Free eBook The Ethics of Killing: Problems at the Margins of Life (Oxford Ethics Series) download
by Jeff McMahan
Author: Jeff McMahan
Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1 edition (August 28, 2003)
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The ethics of killing : problems at the margins of life, by Jeff McMahan. p. c. (Oxford ethics series) Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN 0-19-507998-1 1. Murder-Moral and ethical aspects.
The ethics of killing : problems at the margins of life, by Jeff McMahan. 2. Abortion-Moral and ethical aspects. 3. Aged, Killing of the-Moral and ethical aspects. 4. Insane, Killing of the-Moral and ethical aspects. 5. Euthanasia-Moral and ethical aspects. M35 2001 17. -dc21 2001021768. 135798642 Printed in the United States of America.
The Ethics of Killing is a terrific book that addresses fundamental issues in a detailed, sophisticated wa.
The Ethics of Killing is a terrific book that addresses fundamental issues in a detailed, sophisticated way. It is full of new ideas and insights. However, even for someone that disagrees with some of Jeff McMahan's positions, the Ethics of Killing is well written, and helps the reader, both professionals as well as students, gain a deeper, physical and metaphysical conception of what is wrong with killing. The writing style uses many examples that appeal to intuition, both positively and negatively, and appeals to which are used by McMahan to make sensible arguments.
This magisterial work is the first comprehensive study of the ethics of killing, where the moral status of the .
This magisterial work is the first comprehensive study of the ethics of killing, where the moral status of the individual killed is uncertain. Drawing on philosophical notions of personal identity and the immorality of killing, McMahan looks carefully at a host of practical issues, including abortion, infanticide, the killing of animals, assisted suicide, and euthanasia.
Spoiler: The Ethics of Killing does find some abortion to be acceptable
Spoiler: The Ethics of Killing does find some abortion to be acceptable. This is probably the basis of most mainstream(. simple) criticism of this work.
McMahan’s The Ethics of Killing. This book is a most impressive, rigorously argued. For decisions at the end of life, we need to recognise two concepts of death; death as the irreversible loss of consciousness, which can occur even if the organism. remains alive and death of the organism. for analysis of questions regarding the morality of killing. A large part of its appeal. must surely derive from the author’s competence with questions of metaphysics and. his ability to apply his theoretical conclusions on personal identity, the wrongness of. killing, etc. to practical questions of ethics. The first chapter sets the foundation for the discussions of practical problems.
The Ethics of Killing book. That brings us to killing at the margins of life: abortion and euthanasia. There is a lot discussed the abortion section. This magisterial work is the first comprehensive study of the. Death is bad because it thwarts the future interests of a person in realizing future good. Note that it is their interest that matters.
A comprehensive study of the ethics of killing in cases in which the metaphysical or moral status of the . What primarily matters is how killing would affect that which would be rational for the victim to care about at the time of death.
A comprehensive study of the ethics of killing in cases in which the metaphysical or moral status of the individual killed is uncertain or controversial. Among those beings whose status is questionable or marginal in this way are human embryos and fetuses, newborn infants, animals, anencephalic infants, human beings with severe congenital and cognitive impairments, and human beings who have become severely demented or irreversibly comatose.
The Ethics of Killing: Problems at the Margins of Life (Oxford University Press, 2002). Doing Good & Doing the Best, in Paul Woodruff, e. Philanthropy and Philosophy: Putting Theory Into Practice (New York: Oxford University Press). Killing In War (Oxford University Press, 2009). The Ethics of Killing: Self-Defense, War, and Punishment (forthcoming, Oxford University Press, 2019). Rosenbaum, Martin (12 November 2018). Pseudonyms to protect authors of controversial articles".
6 McMahan and DeGrazia believe that if the harm of death were due to just the extent and value of the future that one would miss out on, then the death of the embryo would typically be worse for it than the death of the newborn is for the latter, while the newborn would be more harmed by death than an older child. Killing And Letting Die Is it worse.
Problems at the Margins of Life. Oxford Ethics Series. Problems at the Margins of Life. This book sets out from central issues in moral theory and brings us in the end to some of the hardest moral problems of modern life. This magisterial work is the first comprehensive study of the ethics of killing, where the moral status of the individual killed is uncertain. At the beginning of the new century, it will form the cornerstone of the moral philosophy of killing. -John Broome, Oxford University.