The Limits of Principle: Deciding Who Lives and What Dies (Hardcover)

Author: Tom Koch

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Provides a critique and a new approach to bioethics.

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Publisher Praeger
Mfg Part# 9780275964078
SKU 30747086
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0275964078
Release Date 8/18/2009
Physical
Dimensions (in Inches) 9.5H x 6.5L x 1T
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Editors Note A twenty-first century science will not easily answer to an eighteenth century philosophy. Abortion, euthanasia, genetic engineering, and organ transplantation all raise seemingly irresolvable issues. Koch offers new approaches--public and inclusive--that may resolve them. After explaining the limits of principled ethics, he offers new approaches and then uses them to examine two critical issues: how do we decide who will receive organ transplants and "the problem of Baby K," the care or non-care of "brain stem babies." This is a unique, innovative argument that challenges traditional bioethics' approach to complex problems.
Editors Note 1 A twenty-first century science will not easily answer to an eighteenth century philosophy. Abortion, euthanasia, genetic engineering, and organ transplantation all raise seemingly irresolvable issues. Koch offers new approaches--public and inclusive--that may resolve them. After explaining the limits of principled ethics, he offers new approaches and then uses them to examine two critical issues: how do we decide who will receive organ transplants and "the problem of Baby K," the care or non-care of "brain stem babies." This is a unique, innovative argument that challenges traditional bioethics' approach to complex problems.
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0192
Publisher Praeger
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