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International Library of Ethics, Law, and the New Medicine

New Directions in the Ethics of Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia

Editors: Cholbi, Michael, Varelius, Jukka (Eds.)

  • Examines the implications of nascent ethical, social, and technological developments on the justification of physician assisted suicide (PAS) and voluntary euthanasia (VE)
  • Alters significantly the contours of debates on PAS and VE and stimulates renewed scholarly interest in these topics
  • Provides perspectives from health care policy, procreative ethics, mental and psychiatric health ethics and justice
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About this book

This book provides novel perspectives on the ethical justifiability of assisted dying. Seeking to go beyond traditional debates on topics such as the value of human life and questions surrounding intention and causation, this volume promises to shift the terrain of the ethical debates about assisted dying. It reconsiders the role of patient autonomy and paternalistic reasons as well as the part proposed for medical professionals and clinical ethics consultation in connection with assisted dying, relates the debate on assisted dying to questions about organ-donation and developments in medical technology, and demonstrates the significance of experimental philosophy in assessing questions of assisted dying. This book is ideal for advanced courses in bioethics and health care ethics.

About the authors

Michael Cholbi is an ethicist who has written on such topics as suicide, punishment, Kantian ethics, paternalism, and moral motivation. In addition to his book Suicide: The Philosophical Dimensions, he has published in journals such as Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, Philosophical Studies, Bioethics, Law and Philosophy, The Journal of Moral Philosophy, The Journal of Applied Philosophy, Philosophical Psychology, Ratio, Social Theory and Practice, and Ethical Theory and Moral Practice. Jukka Varelius is a philosopher whose work focuses on questions of moral philosophy and applied ethics. He has written on topics such as physician assisted death, individual autonomy, informed consent, advance directives, the nature of mental and physical health, and ethical expertise in journals like Ethical Theory and Moral Practice, Neuroethics, Bioethics, Philosophy, Psychiatry, & Psychology, Journal of Applied Philosophy, The Journal of Value Inquiry, and Journal of Medicine and Philosophy. Varelius is also a co-editor of Adaptation and Autonomy: Adaptive Preferences in Enhancing and Ending Life (Springer, 2013).

Reviews

“This book compiles information from the vast literature on euthanasia and elicits four general themes found in current and past arguments for and against physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia. … intended for scholars in disciplines contributing to the literature on physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia, including medical professionals, ethicists, philosophers, theologians, and legal scholars. … a unique contribution to the field in that it provides a structure that scholars can use to review the literature addressing physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia.” (Tyler Zahrli, Doody's Book Reviews, March, 2016)


Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Cholbi, Michael (et al.)

    Pages 1-10

  • Assisted Dying and the Proper Role of Patient Autonomy

    Bullock, Emma C.

    Pages 11-25

  • Preventing Assistance to Die: Assessing Indirect Paternalism Regarding Voluntary Active Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide

    Schramme, Thomas

    Pages 27-40

  • Autonomy, Interests, Justice and Active Medical Euthanasia

    Savulescu, Julian

    Pages 41-58

  • Mental Illness, Lack of Autonomy, and Physician-Assisted Death

    Varelius, Jukka

    Pages 59-77

Buy this book

eBook $99.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-22050-5
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-22049-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-37145-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
New Directions in the Ethics of Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia
Editors
  • Michael Cholbi
  • Jukka Varelius
Series Title
International Library of Ethics, Law, and the New Medicine
Series Volume
64
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-22050-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-22050-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-22049-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-37145-0
Series ISSN
1567-8008
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 252
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