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The Moral Status Of Persons Perspectives on Bioethics. (Value Inquiry Book Series 96)

The Moral Status Of Persons Perspectives on Bioethics. (Value Inquiry Book Series 96) Lowest new price: $46.12
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Author: Gerhold K. Becker
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The advances in molecular biology and genetics, medicine and neurosciences, in ethology and environmental studies have put the concept of the person firmly on the philosophical agenda. Whereas earlier times seemed to have a clear understanding about the moral implications of personhood and its boundaries, today there is little consensus on such matters. Whether a patient in the last stages of Alzheimer's disease is still a person, or whether a human embryo is already a person are highly contentious issues.This book tackles the issue of personhood and its moral implications head-on. The thirteen essays are representative of the major strands in the current bioethical debate and offer new insights into humanity's moral standing, its foundations, and its implications for social interaction. While most of the essays approach the issue by drawing on the rich intellectual tradition of the West, others offer a cross-cultural perspective and make available for ethical consideration the philosophical resources and the wisdom of the East. The contributors to this book are highly recognized philosophers, ethicists, theologians, and professionals in health care and medicine from East Asia (China, Japan), Europe, and North America. The first part of the book probes the foundations of personhood. Examining critically the main theories on personhood in contemporary philosophy, the authors offer alternatives that better respond to contemporary challenges and their implications for bioethics.The focus of the second part is firmly on the Confucian relational concept of the person and on the social constitution of personhood in traditional Japanese culture. While the essays challenge the individualistic features of personhood in the Western tradition, they lay the foundations for a richer concept that holds great promise for the resolution of moral dilemmas in modern medicine and health care.The third part of the book enters into a dialogue with the Christian tradition and draws on its spiritual heritage in the search for answers to the contemporary challenges to human dignity and value. Its focus is on the Catholic social thought and Lutheran theology. The fourth part addresses the moral status of persons in view of specific issues such as the effects of brain injury, gene therapy, and human cloning on personhood. It extends the scope of research beyond human beings and inquires also into the moral status of animals.

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The Impeachment Trial

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Author: Senator Mary E. Brown
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The author was one of 22 New Hampshire State Senators who served as judges and jurors in the impeachment trial of New Hampshire Supreme Court Justice David Brock, in the year 2000. She has written this account to put the impeachment proceedings in a historical perspective, to seek out the truth and discover possible ways to avoid similar events in the future, and to express her own impressions of the event as well as the views of a wide variety of other participants. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Disillusioned: Justice versus Reality

Disillusioned: Justice versus Reality Lowest used price: $261.35
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Author: Stephen Fisher

IN SEARCH FOR THE TRUTH > From New York State/Federal Courts -to- California State/Federal Courts -to- the United States Supreme Court in Washington D.C. -- "DISILLUSIONED: Justice versus Reality" describes a non-attorney’s remarkable 20-year journey through the bizarre and scary world of the American legal system.


Just Cause

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Author: Drucilla Cornell
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One of the distinguishing features of Drucilla Cornell's work is its emphasis on the significance of ideals. The essays collected here examine how the ideals of freedom and equality associated with the democratic revolutions of the West have survived the challenges of twentieth century critiques. Cornell argues that, far from threatening these ideals, feminism, race theory and other new theories have deepened their meaning and so allowed them to survive. In particular, Cornell here engages with issues surrounding representation and rights. Drawing on her experiences as a union organizer, she recounts how workers, and in particular women workers, came to imagine themselves in a way that allowed them to engage in political activism. The kind of representation― the imaginative acts by which we envisage the world and our role in it― is entwined, she argues, with struggles for representation in democratic practice. Cornell's work on law also reveals her vision of the role of the ideal. Included here are two of her most important contributions to legal theory―her well-known defense of worker's rights (also included is the response to her essay by Judge Richard Posner) and her ground-breaking defense of Spanish-language rights.

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Health Care Law and Ethics in a Nutshell (Nutshell Series)

Health Care Law and Ethics in a Nutshell (Nutshell Series) Lowest new price: $76.10
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Author: Mark A. Hall

A succinct exposition of the law to which a student or professional can turn for reliable guidance- from the back cover.


Elder Law: In a Nutshell (Nutshell Series)

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Author: Lawrence A. Frolik

'a succinct exposition of the law to which a student or lawyer can turn for reliable guidance'-from the back cover.


Ethics of ECT

Ethics of ECT Author: OTTOSSON
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Few mental illness treatments are more reviled in the public mind than Electroconvulsive Shock Therapy. However, in reality, ECT is a safe and effective treatment for cases of clinical depression and catatonia that are unresponsive to drug therapy. Also, unlike drugs, ECT has relatively few side effects. The authors argue that it is time for this historically stigmatized procedure to be reevaluated.

The authors make a strong case for greater professional and public attention to the procedure's benefits, offering historical coverage of ECT-related movements, legislation, public and practitioner sentiment and the introduction of competing treatments. This volume will not only garner the interest of mental health professionals, but will call on policy makers and ethicists to examine its arguments.

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Legal Brainstormers: Over 50 Legal Questions to Help You Brainstorm and Innovate

Legal Brainstormers: Over 50 Legal Questions to Help You Brainstorm and Innovate Author: Aspatore Books Staff



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