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Philosophical Studies Series

Persons, Animals, and Fetuses

An Essay in Practical Ethics

Authors: Forrester, M.G.

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Forrester discusses animal rights, obligations concerning future generations, abortion, limiting medical treatment, and euthanasia.
Persons are defined as individuals who ought to be treated in accordance with all sound moral principles. The author develops an account of what moral principles are sound, how we can apply them to complex situations, and what makes it reasonable to treat individuals in accordance with particular moral principles. This discussion puts the book's practical conclusions on a sounder basis than much other work on practical ethics. Most such authors state some general principles, but say little about why these principles should be accepted. Moreover, they rarely show how general principles can generate answers to specific dilemmas. Some even maintain that general principles are irrelevant.
Since Forrester is both a nurse practitioner and a philosopher, she has had direct acquaintance with many agonizing situations in medicine.
Summaries of the theoretical conclusions are included to enable nonprofessionals to follow the discussion of practical issues. The book will thus interest not only professional philosophers, but also non-philosophers concerned with problems in medical and environmental ethics, abortion, and animal rights.

Table of contents (19 chapters)

Table of contents (19 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Persons, Animals, and Fetuses
Book Subtitle
An Essay in Practical Ethics
Authors
Series Title
Philosophical Studies Series
Series Volume
66
Copyright
1996
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Kluwer Academic Publishers
eBook ISBN
978-94-009-1633-3
DOI
10.1007/978-94-009-1633-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-3918-2
Softcover ISBN
978-94-010-7230-4
Series ISSN
0921-8599
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 302
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