN-13: 9780230006508
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About this book

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.


Contents

Contents
Acknowledgements
Notes on the contributors
Introduction;
H.Li
PART I: Animal Rights
Ethics, Animals and Nature
P.Singer
Rights, Liberation and Interests: Is there a Sound Case for Animal Rights or Liberation
T.R.Machan
Towards Quasi-vegetarianism
H.Li
Chapter 4:
Love a Duck! Emotions, Animals and Environmental Ethics
K.Rawles
Men's Hunting and the Disvalue of Natural Predation
B.Luke
PART II: Personhood
Personhood, Humanity and the Right to Life
J.Teichman
Abortion and the Potential Person Argument
A.K.Yeung
Ensoulment, Biotechnology and Moral Worth
V.Franks
Chapter 9:
Death and Dualism
S.van Hooft
PART III: The Ethics of Killing
Terminal Sedation: A Swedish Case Study
T.Tännsjö
Euthanasia, Intentions, and the Doctrine of Killing and Letting Die
K.Wong
Patients and Prisoners: The Ethics of Lethal Injection
G.Dworkin
On Becoming Extinct
J.Lenman
Index


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Biography

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.

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