Bioethics in a Liberal Society

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Contents
1. INTRODUCTION1
2. AUTONOMY AND THE LIBERAL IDEAL10
The idea of autonomy10
The liberal society15
Critics of the liberal ideal20
3. ENDING LIFE30
The ethics of suicide30
A moral right to die?36
Decriminalising suicide39
Multicultural attitudes to death and dying41
Choosing for those who cannot choose for themselves45
The quality of life48
The liberal society and the right to die52
Death and the hospital55
4. BEGINNING LIFE63
New ways of birth and family formation63
Bearing a child for another69
Questions about surrogacy73

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • 1- Introduction 1
  • 2- Autonomy and The Liberal Ideal 10
  • Notes 27
  • Notes 60
  • 4- Beginning Life 63
  • Notes 104
  • 5- Distributing Health-Care Resources 107
  • Notes 154
  • 6- Consensus in A Liberal Society 160
  • Notes 168
  • Index 169
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