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Medical Ethics, Ordinary Concepts and Ordinary Lives

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. A Critique of Mainstream Medical Ethics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Christopher Cowley
      Pages 3-22
    3. Christopher Cowley
      Pages 23-43
  3. Matters of Birth and Life

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 45-45
    2. Christopher Cowley
      Pages 47-64
    3. Christopher Cowley
      Pages 65-85
    4. Christopher Cowley
      Pages 86-103
    5. Christopher Cowley
      Pages 104-122
  4. Matters of Life and Death

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 123-124
    2. Christopher Cowley
      Pages 125-147
    3. Christopher Cowley
      Pages 148-160
    4. Christopher Cowley
      Pages 161-176
    5. Christopher Cowley
      Pages 177-192
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 193-204

About this book

Introduction

Mainstream discussions of ethics often search for a problem-solving theory or explore ontological status. This book argues instead that the proper starting point should be the words and deeds of ordinary people in ordinary disagreements - the ethical concepts in play can only derive full meaning within the context of ordinary human lives.

Keywords

ethics euthanasia Medical Ethics

About the authors

Christopher Cowley is Lecturer in Philosophy at University College Dublin, Ireland.

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