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Bioethics: An Anthology by P. Singer & H. Kuhse

Bioethics: An Anthology (Blackwell Philosophy Anthologies) 

   

AUTHORS: 

  • Peter Singer
  • Helga Kuhse (Editor)

PRODUCT DETAILS:

  • Paperback: 760 pages
  • Publisher: Blackwell Publishing Professional; 2 edition (March 1, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1405129484
  • ISBN-13: 978-1405129480
  • Product Dimensions: 9.8 x 6.6 x 1.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.80 pounds


EDITORIAL REVIEWS

Book Description 

Since it was first published in 1999, Helga Kuhse and Peter Singer's Bioethics: An Anthology has become established as the definitive one-volume collection of key primary readings in bioethics.Alongside coverage of issues such as reproduction, genetics, life and death, and animal experimentation, this expanded and revised edition now features essays on hot topics such as genetic screening, the use of embryonic human stem cells, and resource allocation between patients. New section introductions written by the editors shed light on the matters explored, and an extensive index makes it easy to navigate the text.Designed to complement A Companion to Bioethics, also edited by Helga Kuhse and Peter Singer (1999), the volume will continue to be of great value as both a textbook and reference work, suitable not only for students of philosophy and moral theology, but also for doctors, nurses, sociologists, lawyers, and others working in health-care and the biomedical sciences. The Anthology also provides interested non-specialists with an authoritative, up-to-date and accessible overview of some of today's most controversial ethical issues.

Since it was first published in 1999, Helga Kuhse and Peter Singer's Bioethics: An Anthology has become established as the definitive one-volume collection of key primary readings in bioethics. Alongside coverage of issues such as reproduction, genetics, life and death, and animal experimentation, this expanded and revised edition now features essays on hot topics such as genetic screening, the use of embryonic human stem cells, and resource allocation between patients. New section introductions written by the editors shed light on the matters explored, and an extensive index makes it easy to navigate the text.Designed to complement A Companion to Bioethics, also edited by Helga Kuhse and Peter Singer(1999), the volume will continue to be of great value as both a textbook and reference work, suitable not only for students of philosophy and moral theology, but also for doctors, nurses, sociologists, lawyers, and others working in health care and the biomedical sciences. 

About the Author(s)

Peter Singer is Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics, University Center for Human Values, Princeton University.  

CUSTOMER REVIEWS

Bioethics, for genreal interest and further study., April 1, 2000

The Blackwells Anthology on Bioethics provides a strong material based support for courses in Bioethics or applied Philopsophy. It's two best features are that it contains the articles that most Bioethics courses will require you to read (Response to Purdy, for example) and yet most of the articles are in easy to understand language and require little or no previous knowledge. Also, far from being the dry tomes one associates with philosophical essays, the articles are genuinely engaging.

There are a few articles where if you haven't read Kant or Mill before you might be stuck, but most are easy to read and some entries are written by lay people about their experiences, including one mans suicide note as an argument for euthanasia and a couples experiences of IVF.

The editorial really helps to highlight the issues in the book and it is arranged in an acessible format, so that one can skip areas that aren't of interest.

Useful to students or acaedemics (in Medicine or Philosophy) and fascinating for anyone who wants to look into this area.

 


Rating: 5.0 | Added on: 21 Jan 2007

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