Medical Ethics, Ordinary Concepts and Ordinary Lives

  • Authors
  • Christopher Cowley

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

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/9780230591561
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2008
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Religion & Philosophy Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-35318-7
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-59156-1
  • About this book