Bioethics and the Human Goods offers a clear, short, and expert introduction to bioethics from a "natural law" perspective, a philosophical tradition which traces its origins to classical antiquity and is currently enjoying an exciting renaissance. With its emphasis on human goods-such as life, health, friendship, and knowledge-and the wrongness of intentionally turning against them, the book provides a valuable approach to controversial bioethical questions at the beginning and end of life. Its approach contrasts with that of the dominant bioethical theories of utilitarianism and principlism. The book includes as appendices personal statements by Alfonso Gómez-Lobo on the status of the human embryo and on the definition and determination of death.To view this DRM protected ebook on your desktop or laptop you will need to have Adobe Digital Editions installed. It is a free software. We also strongly recommend that you sign up for an AdobeID at the Adobe website. For more details please see FAQ 1&2. To view this ebook on an iPhone, iPad or Android mobile device you will need the Adobe Digital Editions app, or BlueFire Reader or Txtr app. These are free, too. For more details see this article.
|Size: ||1.4 MB|
|Publisher: ||Georgetown University Press|
|Date published: || 2015|
|ISBN: ||9781626161641 (DRM-EPUB)|
|Read Aloud: ||not allowed|